Grace Brethren pastors and leaders from around the midwest are gathered this week at the Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Oregon, Ohio, for the Central Focus Retreat.
Clancy Cruise, pastor of Grace Church, Marysville, Ohio, and executive director of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, is leading the sessions, which are focusing on the pastor and his family. Participants arrived on Monday evening and enjoyed a time of fellowship and worship before dinner. Following the meal, they divided into affinity groups where they discussed questions related to the home and family life of those in full-time ministry.
Tuesday afternoon affords time for relaxation, meditation, and fellowship, and the group will come back this evening after dinner.
The retreat concludes Wednesday morning prior to lunch.