Last weekend the Bible Talk Leaders from the South Sound held a Leaders retreat in sunny Pt. Townsend. In keeping with our congregational theme “Shine,” the weather was amazing, the lessons were inspiring, and the fellowship was invigorating.
We started our weekend with lesson entitled “Shine on the Lost.” We talked of the need to rethink and recommit ourselves to the evangelism of our individual mission fields. We followed it with a great talk about renewing our evangelistic efforts. After a lunch break, Marcus Wallace, Greg Miller and Walt Channell taught a lesson entitled “Shine on the Fellowship.” The topic was the ever-present need to recommit ourselves to humility, openness and transparency. We ended the first day with a group feast at a local Chinese restaurant, where the food was plenty, the fellowship was energizing, and our waiter was out of control. Once he got to telling jokes, there was unfortunately no reeling him in!
We ended our weekend together by worshipping as a group on Sunday morning. The lesson was entitled “Shine on ME,” where I spoke of a foundational principle of all spiritual leaders: being committed to personal transformation and renewal. Following more fellowship and lunch, we all headed home, filled up by an inspiring weekend in a wonderful little town with a close group of friends…counting the days until next year!