Eastern Region Elder Retreat
Over 50 elders and pastors in the Eastern Region gathered at Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center in Mount Bethel, PA on March 21-22 to participate in a blessed time of worship, prayer, encouragement and edification.
Greg Anderson, Executive Director of Inspiration Point Christian Camp & Retreat Center (pictured above), was the primary speaker. Greg addressed the practical side of team ministry in the church. His sessions included: guidance on how to best use elder meetings with the goal of better knowing the Shepherd and shepherding his flock, the nature of the elder/pastor relationships in the church, love in action, and serving others.
Pastor Fred Scragg of Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in Huntington Station, NY led a session on the basics of sermon preparation and preaching. Elder Jim Bossert, Bethany LBC, Staten Island, NY, led a session on shepherding the flock through caring and connecting.
In addition to those previously mentioned, thanks also goes out to Elder Ernie Ricciardelli, Bethel LBC, Huntington Station, NY, Pastor Roger Viksnes, Bethany LBC, East Hartland, CT and Pastor Warren Geraghty, Regional Pastor, for their organization and leadership of this event. Thanks also to Brian Abrahamsen and the entire Tuscarora Inn team for the accommodations and food.
Through our time of fellowship, learning and sharing together under the Word of God, the elders and pastors of the Eastern Region were refreshed and encouraged in their ministries and reminded of God’s great love for us in Christ Jesus.
Pastor Mike Edwards serves Good News LBC in McAlisterville, PA.