Held on August 11, 2016.
Retirement, or the years leading up to it, is a time filled with tension and new questions:
How should I fill my time?
How do I navigate uncertainty, financial worries, or changing health needs?
How can I avoid the temptation to withdraw or “just live for myself?”
What should my role be in serving a younger generation?
How can an older generation offer an alternate voice in a youth-driven culture?
Does God have a greater purpose for my later years?
More than 100 people joined us at “Purposeful Retirement: Discovering God’s Call for the Third Chapter of Life,” a half-day event exploring the unique role retirees play in God’s mission. It featured a keynote presentation by Amy Hanson, author of Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults over 50.
The event also explored:
The history of retirement in America
A theology of retirement
Ways to discern God’s call
The power and potential of intergenerational friendships