The Southwest Focus Retreat, comprised of pastors and lay leaders from Grace Brethren churches throughout the southwestern U.S., concluded just before noon today at Rancho Capistrano near San Juan Capistrano, California.
The three-day retreat, which is organized and implemented by Tom Avey and the FGBC coordinator’s office, was led this year by the current FGBC moderator, pastor Jim Brown of the Grace Brethren church in Goshen, Indiana.
This year’s retreat focused primarily on evangelism and outreach. A special feature was a “fishing expedition” on Tuesday afternoon when teams of retreat participants fanned out all over the Capistrano/Mission Viejo area to engage people in conversation and to share the gospel, if possible.
The next in the series of retreats is at Haines City, Florida, the dates of February 25-27. More information is available at www.fgbc.org.