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OCTOBER 2019
My Work Life is Over….
 
A profound question seems to be on a lot of minds these days: How do you find a new sense of purpose during times of transition?On September 12, 2019, The New York Times published a series of articles focused on a significant transition–retirement. One article in particular caught our eye: “My Work Life is Over: What’s Next?” Obviously, the subject resonates with us and our newly released journal, My Life After Work! 
The Times article quotes Dr. Ken Dychtwald, a longtime mentor of ours, and founder and CEO of Age Wave. He observed, “When it comes to retirement, people are basically told ‘good luck, have a good time.’ But there are real big changes experienced at this milestone. First, there are changes in identity—for many, one’s identity is significantly linked to work or vocation.  Secondly, relationships change—significantly, the loss of work peers. And, finally, Dychtwald says there is a major shift in the level and type of our activity. We go from structured to ‘free-fall.’”

Even though the changes can be dramatic, Dychtwald maintains, “During this transitional period, some people will still feel unsettled, anxious or bored, but eventually they realize that ‘I can be fresh. I can be new!’”

The monumental question is, how do you actually get to that state of purposeful vitality?

Re-Ignite believes this time provides opportunity to learn new things, grow personally and spiritually, and engage with all generations in our families, communities and churches.

We can help you.

LEARN

Boomers have an almost insatiable desire to keep learning. Newly acquired knowledge keeps the brain active, expands one’s horizons, and makes life interesting.

Re-Ignite offers resources such as the book, Third Calling and an accompanying study guide. We also host Re-Ignite U, which offers courses online, including “Discover Your Third Calling.” You can also learn more about this stage of life through our podcasts, the film, Musical Chairs, and books and resources written by partner ministries. Check out the LEARN section of our website which is updated regularly with new options.

GROW

Stagnation is not an option in the mind of most Boomers or retirees. Growing personally and spiritually is a goal worthy of full-hearted pursuit.

One compelling tool to help you GROW, is the recently released the My Life After Work journal. This colorful and delightful guided journal poses questions to help you discover how unique you and your journey is. You are the author of this book!

We also facilitate retreats and seminars designed to guide participants in self-discovery and planning. Learn more about hosting or attending a Re-Ignite Retreat or Third Calling Conversation.

A life coach can help you navigate transition by providing assessments, a listening ear, and wise guidance. Re-Ignite offers one to one coaching.

ENGAGE

Become part of a movement! Together we can subvert culture’s dominant paradigm–which says retirement is all about leisure and rest. Re-Ignite encourages you to stay engaged with life, faith – and the next generations.

Every month we publish a newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your email or access it on our website. In it, as well as our BLOG,  will introduce you to new ideas as well as resources to encourage you in your journey.

This ENGAGE section of our website is being developed and soon we will link you to other ministries and resources developed by ministry partners and peers. For example, one such organization is the Retirement Reformation. Visit the website and sign the Retirement Reformation Manifesto!

RECOMMENDED READING:

PURPOSEFUL RETIREMENT
The Baby Boomers’ Guide to a New Level of Happiness
Hyrum W. Smith
2017Smith, known by some as “The Father of Time Management” because of his work in business and effective planning, offers profound and practical wisdom to those considering retirement. He maintains there is  “danger in retiring without a plan, without a purpose, without a motivation to make a difference. Just because we reach a magical number does not mean we need to turn off our interests, hobbies, passions or commitment to service. Picture what you want. Say in your mind or even out loud, ‘I want my retirement to look like this….'”  (page 88)

THIS IS A PERFECT CHRISTMAS OR RETIREMENT GIFT!

MY LIFE AFTER WORK

Here’s what Wes Wick, founder of Y.E.S.! and author of Half Two: The Quest for a God-Honoring Encore, had to say about MY LIFE AFTER WORK:

THIS IS A GREAT TOOL TO HELP INITIATE RETIREMENT CONVERSATIONS!
This book’s owner gets to be the author, hopefully with some God-inspired reflection. My Life After Work provides thought-provoking questions, opportunities to reflect, write, laugh, dream, and envision new opportunities. Developed by our friends Richard and Leona Bergstrom, this fill-in-the-blank journal helps guide you into this new season. (Kudos to Noah, their 12-year old grandson, for illustrating.) A perfect gift for anyone thinking about retirement as an upcoming adventure or current reality.
COMING RE-IGNITE EVENTS:
Third Calling Conversation 
Sonlight Community Church
Lynden, Washington
Friday, October 11, 2019Re-Ignite Retreat
Central Church

Sioux Falls, SD
Friday-Saturday, November 8-9, 2019

Contact us to for more information, or to schedule a Re-Ignite Retreat or Third Calling Conversation in your church.

Join other Christians across the country in changing the retirement paradigm! Sign the Retirement Reformation Manifesto at www.RetirementReformation.org

Re-Ignite Is:

  • An action: Kindling the embers of dreams, passions, and goals until they burst into flame.
  • A process: An interactive curriculum, guided by facilitators in a retreat or seminar setting where individuals discover their unique personal design and discern God’s direction for a new season of life.
  • A ministry: A faith-based organization committed to helping Boomers who want to serve God and make a difference in the world.
  • A movement: Leading-edge Boomers impacting every corner of the globe.

Richard and Leona Bergstrom founded, and co-direct, the ministry of Re-Ignite. They recently wrote the book, My Life After Work journal, and Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life?  to further flesh out the principles of Re-Ignite and help more people discover God’s plan and calling for this stage of life. They also facilitate Re-Ignite U, an online platform to help Boomers grow in life and faith.

Re-Ignite newsletter written by Richard and Leona Bergstrom. Images by CanStock.

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