Our 4th Annual Compass Retreat is coming to a close tomorrow and it’s best summed up in Psalm 133:1 which says, “How good and how pleasant it is for brothers [and sisters] to dwell together in unity.”
For years I’ve felt that one of the clearest indications of a ministry or organization experiencing God’s favor is by the quality of the people that the Lord brings to it. Here are the words I’d use to describe those people the Lord is bringing to Compass: godly, capable, humble, servants, called, courageous, passionate . . . oh, and did I mention they also love to laugh have fun!
As important as it is for us to fulfill the Lord’s calling for Compass by teaching as many people as possible God’s way of handling money – the icing on the cake is to do it with a band of women and men who love each other and encourage one another to know Christ in a more intimate way.
This week our Compass family is spending time together at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs for our annual staff conference. It has been an incredible week! I could spend hours sharing about how the Lord has used this time but I’m kind of tired so I will share just a couple of things that has really stuck out to me.
Most retreats I have been at are very agenda driven leaving very little room for the Holy Spirit to move and work throughout the time. This has not been the case this week. I genuinely fee that I am at a retreat; i feel refreshed, encouraged and have really sensed the Lord speaking to me this week.The time with people and the relationships that are being built have a genuine authenticity to them.
We have been blessed from hearing God speak through folks from our team in India and Latin America. We have also been blessed by the presence of Chris and Debbie Lecurto from Dave Ramsey’s Organization and Mark Biller from Sound Mind Investing. It has been incredible to see so many people with like minds and like hearts be moved by the Lord in the same direction.
I wanted to especially give a shout out to Kelly Laughridge and Dan Schilling from our Compass staff for organizing this event. Their work behind the scenes has been a great gift to us all.