NEXT Steps: Vocation and Aging
You are invited to enroll in this 14-week process of self-discovery.
For more information, contact Steve Lawler, Director of Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Seminary, at [email protected]
NEXT Steps introduces participants to theological, philosophical and psychological concepts of vocation and aging. It is a gathering for adults contemplating or entering retirement, and those who are recently retired. All program activities are designed to stimulate your individual self-discovery as you develop a personal plan for your new and meaningful chapter of life.
NEXT Steps participants follow a 14-week process of self-discovery through readings, presentations, small group discussions, and discernment. All classes will meet via ZOOM.
By the end of the course, participants will have developed a plan for their next phase of life.
NEXT Steps will have our first meeting on Tuesday September 8, 5:30 pm CST/ 6:30 pm EST for approx. two hours. The remaining meetings will all meet for two hours September 22, Oct 6, 20, November 17, December 1 and 15.
The week of November 2-6 will meet as decided by the class due to the National Election on Tuesday Nov. 3, 2020.
The cost is $500.
- Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, Ruth Parker Center for Abundant Aging
- Jill Schantz, Director of LIFE programs @ Eden Theological Seminary
- Steve Lawler, Director of the Walker Leadership Institute @ Eden Theological Seminary
- The Brink of Everything by Parker Palmer
- Creative Aging by Marjory Zoet Bankson
Other readings, digital resources and personal and group exercises will be assigned throughout the course.
Rev. Beth Long-Higgins and Rev. Steve Lawler would like to invite you to an optional brief orientation to the course and introduction to the instructors on September 1 at 5:30 CST/6:30 EST. This meeting will answer questions of logistics, introduce the instructors, and generally try to make the opening day of NEXT Steps as smooth as possible. Contact [email protected] to register for this orientation event.