Scheduled for October 1-3, 2018, the regional retreats will again be led by Clancy Cruise, executive director of the Charis Fellowship. The initial retreat, the Central Focus, is scheduled for pastors and ministry leaders from Charis Fellowship congregations in the Midwest.
The Retreats provide opportunities for Charis Fellowship leaders to refresh, reflect, and retool.
This year’s Focus Retreat theme will be: Forward! Sessions will focus on moving the Charis Fellowship forward.
The lodge is a ministry of Grace Community Church, Goshen Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor). The staff at the church is excited to share this excellent facility with the Charis Fellowship at a discount. The lodge is on 45.19 acres near Syracuse, Ind., with frontage on Boner Lake. It features:
- 18 hole, professional-level Frisbee golf at the camp
- Paddle Boats
- Great spaces to relax, go for walks, talk.
- Maxwelton Golf Club (public) is right across the street.
- Lots of nearby restaurants
Each participant will need to bring their own bedding and towels. There are a limited number of private or couples rooms available. Church staff may stay together in one or more large rooms to turn this into a great staff retreat.
The Lodge is the former Smith Walbridge Camp and is located at 13900 N. Eastshore Drive, Syracuse, Ind. 46567. More recently, it was known as Camp Azuza. (Learn more about the camp here.) See its Facebook page here.
To register for the Central Focus Retreat, click here.