By Vicki Lund on behalf of the Pac NWC Ministerial Executive Committee
The fall weather was beautiful at Cascades Camp at the October “Clergy, Staff and Family Retreat.” For those who came to enjoy outdoor activities, this made canoeing on the lake, going horseback riding, or trying out the zip line that much more enjoyable. Some even relaxed with a massage.
Our speaker, Pastor Doug Bixby, from Massachusetts, shared practical tips concerning conflict, and how the church can discuss ways to building healthy relationships in our congregations. He shared from 24 years of pastor experience as we looked at personal relationships with parishioners and our family. Ministry is a stressful career for both those serving and their family. A special session was added this year for clergy spouses.
The PAC NW Conference continues to seek to have this getaway retreat, so those who attend can rest, be renewed and enjoy time with ministerial colleagues.
One of our goals for next year is to have more clergy in our conference involved in our sessions together. We welcome your ideas and help as we seek to serve you better.