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A Biblical Framework for Christian Ministry at PHS

Christian Ministry is at the heart of all we do at PHS. We strive to reflect the love of God and define our service to older adults as an expression of God’s grace. The founders of PHS established the biblical framework on which our ministry and mission has stood for over 60 years. This past year, the PHS Board of Directors reviewed and expanded this framework to guide us and provide a theological foundation for the next 60 years. 

Here is a selection of scripture passages in the PHS Biblical Framework:

Jesus demonstrated a holy calling to meet the needs of older adults. 
“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, ‘Dear woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.” John 19:25-27 

We honor God through vocation and service. 
“Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:32 

We demonstrate God’s love in everything we do.  
“A new commandment I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13: 34-35

We seek to optimize each person’s gifts. 
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  I Peter 4:10

Read the entire PHS Biblical Framework and watch the videos at

These verses are integrated into the fabric of PHS and, whatever your beliefs or faith affiliation, we hope this affirms and strengthens your confidence in our commitment that when we serve you, we serve God. 

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