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FAQs for the
Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Course

October 6, 2022 • Third Third Journal

Frequently Asked Questions

About the De Pree Center’s
Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Course

FAQs

Click on any of the questions below and you’ll scroll to the answer on the page.

What are people saying about this course?

The following testimonials come from individuals who participated in a beta version of the course.

“The Flourishing in the Third Third course focuses on purposeful living as we age and offers practical ways to think about and plan for our participation in this stage of life. The Flourishing class led me to see new ways I can be part of God’s plan now. It helped me think more deeply about my choices in this stage of life.”  N.S. (woman in her 70s)

“The Third Third Course is unique, with its strong foundation of Scripture coupled with extensive research and supporting data.  This allows for the practical application of the principles learned to our third third lives.”  J.S. (man in his 60s)

“Flourishing in the Third Third of Life is such a gift to us third thirders.  Countering the typical negative cultural narrative of aging, the course gives us a biblical vision, supported by research, of a way for us to live during these years that honors God, blesses others, and brings joy and satisfaction to our lives.”  S.M. (man in his late 60s)

“I loved every week of class. But the week on Remembering and Gratitude was especially meaningful to me. Thanks so much!”  M.C. (woman in her late 50s)

Once you have finished the course, please send us your feedback (connect@depree.org). Your affirmations encourage us, and your critiques will help us continue to improve the course.

How can I know that the content of this course is trustworthy?

This course was developed by Dr. Mark D. Roberts, Senior Strategist for the De Pree Center and the Founder of our Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Mark has a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard and has taught at Fuller for over 20 years. He has written eight books and dozens of articles. Mark served as a pastor for 25 years, during which time he had lots of engagement with folks in the third third of life. In the last seven years, Mark has worked at Fuller as the Executive Director of the De Pree Center and now as a Senior Strategist so he can focus on our Third Third Initiative. He happens to be in the third third himself.

Through his leadership of the Third Third Initiative, Mark has carefully studied scholarly research related to the third third in fields such as gerontology, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology. He’s combined what he has learned with careful theological reflection to develop this course and several other resources designed to help individuals in the third third of life flourish and to live fully and fruitfully by God’s grace and for God’s glory.

What does this course cost?

If you are buying this course for a group, you’ll need

  • The Leader’s Kit ($125 for one kit) and
  • Participant Workbooks ($10.99 for each participant).

If you’re buying this course for yourself, you’ll need

  • The Leader’s Kit ($62.50 after a 50% off discount).

Leader’s Kit: $125
The Leader’s Kit includes access to the videos, one copy of the participant’s workbook, a leader’s guide, and materials to help you promote the course. All materials are digital. You will have access to the Leader’s Kit for the lifetime of the course and will not need to purchase it again if you plan to host the course more than once.

Participant’s Workbook: $10.99
The Participant’s Workbook includes lecture outlines, small group questions, personal study questions, devotions, and additional resources. You should purchase one digital copy for each course participant.

Course for Individual Use: $62.50
Individuals wishing to take the course can purchase the Leader’s Kit using the following discount code: flourishsolo50. The Leader’s Kit contains all of the resources needed for an individual user.

What if my group or organization cannot afford the cost of the course and/or the workbooks?

Scholarships are available for those needing financial assistance. Please contact the De Pree Center at connect@depree.org.

How do I purchase this course?

You will purchase the course materials from the Fuller Equip store. If you click on the Leader’s Kit or Participant Workbook links you’ll be taken to the online store.

If you’d like some additional guidance about this process before you make your purchases, here are some options:

  • Watch a brief video that explains how to purchase the Leader’s Kit & Participant Workbooks through the Equip online store.
  • Read our written instructions on how to purchase this course for a small group or class.
  • Read our written instructions on how to purchase this course for individual use.

Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Course

Flourishing in the Third Third course graphicThis six-session course will help participants understand how to flourish in the third third of life.

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How can I preview the course before offering it to a group?

