CANNON BEACH, Ore.—The Baptist Network Northwest hosted its Refresh Retreat at Cannon Beach Conference Center Sept. 9–12. The retreat is an annual event for ministry workers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

“Baptist Network Northwest has long understood the value and importance of taking time to get away to relax and be refreshed by the Lord,” says Ben Jacobs, retreat coordinator and pastor of Columbia Heights Baptist Church, Boise, Idaho. “I really believe the Oregon coast setting, fellowship with others in ministry, times of worship, and sitting under the preaching of God’s Word have all the potential to refresh each one of us.”

Curt DeGraaff, family and counseling pastor at Saylorville Church, Des Moines, Iowa, spoke from Isaiah 40 on “Looking Upward to Go Onward.”