by Derek Holmes CKNB Communications Specialist
As the year draws to a close and the holiday season is upon us, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the incredible journey we've shared together in 2023. The CKNB's CONNECT Ministry Leaders Lunch and CONNECT Pastor Breakfast have become integral parts of our community, fostering connections and providing valuable opportunities for church leaders to gather and build relationships.
With the Christmas season bringing a flurry of activity and a busy time for ministry, we have decided to take a brief hiatus for the month of December. We understand the demands and commitments that come with this special time of the year, and we want to give our dedicated leaders the space they need to focus on their congregations, families, and the joyous celebrations of the season.
The CONNECT Ministry Leaders Lunch and CONNECT Pastor Breakfast, initiated earlier this year, have created a platform where church leaders can simply come together in community without a specific agenda. These events have allowed us to forge connections, share experiences, and provide support for one another. The Ministry Leader Lunch, tailored for non-Senior Pastors, and the Pastors Breakfast, designed for Lead Pastors to "talk shop" and encourage one another, have both proven to be invaluable resources for our community.
Reflecting on the past year, we are thrilled to see the growth and positive impact these events have had on those involved. The connections made and relationships formed have enriched and strengthened the bonds that make CKNB special.
As we close out 2023, we are already looking forward to an exciting year ahead. The CONNECT Ministry Leaders Lunch will resume on the second Thursday of January, while the CONNECT Pastor Breakfast will reconvene on the third Thursday of the month at the Chick-Fil-A in Hamburg Pavillion.
In the meantime, we want to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas filled with love, joy, and warmth. May the holiday season bring you moments of reflection, gratitude, and connection with those who matter most. As we welcome the New Year, may it be filled with renewed energy, purpose, and exciting opportunities for growth.
Thank you for being an essential part of the CKNB family. We look forward to reconnecting in January and continuing to build on the foundation of fellowship and support that makes our community so special.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!