This year at our Thanksgiving Retreat we took a deeper lookat the Gracepoint core values: Connecting with God, Growing Up, Getting Close,Training Up, Living it Out, Reaching Out, Giving it All, and Giving it All.
We began our retreat by remembering all the ways God blessed us this last year through the historian's report. We recalled all sorts of incredible things like getting to be part of the first multi-church Gracepoint Winter Gathering in California, two vision trips (one to Michigan and one to Rutgers), and everything in between. After reflecting on the past year, some of the staff shared about struggles in their lives that challenged the students to examine their own relationships with God.
After lunch, we heard more sharings from the staff and got to hear about the great work being done with kids through the Joyland ministries and with seniors through Elder Care Ministries. It was so inspiring to witness all the good work God is doing through our brothers and sisters in Christ in other churches.