New LEAF: an arts and theology resource for older adults

Full Title
New LEAF: an arts and theology resource for older adults
Author
Karen F Williams
Abstract
The church needs a viable resource to assist older adults in the congregation to experience and connect their faith and the arts. The author created and tested four sessions of an arts and theology resource with an older adult ministry in a local church. The sessions centered on art, poetry, games, and drama and concluded with evaluative surveys from participants. Additionally, three participants completed an arts interview and the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale. These sessions revealed positive responses from participants, confirmed the need of the resource's existence, and shattered the myth that older adults are uninterested in experiencing something new.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Sharon H Ringe
Language
English
Date
2011
Number of Pages
133