“So, encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”          I Thessalonians 5:11 NLT

We spend a lot of time encouraging those around us and spurring them on to encourage others. The Apostle Paul reminds us that Jesus will soon return so we must continue to encourage until that glorious day.

When I think of our district pastors and I have conversations with you, I am always the one that is encouraged and inspired.

Because we wear so many hats, the difficult part for us as pastors can be positioning ourselves to be encouraged. The Gathering, Open Bible Central Leaders’ Event, September 27-29 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, will be a great way for each of us to not only receive encouragement but also to encourage others. It is my hope to see you there!