The Perennial Mission


Our faith is rooted in Jesus the Messiah. We believe whole-life discipleship is a life-long pursuit (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). We affirm maturity is not an age or stage, but describes the loam of spiritual formation and life experience that leads to fruitfulness; namely, wisdom and love (Proverbs 3, 1 Corinthians 13).

We believe Jesus’ promise of life abundant does not have an age limit embedded in it (John 10:10). As a result, we embrace what we call the perennial life:

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lordthey will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” (Psalm 92:12-15) 

We’ve created this space online:

to amplify the wise, curious voices of thoughtful Christian writers in their second adulthood

to cultivate frank conversation about the transitions we’re experiencing as we age. These transitions touch every aspect of our lives including faith, culture, church, relationships, our bodies, and vocation.

to inspire intergenerational relationships

to nurture fresh purpose, ancient wisdom, and an extra jolt of courage for those at midlife and beyond

to encourage honesty, kindness, compassion, and humor



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PerGen co-founder Michelle Van Loon’s new book about spiritual growth at midlife is available now! Order from the publisher, or your favorite online book vendor including,,,, and

Becoming Sage: Cultivating Maturity, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife (Moody Publishers)