Pastor’s Retreat – Camp Lebanon, MN
Our theme this year is “Desiring God”.
We explored the challenge of being fully satisfied in Christ. Just because we have received him into our life does not mean he “dwells in our heart through faith”.
We had the privilege to have our President, David Whitaker join us for a few days. Four of our pastors spoke into the opportunity that God provides to dip our lives into the riches of his grace.
About 30 pastors and Leaders made the time to venture into our retreat center. We had some excellent sessions exploring the nature of resting in Christ, making time for a regular “sabbath” to grappling with how Christ truly is the only thing we allow to satisfy our soul.
We give the afternoons off to rest, relax and reunite our lives to one another. The friendship are awesome. The camp is fantastic and the staff are wonderful. They work endlessly to serve and encourage our pastors. I am grateful for their presence.
There is a deep well of spiritual nourishment that comes from knowing we are not alone in our pastoral life. This retreat opens the door to the comfort of knowing there are others who “get what I am going through”.
We had fun, great conversations, prayed together and found some real opportunity in these four days to experience true rest.
The challenge is always about what this will look like when we get home.
Thank you men for your confidence to trust this event to give you authentic connections with others who are in the same mode of existence.
We had a great week and the men were fantastic to utilize the time to struggle with the challenge of ministry and life.
Thank you men for your work to connect and join each other for His glory.
Regional Executive Director
Venture Church Network Midwest.