What We Do

A Ministry of Make and Deepen Disciples

What We Do

Crescendo is an initiative of the Make and Deepen Disciples mission priority of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Crescendo casts a vision for missional discipleship among boomers and beyond by equipping leaders to develop a holistic, balanced approach. The framework of the ministry emphasizes the spiritual, physical, intellectual, community, emotional, and service dimensions of life.


The following training events and coaching sessions are available. Contact us now to explore ways to introduce Crescendo in your setting.


Target audience: pastors, staff, church leaders and interested “boomers and beyond”

Timeframe: 3 hours plus breaks

Purpose: Explore opportunities, challenges, a framework for a wholistic ministry, and practical ideas for ministries by, with, and for Boomers and beyond.

Topics include:

  • Why Crescendo?
  • Biblical and Historical Reflections on Aging
  • Perceptions of Old
  • Generational Differences
  • A Holistic Framework
  • A Team Approach

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Target Audience:  Boomers and beyond

Timeframe:  90 minutes plus break

Topics include:

  • Just Imagine! Living Your Next Season with Purpose and Passion
  • Crescendo:  Grow Deeper in Christ and Further in Mission
  • What Does the Lord Still Require of Us?
  • Mentoring for Multiple Generations

Target Audience:  Pastors, staff, church leaders, and Crescendo Ministry Team

Timeframe:  One-time or a series of sessions

Focus:  Visioning, planning, and implementing a Crescendo ministry

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Target Audience: Boomers and beyond

Timeframe:  One time or a series of sessions

Focus:  Planning for the next phase of life, managing multiple transitions, developing cross-cultural relationships, caring for aging parents, navigating a multitude of legal and financial issues

View the Specialist Coaches


Crescendo is committed to developing quality resources to serve both churches and individuals. These resources include CRESCENDO:  An Ascent to Vital Living, as well as a Six-session small group study to explore the SPICES dimensions of a holistic ministry. Available in English and Spanish.

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