We recommend purchasing the Leader’s Kit for individual use at 50% off the standard price of $125, that is, for $62.50. If you believe the course will be good for your people, you can purchase the Leader’s Kit when you’re ready to offer the course to your group.

If I purchase the Leader’s Kit to host the course for a group, will I be able to host the course again without additional cost?

Yes. Once you own the Leader’s Kit, you’ll have unlimited access to the course videos and a license to show those videos as often as you wish. The only cost in the future will be the standard $10.99 workbook charge for each individual participant.

When we purchase workbooks, we get them in PDF form. Are we able to print these if we wish? Or are individuals able to print their own copy?

Yes. Each purchase of the participant’s workbook comes with a license to download and/or print one copy.

What if I’m having problems with the Fuller Equip store?

If you’re having problems with the Fuller Equip store, please contact Fuller Equip by clicking here.

What if I have additional questions about the course?

Please email us at the De Pree Center.

How do I purchase the course for a small group or class?
  1. Click on the “Leader’s Kit” link on the Flourishing in the Third Third of Life course webpage. This will take you to the Leader’s Kit page at the Fuller Equip store.
  2. On the Fuller Equip store page, click on “Buy for Yourself” to add it to your cart. (“Gift or Buy for Group” only if you want to purchase this for someone else or buy multiple copies of the Leader’s Kit.)
  3. If you are new to Fuller Equip, you will be asked to register for an account with an email address and password. If you already have a Fuller Equip account, you will need to log in. Once you have done so, you will be taken to the “Checkout” page where you can review your cart.
  4. If you want to order workbooks for your group, click here to go directly to the workbook page. To buy multiple copies, click on “Gift or Buy for Group” and then enter the number of workbooks you need. Then click again on “Gift or Buy for Group” to add it to your cart.
  5. You’ll be taken to the “Checkout” page where you can review your cart, enter your shipping information, and payment. Click “Place order” when you are ready to complete your transaction.
  6. You’ll be taken to the “Order received” page. Plus, you’ll get an email confirming your order.
  7. Shortly thereafter, you’ll get the “Get Started” email with information on how to access what you have purchased. The “Get Started” email will ask you to invite people to view or download their workbooks. When you click on “Invite,” you can enter their email addresses if you wish. Alternatively, you can download one copy of the workbook and distribute to each participant either a digital copy via email or a printed copy. Please do not distribute more digital or printed copies than purchased.
  8. When the invitation to view the workbook comes, click on the link. Note: If you have any trouble seeing your workbook, just go to the Fuller Equip website (https://equip.fuller.edu). Login with your new Fuller Equip credentials. This will take you to your “Resources” page. You should see your workbook copy under “Course Resources.” If you do not see it, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Contact us” to get help from Fuller Equip.

How do I purchase the course for my personal use?
  1. Click on the “Leader’s Kit” link on the Flourishing in the Third Third of Life course webpage. This will take you to the Leader’s Kit page at the Fuller Equip store.
  2. On the Fuller Equip store page, click on “Buy for Yourself” to add it to your cart. (“Gift or Buy for Group” only if you want to purchase this for someone else or buy multiple copies of the Leader’s Kit.)
  3. If you are new to Fuller Equip, you will be asked to register for an account with an email address and password. If you already have a Fuller Equip account, you will need to log in. Once you have done so, you will be taken to the “Checkout” page where you can review your cart.
  4. Enter your personal information and method of payment. Type the discount code for individual users in the box then click on “Apply coupon.” Note: The 50% off discount code for individual use of the course is flourishsolo50.
  5. Click on “Place Order” to complete your purchase.
  6. You’ll be redirected to the “Order received” page, and you will receive an email confirming your order.
  7. Shortly thereafter, you’ll get the “Get Started” email with information on how to access what you have purchased. (Note: You may have to re-enter your Fuller Equip login credentials to access your materials.)

Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Course

Flourishing in the Third Third course graphicThis six-session course will help participants understand how to flourish in the third third of life.

Purchase Now

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