Clearing finished…

Another Clearing (staff retreat) with the Crossings team in the books. Always a great time with great people. We have developed a relationship that is unique, more than professional, more than friends, tough to frame it in words. We become all the best of family, team and community in sharing our lives together for the benefit of us all. It is a gift to have this be a part of my work better yet a part of my life.

the Clearing at the Clearing with Crossings

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Sunday through Tuesday I’ll be with the staff of Crossings Knoxville for their annual January retreat, called the Clearing, at the Clearing, a beautiful retreat setting on Norris Lake, Maynardville, Tennessee. This will be my third annual opportunity to join the team in a time of reflection, team building and looking ahead.  As staff teams are strengthened entire organizations benefit.

Here are comments from Kim Day related to a past Clearing: So grateful to have had Jim on our staff retreat this week. Jim helped us through a lot of big decisions that without his outside set of eyes, would have been much more difficult. Jim shared lots of good laughs and stories with us, while challenging us to really evaluate everything we do. I can’t wait to have Jim back with us again!

Please contact me to explore staff retreat opportunities for your team.

Almost home…

It’s Thursday evening and I’m wrapping up the week in Knoxville before catching an early flight Friday morning. It has been a good week with good people. The staff and people of Crossings Church know how to make me feel welcome. We started with a staff retreat at the Clearing on Norris Lake and ended with meetings with members of the broader Crossings family.  We enjoyed times of reflection, learning and looking ahead. I look forward to continued connections with these people in the days and years yet to come. And, I’m looking forward to being home.

566118_10151448901969236_680934239_nView from the deck of the Clearing