Last year I was invited to lead a ministry at a well known women's home. After long and careful consideration, I accepted. However, it didn't come off. But I had considered well what I would have been doing there. The first things I noticed in the home were (a) the very high average age of the "congregation", (b) the spiritual ministry in which many had been involved before they came there, and (c) their relative passiveness now. From a Congregational point of view, the way forward therefore seemed obvious: one would incorporate or import younger Christians, perhaps of their own families, and one would encourage them to minister themselves. Apart from the standard ministry one finds in women's homes.