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New Outreach to Aging Ministers

Posted by Jim Edminson in category on January 28, 2013

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) announces the creation of a bold new outreach to North Carolina Baptist ministers age 65 and older – introducing Servant Care.

Every day there are aging ministers and spouses, or widows, suffering because they are alone and their needs are going unmet. Servant Care is designed to identify aging North Carolina Baptist ministers and offer loving care. Participants will receive regular personal visits or calls from NCBAM staff members. When a participating minister needs help, a plan of care will be developed. North Carolina Baptist Servant Volunteers will come to the aid of participants when needed.

Dr. Sandy C. Gregory, director of NCBAM, says, “It’s very important that none of our North Carolina Baptist ministers are forgotten. These servants have given their lives to minister to us – many times making great sacrifices in order to fulfill their life’s calling. Now it’s our time to minister to them. I know that North Carolina Baptists will be blessed as they step forward obeying the biblical admonition to ‘do good . . . especially to those who are of the household of faith.’”

An initial hurdle in the outreach is the compiling of a list of aging ministers and widows. NCBAM encourages North Carolina Baptist ministers (pastors, directors of missions, youth ministers, music ministers, missionaries) 65 or older to contact NCBAM by calling 1.877.506.2226. Ministers may be “retired” or actively serving.

Gregory sees this new outreach as a natural progression for NCBAM. “We’ve developed a state-of-the-art database and made valuable connections with Baptist partners as well as government and community programs. All these elements will assist North Carolina Baptists as they work to meet the needs of our aging ministers.”

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I welcome this ministry as I am 70 and could use some encouragement.

By Howard Pugh on February 07, 2013

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is excited that NCBAM is extending its reach to senior pastors in need.  Our faith-based nonprofit provides volunteer support such as transportation to the doctor and grocery store, respite care, light housekeeping, yard work and friendly visits to older adults and adults with disabilities in Wake County. 
Question: We do not provide hands on personal care, like helping people with bathing or dressing. Do your volunteers offer such care? 
Blessings on your outreach,

By Lou Paules on February 14, 2013

This is a great ministry you are doing. I am a 73 yr old retired minister and know it is hard on seniors of all ‘stripes’.(-;

Thank you and may



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