Eight leaders from New Creation in Christ, a GCI congregation in St. Louis, Missouri, gathered recently for a retreat to seek direction from the Father, Son and Holy Spirit regarding their next steps in implementing the action plan that resulted from their participation in the Transformational Church (TCAT) consulting process (illustrated at right) provided by GCI Church Administration and Development.
The retreat, which was facilitated by Larry Hinkle, and Charles and Carmen Fleming of GCI’s affiliate ministry, Odyssey in Christ, included times of worship and instruction in group spiritual discernment practices.
Karl Reinagel (at left in the picture), who pastors New Creation in Christ, commented: “At the retreat, we learned to discern God’s will for us—looking and listening for the Spirit in silence and solitude, meeting him in those moments, then yielding to him and his will. We also learned how to come to conclusions as a group as we participate in these times together.”
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