FOM1_INLAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.—Leaders of various separatist mission agencies gathered in the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Fellowship of Missions CEO Retreat in Helen, Ga. FOM President Maynard Belt says the retreat “always proves to be a time of both physical and spiritual refreshment.” He says that “visiting the sights of Helen, enjoying fellowship of like-minded servants of Christ, eating to our heart’s content, and relaxing within a very flexible schedule” were highlights of the weekend retreat.

Following the retreat, leaders met for the FOM Annual Meeting, hosted by Biblical Ministries Worldwide in Lawrenceville. This year’s theme was “Benchmarks for Leadership Transitions.”

FOM member Daniel Anderson, president of Appalachian Bible College, recently wrote Biblical Slave Leadership, published by Regular Baptist Books.

The Fellowship of Missions, founded in 1969, consists of 25 mission agencies representing more than 2,000 missionaries worldwide. Established for the purpose of accountability, personal and ministry development, and encouragement, FOM provides opportunities for member agency heads and leaders to keep abreast of global missions happenings, interact with each other, and obtain information on current theological and methodological issues.

Continental Baptist Missions, Rockford, Mich., will host the 2014 FOM retreat and annual meeting.