Category Archives: Older Adult Ministry

3 B Program Training on October 4-5, 2019

This is a two-day training, focused on setting up a 3 B Program for churches.

Updated 8/26/2019The Deadline to register for this event is 9/14/2019.

Sponsored by Smock Senior Ministries, the 3 B program’s vision is to enhance the lives of senior adults through education and physical movements focused on enriching their Body, Brain, and spiritual Beliefs as they embrace the full life God intends for each–individually and in healthy congregations.


  • October 4, 10:00am-7:00pm
  • October 5th, 9:00am-3:30pm

Where: The Mitchell Presbyterian Church (Hwy 60 East, Mitchell, IN)

Smock Ministries will pay for Friday overnight lodging, meals and the program materials. You do not need to be a senior to attend this training!

At the conclusion of the training, instructors will have complete lesson plans and all needed resources for 12 weeks of class on a flash drive, a DVD with 150+ exercises, a supply source list of needed equipment, and ideas for implementing the 3B programs in their congregation.

The program consists of:

  • 12 weeks of class meeting for an hour, 3 times/week
  • Focusing on building flexibility, strength, and balance
  • Challenges to increase memory and problem solving skills as new brain cells grow
  • Time to recall beloved scripture with devotionals and “scripture in motion”
  • Much laughter
  • A great outreach to the local church and community

To register, download and print this form, then mail it to the address below.

Lodging arrangements may be made at Spring Mill State Park Inn (812-849-4508)  or at the Bedford hotels: Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn or Super 8.

For more information, contact:

Smock Senior Ministries
Rev. William Haworth
300 W. Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260-426-7421, ext. 131

3 B program for seniors created by Angie Briner, M.S.Ed. and Rev. Sue Babovec

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network 1 Day Conference

The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) is bringing a major event to our doorstep in October.  A one-day regional conference will be held at Worthington Presbyterian Church (just N of Columbus on Fri Oct 12th.  The theme is” The Best of Times: God’s Call in the Third Thirty of Life”.  Opening the event will be a keynote address by Rev. Ray Jones, Acting Director of Theology, Formation & Evangelism at PC(USA) Louisville. In addition there will be 12 workshops from which to choose, covering a wide variety of topics such as:

  • Dementia as seen through the eyes of the inflicted
  • Navigating the Journey of Aging
  • Models for neighborhood care by the Area Agency on Aging
  • Social Justice and Older Adults
  • How to those who are “Spiritual but not religious” (SBNR’s)
  • Missions for Older Adults
  • Generational Generosity
  • Our Third Thirty and the Seven Days of Retirement
  • Overcoming Fears in the Third Thirty of Life
  • Perspectives from a Panel of Retired Ministers
  • Caregiving
  • Open Q&A Session with the Keynote Speaker, Rev Ray Jones

Overnight accommodation at a special rate of $99 (inclusive of all taxes, dinner and breakfast) has been secured at the nearby Homewood Suites, 115 Hutcheson Ave, Columbus OH 43235.  Registration for the conference ($25 early, $35 after mid Sep and $40 on the day) and hotel accommodation (if needed) will start in mid August through POAMN’s website (  For more information and any questions, please contact Chris Pomfret, POAMN’s Vice President, at 937-545-6667 or

2017 Conference on Ministry with the Aging

Unleashing the Spirit in Eldercare

The Four Seasons Retirement Center is hosting the 24th annual Conference on Ministry with the Aging in Columbus, Indiana, on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

The conference will be in the Chapel at Four Seasons, 1901 Taylor Road, Columbus, IN  47203.

Registration is required.  Plenty of seating is still available and registrations are being accepted through June 1, 2017.

For more information, download the event brochure from The brochure provides the conference agenda, speakers and sessions topics, and registration payment process,and information about the 5.0 CEUs for healthcare professionals for full day attendance.

7th International Conference on Aging and Spirituality

“Transition and Transcendence: Transforming Aging Through Spirituality,” will be taking place June 4-7, 2017 at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL.

For general information visit:

To register visit:
Registration for the conference is now open.

The conference will be hosted by Concordia University Chicago (CUC) in River Forest, Illinois.

Past International Conferences have attracted both those with academic interests and expertise in this discipline, as well as those with more practical experience through involvement in the aging service industry, in congregations, or as informal care partners.

The Conferences include a mixture of keynote speakers, workshops and papers of interest to those coming from a faith-based approach and to those approaching spirituality from a secular viewpoint. We plan to continue the tradition of including voices from many parts of the world, voices from the domains of the academic and the aging services, voices from various faith traditions and voices representing the “spiritual, but not religious.”

With the theme of “Transition and Transcendence: Transforming Aging Through Spirituality,” the conference will address issues how aging presents us with opportunities to navigate transitions over the life course. Additionally, we will explore how we transcend the mundane and connect with something greater than ourselves while being transformed in the process.

If you have additional questions or would like to exhibit or sponsor any portion of the conference, please email Kati at

Download the Conference Flyer

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (

2012 ARMSS/POAMN Joint Conference

2012 ARMSS/POAMN Joint Conference
Partnering: A Passion and a Purpose

October 16-19, 2012
Red Lion Hotel on the River
Portland, Oregon

Conference Brochure | Click to Register

POAMN has a limited number of partial scholarships available to assist members attending the conference for their first time, or small church leaders. Follow the links for details

First Time Attendee Scholarship | Small Church Scholarship


The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) will hold their 2011 conference in San Antonio Texas this coming October:

ARMSS/POAMN 2011 Joint Convention & Conference
At the Crossroads of Change
October 11 – 14, 2011

La Quinta Inns & Suites
303 Blum
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Keynote Presentation “Being Alive in a CrazyBusy World”
– Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby, The W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Theological Seminary
Click here for complete conference details

Make your hotel reservation by calling the La Quinta Inns & Suites at 866-527-1498 opt. #1.
Mention ARMSS/POAMN to receive the special conference rate of $99 per night (plus tax).
Hotel rate includes breakfast.
Hotel reservations must be made by September 23, 2011 to secure the discounted rate.