The Third Third of Life

The Third Third of Life

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It’s never too early and never too late to ponder what a fulfilling “Third Third of Life” would look like for you.

Early in life, we spend an inordinate amount of time dwelling in angst and anxiety over selecting a spouse and a vocation, and later in life, it seems there’s hardly any time at all to consider stewarding the pile of wisdom and experiences we’ve unearthed and amassed.

How does a person who’s attained a measure of success in the first two-thirds of life prepare well for the final third? What questions should we ask ourselves? In the process of discerning our future, how do we consider our inner lives and outer relationships? Our resources and responsibilities?

Shauna Schneider, a Gathering participant who set down her career in medicine and began a purposeful pursuit of her own Third Third, is facilitating this Peer Group.

Who belongs? The forward-thinking young person, the always-tinkering older person, and especially for the person who sees a major transition on the path ahead.

When do we meet? Once a month, virtually, for five sessions. Our second meeting will be on Sunday, November 20, from 7 to 8:30 pm ET, on Zoom.

What will we discuss? Between sharing personal stories, weighing the ideas of brilliant writers, and gleaning the unsurpassable wisdom found in Scripture about transitions and purpose, we'll have plenty to chew on!

For a copy of our agenda and bibliography of resources for the next meeting, click the button below and send us a query specifying your interest in this Peer Group. We'd love to welcome you.


Criteria to join our community events

  • Follow Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  • Give at least $200,000 a year to Christian causes. Though the number isn't a rigid threshold, it represents a proxy for the types of people who are asking and wrestling with the same questions around wise stewardship, giving well, avoiding pitfalls, raising the next generation, allocating resources, defining a family legacy, etc. People come to The Gathering to pursue relationships with peers who are exploring similar issues with a measure of humility, vulnerability, and trust.

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