September 23, 2020 • Third Third Journal, Webinar
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This webinar was presented by Fuller’s De Pree Center and recorded on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10:00AM (PT) via Zoom. You can watch the YouTube recording now.
Is the pandemic stealing your sense of purpose? COVID-19 is a wicked thief. In the past few months it has stolen health, finances, security, relationships, and, for some, life itself. Vanished for many is a clear sense of purpose—a sense of worth, of having a place in the world. This is true for all people, including those in the third third of life. We are forced to ask new questions, such as: What am I called to be and do . . . amid a global pandemic? How do I live out my calling while separated from my family, church, job, community, or volunteer work? Does my life have meaning in a “new normal?” How do I dare to dream? What might God have for me in the third third of my life? How can I hear and respond to his calling?
This webinar will help folks who are in or entering the third third of life discover a new sense of purpose that will focus and empower them in the midst of the pandemic.
About Our Speakers
Richard and Leona Bergstrom have extensive experience working with people in the third third of life. They bring diverse wisdom and expertise to this work. Leona has been working in the field of gerontology for over 35 years. Richard is a pastor and church consultant with rich experience in a variety of leadership roles. Several years ago they founded Re-Ignite, a Christian ministry that serves third third folk who want to live abundantly as they serve God and make a difference in the world. Together, Richard and Leona wrote Third Calling: What are you doing the rest of your life?, an outstanding book for folks trying to figure out what God is calling them to do and be in the third third.
Dr. Mark D. Roberts is the executive director of Fuller’s De Pree Center and the program lead for the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative. He is also the primary writer of the Life for Leaders daily devotions and the soon-to-be-released, Calling in the Third Third of Life: A Devotional and Small Group Guide Based on the Life of Abraham. His most recent book is a commentary on the New Testament letter to the Ephesians (Zondervan, 2016). Mark and his wife Linda, an executive coach and spiritual director, have two adult children and one lively Golden Retriever.
Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.