Janeen . . .
Janeen Kohler did a great job speaking tonight! We are so blessed to have so many talented speakers at Indian Lake. Janeen and her husband Steve are a true blessing to our church.
Staff Retreat - the reason
Our first staff retreat was a dream come true for me because I have always looked forward to raising up a strong team around me. I am so impressed with the staff God has brought to work with me and Beth. I have been on staff at other large churches, and I found that the times we traveled together had a very positive effect on me. Changing environments for two days gave us a chance to deepen our relationships, have more time to explore important subjects and analyze issues we had delayed action on. Some of the nicer parts of the trips are also a reward for a job well done by these dedicated employees.
The retreat took place on Monday and Tuesday in Monteagle, TN. Monteagle is half-way between Nashville and Chattanooga. On the old highway 41 between Chicago and Miami, it is the highest point at 2,000 ft. elevation. You would expect it to be a typical small southern city, but it is really quite a sophisticated place. There is a lot of variety in culture for a small community. We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast called Monteagle Inn. The house was not as isolated as the picture made it appear, but being in the center of town ended up being quite convenient. I was pleased with the customer service and laid back atmosphere. The breakfast was delicious - the blueberry scone was especially tasty. I wish we would have done more work on the front porch, but there were not enough plug-ins for all of our lap tops on the porch. Another downfall of technology!