One Challenge is grateful that the event Encouragement For Leaders went so well. It was held in East Sussex from 3rd to 5th October and 21 people joined for the full time and another 7 visited for the middle day.
The theme Jesus, The Good Shepherd led us to consider what various Bible characters experienced at times of stress, setback or success. In all, God's response is tender, restorative and full of grace. Leisurely meal times led to rich conversations; a free afternoon let us wander around the beautiful grounds during some welcome sunshine.
One pastor was delighted to have most of 3 days with his wife, away from daily demands; another said he didn't understand how he needed the time away until he got there.
Thank you for your prayer support for this event.