Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Half Time Venture - A Unique Opportunity in Cambridge - February 2 and 3, 2011

This past summer, I offered in this space a review of the remarkable book: "Half Time - Moving From Success to Significance" by Bob Buford.

Half Time Review

The overwhelming response to the Half Time book has led Bob Buford to launch the Half Time Institute in Dallas. Several times each year the Institute offers seminars to help individuals to begin their journeys from Success to Significance.

Through The Halftime Institute, you will find the freedom to:
  • Dream about the next season of your life.
  • Clarify your core abilities and passions.
  • Create a workable plan for investing your time and talent in your area of passion.
  • Design the ultimate context for your personal service.
  • Network with peers who will provide accountability and encouragement during your journey.
We have an unusual opportunity coming up the first week in February, Wednesday February 2 and Thursday, February 3. The Half Time Institute will be offering their two-day Half Time Venture here in Cambridge, MA. I am pleased to be able to host the event at Cambridge Innovation Center, in joint partnership with Boston's Emmanuel Gospel Center and the New York City Leadership Center.

While the materials are presented from a clearly Christian perspective, one need not be a practicing Christian to benefit from the teaching.

Lloyd Reeb, author of From Success to Significance, will be our facilitator for this highly interactive program. I would ask that you prayerfully consider joining us and/or invite others who you think would be good candidates. Successful individuals aged 40-60 who are seriously seeking to align their gifts with their passion for serving a higher purpose are good candidates. This is a great way to explore some fresh ideas with other like-minded leaders.

Each paid registrant will receive the following books:

· From Success to Significance by Lloyd Reeb

· StrengthsFinder by Tom Rath

· Halftime by Bob Buford

Preparation: Each participant should pre-read Success to Significance and do the assessment in StrengthsFinder (no need to read the entire book). If you have the time, we also highly recommend reading Halftime. This preparation will ensure that you are ready to engage and make the most of our time together.

Cost: $600 per person.

If you would like to attend, please let us know as soon as possible. Space will be allocated on a first-come - first-served basis. To reserve your seat at this exciting workshop, please contact me ASAP at: achase47@gmail.com, and I will be glad to send you registration materials.

Comments from previous attendees:

“I highly recommend the Halftime experience to anyone who has a desire to make themselves more available for God and who is seeking the best way to serve Him. The pre-work, workshop, and follow up all helped me to get clearer about what brings me joy and honors God, and how to experience more of this joy in my walk with Him. Importantly, it also helped me see ways that I could serve God without experiencing joy – and how to avoid falling into that trap. Being surrounded by a room full of unique individuals and listening to their dreams and plans, as well as their failures and frustrations, really made it clear to me that it’s worth the extra effort to look for that profound joy that occurs when God aligns your gifts and passions with His plan and the world’s needs.

The program was well designed and the pacing and facilitation were great. The Halftime staff was absolutely top notch; and they have stayed in touch and ready to help as I seek to put my plans into action.”

Rick Teague


“Bob Buford’s book (‘Halftime’) was used by God to speak to my heart about how to use my time, resources and talents during the phase of life normally thought of as ‘retirement’. Buford challenges believers to use the success of the ‘first half’ of life to live a life of significance in the ‘second half’. At the time I made the decision to actually try to do this, I attended one of Buford’s Halftime Institute sessions. The 2 days time investment was very worthwhile. The preparation we had to do for the sessions before we arrived assured that we were ready to engage. The size of the group was small enough for personalized learning. The work sessions helped crystallize some of my own thinking. And the interaction with others on a similar life journey provided for peer listening. A bonus was the opportunity to spend time with Bob Buford, whose own life is a model of what he has written about.

While the Halftime Institute session itself was excellent, the real value was the networking which occurred as a follow-up to the 2 day event. The HT Institute staff members were simply amazingly effective in connecting me with a whole array of leaders in various national and global Christian ministries. Through these connections, I was able to explore volunteer opportunities for service, as well as full time employment openings. Over the period of a couple of years, I volunteered with a couple of micro finance institutions, traveled to Rwanda on a trip sponsored by Halftime, joined the Board of Directors of the NYCLC, and was led by God to a leadership job at International Justice Mission (IJM). God guided me along the way, and He used the Halftime Institute as a significant tool for my journey. I strongly recommend Halftime Institute, if one is seriously interested in moving from success to significance.”

Gary R Veurink

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

International Justice Mission

If you will be traveling from outside the Boston area, we are making arrangements with the nearby Marriott hotel in Kendall Square to offer discounted room rates.

I look forward to seeing you there.


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