WHO ARE THE SENIOR SERVANTS?
Senior Servants is University’s Senior Adult Ministry designed for everyone 60 and over. The purpose of Senior Servants is to give care TO seniors, grow spiritually through ministry WITH seniors, and provide a place FOR seniors to belong. This ministry encourages all seniors to remain active in life and service to God and seeks to provide opportunities for personal spiritual growth, involvement in meaningful acts of service, and build relationships among our seniors and other groups of all ages. We also want to honor the abilities of our seniors and their contributions to the ministry of the church and provide support and organization in utilizing their talents in productive Christian service and outreach. Originally we considered the name, University’s Senior Servants, but chose instead, Senior Servants, because our vision for this ministry is not intended to be exclusively for University’s senior members, but ultimately to be a ministry that reaches out to and includes all seniors of the churches of Christ in the Shreveport/Bossier City and surrounding areas.
SENIOR SERVANTS SUNDAY SHINDIG
On the first Sunday of each month the Senior Servants meet together for a fellowship luncheon, and discuss what’s happening within our group, plan future events, and occasionally hear guest speakers or enjoy entertainment. This luncheon meeting, we call the Senior Servant Sunday Shindig (without the dancing) is the hub of our ministry. It’s keeps our group informed, up-to-date, and provides opportunities for involvement.
MEANINGFUL ACTS OF SERVICE
As our name reflects, this group of seniors is about serving. A part of our purpose is to be involved in meaningful acts of service. The Senior Servants have served local school teachers through our Doughnut Drop-off and have also collected various supplies and shipped them to soldiers serving our country overseas. This group of seniors also participates in GAP (Generations Achieving Partnership), which is a ministry that seeks to build mentoring relationships between our seniors and youth. Serving God and others will continue to be a priority for our Senior Servants.
The Senior Servants are also on-the-go. This group has a blast going places and doing things together. Whether eating catfish at a local restaurant and seeing a show at The Strand, or going on a day trip for a nearby attraction, or even going on the road for a few days, this group loves being together and having fun!
LIFE BEGINS AT 60!
One of our Senior Servants said, “Sixty is the new forty!” I love that positive attitude and zest for life. You have also heard it said, “Life begins at 60!” If you are a senior, you are in some of the best years of your life. Remain active in it and continue to serve God with the gifts, talents, and abilities He has blessed you with. Are you 60 or over (or closer to it than you care to admit)? Then you’re invited to become a part of the Senior Servants, a group where you’ll feel loved, accepted, encouraged, and valued.