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These are real stories of real people making disciples and a real difference in the lives of others!
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Mike & Lorelei have discovered the joy of doing discipleship in community rather than isolation. They love seeing what God will do synergistically as generations unite around the Word of God. They stress the importance of experiencing life together—not just knowing Scripture—but also observing as apprentices the living out of Christian faith through relationship.
Ward encourages us to view life as theatre. He is currently starring in Act 3, which he sees as the era of listening—listening to the hopes and dreams of those younger, interpreting the future with lessons of the past and present, and inspiring generations following after us to develop their own stories.
Sometimes we hear younger-year stories of redemption and wonder how things worked out in the long run. We love how Jerry and his wife have lived such fruitful lives for Jesus, and live to tell others of His redeeming grace.
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
The Bergstroms spread the message of hope and purpose to Boomers and others transitioning to life beyond career development and, for many, beyond raising a family. Their book and message are pertinent to anyone wanting to align their lives with His calling.
In his first year of retirement God slapped John on the side of the head with this revelation: "I did not bless you with an early retirement just so you could sit on your duff and stare at your feet." A few days later John and Sherry received an invitation to serve as hospitality hosts at national Royal Family Kids training events, a role in which they've served faithfully and joyfully for over a decade.
Dick and Elnora Dresselhaus see the need for stronger blending and bridging of the generations. They yearn for more older adults to join them in saying to younger generations, “Don’t leave us. And don’t let us leave you.” Similar to racial segregation, they recognize that generational segregation can also have tragic consequences.
In this interview, Wes shares some of the inspiration leading to the writing of Half Two: The Quest for a God-Honoring Encore. God is not wanting us to fade into the sunset. He wants us to steward our life experiences and other significant God-given resources to continue spreading His love to others.
People with special needs are not on the radar of most pastors. They represent an unreached people group right here in the United States. Bill & Lynette Mathews are now embarking on an ambitious, unexpected adventure: Establishing a new ministry, Safe Harbor Homes and Services---Christ-centered homes for people with special needs.
If you live near a university, chances are good that an incredible opportunity to touch nations is just around the corner. We invite you to prayerfully consider becoming involved with International Students Inc., a Christian ministry reaching out to college students and visiting scholars from other countries.
We must go beyond simply acknowledging the existence of younger people. We must engage with them, invest in them and help them thrive.
Royal Family KIDS has been impacting kids in the foster care system since 1990 through annual one-week camps scattered across our nation and internationally as well. Hear directly the continuing passion from the co-founder, Wayne Tesch, planting seeds of hope and healing in the lives of children and in the adults who serve them.
Operation Christmas Child focuses on evangelism, discipleship and multiplication. The gift boxes are a "tangible expression of God's love through a gift that points them to the Greatest Gift - which is Jesus."
"Feeling awkward is normal!"---one good lesson of many Linda learned through cross-cultural ministry. Feeling awkward? So what! It's normal. Accept it and move on! :)
Look at what that initial obedient 'YES' can lead to!
Ken & Anita encourage you to take that first step. Don't concentrate on what you can't do but on what you can do.
At the ages of 74 and 65, Al and Norma are joyfully "working for Jesus until He takes us home."
Fritz & Cindy have seen firsthand the life-changing impact of the body of Christ coming together to make a difference in the lives of others. God shows up in powerful, meaningful ways when we hunger for His righteousness and respond tangibly to the needs of the hungry.
Christina's message to older adults: Don't assume younger generations don't need you! And she challenges her peers: Get involved in a mentoring relationship with someone you respect who is older.
Now in her early forties, Amy breaks the mold of a seasoned leader in second half adult ministry. And she challenges us to move beyond preconceived notions of what senior adult ministry used to be.
Ward and Georgina express real joy and purpose in serving others in their retirement years.
Don encourages us to see the unlimited potential for serving in our communities.
We need mentors of all ages in our lives, and older adults can certainly help round out the toolbox of younger leaders---serving as models, coaches, consultants, mentors.
Leading corporate worship extends beyond song choice and musical arrangement. Beyond spending time alone with God, Kyle points to another key component: developing healthy relationships with those you are leading.
The Pagetts are living examples of hearts wholeheartedly committed to immersing themselves in the lives of the poorest and most needy.
This dramatic testimony shared by Erica Capri about her husband Joe is inspiring on many levels.
Need a reason to believe people in their seventies and later can become increasingly fruitful?
How 'bout 10,000 reasons?!
Candace shares how she and her husband have continued to find opportunities to minister both inside and outside their family.
If we're falling short of God's best in engaging the serving potential of our older adults, could it be that we got off on the wrong foot by asking the wrong questions?
After 'retiring' at age 68, Lars pushed aside naysayers who implied that his future was behind him. The prophetic words of Joel help re-fire him: "Your old men will dream dreams."
By giving away his work expertise after he retired, Jerry has created a growing platform for more courageously sharing his faith.
ELIC offers creative access to many countries in Asia and other parts of the world through teaching English.
At 84 years young, Sidney, along with his wife Sondra, continue to experience joy and satisfaction serving in a variety of places throughout America.