NEXT Steps Cohort for All- Winter-Spring 2025

NEXT Steps Cohort for All- Winter-Spring 2025

Orientation January 7, 2025

Meetings Dates: Begins January 21, 2025 with 9 all group sessions approximately every other week for 16 weeks.


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 for 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 16-week process of self-discovery through readings, presentations, small group discussions, and discernment. All classes will meet via ZOOM. By the end of the program, participants will have developed a vision and a plan for their next phase of life; their elderhood. On non-class weeks there will be a one-hour small group discussion, time and date to be determined by each small group on the first day of class.

Cohort leaders: 

Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, Ruth Parker Center for Abundant Aging

Steve Lawler, Director of the Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary

Jill Schantz, Coordinator, NEXT Steps

Price: $500.00