A course over nine sessions at St Mary Islington, beginning 3 October 2018
Vocational discernment, says R. Paul Stevens, is a lifelong process ― and it takes on even more significance in later life. He argues that our calling does not end with formal retirement; to the contrary, he maintains that we do well to keep on working, if possible, till life’s end.
Join us to explore matters of calling, spirituality, and legacy in retirement, showing that we must continue to discern our vocation as we grow older in order to remain meaningfully engaged for the rest of our lives. This course reframes “retirement” as a time of continued calling and productivity and points to biblical wisdom about turning aging into an extraordinarily fruitful season of life.
Participants will need to commit to reading a chapter of the book, Aging Matters, before each session. To book a place on the course and to purchase the book (cost £11), contact Simon Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part one - Calling
3 October - Reframing retirement
10 October - The immensely important matter of late-life calling
24 October - Late-life calling and the people of God
Part two - Spirituality
31 October - Aging as a spiritual journey
7 November - The vices of aging
14 November - The virtues of late life
Part three - Legacy
21 November - Leaving a multi-faceted legacy
5 December - Life review and life preview
12 December - The end that is the beginning
Aging Matters offers informed perspective, guidance, hope ― and a powerful Christian vision for personal and spiritual growth.