FAITH SHARING & Research suggests younger evangelicals are slightly more likely to share their faith

by Facts & Trends, LifeWay, 5/13/16.

About a quarter of U.S. religiously affiliated adults share their faith at least once a week, according to Pew’s study of American religious beliefs and activities.

The practice of sharing one’s faith is up slightly since 2007.

While older Americans are more engaged in other religious practices (attending church, prayer, Scripture reading), Pew found younger adults are slightly more likely than those 65 and older to share their faith.

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Read more at … http://factsandtrends.net/2016/05/13/whos-sharing-their-faith/#.V7LtBMT3aJI

BABY BOOMERS & Looking For Ways to Give Purpose to their Retirement

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “One of the top three things boomers are concerned about regarding retirement, is having a purpose. But biblical and historical stories attest to the spiritual impact of mature adults. Look for ways to engage and redeploy newly retired boomers in world-changing ministry. BTW, @WesleySeminay can help.”

Retired Baby Boomers face emotional adjustments

by Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY, 2/4/15.

The toughest parts of retiring include missing the day-to-day social connections with colleagues (37%); getting used to a new and different routine (32%); and finding ways to give meaning and purpose in their days (22%).

The transition to retirement isn’t always easy, especially the emotional adjustments, a new survey of retired Baby Boomers shows. About two-thirds (69%) say they had challenges adapting to this change in their lives, according to a survey of 1,000 people, ages 60 to 73, who retired in the last five years from their primary profession and who have at least $100,000 in investable assets. The survey was commissioned by Ameriprise Financial.

The toughest parts of retiring include

  • missing the day-to-day social connections with colleagues (37%);
  • getting used to a new and different routine (32%);
  • and finding ways to give meaning and purpose in their days (22%).

Read more at … http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/02/03/baby-boomers-retirement-emotional/22799155/

AGING & How to Reinvent Yourself After 50 #WesleySem @WesleySeminary #HBR

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “Dorie Clark’s best-seller book Reinventing You is filled with stories of people who after the age of 50 – had the most successful periods in their lives. I wonder how many people out there over the age of 50 don’t think they can reinvent themselves, while we at Wesley Seminary are just waiting to help them.”

Read more at … https://hbr.org/2013/12/how-to-reinvent-yourself-after-50/

GENERATIONS & Chart on What Makes Your Generation Unique: Boomers, X, Millennials #PewResearch

Read more at … http://www.wnyc.org/story/how-generations-differ-boomers-x-millenials/