Baby Boomers Invited To Explore NEXT Steps At Eden

Webster Kirkwood Times July 13, 2018

Eden Theological Seminary has introduced a new program for professionals who have recently retired or are planning to retire and are exploring new purpose-filled engagement with their communities.

Called “NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond,” the program will meet a growing desire among baby boomers who are serious about transitioning their career experiences and talents to benefit causes of personal importance.

Beginning on Sept. 13, subject matter experts will guide the first group of up to 15 participants, ages 55 and up, to self-discovery through seminar-style discussions, guest speakers, study, networking and opportunities to explore the nonprofit world through interviewing and volunteering.

David Greenhaw, president of Eden Theological Seminary, will lead the fall session of NEXT Steps.

“Lots of people make financial plans for their retirement; fewer make plans about who they will be and what they will do,” said Greenhaw. “NEXT Steps is designed to help pull together the threads of a professional career, the needs of the world and one’s own beliefs and convictions.”

Greenhaw, who regularly leads educational programs in St. Louis and beyond, has organized the program around the theme of vocation.

Applications for the first participant group are due by Aug. 31. Sessions will take place on eight Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., from September through December, at the Walker Leadership Institute on the campus of Eden Seminary, 475 E. Lockwood Ave. in Webster Groves.

Participants from all faith backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Brown at 314-918-2782 or [email protected]

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