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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|0 Comments

Re-Ignite: Blasting Fire into the Embers of Boomers’ Lives

Several years ago, we lived in a 100-year-old house located in a Colorado ski-town. Nestled in the corner of our living room sat an old black coal-burning stove. Every night we would fill it with little pieces of kindling, strike a match, and start a small fire. When there was sufficient flame, we added large [...]

By | 2018-07-11T10:06:40+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Re-Ignite: Blasting Fire into the Embers of Boomers’ Lives

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

“8 80” Churches?

Last night we attended a unique gathering of senior living and urban development innovators. Among them were architects, gerontologists, planners, and, of course, interested citizens. We learned of groundbreaking projects designed to make communities more livable for people of all ages. Since it was sponsored by AARP, the primary focus was on making life better [...]

By | 2018-04-07T10:13:46+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Re-Ignite the Church, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|3 Comments

Bergstroms Featured on YES! Podcast

Richard and Leona Bergstrom recently had the privilege of sharing the mic with ministry peer, Judy Wick from YES!   Click here to listen to the 20-minute podcast about Third Calling and the ministry of Re-Ignite.

By | 2018-04-02T16:10:48+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Bergstroms Featured on YES! Podcast

A Sad and Uncertain Saturday

written by Leona Bergstrom, Director, Re-Ignite Easter weekend is when Christians memorialize the death of Christ and celebrate his resurrection. Saturday is a particularly perplexing day. Sandwiched between a dark and solemn Good Friday service and the glorious dawn of Easter morning, Saturday is when communities hold lively egg hunts; offer photo ops with the [...]

By | 2018-03-26T10:23:14+00:00 March 31st, 2018|News, Re-Ignite the World, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on A Sad and Uncertain Saturday

Third Calling People

Third Calling people are those, who are willing to move, to dance. They aren't afraid to follow and they are not timid to lead. They are ready to boogie. Third Calling people are leading-edge Boomers. They are the "Do-Bees," kids of the 50s and 60s, revolutionaries, and some hippies. They are called to something more [...]

By | 2018-03-27T10:55:09+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Third Calling People

Here is your invitation to a Re-Ignite Exclusive!

Perhaps you are in the midst of (or contemplating) a time of transition or change. Maybe you are wondering how all of your experiences in life have prepared you for what's next. Or, conceivably, you've never explored how uniquely you are designed for a purpose and a calling. The Re-Ignite Exclusive is a unique opportunity for [...]

By | 2018-03-22T13:31:43+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|News, Re-Ignite Your Life, Third Calling|Comments Off on Here is your invitation to a Re-Ignite Exclusive!

Who are Third Calling People?

Third Calling people are transformed. As a result of discovering their Third Calling, they've changed–from the inside out. Third Calling people are engaged. They find a need and meet it. They tap into their outrage, compassion and convictions and find ways to serve. They connect with others and work together to meet spiritual and social [...]

By | 2018-03-06T15:02:28+00:00 March 13th, 2018|News, Third Calling|Comments Off on Who are Third Calling People?