Nursing Home Ministry
Recruiting Volunteers for Nursing Home Ministry
Utilize a ministry booth at church.
Include brochure with group name and information
Use an exhibit board with photos
Use handouts such as White Unto Harvest and the Grandmother Letter.
Put an Insert in your church bulletin
Give a Ministry Moment during a church service
Show excerpt from "Song for Grandmother."
Slide or Power Point Presentation of visits
Short drama skit
Include other members and maybe a resident
Use a special Occasion to promote your ministry
National Nursing Home Week
National Grandparents Day
Holidays- Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter
Have a Church Dinner Program
Show Song for Grandmother Video
Give out copies of Grandmother Letter
Solicit support for your ministry- prayer, volunteers, donations of money and gifts for residents
Publicity from Radio, TV, Newspapers. Refer to News Releases from National Grandparents Day, National Nursing Home Week, and The Sonshine Society Website.
Public Service Announcements on Special Occasions
News Clips from prior PSA's
Recruit from friends and existing groups
Personal friends from church and elsewhere
Bible Study Groups
Small Groups at Church
Youth Group- Read these Newsletter Articles: #1 and #2
Music Program People - Consider a shortened version of a church musical program
Seniors Group - be careful with this group since for many it is a delicate subject
Find people with pets that might want to visit with their pet.
Church school and local schools
Make a presentation at another church or civic group meeting
Create a Web Site for your group
Piggy Back on your church's web site
Look for free / low cost design and hosting such as from your internet provider
We have provided one page web sites on our Faithful friends Site on special request. Here is an example.
Develop a brochure for your ministry and reference the web site.
Schedule a Meeting / Seminar to introduce and training new volunteers
Utilize the Song for Grandmother Video and the Grandmother
Print out the Tom McCormick's Nursing Home Ministry Manual from our site
Refer to the Online Handbook from Christian Concourse
Contact Bill Goodrich of God Cares Ministry for information on Training Materials and Services
Use special occasions like Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas to involve others in dinners, presents, and special musical programs.
NOTE: This web page is a work in progress and we need your help! Please go to our
Contact page and make some additional suggestions.
Always remember something told to me by a compassionate and
experienced activities director- You can not mess up nursing home
ministry- the need is too great and the reception is too overwhelming. Fear
not, for Christ is with you.
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