When Jesus took time for spiritual renewal, he went into the wilderness. He stepped away from all the trappings of his work. He traveled without a laptop. Without a calendar. He even left his disciples at home. In other words, Jesus left behind the first-century version of distractions so that he could fully unplug.
You are on the front lines of leadership during the most extensive, swiftest cultural shift the world has ever experienced. Everything has changed. You have been rising to the challenge. Some of you share this as the most rewarding, if not demanding, chapter of your ministry. It’s time to boost your spiritual immune system.
For three days in an Airbnb rental in a cozy Atlanta neighborhood, my team and I took a spiritual retreat. Nine of us worshiped together, laughed and played together, ate meals together, envisioned the coming year together, and worked on some detailed processes together.