Retirement: Meaningful vocation or perpetual vacation?

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education for Everence. It’s been suggested that retirement is now divided into three stages: the Go-Go Stage, the Slow-Go Stage and the No-Go Stage. My parents worked hard and in their middle 60s, sold the farm and entered the Go-Go Stage. This stage included their annual migration between Sarasota, […]

Which tent do you live under?

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education for Everence. “‘Tis a gift to be simple”  – 19th century Shaker song Living into the spirit of contentment or discontentment is largely a conscious decision. We choose which “tent” to live under by deciding what life is all about and what we want our life to represent. […]

What can pastors learn from resource development professionals?

Terry Shue is director of Leadership Development for Mennonite Church USA. Recently I attended an event which Everence puts on every other year for development staff of organizations, large and small. It was an excellent event where the role of development staff was validated and celebrated as a vital connection between the mission of the […]