Leaders “Make Room” During Annual Retreat

(May 11, 2016) – Senior leaders representing more than 12 member churches came to the beautiful Carter Hall and Conference Center for two days of refreshing and equipping last month.

Keeping in mind the “Make Room” theme, guest speakers Pastor Ron & Sandy Johnson spoke life into the guest’s lives as well as did NLMI’s Pastors Dan Backens and Joseph Umidi. Tuesday morning’s women’s tea and men’s breakfast were new additions, and were such a hit that they are scheduled to be a part of 2017’s retreat. Sweet times of worship were led by Pastor Adam Cates, Pastor Kevin Turpin and a wonderful team from Grace Covenant Church.

“It was great to get away and be poured into by the speakers and spending time with the Lord, ” shared Minister Barbara Ward. “[It was a] good time of fellowship and community building.”

As associate pastor at Piedmont International Church, this was Michael Shamberger’s first NLMI retreat. He said, “The best for me was simply getting to meet and talk to new people and encouraging each other.”

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