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Ready? Set. Learn! Announcing: Re-Ignite U

Re-Ignite announces the establishment of Re-Ignite U! This online educational resource is designed to provide opportunities to learn and grow in faith and life–in a new season of life! Our first course is now available! The Re-Ignite Retreat (called Re-Ignite Online) can be experienced as an online video course–and is accessible anywhere in the world where [...]

Downsizing, Rightsizing and Re-Igniting

Many of our friends and family are considering what it means to downsize, or as some call it, "right-sizing." The whole process unearths deep feelings, longings, regrets, memories, and usually, a few arguments. It isn't easy reducing the amounts of our material goods. And sometimes, it is just plain hard to let go. Several months ago [...]

By | 2018-08-22T15:51:46+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|News|1 Comment

Boomer Cousins

written by Leona Bergstrom, Director, Re-Ignite Reprinted from January 2016 Author's note: I originally wrote this piece on the day of my aunt's funeral. Since then, my cousins and I have shared in weddings, birthdays, funerals, babies, illnesses, transitions, and other challenging events. In light of the ups and downs of life, I'm writing this–well, [...]

By | 2018-08-06T13:47:18+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Boomer Cousins

Consider a Gap Year!

I turned in my notice today. I’m retiring! Tonight’s discussion could not have come at a more perfect and necessary time. We gathered around the fireplace in our friends’ cozy living room to lead a Third Calling Conversation.* Nancy introduced herself and shared the news–she was leaving a 40-year career as an Intensive Care nurse. [...]

By | 2018-07-05T14:41:25+00:00 July 5th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Consider a Gap Year!

Finding “His Way”

My Grandma Thomas deeply influenced my life. During my childhood, I was privileged to live next door to her and my Grandpa. They were farmers and were well-known for the fruit of their labor– luscious strawberries, raspberries, corn, and Kentucky Wonder beans. I learned from them to value hard work, family, and faith. Mostly faith. Today [...]

By | 2018-06-25T10:22:07+00:00 June 25th, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|1 Comment

Name Calling

We are a highly sensitive generation. While we have been alive for decades, experienced an enormous amount and gained volumes of wisdom—we don’t like to be called anything that resembles old. Individuals, communities, churches, and marketers are all scrambling to find a moniker to set us apart from other demographics. On one hand, the discussion is [...]

By | 2018-05-14T15:30:11+00:00 May 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Name Calling

50+ Ministries Need to CHANGE! – a guest post by Wes Wick

New Wineskins Written by Wes Wick, Co-Founder and Director, YES! Young Enough to Serve So, does the American Church’s approach to 50+ ministry need new wineskins? While open to changing with the times, many of us don’t believe in change just for the sake of change. Reacting to boredom with the status quo may give [...]

By | 2018-04-30T11:53:06+00:00 April 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on 50+ Ministries Need to CHANGE! – a guest post by Wes Wick

A Third Calling Discovery Story: Tim

Consider Tim's story. Tim enjoyed a fulfilling career in management at the Boeing Company. He later moved into a program management position at Microsoft. In his mid-50s, he began to question whether he had a long-term future there. After all, he was a history major, and the younger recruits to Microsoft came with strong backgrounds [...]

By | 2018-04-03T14:19:56+00:00 April 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on A Third Calling Discovery Story: Tim

Discerning Your Third Calling

The expression of your calling may change as you face transitions in the third-third of your life. We use the terms First, Second and Third Calling to define our life in stages. Whether you have spent your working years–Second Calling–in the ministry or in the marketplace, there comes a time when the role you play [...]

By | 2018-04-03T14:08:58+00:00 April 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Discerning Your Third Calling

Transitioning Into Third Calling

What event or life circumstance is transitioning you into your Third Calling? For us, it seemed it came all too soon. Our kids left home, married and began living their lives on their own. We downsized our possessions and bought a red Mustang convertible. We became grandparents–six times in six years. And, we began asking [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:20:00+00:00 April 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Transitioning Into Third Calling