Helping You Finish the Race Well

Our aim threefold.

First, to help men develop a Biblical perspective and gain practical wisdom to navigate significant life issues as they transition into retirement.

Second, we help men develop community and meaningful relationships.

And third, our program is designed to affect Christ-honoring change in those who participate.


10.06.22     SESSION 1   Group Introductions and Fellowship

11.03.22     SESSION 2   Longevity Premium: How long is this phase of life?

12.01.22     SESSION 3   Identity: Who am I, now?

01.05.23     SESSION 4   Relationships: Who are my key relationships? 

02.02.23     SESSION 5   Finances (Income): How much money is enough?

03.02.23     SESSION 6   Finances (Assets): How should I manage my financial assets with each passing year?

04.06.23     SESSION 7   Estate Plan and Legacy: What is my rationale and decision for the assets I will leave behind?

05.04.23     SESSION 8   Purpose: What shall I do with this phase of my life?

06.02.23     SESSION 9   Graduation: Overnight Retreat

Our Program Model

There are three primary components to our cohort model.

1. Monthly Group Meeting (2.5 hours, 1x per month)

2. Check-In with Facilitator (1x per month)

3. Check-In with Assigned Partner (1x per month)


Meeting Details

Time: 8:00am – 10:30am

Location: The Atrium at

Redstone Federal Credit Union

220 Wynn Drive NW

Huntsville, AL 35893 

Monthly Meeting Agenda

  1. Breakfast (30 minutes)
  2. Presentation by Facilitator (30 minutes)
  3. Group Discussion (30 minutes)
  4. Break (10 minutes)
  5. Group Discussion (30 minutes)
  6. Instructions for the next meeting (15 minutes) 

Special Events

Kick-off dinner at a personal residence featuring a chef-prepared meal. 

Class social including spouses in a relaxed public venue. Date and time TBD.

Graduation retreat and course capstone. This event will be overnight (private bedrooms for each participant in two guest houses) and includes dinner and breakfast. The site is located 35 minutes from Huntsville, AL. It begins at 5:00pm and concludes at noon the next day.  

Our Expectations

  • Each member is essential to our group success. Fellow class participants need to know about your journey, learn from your experience and share in your accumulated knowledge and wisdom. All class members are expected to complete the monthly workbook assignments and attend each session. 
  • Members should enjoy engaging with and encouraging others.
  • Members pledge and agree to hold all personal matters we discuss in strict confidence
  • Members agree with the following statement of faith.

Statement of Faith

Vantage is a Christian organization and we affirm the historic statements of faith found in the Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed. Below is a summary of our beliefs. 

  • We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three distinct roles: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe the Bible is God’s Word; it is divinely inspired, without error, and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.
  • We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of new birth in unbelievers and indwells believers, enabling them to live godly lives.

  • We believe mankind was created in the image of God, but because of sin was alienated from God. Salvation is possible through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, whose sinless life, atoning death and victorious resurrection are the basis of redemption.


The Renewing Retirement program cost is $2,500 per person, payable to Vantage Leadership Initiative. The fee covers all course expenses to include, the material, facility fees, instructors, all social events, all meals, and the overnight graduation retreat.


Our Directors

Ron Klein

Ron Klein

Co-Director of Renewing Retirement Program

Ron left home when he was 16 years old.  He’s has had three careers.  His first was that of a soldier.  At the age of 19 he was an infantryman conducting long range reconnaissance patrols in Viet Nam.  He completed a 20 year career managing Army aviation acquisition systems.  For his next career he was an entrepreneur.  He founded Belzon, an aerospace/defense services company.  In 2002 the company was recognized as one of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in the country.  After selling his company, God called him to become the Westminster Christian Academy Head of School, a role he filled for five years.  He’s been a teacher of economics, technology history, debate, and geopolitics.  He holds a commercial pilot’s license with ratings in multiengine airplanes, seaplanes, and helicopters.  He’s written three books including one on Christian school board governance.  He continues to consult with Christian schools.  He’s held several prominent local civic leadership roles.  On twelve occasions he’s led business-as-missions teams to Da Nang, Viet Nam.  He was born with an extra wanderlust gene, having traveled to all 50 states and 35 countries.  He’s an avid reader.  He holds an M.S. degree in economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Utah.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin

Director of Renewing Retirement Program

Scott Martin and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Martin, have been married for 28 years and have three children, William, David, and Olivia.  He graduated from Auburn University with a BS in business in 1985 and Georgia State University with an MBA in 1987. His business career includes over 20 years in commercial banking, 9 years in executive and CEO roles for a family business, and multiple years in real estate and small business startups.  His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, real estate development, and small business, including an express car wash with locations in AL and MS.  He is passionate about men’s ministry, poverty issues, and impact investing.  He has served on the BOD for the Downtown Rescue Mission, participated in Halftime, and actively supports JH Ranch, Outback America, FCA, Alliance Ministries and Vantage/YBL ministries. 

Our Application Process

Step 1: Submit Online Application

Step 2: Complete an in-person interview

Step 3: Upon Acceptance Make Payment