Ministry Colleagues: I am requesting prayer for the seven Congregational Champions Retreats I will be leading this fall. These are the first major events of my four-year Ministry Legacy Season. Five of these will be in my home in Columbia, SC, one will be in Richmond, VA, and one will be in Sarasota, FL.
I am starting a three-day retreat in Richmond, VA today [August 30th]. Please pray for me and the eight participants. [I only want to have 5-7 people in each retreat to enhance and deepen the learning.]
These retreats are my attempt to download, share, and "pay it forward" to others. I had so many mentors 30 to 40 years ago who helped me get started, and whose wisdom I have used for four decades.
These retreats are arising out of my 40 years of consulting with and coaching congregations and leaders in 50 denominations throughout North America. I want to share what I have learned about how to help congregations become and sustain vitality and vibrancy. I feel a lot of passion around these retreats, and amazingly I am nervous because this is such a significant and humbling experience.
I will have pastors, church staff, layperson, denominational staff, consultants, and coaches in these retreats from more than 15 denominations in the USA and Canada.
That is why I am requesting prayer. Thank you, in advance.