Listen to teachings HERE from the retreat on September 6-8, 2019.
Every September, the whole congregation is invited to enjoy our annual All-Church Retreat at Sandy Island, on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. It is wonderful opportunity to get to know each other in an informal way through worship, teaching, recreation, and tons of fun. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (office @ westgate-church.org). Hope you will join us!
This year Sam Huggard (Regional Director of NEDA) will be teaching on “What Unifies A Church In Pastoral Transition?” from 1 Corinthians 1-3. Leadership transition in the local church is not new. For a couple thousand years, God has purposefully brought leaders in and out of local churches so that his family can be built up and multiplied. While different leaders are necessary for accomplishing God’s purposes, leadership transition is not without challenges. We must guard against the worldly tug toward division especially during seasons of transition. Thankfully, God has given us everything we need to maintain the unity of the Spirit. In 1 Corinthians 1-3, Paul identifies 3 essential elements given by God for our unity: the message of the cross, God’s perspective on church leadership, and God’s wisdom. These 3 elements enable God’s church to be unified and to grow during leadership transition.
If you are interested in being baptized at Sandy Island, please contact Pastors Bruce and Travis, or the church office.
Once you are registered, please sign up for your boat to the Sandy Island Retreat HERE.