This Vestry Retreat feels like a joy!
Focused participants, gentle guidance, and an awareness that God’s love is abundant is what makes this occasion joyful. This moves the weekend from checking the “Vestry Retreat is Done” box to being a time of renewal and excitement for God’s mission.
We started with dinner at El Torito’s renewing relationships and integrating new members. Bp. Chilton Knudsen led us through a process that invited us to reflect on where we have been, claim who we are, and start prioritizing for the future.
Tonight we have more fellowship with dinner at the Rainforest Cafe and an early evening. Tomorrow will will start the winnowing process and get to 2 or 3 goals.
The whole process is surrounded and embedded with prayer.