ALOA Videos

These short video clips introduce tops involving older adult ministry or provide inspiration for older adults. Each one invites a follow-up conversation after the videos ends. We now have 29 videos, organized into categories of aging facts and trends, ideas for congregations and issues individuals experience personally as we age.

Bible studies accompany a number of our videos. Look for the Bible icon to see which ones. These extend and expand the use of ALOA videos, and make them resources for personal study or in congregational classes or small group studies. These studies can be downloaded and reproduced as needed.

Video Gallery

The Basics of Aging

Ideas for your Senior Ministry

The Personal Side of Aging

Fun-loving older adults

The new normal of post-adulthood

Rev. Holdorf talks about his Senior Ministry Manual

An interview with Rev. Ken Holdorf on the story behind his Senior Adult Ministry Manual

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Bible study iconOld Bodies Can Make a Difference
Download Bible Study on Change

Fun-loving older adults

Mealtime matters

Sending text message on cell phone

Reflect recent shifts in societal eating habits during senior adult gatherings

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Overtime:  still working hard

Fun-loving older adults

A flip flop benefits old and young

Sending text message on cell phone

Intergenerational ministry has many faces

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Bible study5 Steps to a Healthier You
Download Bible Study on Memory

Fun-loving older adults

Emotional intelligence is a sign of maturity

Sending text message on cell phone

Strategies to increase participation in senior adult ministry

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Bible study iconService:  “Giving back” shifts as we age
Download Bible Study on Service

Fun-loving older adults

Bible Study symbolTrue or False:  Implications for congregations based on some facts about older adults
Download Bible Study on the Learning Process

Sending text message on cell phone

Bible Study symbolGolden agers? Or senior ministry? Speak the language of older adults.
Download Bible Study on Becoming Old

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Bible study iconSmile, You’re Getting Older:  We get happier as we age
Download Bible Study on Gratitude

Fun-loving older adults

Bible Study symbolUse it or lose it:  stretch your brain
Download Bible Study on the Learning Process

Sending text message on cell phone

Tired programming? Insert new life into your senior adult ministry

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Bible Study symbolTell Me a Story:  Ways to encourage older adults to share their faith story
Download Bible Study on Your Story
Download Bible Study on Psalm 71

Fun-loving older adults

The senior population is growing:  Wake up, church!

Sending text message on cell phone

Life stages impact the ways in which we share values

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Coping with Small Changes:  5 tips how to copeBible Study Symbol
Download Bible Study on Change

Active older adults volunteering outdoors

Bible Study symbolLearn about the Power Years and what it means for adults age 60 and above
Download Bible Study on Power Years
Download Bible Study on Wisdom

Sending text message on cell phone

Ways congregations can help older adults find information on help and services

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Communicating values through grandparenting

The Making of our Videos

Young woman reading to older man

What is Ageism and what can congregations do to counteract it

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

There’s a daughter-in-law among us! 5 tips to building a strong relationship

Fun-loving older adults

On the way to making videos we discovered new ideas for Intergenerational ministry

Man giving another a congratulatory hug

Bible Study symbolCelebrating Milestones:  Ideas for churches on recognizing milestones in the lives of their members
Download Bible Study on the Joy

Grandmother showing photo album to granddaughter

Refresh family traditions

Fresh fruit and vegetables from farmer's market

Paying attention to food at church events for older adults makes good sense