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Richard Bergstrom, D.Min., is a church consultant, pastor, and author. He is President of ChurchHealth and co-directs Re-Ignite with his wife, Leona. He is passionate about helping others find purpose and passion in life and ministry. He and Leona live in Seattle, Washington.

Words Describe a Re-Ignite Experience

Re-Ignite facilitated a retreat in Bellingham, Wash. last weekend. Participants submitted one word that best described their experience. This wordle captures it all! If you are interested in hosting a transformational retreat for leading-edge Boomers, please click here to contact us.  

By |2017-05-08T07:32:20-07:00October 16th, 2012|News, Re-Ignite the Church, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on Words Describe a Re-Ignite Experience

Being in the “Sandwich Generation”

Merriam-Webster officially added the words sandwich generation to its dictionary in July 2006. Now Boomers have a sanctioned definition for their new role of caring for aging parents while supporting their own children. In an attempt to excel at both, we simultaneously attend caregiver support groups and grandparenting classes. We approach this new assignment with [...]

By |2017-05-08T07:32:20-07:00October 9th, 2012|News, Re-Ignite Your Life|1 Comment

If THAT’s the Future….

"That's the future." "If that's the future, you can keep it." This snippet of conversation comes from the award winning film The Artist. It takes place in a highly charged, pivotal scene and is between the movie studio chief and his star.  Many critics attribute the picture’s success to its back-to-the-old-days silent film presentation. While [...]

By |2017-05-08T07:32:21-07:00September 25th, 2012|News, Re-Ignite the Church, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on If THAT’s the Future….

Lessons from My Washing Machine

I learned something from my washing machine today: Don’t overload. I've attempted to  manage a household for decades.  I've done at least 7,488 loads of laundry and I think I should have the technique down. But no. I get impatient, and I have very high expectations for my washing machine. My tendency to stuff the [...]

By |2017-05-08T07:32:21-07:00September 19th, 2012|Re-Ignite Your Life|2 Comments

Just a little splinter….

Or so I thought. I was dutifully observing Labor Day by cleaning out sticker-laden brush from the back yard when I felt the annoying pain of something foreign going down into my toenail. I couldn’t see anything so decided I’d only had a slight run-in with a thorn and had nothing to worry about. Before [...]

By |2017-05-08T07:32:21-07:00September 11th, 2012|Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on Just a little splinter….

Leading Edge Boomers in a Funk

According to a recent study, Boomers are fairly bummed out about the future. D’Vera Cohn and Paul Taylor wrote the following based on a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center*: The iconic image of the Baby Boomer generation is a 1960s-era snapshot of an exuberant, long-haired, rebellious young adult. That portrait wasn’t entirely accurate [...]

By |2017-05-08T07:32:21-07:00September 5th, 2012|News, Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on Leading Edge Boomers in a Funk

“Up to Speed?”

"Are you back up to speed yet?" It was a thoughtful question, really. After all, I had been down with pneumonia for a couple of months and had obviously been “dragging” around. I responded, somewhat jokingly, “Well, I’m back up to speed, I just think it’s going to be a different speed from now on.” [...]

By |2017-05-08T07:32:21-07:00August 28th, 2012|Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on “Up to Speed?”

Re-Ignite Events Planned for October

Curious about Re-Ignite? We have three different events in October that will give you an opportunity to see what a Re-Ignite experience is like. For more information on any of these events, please contact us. All of the October events are in the Pacific Northwest. October 12-13: RE-IGNITE EXPERIENCE - Northlake Community Church, Bellingham, WA. Click here for more [...]

By |2017-05-08T07:32:21-07:00August 22nd, 2012|News, Re-Ignite the Church, Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on Re-Ignite Events Planned for October

Fighting Mediocrity

Mediocrity is natural. You don't have to do anything to drift there. It just happens.                                                             --Michael Hyatt, Author Re-Ignite is not natural. You have to want to [...]

By |2012-08-15T11:08:59-07:00August 15th, 2012|Re-Ignite Your Life|Comments Off on Fighting Mediocrity