Aging Faithfully Conference

Aging Faithfully

Event Details


Date: July 27, 2017

Times: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Augustana University Elmen Center

Ticket Info: Tickets are $25 through July 17; $35 on/after July 18

Register online today.

Spirituality and well-being in the second half of life

Featured speaker: Dr. Scott Morris

Our lives and faith look different in the second chapter of life. There are new opportunities, and many experiences behind us, too.

You may find yourself asking:

  • What is God’s purpose for me in this stage of life?
  • What does faithfulness look like now?
  • How do I trust Him and have courage as seasons change?
  • How can my faith remain vibrant and strong?
  • How can I help others who find themselves in this stage of life?

Whether you are an older adult, you work or care for an older adult, or you are simply interested in the topic, we invite you to take part in this day of reflection and discussion featuring speaker Dr. Scott Morris. We invite guests of all faiths.

About Aging Faithfully

The fourth annual Aging Faithfully Conference brings together some of the best voices across religious traditions to discuss how faith and well-being are different in the second half of life, and how that can be celebrated in daily living. The first conference featured Lutheran theologian Dr. Martin E. Marty; the second conference featured author and poet Kathleen Norris; and best-selling author and speaker Sister Joan Chittister spoke at the 2016 conference.

The Aging Faithfully Conference is a partnership of Augustana UniversityThe South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.


Full Schedule

8 - 9 a.m. | Registration
9 - 9:15 a.m. | Welcome
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. | Dr. Scott Morris
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. | Break
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. | Small group discussion
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Large group sharing
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. | Lunch provided (your selection is requested on the registration form)
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Book signing by Dr. Scott Morris
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. | Responses
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. | Final thoughts by Dr. Scott Morris
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. | Closing remarks and benediction by Rev. David B. Zellmer, Bishop


"If Your Heart is Like My Heart"Books

The book by Dr. Scott Morris, "If Your Heart is Like My Heart," will be available at the conference.

Helpful information:


Click the below video to hear Rev. David Zellmer, bishop of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


About Dr. Scott Morris

Dr. Scott MorrisDr. Scott Morris is Chief Executive Officer of Church Health. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University, and M.D. from Emory University. He is a board-certified family practice physician and an ordained United Methodist minister.

His book, "If Your Heart is Like My Heart," will be available at the conference and is available online or in local book stores.


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