Deciding how you will spend your fourth quarter – your retirement years – may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Traditional notions of retirement are flawed, and God has something so much more fulfilling planned for you, that leverages the unique skills and experience gained throughout your lifetime. Whether you’re approaching your fourth quarter or whether you’re already in it, these four sessions will encourage and inspire you to think more deeply about God’s purpose for you in this season of your life..
The Q4 Convention was scheduled to be an in-person event in Melbourne, but the in-person event is now not proceeding. Instead, we have consolidated the program into four live webinars, presented on two different mornings – 24 August and 13 September.
Thursday 24th August 9.30 – 10.30am: Bruce Bruinsma (live via Zoom) “God’s Unique call on our lives in the Fourth Quarter”
In the Bible, the word “call” is used most often to refer to God’s initiative to bring people to Christ and to participate in his redemptive work in the world. God’s calling is not limited to a certain age group. We are all called by God to uniquely participate in his redemptive work in the world and to model Christ within our culture. This sense of calling is especially prominent in the letters of Paul, whether or not the word “call” is actually used1.
We are all called by God. Paul writes, encouraging everyone: “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Eph. 4:1)2. In Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another (Romans 12:5)3.
Each one of us having lived into the fourth quarter are uniquely called to play a role in the mosaic of HIS Kingdom. We can each learn to listen to HIS call and then carry it out finding meaning and purpose, joy and freedom in the process.
Thursday 24th August 11.00 – 12.00: Amy Hanson “New ways to think about ageing”
Wednesday 13th September 9.30 – 10.30: Paul Roe “The Power of Story: Stories from around the Nation“
Wednesday 13th September 11.00 – 12.00: OJ Rushton “Discovering our own stories and learning how to tell them“
Paul has fifty years’ experience in researching, recording, yarning and broadcasting Australian stories. He co-founded Cornerstone Community in Bourke on a cotton farm in outback Bourke in 1978. Over the next forty years, this team of teachers who taught several thousand young people to develop a robust Christian worldview.
At the same time, Paul was involved in local government, tourism development, radio broadcasting, music and pastoring. This experience became the ground for his PhD exploring ways to make our Australian faith stories accessible via various media, in schools and through pilgrimage. In turn, this became a book describing his journey with storytelling – Tell Me Another.
He believes it is critical to equip a company of storytellers who will bring to life the good, the bad and the redeemed narratives of the Christian contribution to Australia.
[Amy will be attending live via Zoom from USA]
Amy Hanson, PhD. leads a speaking, writing and consulting ministry that helps churches and organizations respond to the needs and opportunities of the new old. She is the author of the book, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults over 50 and she is an Instructor in the Department of Gerontology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. You can find out more about Amy and her work at www.amyhanson.org.
[Bruce will be attending live via Zoom from USA]
Bruce Bruinsma was the founder and CEO of Envoy Financial, which helps churches, ministries, and missionary organizations provide retirement planning and programs to Christian workers.
He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, has more than 40 years of professional experience in retirement planning and finance, and has helped create several businesses that financially support ministries and missionary communities in the United States, Europe, and Asia
Bruce is also the founder of The Retirement Reformation, a movement to motivate and encourage purposeful living during the Third Chapter of life. He is the author of several books, including The Retirement Reformation and a series on Future Funded Ministry, which encourages people with time and financial freedom to apply their life’s worth of talent and experiences by continuing to serve God’s Kingdom.
Bruce is a sought-after speaker and has been featured in many media interviews. He lives in Colorado with his wife Judy, where they both seek to live out God’s vision for retirement.
CMA is grateful for the support of sponsors who make our events and our ministry possible.
Cost is $30 for all four webinars. Recordings will be available to view online until October. Links to the online event platform hosting the live webinars and recordings will be sent to all registered guests a few days before the event. The same link will apply for all four webinars, and for accessing the online recordings.