Age 55 and Fired Up!


Are you 50+ and wondering (or maybe even worrying about) what’s next? Brian Ray shares why it is never too late to maximize your career.

Now is the time for a leap of faith

“This is crazy! Leaving my business after 13 years to build a career ministry network of churches…,” I thought to myself. 

Then my other self said, “You can’t wait any longer.  The opportunity is now.  A fourth church is asking for the ministry.  It’s a leap of faith, and time to jump.” 

I was 55 and fired-up. 

That was 15 years ago.  Now I have my Medicare card, my wife, Kristy, our four children and seven grandchildren, my dad who is living with us, a little business on the side, and a national membership of churches in 20+ states having served 35,000+ career explorers.

And you know what?  I am still fired-up.  Why?  Because I am doing what I love, what I think is important, what I believe I am made and called to do.  I’m just one of a growing number of leaders who think personal faith is totally relevant to work life – especially in today’s economy. 

For senior career explorers

We discovered 7 steps that have helped thousands with faith-based career development and job search.  It starts with an Upward posture, loving God completely, hearing and following His calling.  Next is planning the work – Attitude, Aptitude and Altitude – which is followed by working the plan:  Searching, Sorting and Selecting.  You can work through the 7 steps in a 70-page Work Book plus 200+ career resources and 150,000+ job listings at our website.

How about you? 

Are you 50+?  Wondering or maybe worrying about what’s next?  Please, please, please!  Let me encourage you to explore your gifts, passions and calling.  Discover opportunities waiting for you.  Join one or more career groups around the country for help, fellowship and prayer.  It is never too late to maximize your career.

Fifteen years ago, I was standing on a ropes course wooden platform 60 feet up hooked to a zip line – hesitating.  Then I heard a friend’s voice behind me:  “Jump now.  It’s not better later.”  He was right.  I jumped.  You can too.

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