NC Baptist Aging Ministry
North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) is a dynamic Christian resource dedicated to serving North Carolina’s aging (65 years and older) and their families. The ministry focuses on providing information and referrals, on connecting the aging and their families with resources to meet needs, and on coordinating practical ministries.
In partnership with North Carolina Baptists, as well as social service agencies, NCBAM provides “help for the journey” while seeking to enable the aging to maintain independence and quality lives.
Call Center Services
NCBAM’s Call Center Specialists include SHIIP-trained (Seniors Health Insurance Information Program) and AIRS-certified (Alliance of Information and Referral Specialists) counselors who connect callers 65 and over or their caregivers with existing community resources and with NC Baptists who help meet the needs of the aging in all 100 counties. In addition to providing information and referrals, Specialists share the plan of salvation and pray with Callers. You can reach the Call Center at 1.877.506.2226.
NCBAM works hand in hand with North Carolina Baptists and other caring individuals to meet the needs of the frail aging across the state. Short-term volunteer opportunities for two-person teams to help a frail-aging adult are available through NCBAM’s March the Blues Away program.
NCBAM has strong partnerships with Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) throughout North Carolina and educates at senior centers, congregate meal sites, and other community events. The ministry also serves the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina through its various outreaches to aging adults. NCBAM provides an Aging Adult Leadership Track at the senior adult retreats at Camp Caraway and Fort Caswell. Contact NCBAM to learn more »
Priority #1 Prevention
Through NCBAM’s partnership with the Office of State Fire Marshal, North Carolina Baptists have access to free, state-of-the-art smoke alarms to install in the homes of aging adults. Learn more about PRIORITY #1: PREVENTION »
NCBAM partners with North Carolina Baptist Men in conjunction with North Carolina Operation Inasmuch to produce Rampin’ Up! – a biennial outreach that has seen hundreds of Wheelchair ramps built. This one-day event helps to raise the awareness of the need for wheelchair ramps in North Carolina and brings increased independence to
frail-aging adults. To learn more about Rampin' up, visit www.Rampinup.org »
Help for the Journey News Journal
HELP FOR THE JOURNEY is NCBAM’s biannual news journal that inspires North Carolina Baptists to provide “help for the journey” to frail-aging adults in their churches and communities, informs North Carolina Baptists and other friends about the ministry outreaches of NCBAM, and encourages both frail- and well-aging adults with positive messages of aging and Christian spirituality. Free home delivery available! »
Connect with NCBAM
From crocheting a prayer shawl to building a wheelchair ramp—from making a friendly phone call to installing a smoke alarm, there are hundreds of ways that North Carolina Baptists are blessing the lives of aging adults. Call or click here to join the work and learn more about the programs of NCBAM.
P: 1.877.506.2226 ♦ F: 336-474-4511 ♦ www.ncbam.org