Friday, March 29, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019
March 29-30 | Camp New Life
Join us for our second annual Men’s Retreat, March 29-30 at New Life Camp. This year our focus will be ‘Leaders and Followers’ and what makes both necessary for families, churches and communities to thrive. Our guest speaker is Amos Disasa, Incoming Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas. Early bird registration is $75. After February 21 registration is $90.
Leaders and Followers
Six years ago, when the church we were starting from scratch was trying hard to figure out who we wanted to be, I wrote the manifesto below for our future church leaders. Eventually they rewrote it, more than once, and they continue to rewrite it.
The church I want to attend escapes our vague definitions of community to appear more crazy than coordinated. Worship styles are local attempts at ancient traditions. Leadership is entrusted to those who are available to the unexpected, shifty movements of the Spirit. Mistakes are often made, quickly corrected, and honestly assessed. The words "system, process, order, and success" are to be used with prudence and not often.
How often do you pause to (re)consider who you want to be? Did you write it down and can you return to your personal statement of call to see what needs to change? Leaders do this. They know who they are not and who they want to be.
If you are considering attending the men's retreat, you've got enough time to be a leader. You will not leave with an instruction manual on how to lead, but you will leave with the first words to a personal statement of call informed by the Gospel of Jesus.
Camp New Life
9927 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614