ELDER RETREAT RECAP

We kicked off the weekend with delicious tacos and drinks at The Spot. Everybody is getting along.

We kicked off the weekend with delicious tacos and drinks at The Spot. Everybody is getting along.

Last Friday night and Saturday morning, the eleven Ruling Elders of DOWNTOWN CHURCH and the three Ruling Elders-Elect met for their annual retreat. Friday night we were at The Spot and on Saturday we moved to the bedazzled lounge in the law offices of Adams and Reese. 

Most of our time was spent eating, but between meals we worshipped together, worked on our group dynamics, and had extended conversations about what the future of the church might look like.

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That's John Beach and StacY Williams. John is saying something smart. Stacy is listening. 

That's John Beach and StacY Williams. John is saying something smart. Stacy is listening. 

Shanna Shepherd and Laura Belcher look serious with their charts.

Shanna Shepherd and Laura Belcher look serious with their charts.

LIndsay Joyner and Laura are writing things down.

LIndsay Joyner and Laura are writing things down.

Emily Hylden did not know we were in a meeting.

Emily Hylden did not know we were in a meeting.

Amos throws shade because Brad is clearly checking his watch before the end of the meeting. 

Amos throws shade because Brad is clearly checking his watch before the end of the meeting.