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.
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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
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.
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.
Third Third Webinars
Webinars about the Third Third
A collection of all the webinars hosted by the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative
Webinar: Building and Rebuilding Joy
in the Third Third of Life
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.
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 Road 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.
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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