We envision families exalting Jesus Christ by honoring elders in their own families, in the Church, and in the community at-large.
The mission of Christian Family Eldercare is to encourage, enable and equip individuals and churches as they honor their parents and loved ones through their older years.
- Honor: Christian Family Eldercare seeks to motivate people to honor and serve their loved ones by teaching the Scriptural principles of honori, responsibilityii, serviceiii, and generational faithfulness.iv
- Encourage: Christian Family Eldercare provides events and materials that support caregivers, whether they provide care in their own homes or from a distance.
- Enable: Christian Family Eldercare seeks to collaborate with other like-minded ministries and organizations to facilitate providing a network of resources for caregiving families.
- Equip: Through a variety of print and digital resources and through live and online events, Christian Family Eldercare assists families to help them to thrive in their caregiving journey.
Christian Family Eldercare encourages families, as led by the Lord, to provide home-based, relational care for elderly parents and relatives. Care provided should be relational, personal, and integrated into everyday life. Running through all aspects of Christian Family Eldercare is the goal of ensuring our care is biblically honoring, family-oriented, and cross-generational.
Christian Family Eldercare encourages churches to honorably fulfill their role in caring for the elderly, developing a ministry to elders in their congregations and communities through diaconate-based eldercare and visitation.
Christian Family Eldercare promotes the value of life until natural death while providing spiritual, emotional, medical, and palliative care throughout the elder’s final journey.
Just as Christ came to redeem, He provides hope to recover the honor due our seniors and restore lost relationships. Christian Family Eldercare was designed to foster this vision, striving to follow these standards clearly woven throughout Scripture.
Following Christ’s example, let us stand as Christians to honor and care for our parents, love the elderly among us, serve the widow, and strive to make eldercare a relationship-centered reality.
- Exodus 20:12—“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” (ESV) Leviticus 19:23— “You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the Lord.” (ESV)
- I Timothy 5:4—“But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.” (ESV)
- James 1:27a—“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.” (ESV)
- Psalm 71:18—“So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.” (ESV)