I am looking forward to the second day of our retreat and particularly to hearing James Lucas speak. In preparation for the retreat, each of us read several chapters from his book – Broaden the Vision and Narrow the Focus (website). He will be with us both before and after lunch before we wrap up at 3:00 PM. Then back to Kansas City. It will be good to have the drive to help make the mental transition.
This morning I am headed with the team of senior staff at Resurrection to a retreat center in Missouri about 90 minutes away. I love to get away with other members of the staff to spend time together and dream about the future of the church. According to the last email update, here is the plan…
By consensus, the thrust of our time together will be to step away from the demands of our usual work to do three things:
- We will breathe, pray, reflect and be spiritually refreshed.
- We will form tighter, lasting, deeper relationships with one another.
- We will sharpen ourselves as leaders in God’s church.
This will be more of a retreat, in every sense of the word. There will be less time on future planning and more about just being together. I am looking forward to it.