In Perspective: Intergenerational Investment
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
God’s purposes for his people do not change at the age of retirement, and yet our western culture tends to undervalue those in their third season of life. How do we empower our churches and organizations to utilize, embrace, and serve our older generations? What does it look like to make intergenerational investments, mobilizing seniors to finish well by impacting others through their giftings, experience, wisdom, and encouragement in what could be one of their most fruitful season of life?
- Thursday, May 20, 2021
- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain Time
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Richard L. Bergstrom, DMin, president, ChurchHealth
Richard L. Bergstrom is president of ChurchHealth, a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to pastoral renewal, church revitalization, and community transformation. He served for ten years as the executive pastor at 2nd Half Ministries at Northshore Community Church in Kirkland, Washington. Richard has a BA in psychology from Westmont College, an MDiv. from Denver Seminary, and a DMin from Western Seminary. He has served as a pastor in two churches, associate pastoral staff in three churches, as a denominational district executive minister, and as a church consultant. He is co-author of the books, My Life After Work, Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life? and Amazing Grays: Unleashing the Power of Age in Your Congregation.
Hal Habecker, founder and president, Finishing Well Ministries
Hal Habecker is the founder and president of Finishing Well Ministries, an organization that works to develop strategic partnerships with churches, parachurch ministries, and institutions for the purpose of mobilizing senior adults for the kingdom of God and the local church. Prior to founding Finishing Well he served 21 years as the senior pastor of Dallas Bible Church, 14 years with the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, and 5 years on staff at First Baptist Church, Dallas. Hal is a graduate of Taylor University, Dallas Seminary, and Denver Seminary.
Verdell Davis Krisher, author, educator, grief counselor
Verdell Davis Krisher is a former educator who found herself entering a new stage of life after her husband died at the age of 47. She became a speaker, Bible teacher, retreat leader, grief counselor, and writer. After being widowed for 15 years, Verdell married Bill Krisher and blended their two families of five children, 10 grandchildren, and now four great-grandchildren. She is the author of Let Me Grieve, But Not Forever, and the popular booklet, Someday When I Am Old, by A Not Yet Old Mom.
Moderated by Dr. Don Payne, VP of academic affairs, academic dean, associate professor of Theology