ABOUT PRIME TIME
Welcome to the Prime Time Life Stage for adults in their sixties. We're "living our life like it's golden," and our Life Stage color is gold.
"Welcome to Prime Time we are enjoying a stage of life where we should be considering legacy. We also are in a place where we may have more time to travel and volunteer to help others. Please help us to assist other Life Stages and our community to thrive. We have great small groups to join that will guide our efforts to accomplish our goals. God bless you". - Rev. Dr. Maceo E. Freeman, Jr..
JOIN A PRIME TIME GROUP
Prime Time, let's help bring Christmas Joy to children and students in need!
Ways to give:
1. Purchase books and toys from our Christmas Joy Wish List for delivery to 4247 Creighton Road, 23223.
2. Purchase gift cards through RaiseRight (formerly ShopWithScrip). Email for more information.
3. Make a donation at myspbc.info/give. Select "Christmas Joy for Children & Students" as the giving type.
Drop off unwrapped books and toys in boxes in the Atrium at Saint Paul’s North and South. Christmas Joy Distribution for children and students will be Sunday, December 18 after Worship at Saint Paul’s North & South. No preregistration is required. Questions? Email or .
Learn more HERE about current and upcoming Outreach opportunities.
RESOURCES AND SERVICES
Life Stage Pastor: Dr. Maceo Freeman
Prime Time (60-69)
In this Lifestage, you possess all the experience and understanding necessary to really show-up and show-out. With a wealth of god-given wisdom to draw from - now it's time for you to shine. It's Primetime!
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.