ABOUT ENCORE

Welcome to the Encore Life Stage for adults in their fifties and beyond! We're glad you stopped by and look forward to connecting with you!

 

JOIN AN ENCORE GROUP

Join one of our Encore GroupsSupport Groups or check out the full semester listing.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

God has uniquely designed you with talents and abilities enabling you to do what no one else can! Create your profile, complete the MyFit Assessment and get ready to volunteer!

  

OUTREACH

Learn more HERE about current and upcoming Outreach opportunities.

 

RESOURCES AND SERVICES

Counseling
Prayer Requests
Right Now Media
The Bible Project
YouVersion Bible App

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CONTACT US

Have questions? Need assistance? Email us at or call us at 804.431.2388.

Life Stage Pastor: Rev. Jamie Duncan

 

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Encore (50-59)

Now you’re officially classified as “over-the-hill” by your kids, you might even be a grandparent. But you don’t necessarily feel old. Everything in your life is coming together. And for that – you deserve an encore.

 

We adopt this Life Stage model for 7 Purposes:

1. SPIRITUAL GROWTH: Recognizing that people are in different stages of life, it is our hope to empower people to grow spiritually by providing “stage appropriate” formation experiences, groups, curriculum and serving opportunities.

2. ORGANIZATION: By organizing both our ministry programming and our staff to address specific “life stages” it permits us to more quickly identify programming gaps, needs and resources. Like specialists in large urban hospitals, it is our hope that staff and servants in each “life stage” will become specialists in that stage and be able to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of persons moving through that stage.

3. CONGREGATIONAL CARE: In a congregation as large as Saint Paul’s, the possibility that someone in need will be overlooked or fall between the cracks is greatly increased UNLESS we are intentionally organized to ensure appropriate care.

4. STAFF SUPPORT: Organizing the congregation into life stages permits each member to identify staff specifically designated to respond to their needs, hurts and problems. Serving, sharing, study and support groups will be able to readily identify which staff persons are assigned to provide support, thus – decreasing frustration, confusion and the time spent navigating administrative systems.

5. INTERGENERATIONAL FELLOWSHIP: Organizing the congregation intentionally into life stages creates the possibility of creating intergenerational fellowship activities where persons in one life stage can benefit from the experiences and energy of persons in another life stage.

6. SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMING: By focusing our staff and servants, it is our hope that having identified specific needs, hurts and problems, we will then be able to develop specialized programming to address them in each life stage.

7. INTENTIONALITY: This concept is a primary driver for the entire model – it is our hope that rather than just doing ministry “hopefully” or “coincidentally” that God will empower us to move intentionally and effectively towards holistic ministry to each person in each stage of their lives.

 

 

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