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, […]

Spirituality for the third act of life

Marlene Kropf lives in Port Townsend, Washington. She is a spiritual director, ordained minister, and Professor Emerita of Spiritual Formation and Worship (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary). She also served for more than 20 years as Mennonite Church Minister of Worship and Spirituality. With Daniel Schrock, she is co-editor of “An Open Place: The Ministry of […]

Church retirement plan made easier

Everence Church retirement plan made easier Mennonite Retirement Trust enhances services this fall GOSHEN, Ind.—Mennonite Retirement Trust (MRT), the retirement saving plan for pastors and staff of church organizations, has been enhancing its services this fall. Beginning Nov. 15, MRT will offer new services to churches, organizations and their employees, thanks to a new partnership […]