We just had our first ever GP Seattle Thanksgiving Retreat! This year’s theme was the heroes of faith and passing on the baton as we run the race with perseverance (Hebrews 12:1)
‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us’
Along each side of our venue hanged inspirational banners quoting many of these heroes of faith. From the heroes of old such as Apostle Peter, Apostle Paul, John Wesley... down to modern day Billy Graham and Marilyn Lazlo.
Pastor Steve would challenge us to make personal connection with these heroes as we’re just part of a long lineage of people of faith as described in Hebrews 11. And Eunice would introduce each video from our churches and lead us in discussions.
And of course… what’s a retreat without awesome praise times?
To close out the retreat, we had a ceremonious passing on of the baton, starting from the older to the younger. This was a reminder and keepsake for each of us to continue to run the Christian race with perseverance.
Press on and run hard!