Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bible Retreat

Hello. I'm Shawn. This is my blog.

Sorry, just thought I would re-introduce myself.

At any rate, I am not really going to be blogging much of anything right now. I am, instead, simply sharing a little bit about an exciting event coming up in another two weeks. We, in the Northern New England Conference, are going to be doing something that has, perhaps, not been done in any other conference for a few decades. I might be overstating it a bit, but I am excited about this awesome opportunity.

We are actually going to have a Pastors' Bible Retreat where we do nothing but study the Bible. Another pastor and I from the conference asked the administration if we could hold such an event, purely on a voluntary basis, and they kindly obliged. When the invitation went forth, the majority of the pastors in the conference responded by saying they would love to attend. A number of others also indicated that they would like to come, but schedule conflicts do not allow it.

This is exciting. It shows me that there is a hunger for the Word and things are happening.

After much prayer and deliberation, we have decided to study the book of Galatians. So we are going to spend two straight days unpacking this wonderful little book.

Please pray for us! I do believe that the Spirit will lead us in a mighty way. There is no way we can encounter the Word without being changed.

Below is the poster for the event.


David Hamstra said...


This is an idea worth stealing. Thank you!

Staci said...

Happy Studying! Any plans to write up what you discover? That is the one book of the Bible I really need to study as it often causes "problems" and I sometimes don't know how to explain it.

Shawn Brace said...

Thanks Staci! I trust that the Lord will greatly bless. Perhaps I will share a summary of our discoveries after I return. I don't know that it will be anything in-depth, however.

Have you read E.J. Waggoner's stuff on Galatians (I would suggest his original, "The Gospel in Galatians" as a very good primer).