On Monday, we had our annual Staff Day Apart (formerly known as Staff Retreat). Trying to trim the budget this year, we decided not to stay over night, but spent the day away from the office. The purpose of this day is team-building, vision casting and planning the 2011 Calendar.
Started the day with breakfast in Nashville at the Pancake Pantry, which has become a tradition that Beth, Penny and DeAnna insist upon. In an ironic occurrence, we ran into the staff of LifeChurch.tv Indian Lake, which is a church located a mile down the road from us in Hendersonville. I already knew a couple of their staff, but it was good to meet the rest of those guys.
We spent the rest of the day at the Caleb Quarters at Belmont Church. The nice folks there provided a wonderful, homey environment for us to work.
We ended the day with dinner at PF Changs in West End, which is always delicious in a classy atmosphere.
Even though the day was effective and we enjoyed its brevity, I missed having a two day retreat. I’ll probably propose the “retreat” model for next October’s get away. We may do another day event like this in the spring, since we have found such a nice place to meet.
What a great team Beth and I get to serve with! They are all treasures to us, and a delight to work with.