NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond

NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond

The Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary
invites you to join NEXT Steps, a program for professionals who have recently or are planning to retire and are exploring new, purpose-filled engagement with their communities. All program activities are designed to stimulate your individual self-discovery and develop a personal plan for your new and meaningful chapter of work and service. The NEXT Steps participants will follow a 14-week process of self-discovery through small group discussions, guest speakers and career and volunteer guidance.

 

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NEXT Steps: Program Description

NEXT Steps is a structured program that includes:

  • Personal development
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Small group engagement
  • Speakers
  • Networking
  • Career or volunteer guidance

All program activities are designed to stimulate your individual
self-discovery and develop a personal plan for your new and
meaningful chapter of work and service.

NEXT Steps: 2020 Spring Schedule

March 19
April 2
April 16
April 30
May 14
May 21 (note change of date sequence)
June 11
June 25

Classes meet from 6PM-9PM
on campus at Eden Theological Seminary
475 East Lockwood, Ave., Webster Groves, MO

Is NEXT Steps Right for You?

You should take NEXT Steps if:

  • You are age 55 or up.
  • You are a person of faith.
  • You want to transition your career experiences and talents to benefit causes of personal importance.
  • You want to explore combining your professional skills, the needs of the world and your own beliefs and convictions.

In our NEXT Steps graduate’s own words:

“I didn’t know what to expect, but it was beyond my expectations really. It was fabulous.”

“I’ve worked in the same field for four decades. There’s a certain mindset and way of looking at the world – this is the first time I’ve had conversations with adults who have no clue about my field. It really helped expand my thinking and looking at the world going forward. Isn’t that exciting?!”

“It took me down a path that I never would have considered before.”

“What I learned is that the earlier you start to think about this new phase, the more options you have available to you. It’s not too early to start thinking about this.”

“I’m really pleased at how things came together for me. I’m not sure how that happened. Between the leadership and the class, things began to gel for me and it became clearer and clearer what I wanted to do.”