CARNATION, Wash.—Camp Gilead hosted its first ever “In Tune” retreat for musicians involved in their churches’ music ministry. The two-day event was designed to equip, train, and encourage music ministry teams.
Participants engaged in intensive workshops including Keyboards 101, Visuals in Worship, Bass and Drums Skillbuilders, Basics of Improv on Piano, Communion and the Worship Service, and The Pastor’s Role in Worship. Three local pastors spoke during chapel services: Tom Ruhlman of Tabernacle Baptist in Shoreline, Jim Mailloux of First Baptist in Richland, and Worship Pastor Paul Hayes of Discovery Baptist Church in Gig Harbor.
Chris Rogers, associate pastor of Discovery Baptist Church, says, “When our team headed to Camp Gilead for the first ‘In Tune’ retreat, we didn’t know what we were getting into, but we knew it would be good. But we didn’t know it would be that good! The camaraderie, sweet spirit, speakers, variety of workshops to meet our individual needs and interests, sunrise worship, humility amongst the musicians, and so much more had us all talking nonstop as we headed back home Saturday night. ‘We gotta get the rest of the team out here next year!’ seemed to be the theme of the trip. Can’t wait for 2017!”
Next year’s retreat has already been scheduled for Feb. 10 and 11.