Reviewed by Daniel D Staats for Readers' Favorite
Let’s face facts: we all age. The church in America is aging too. Betty Creamer uses her insight and experiences to encourage congregations to incorporate the elderly in worship and fellowship. Her book, Life’s Compline: A Journey Just Begun, is full of information that will help local churches and elder communities satisfy the great need to stay connected even as one grows older. Betty shares her experiences working with the elderly, including how the church she is involved with developed a great program to serve the elderly and engage them in helping others. It is essential to keep the elderly connected to the church, each other, and Christ. This book will encourage those of us over 55 in ways we can serve others. Betty shows that the elderly constitute a significant part of any body of Christ and deserve to be included in our fellowship.
Betty Creamer wrote Life’s Compline: A Journey Just Begun to share her thoughts and experiences on working with the elderly of the body of Christ. Retirement is not the end of the journey but the beginning. Betty tells how Grace and Peace Chapel has developed a program that keeps elders involved. Her writing is both instructive and inspiring. What her church does is what every church should do. She gives great information on how other churches can implement a program to keep the elderly connected. She writes in an engaging manner that will keep your interest and pique your creative ministry juices. Betty does not just tell the reader about the program, but she breaks the program down into doable steps. This book will help any pastor and leader of senior groups to reach out to the elderly in new ways and keep them actively involved in the fellowship of saints.