CS Wales Conference 2010
19th April 2010
Two weeks ago, around 40 of the welsh tribe gathered in Pembroke for our annual conference. The aim of the timetogether was to just be a family together and recharge and re-envision for the year ahead.As a working title, we gave the conference a theme of “Learning to stand.”
The Friday night talk from Johnny Hilman illustrated how we can all catch a wave, but what we do with it varies immensely. We can do our own thing and head for the beach in the white water, we can struggle to our feet and fall off, or we can practice and spend time in the water and end up going where the wave goes and be in the pocket. Maximum stoke, maximum reward. Getting in the pocket of where God is going is the key to effective CS mission.Saturday dawned bright and warm with the Hillmans leading the dawny charge!!! (Hmmmm?). After breakfast Annie spoke on being Mission focussed and How Jesus want to partner with us to be fishers of men.We had an amazing afternoon of chilling on the beach, massive evening fire and quality fish and chips.Sunday saw the entire crew descend on Paul and Jens church in Neyland. Paul Andrews and Knoxy led us in awesome worship, James spoke about Gods faithfulness in his life and Pastor Steve Lee delivered the totally spot on and ever amusing Sunday message.Thanks steve for being such an encouragement and support.It was a really important time for us as CS Wales as we look forward to the busy time ahead.It was great to remember that we are a mission organisation and we are all about taking the message of hope and full life to our beach and surf community.Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people live. Let’s remember that this summer, and bring life to all we meet.