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Robert W Chism, (Bob)

Webmaster, Author, Speaker, Consultant

My prayer is that God will grant me the opportunity to assist those to know His plan for them.

Robert W. Chism (Bob) is Certified in Aging Ministries (CAM) by the Center of Christian Leadership, School of Theology, Anderson University in Indiana, Gerontology, and Aging

Readings; holds a Honarary Doctor in Christian Leadership from Los Angeles Development Church & Institute (California); recognized for his 15 years second half of life research; founder of New Beginnings (www.; an author on aging ministry for youth adults and Elderhood adults (Age 65-84) totaling over 2,500 pages.

The author has written the following books:

Sharing Lifetime Lessons 
"An Experiential Knowledge Personal Growth, Self-Help Reference"

Introduction to Aging Ministry: A Handbook

“Feed ALL My Sheep”

Answers for the Next Generation

“Life’s Questions Just Come, but the Answers are Difficult and Innocuous”

Second Half of Life Seminary Curricula

“Less Talk About Mass-Aging and Much More Action”

12 Volume Aging Reading

Certification Series Fundamental Retirement/ Protirement Planning

“Classic Primer for Young Adults”

God’s Grand Plan

“Believe & Achieve”

The Second Half of Life

“The Best is Yet to Come”

Chism’s Isms

“Seeking, Sharing-with, Serving All Ages”

Daily Legacy Living

“Religious, Financial, Mental, Physical Health, and Social Leadership”

Planning the Life God Wants

“Finishing Extremely Well”

Essential Ingredients for Second-Half Ministry “Elderhood Protirement Empowerment” Life Stages Lessons

“Salvation, Stewardship, Wellness, Works”

A New Life Stage

“Elderhood, Life after Adulthood” (Age 65 to 84)”

Making an Aging Difference

“Guides for a New Life and Better Society”

Longevity Response-Ability

“We're all on a Journey & leaving a Legacy. What will your Life say?”

Second-Half Elderhood Protirement Ministry

“A New Official Resource Book”

The author has written the following guides:

Individual Aging Plan Guides

Early Life

Next Generation







Elderhood Protirement Wellness

Finishing Extremely Well

Church Aging Guides

Church Health

Congregational Analysis

Aging and Development Ministry

Reading Certification Series

The author has written numerous articles. The following are representative:

21st Century Church Growth
A Brave New Social Sector
Adult Ministry Plan for the Local Church
Against the Odds
A New and Better Second Half of Life Society
A reason, A season, A lifetime
Basic Second Half Ministry for 21st Century 'Tigers
God’s Call to Eternity
Healthy Lifestyle Plan
How Do You Plan to be Remembered?
Imagine Making Ageless Evangelism & Spiritual Growth A Priority!
Critical Points for Church Leadership About Adults Over 50
New Infusion of Enthusiasm for Midlife and Beyond Ministry
Pets Play an Important Role
Second Half Ministry Plan for the Local Church (Abridged Version)
Significant Health and Social Crises
The Twelve F’s of Super Centurions
Unbeliever Side Doors Evangelism USA Missions
Volunteer Management