Dear Windermere Friends,
Week 34 – Something is missing
I heard speaker Dave Rhodes reference an article he was reading once about a man who had come up with an invention that was catching a lot of people’s attention. This is what Dave said –
“His invention was the Ropeless Jump Rope. He billed it as the jump rope for clumsy people or as exercise equipment for places like prison where a rope could be used for things far less beneficial than exercise. The key to the Ropeless Jump Rope was the weighed handles which made it feel like you were jumping rope event though there was no rope.
This prototype wouldn’t be hard to produce. So, I went to Wal-Mart and bought a regular jump rope then just cut the rope off of the handles and started jumping rope. What I learned was this – I didn’t have to jump long before I knew something was missing.”
In my experience I have heard many pastors share that there is something missing in the local church. The world is tipping more and more away from the gospel. Churches are finding more barriers to reaching as many people as in years past. I know of no more challenging leadership role than the role of pastor. Something is missing in our churches.
We just finished a huge summer here
at Windermere. We were able to see
God work in great ways. We were able to receive some good feedback from our groups. The bottom line is this – Windermere continues to be a trusted partner for the local church.
If asked by a local pastor for my opinion I would say this – Camp can help your church rediscover what has been missing. Think about these questions –
This week the Windermere Directors and I are
planning for next year. We get to dream about
how Windermere can be the best friend of the local church. I can’t wait to see what God is going to accomplish next year!
Spread the word, Windermere is not only a beautiful place; it is also a place where the local church can find something that has been missing.
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October 6-8, 2016
Guests Include: Dr. Greg Morrow;
Dr. Paul Gibson, Great music
Cost $75 for program and meals.
Lodging as low as $49
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It is always a pretty day at the lake.
John W. Bailey
Office 573-346-5200 Ext. 2611
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