On Friday afternoon the church leaders headed to Cloverly Hall near Whitchurch
It is a place we had been before set ,in lovely countryside with great food and facilities.
It was great in the middle of busy lives to put 24 hours apart to be together.There is something about eating,sharing, talking,praying,walking and even "wasting time" together away from some of the normal pressures of life
Sometimes leaders meetings can get crowded out by stuff that needs to be talked about and decisions that need to be made .
The urgent however is not always the most important though, and it was good at Cloverly to step back, and to build our relationships as leaders, to take time to think about our vision and how we present it ,to talk honestly about our personal spiritual lives,to share our joys and sorrows
Much of our discussion was based around Bill Hybels " Courageous Leadership" which we had all read before we went and formed at least the starting point and the background for our sessions,
We came away with some fairly concise thoughts & ideas about future direction and areas we need to concentrate on.We we will work on these and share them more widely but perhaps even more valuable was the fellowship and deeper relationships that resulted as we built team together
we must do it again soon!