"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up"
Our world is rapidly changing. We recently watched the horrific events in Paris that brought tragedy and grief to many homes, families and that nation. The question is often asked, “Are things falling apart? Perhaps we should rephrase this question from a Christian perspective, “Are things falling together?” “Is God allowing things to fall together for His plan and purposes? Each day brings us closer to the day when that trumpet will sound and we will be united with the Lord forever.
Until He comes through those clouds, we have much work to do. We want to make the most of every opportunity to share the Good News and minister effectively.
It is with great joy that we invite you to “CREATING A CULTURE OF DISCIPLESHIP” at the 2016 AFLC Home Missions Retreat, February 1-4 in the Valley of the Sun at Calvary Free Lutheran Church, Mesa, AZ. Our emphasis will be on equipping the saints from our theme verses in Ephesians 4:11-12.
Please begin praying for our speakers and pleading for the Holy Spirit to work in our midst during this special time. We all need to be re-energized, re-ignited and refreshed. Come with prepared and expectant hearts to meet the Lord in a fresh new way.
We look forward to spending time with you!
February 1-4, 2016
Monday Evening - Thursday Noon
Calvary Free Lutheran
590 N 96th Street
Mesa, AZ 85207-7006
EARLY BIRD: $10 off registration if you sign-up on or before January 11th, 2016
HOUSING + MEALS
Host home arranged by CFL. Breakfast at host homes. Other meals will be hosted or coordinated through CFL
Have questions? Email us, email@example.com
Here is what some of our pastors, parish builders, and lay leaders are saying about the Retreat:
Such a wonderful retreat! Not just AZ and the weather, but Calvary’s pastor and people, our HMC wives and their selfless serving, and the rich time in Word and worship and fellowship. I came thinking I was going to be giving, but I was so impacted by the presence of God and the Lord’s dealing with me in love and correction that I came away being powerfully refreshed in a way that I have not experienced in years.- Home Missions Committee Member
The conference had dynamic presenters with powerful messages in each presentation. The theme in the morning meetings was praying to our Father who wants to meet with us and desires a relationship with us. The afternoon message stressed the importance of “listening” to the Father. We also learned how to see interruptions in ministry as a blessing.- Home Missions Parish Builder