For the first time, Washington Conference invited its administrators, directors, associates and interns to a leadership retreat at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory near Anacortes, Wash., for three days. Smaller leadership teams have convened before, but not this team configuration.
This gathering was especially important because of several leadership transitions. With the hiring of several new (and younger) employees, this leadership retreat created the right atmosphere for coaching, collaboration and conversation about how God is working in their lives and ministries. One of the retreat highlights: a full day of 45-minute “speed networking” sessions during which leaders discussed big ideas beyond their ministry areas.
For three days, the phone calls and emails were set aside to focus on three important priorities: connecting with God, learning together and dreaming together. The retreat was an important spiritual rejuvenation of community and praise.
"Growth starts with prayer to seek God's will for our church and community," says Doug Bing, Washington Conference president. "Following the model of Nehemiah, we are praying, asking questions and seeking connections before we take action on big ministry dreams. Join us in prayer as we continue to seek God's will in our ministry dreams."