Christian Professionals Retreat

BonfireThe weekend following my thesis defence I went to the Toronto Christian Professionals Retreat that was organized by my church. It took place at the Kempenfelt conference center just outside of Barrie on lake Simcoe. It was a much needed opportunity to get away from the bustle of the city, take time to meditate and pray, and develop new friendships with people from my church. The theme of the retreat was “Life Together”, following Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book of the same name. We had several sessions throughout the weekend that focused on what it means to be a Chrisitan community, what it means for a Christian to minister to others, the importance of time alone with God, and the importance of confession and communion. The retreat challenged us as a church community to serve and be accountable to one another, and as individuals to grow in character to be more like Christ. On Saturday we had some group sports, some free time where I hung out by the lake and soaked in the sun, and in the evening we had a bonfire right on the water. It was good to be reminded of God’s beautiful creation both in the natural surroundings and the variety of amazing individuals that I met. Photo credit belongs to Leemarc Lao.

Crazy group shot

Big group

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