Robert and Kathryn had the privilege of being guest speakers for a network of French churches called C.E.P.E.E. Jura-Brest-Macon during the last weekend of October. Three years ago, the leader of this network asked us to act as "supervisors" of this group of small congregations located in the regions bordering Switzerland, in order to share our experiences, our advice and our wisdom.
The weekend retreat brought together about 150 people for a focused time on "How to ensure personal growth.” Starting with Romans 12: 1-2 and 1 Timothy 4:14, the teachings we had compiled were a source of inspiration and practical tips. In fact, it was the first time we taught on this subject outside of our local church! Each session included exercises to do as a personal or small group. Over 3 sessions (and a lot of interaction around the table during meals), we explained the difference between "the real me" and "the old me” and proposed the tools necessary to ensure personal growth.
The networks leaders were so enthusiastic about our sharing that they’ve already booked dates to have us again next year!