THE FINISHING WELL

PODCAST

Welcome to the Finishing Well Podcast Series

We hope and pray that the FWM podcast ministry will serve you well in engaging with our mission – “Fulfilling God’s Plan in Our Aging Years.” God has a plan for our aging years. God has a mission for us in our again years. On each FWM podcast, our objective and prayer is that you will discover wisdom, insight, and encouragement to sharpen the mission God has for you. 

 

Our audience is every retired follower of Christ. There are approximately 15-20 million retired Christians scattered across this country. We believe we can make a difference. If this podcast helps you in any way, tell others about it? Share the information and podcast link with your network, your friends, and your church.

 

Over the lang haul, we will discuss numerous issues. Below each podcast your find a short description regarding the content. Browse the list and engage with your aging. Keep sharpening the mission God has for you.

 

Most podcasts will be conversational, between Founder/President Hal Habecker and FWM board member, Randy Hess. Occasionally there may be one speaker addressing a particular topic. We also hope to engage you with the stories of people who are finishing well, using their stories and their example to encourage all of us.

EPISODE 1: Welcome to the first episode of the Finishing Well Ministries Podcast! Today Hal and Randy will walk through the purpose of Finishing Well Ministries and how seasoned believers can continue finding meaningful ways to impact the world for the Kingdom of God. Retirement from work doesn't mean the work is done!

EPISODE 2: What happens when retired believers allow themselves to be sidelined for ministry? On this episode, Hal and Randy discuss the feeling of being locked away in a Senior Treasure Vault and how to break from the stigma that we're ever "done" with ministry.

EPISODE 3: Growing spiritually is part of God's plan no matter what stage of life you're in. How do we continue to grow in life, love, as a person, and closer to God as you enter your later years? We begin our series on our 6 Essentials to Finishing Well with a discusson on how to Grow as we take you to "Grace School!"

EPISODE 4: The power of relationships is more and more profoud as we get on in years. Connecting with others is the second of our six essentials for finishing well becuase it is where we find purpose and ignite compassion for others. Finding ways to love and serve others guards us from isolation, bitterness, and loneliness.

EPISODE 5: What does it mean to truly follow the two "greatest commandments" to love God and love others? As we age, we become more comfortable with our familiar relationships, but God calls us to continue finding ways to share Christ's love with a hurting world and pay attention to where the Spirit is leading us, even when it is new territory. It's what Jesus did for us and the example we must follow.

EPISODE 6: Instead of dwelling on our past, God calls us to focus on what He is doing in our lives right now too. When we do that, we pour our lives into generations following us, just as Psalm 71 says. One of the greatest services we can provide for the generations coming after us is to tell them how much we love them and how special they are to our lives. In this episode, we'll discuss how to do that, even if they act as if they don't want it.

EPISODE 7: Being available doesn't always mean having a clear space in your calendar. God doesn't really pay attention to your schedule and we must learn to be ready to respond when He calls us to opportunities for ministry. Those of us who have retired must learn that we never retire from God's service and purpose! Visit finishingwellministries.org/podcast to hear more.

EPISODE 8: No one likes to think about "the end." What if instead of letting it scare us, we saw it as a way to hand off responsibility to the next generation? As we wrap up our series on the 6 Essentials for Finishing Well, we're talking about the issue of the end of our lives and what kind of legacy we want to leave. Visit finishingwellministries.org/podcast to hear more.