January 2015, Eagle Rock, CA. Instead of the usual regional conference, the South Western District churches of Grace Communion International held a retreat at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, January 23 to 25 this year.
Attended by 49 pastors and pastoral teams representing 15 congregations, the sessions were highly interactive and participatory involving quiet times, personal reflections, and communion.
Considerable times were spent focusing in prayer, in the Word of God (written and Living), worship, personal times of devotion, intercessory prayer for one another, fellowshipping, and even fun and laughter when pastors relate funny experiences while serving God’s people.
The retreat was facilitated by Glen Weber, Pastor of New Hope Fellowship. Also present were Lorenzo Arroyo, Regional Pastor and Greg Williams, director of Church Administration. —Johnny Logrono, GCI Philippines Media