OARBC_inlineSUGARCREEK, Ohio—Eight pastors and their wives from across Ohio met at the beautiful Carlisle Inn for a retreat hosted by the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches.

Three sessions interspersed throughout Feb. 15 and 16 allowed couples to share their thoughts and experiences in three areas: preaching and personal applications they have gained; ways they were fleshing out Paul’s practical guidelines for ministry in 1 Thessalonians 2 (Biblical preaching, loving the people, and living blamelessly before them); and a primary lesson or non-negotiable they have learned from their years in ministry.

The OARBC hosts several retreats for pastors and wives throughout the year, with many of the locations being favorites of past attendees.