The last half of this week, The Connection Church staff will be going to Lake Buchanan for our annual ADVANCE. That’s right, we don’t retreat, we’re moving forward. This is an important time for our team to REMEMBER why we do what we do, REFRESH spiritually, RENEW relationships, and RECREATE with some fun together.
We like to set aside some focused time to get out of our usual surroundings so that we can get a fresh perspective on what God has called us to do. This will be our second year to head out to Lake Buchanan, outside of Llano and Kingsland, Texas. We’re even going to get to have some water fun with a jet ski!
We’ll do some team-building, praying, planning, and lots of eating. I like to include time for our team to get alone with God, meet together with others in ministry areas, and we’ll do a lot of BIG PICTURE strategizing with the whole team. We like to set BIG God-sized goals for the coming year and see how God works to far exceed our wildest dreams.
Our scripture for this year’s ADVANCE is Psalm 18:29, “With Your help, I can advance against a troop; with my God, I can scale a wall.” There are some walls that need to be scaled and some troops we need to advance against. And we know, with God’s help, as we all stand together, nothing will stop us!
We’ve been doing this each year since the time there were only 3 of us on staff, and it blows me away how far we’ve come. Still, we know, the best is ahead of us! Please pray for our team and the time that we spend this week that God will use it to propel us ahead.