What sorts of things does a local church board discuss at it’s annual retreat?

The flower roster?
The need to cut the length of the Sunday morning harangues … I mean … sermons?
The leaky roof?

Not likely, at least not at the one I’ve been involved with today. On our agenda were:

  • brainstorming closer work with the six other congregations in our suburb
  • working on our indigenous reconciliation agenda
  • advancing our environmental care policy with an energy audit
  • creating opportunities for enhanced cross generational engagement with the local community
Some good grist for the mill. Now to put legs on it all.