A Ministry of Make and Deepen Disciples

Aging is not optional. How we do it is.

Crescendo, an initiative of Make and Deepen Disciples, is focused on equipping pastors, staff, and church leaders to unleash the potential of boomers and beyond to engage in the work of God’s kingdom. The holistic approach of Crescendo is rooted in biblical models, historical evidence, and current studies of aging. These inform us that purposeful living and giving of oneself in serving others directly correlates to spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional well-being.

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The Crescendo Buzz

Utilizing a comprehensive Crescendo strategy of SPICES (Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Community, Emotional, and Service) we’ve now trained a Crescendo Team in our church to introduce a variety of opportunities for more meaningful kingdom engagement and purpose. As a pastor, it has been incredibly fulfilling to see these persons repurpose their gifts and develop vision for this important stage in their lives.

Jon Black, senior pastor, Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson, Kansas

It has been wonderful to see the ways God is at work through the Journeys ministry connecting the members of our community and igniting them towards hands on service and missions opportunities.

– Jonna Fantz, Worship and Community Life Pastor, Salem Covenant Church