Once a year, the Cadence Adult ministries gets together for a Staff conference. All of the European House Directors and Womens Ministry Personnel spend time hanging out, studying God's word, and relaxing.
The format is usually the same...we travel on Monday, start our first session on Monday night. We have sessions every morning and evening, with the afternoons open for rest and spending time together. We head back to reality on Friday. Sounds kind of mundane, doesn't it?!
But it is so much more than that! It is amazing to us how many quality people we work with side-by-side. Men & women of integrity and they possess a deep love for our military. At times, we are surprised that we are part of this team -- the people of Cadence are Godly folks and sometimes we feel that we have so much to learn! We are grateful that our leadership team and peers are very patient with us! :-)
The conference is a very special time for us. No one else - besides another Cadence worker - understands the crazy schedule, the demands of ministry, the sacrifice of our families. It's great to get ideas from one another. It's nice to play together and have time with our Cadence colleagues. It is a wonderful reminder that what we do for a living is fulfilling, and challenging; but we wouldn't have it any other way!