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Flourishing in the Third Third of Life

The righteous will flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God.
In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap.
Psalm 92:12-14

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Third Third Life is our monthly newsletter with content about flourishing in the third third of life. Ideal for those in or entering the third third of life.

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Calling in the Third Third of Life

A Devotional and Small Group Guide by Mark Roberts
Price: $9.99

This ten-part devotional and small group guide, centered on Genesis 12:1-5, encourages us to guide our lives by the callings we have from God, especially for those in or entering the third third of life.

Man and Woman on a bench

Third Third Journal

Journal Articles by Mark Roberts (principal creator) and others

The Third Third Journal contains a variety of articles on thriving in the third third of life.

Webinar: Building and Rebuilding Joy
in the Third Third of Life, May 26th at 9AM (PT)

Webinar with Jim Wilder, hosted by Mark Roberts

We’re all in the building-rebuilding process when it comes to joy in the third third of life.

Webinar: Intergenerational Collaboration:
A Key to Third Third Flourishing and Transformed Communities

Webinar with Eunice Lin Nichols, Raymond Jetson, and Sherreta Harrison, hosted by Mark Roberts.

The De Pree Center is excited to host a webinar with three people who are doing innovative work bringing generations together.

Webinar: Living on the Encore Curve

Webinar with Andy Raub, hosted by Mark Roberts

People in the third third of life aren’t stuck in the Decline Phase. Rather, they can live with purpose, productivity, and joy on the Encore Curve.

A beautiful rose garden

Personal Flourishing Survey for Highland Park Presbyterian Church

10-15 Minute Survey about your Personal Flourishing

This survey will ask about your personal flourishing, for when we flourish in life, we experience significant well-being and fruitfulness.

The Road Ahead for Third Third: Why I’m Excited About It

Article by Mark D. Roberts

The De Pree Center offers Roach Ahead groups for people in the third third of life. Mark Roberts shares his excitement for this initiative.

Third Third Welcome Letter

Introduction by Mark Roberts

Read more about our Third Third Initiative and how we hope it will enable people in the “third third” of life to flourish, for their own sake and for the sake of God’s work in the world.

Grape vineyards in Piedmont, Italy.

A Biblical Vision of Third Third Flourishing

Article by Mark Roberts based on Psalm 92:12-14.

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree…planted in the house of the LORD…they will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.

Third Third Curated Resources

Collection of Resources

We have curated some of the best resources for the third third of life, including books, videos, and excellent organizations.

Webinar: The Power of Purpose in a Pandemic

Webinar with Richard and Leona Bergstrom, hosted by Mark Roberts

This webinar focuses on how those in the third third of life can discover a new sense of purpose that will focus and empower us in the midst of the pandemic.

Webinar: Flourishing in the Third Third of Life

Webinar by Mark Roberts

This webinar explores how to serve the “third thirders” in your ministries as well as think in new ways about your own future.

Webinar: Uncommon Retirement

Webinar with Jeff Haanen, hosted by Mark Roberts

This webinar offered a new vision of what we call “retirement.” Based on Scripture, this vision will help folks to flourish in the third third of life.

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