About FINISHING WELL MINISTRIES
What is Finishing Well Ministries?
“FWM aims to encourage every retired Christian and every Christian thinking about retirement to understand and to fully live out God’s plan for these critically important years.”
FWM is an ambitious initiative to change the narrative of aging people in the life of our churches and communities. We see the presence of aging followers of Christ as a growing convoy/peloton of saints purposing to make a greater difference for Christ throughout their aging years. That legacy will strengthen the work of Christ for future generations.
The mission of FWM is to change the ways Christians think about and live in retirement. Culturally speaking, retirement means one stops working at a certain age and then begins receiving Social Security. Most seem to understand that this new season means that one steps back, embraces a life of leisure, travel at will, and/or see the world. At that point life changes. Purpose changes. Or purpose may be lacking.
Thinking biblically, however, God’s purposes for His people do not change at the age of retirement. As followers of Christ, we are called to keep growing spiritually, to keep being conformed to the image of Christ, to keep building the church, to keep sharing the Gospel, to keep on being ambassadors for Christ, to keep using our giftedness, and to keep on making disciples in everyone of our retirement years. Mobilizing seniors throughout their retirement years is our purpose.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the barrenness of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.
Finishing Well Ministries
Finishing Well Ministries continues to aim at developing strategic partnerships with churches, parachurch ministries, and institutions for the purpose of mobilizing senior adults for the kingdom of God and the local church. Senior adults can impact the kingdom of God as never before.
As we seek to live life from God’s perspective and to glorify Him, we purpose to maximize the spiritual impact of a senior generation of men and women as disciples for the kingdom of God and the local church!
Why we as Christians can never "retire" - Dr. Hal Habecker
Hal is the founder and president of Finishing Well Ministries, launched on March 1, 2015. Prior to that, he served 21 years as the senior pastor of Dallas Bible Church, 14 years with the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, and 5 years on staff at First Baptist Church, Dallas. He and his wife, Vicki, have 3 children and six grandchildren. Hal is a graduate of Taylor University, Dallas Seminary, and Denver Seminary.
Randy is the founder and managing partner of Leadersight Consulting Group, LLC which he started in 2005 after retiring from Spherion Human Capital Consulting. Leadersight is a small, specialized executive coaching firm focused on senior executive development. He grew up, met his spouse Julie, got married, became a father and went to school in downstate Illinois. After spending 8 years in Boca Raton, Florida, he and his family moved to Dallas, where they have resided since 1982.