Senior Adult Opportunities

Fall Retreats for Retired and Semi-retired Adults



"A Time to Harvest"

3-day, 2-night retreats for retired and semi-retired adults.


There is so much work to be done! We, as Christians, have the responsibility and privilege to be workers throughout our entire lives for the cause of Christ. We must realize that we are called to continually harvest, and He obviously isn't talking about crops. He is talking about continuing to grow His Kingdom. For our 2017 Fall Coastal Adult Retreat, we will dive into what it means to be true harvesters for Christ!

Our Fall Coastal Adult Retreats are designed to bring your senior adult group a little closer with one another and introduce them to new friends from across the state.

Inspiring worship services, fun break-out sessions, and delicious meals are just a few of the highlights this retreat is known for.

Date                   Entertainment            Speaker               

Sep 25-27                    Bridges                                Charlie Carter
Oct 2-4  
                        Glad Trio                             Daryl Trexler
Oct 9-11  
                      Unity Quartet                    Glen Warren
Oct 16-18  
                    Derwin Hinson                  James Zik


Call our reservations office for pricing and booking: (910) 278-9501






Fellowship for

Senior Adults



“Heart, Soul and Strength”

Caraway Conference Center

October 2-5, 2017

Call for more details























Start the Christmas Season the Right Way!


What better way to remind your senior adult ministry of what really matters going into the Christmas season with the beginning of the greatest story every told? In this year's Christmas by the Sea retreats, we will celebrate the significance of our savior's birth by looking at how it changed the world through his life, death, and resurrection


There are three dates to choose from and, as always, meals, lodging, and entertainment are included in the program's registration fee.


New for this year, we are offering two options for entertainment depending on which dates you choose. Some folks will go to Myrtle Beach for a show as we have done in the past, and one retreat will stay at Caswell as the entertainment comes to them. See dates below for details:


Nov. 29- Dec 1 (Show in Myrtle Beach)
Dec. 4-6 (Show in Myrtle Beach)
Dec 6-8 (Show at Fort Caswell)



Get Help for the Journeywith NCBAM's enrichment workshops!


The following is a list of workshop categories and titles. For more information or to schedule a training, contact the NCBAM Call Center at 877.506.2226. 

30-60 Minute Workshops    Aging and Spirituality                         

My Prayer Life for All My Life

The Spiritual Practice of Simplicity

Living Forward: New Horizons in Life

Pastor Appreciation


NCBAM’s CareAble Curriculum

FACES—Seeing the Aging in Your Community

The NCBAM Care Team Model of Ministry

The Christian Art of Caregiving



SOS for Caregivers

Caring for the Caregiver

The Five Love Languages for Caregivers

Dementia and the Faith Community 

Down, But Not Out! (addressing depression in aging adults)


Healthy Aging

Aging and Health (medication management)

Benefits of Volunteerism in Aging Adults  

Better Sleep BINGO!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

The Five Love Languages for Aging Adults

Reducing Stress in the Golden Years

Shake, Rattle and Roll (recreational ministry)

Soul Stretch Exercise


Intergenerational Ministry                            

Two Peas in a Pod - Similarities between Aging Adults and Teenagers

Generation to Generation (generational mindsets)



NCBAM Brief Overview 

In Good Faith: Co-Laborers For Aging Adults (NCBAM’s community partnerships)

Together We Serve (meeting needs of the aging) 

We Got This! (Baptists meeting needs)

Up, Up, But Not Away!  (combating ministry fatigue)


Planning Ahead

Living with Less (downsizing)

Make Retirement Years Your “Bonus Years”

Skirting a Train Wreck (preparing to care for aging parents)


Priority #1 Prevention

Fire and/or Fall Prevention Classes

Building Better Balance  (screening process)

Not Living in Neverland: Removing Barriers in Your Home

Beware: Scams and Frauds


Six-to-Eight-Week Evidence-Based Classes

(Limited availability, but we can direct you to a training in your area.)


Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition 

Living Healthy with Diabetes 

Matter of Balance  (fall prevention)

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention 

NCBAM’s regional directors are available to speak with you about classes or other NCBAM ministry outreaches.  

Central West Area

Debra Kuykendall,, 828.496.6106

Far West Area

Anita Davie,, 828.450.1834

South Central Area

Robert Leonard,, 704.699.7519

North Central Area

Samantha Allred,, 336.307.1181

East Area

Yvetta Smith,, 919.452.6069

NCBAM wants to help meet needs in your church and community! 

Contact us today!

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC  27361

A ministry of Baptist Children's Homes -- Michael C. Blackwell, President/CEO & NCBAM Founder 





















Southern Supreme Fruitcake Factory Motor Coach Day Trip, November 14.  Fruitcake for those that don't like fruitcake and much, much more!  Tour of factory in Bear Creek, NC plus shopping in their gift store.  Cost is $35 per person and you will be on your way for lunch.  Your payment is due when you sign up.  Payment due by October 20.  You can pay for this event online at


Broadway & Brooklyn - Best of NYC,Motor Coach Trip, December 4-7, 2017.  This 4 day/3 night package includes 3 nights hotel accomodations, 3 breakfasts, and 2 dinners.  We will enjoy guided touring of New York City, tour the NBC studios, have orchestra seating at a Broadway show, experience "A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour" and more.  Cost is $709 double occupancy and $869 single occupancy.  A $100 deposit is due when you sign up and your balance is due by October 15.  Trip insurance is available for $79 per person double occupancy and is due when you sign up.

For all events that have a cost, your reservation is made by submitting your payment or the required deposit by the deadline stated.  Please contact Laura at 704-893-2612 or


 Plan to attend an AAIM

Fall Regional Gathering!




September 25, 2017

First Baptist Church Rocky Mount

200 S. Church St., Rocky Mount

10:00 am - 2:00 pm






October 17, 2017

NC Baptist Aging Ministry

201-A Idol St., Thomasville

10:00 am - 2:00 pm



October 19, 2017

Buncombe Baptist Association

227 Hazel Mill Road, Asheville

10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The theme for the Fall Regional Gatherings will be "Come as You Are" Each event will feature special speakers, music, regional highlights, and a round-table discussion. The cost is only $10 and includes lunch! 


Special Speakers

Dr. Sandy Gregory, director of North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry, will provide the keynote address, "Just as I Am." Gregory will address the different generations present in the church and encourage leaders of senior adults to be prepared to minister to aging, unchurched Baby Boomers. 


Rev. Rob Lee is a recent graduate of Duke University Divinity School and pastor of Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem. His book, Stained-Glass Millennials, explores the relationship between the institutional church and the millennial generation. Rob will share how leaders can better understand millennials and engage them in ministry with senior adults.

Click HERE to register for one of the Fall Regional Gatherings!

Click HERE to read about the May 2, 2017 AAIM Spring Roundup in the Biblical Recorder!

To learn how AAIM can help strengthen your ministry to aging adults, contact a member of the AAIM Leadership Board. They'll love to hear from you!

AAIM Chair, Stan Heiser,

Co-Chair, Norman Melton,

Secretary, Barbara Blood,

West Region Leader, Glenn Davenport,

NCBAM Western Regional Directors

Debra Kuykendall,, 828.496.6106

Anita Davie,, 828.450.1834

Central Region Leader, Christa Warise,

NCBAM Central Regional Directors

Robert Leonard,, 704.699.7519

East Region Leaders, Phil and Phyllis Crane,

NCBAM East Regional Director

Yvetta Smith,, 919.452.6069

For more infomration about AAIM or the Fall Regional Gaterhings, contact the NCBAM Call Center at 877.506.2226.

Leaders of aging adult groups -- are you ready to join us for encouragement, information and fellowship?


Register here today!