Staff Retreat 2021 Recap

As many of you know, this past weekend our ministerial staff gathered for a 24 hour retreat at Fort Caswell. Some may be wondering what staff do on such a retreat and why the church sent us, and I wanted to give a look into what the weekend held for us!

First, we traveled to Carolina Beach where we visited an escape room –– the Tomb Raider room at iEscape. If you don't know what an escape room is, it's pretty much what it sounds like. You are locked into a room with a group of people (in this case Todd, Will, and Lawrence) and you have an hour to piece together clues and 'escape' the room. As collectively gifted as our staff might be, we ran out of time and didn't escape the 'Mayan Temple' we'd been locked in, though we DID work together to get almost out! This was a great team building exercise, though we discovered that Will and Lawrence are not the best at deciphering hieroglyphics to solve math problems!

Once they'd let us out of the escape room, we journeyed to the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell where we spent almost six hours, over two sessions planning and dreaming together. We prayed together, planned out a tentative 2022 calendar, addressed next steps on open projects, and sought the Spirit's guidance for where we, and BBC, is headed moving forward.

While Taylor could not join us in person (it was midterm week at Campbell!), she did Zoom in to the sessions (River, who usually talks a lot on Sundays, didn't have too much to say though!).

Our staff is thankful to serve in a church that values its staff enough to give us this intentional time of planning and retreat. We are all thankful to serve with you and can't wait to see where Christ will take us as we move forward.

Keep a lookout for some new things coming soon!

The best is yet to be,

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