We went on retreat together – we experienced the retreat as we become more than “to gether” but “to gather” with each other.
We went on retreat to rest – we discovered we could be restored.
We went on retreat to pray and study – we found prayerful peace and the study of God in nature.
|Stephen reflecting by the lake.|
We went on retreat as friends and colleagues – we came back more like family.
|Marty and Jeremy roaming the open range on quads in Idaho.|
We went on retreat as pastors and teachers – we came home with the realization that we have more persons that we can pastor – and more people we can teach.
We went, in some ways, for ourselves – on retreat, we experienced that we are best when we serve other and mentor others.
|Wendell wielding a nail gun building for a purpose. We spent this day working on the construction of a new building for a Lutheran congregation. Yes, they allowed us to don hard hats and wield nail guns.|
Our retreat taught us the significance of mentoring relationships – of sharing with others.