Charis Fellowship pastors from around the Pacific Northwest, including Washington state and western Canada, are gathered this week at Camp Clear Lake, the camp operated by the Northwest District of Grace Brethren Churches and located near White’s Pass, Wash.
This is the last of five regional retreats in 2018 that has brought Charis Fellowship pastors, elders, and ministry leaders together for a few days of rest and refreshment.
As with the other retreats, this one is led by Clancy Cruise, executive director of the Charis Fellowship and pastor of Grace Church, Marysville, Ohio. He is focusing on helping pastors develop a culture of apprenticeship for leadership development. He is joined by Dan Allan, who shared some ideas for staying fresh in ministry in this morning’s session.
The retreat began on Monday evening with dinner and an evening session at Iglesia de los Hermanos, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Yakima, Wash. (Miguel Sanjuan, pastor). This allowed those pastors in the region who are bi-vocational and not able to get away during the day to join in on the retreat.
On Wednesday, Mark Lingenfelter, president of the Association of Grace BrethrenMinisterss, will lead a discussion of the new standardized process for those seeking ordination in the Fellowship.
For photos from the retreat, click here.