Dr. Hal Habecker is the founder and president of Finishing Well Ministries, launched 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 five grandchildren. Hal is a graduate of Taylor University and Dallas Seminary.
Hal, with all his other virtues, follows the counsel of that down-to-earth philosopher, St. Louis native Yogi Berra, when he said: “It ain’t over … till it’s over!”
He notes that the word “retirement” is not in the Bible! Older people have so much to offer that they should not be “turned out to pasture” when they reach a certain age. They have so much wisdom and experience and … as followers of Jesus, they continue to want to serve Him!
In the radio dialogue with Hal, you will hear the “overflow” of his wisdom and experience. And we will hear Hal cite Scriptures from the Word of God that reenforces this mindset.
Go to the website, www.finishingwellministries.org, to find materials on how to implement study groups or do to learn for yourself ways to be productive in retirement.
Six Essentials for Finishing Well:
- Growing — We Will GROW – we will not stay the same.
- We will CONNECT – we will not live alone – we will continue to build strong friendships
- We will CARE FOR/LOVE OTHERS – we will be there for others in their needs – we will love each other as Christ commanded us to love.
- We will INVEST in the generations following us
- We will be AVAILABLE – as God calls us to serve
- We will PLAN AHEAD – for when we will not be here
The six-part video series follows along with a study workbook. There are TWO OPTIONS FOR THE SIX ESSENTIALS WORKBOOK The SIX Essentials Workbook is available as a FREE download or
you can purchase hardcopies from Amazon for $5.99 each.
Some day in the not-to-far-distant-future, all Christians, particularly aging Christians, will contemplate the words of the apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4.6-8: “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”