Food and Ministry: one and the same
As much as we don’t like to admit it, the food we eat plays a large role in our lives. Think about your life experiences – the trips you’ve taken, the places you’ve visited. There will always be a connection to food. That great bistro or the fantastic ice cream place you found along the way.
The food you prepare and serve your retreat guests makes an impact on their experience for better or worse as well. Your retreat is an opportunity to gather around the table in community, sharing joys and burdens over a fantastic meal. Home-cooked meals served family style at the table provide a comfortable experience where your guests can relax and be more open to sharing of themselves and inviting someone in as well.
As we gather together, eating a meal prepared with thought and love (that special ingredient), shows how much the event planner cares about every aspect of the retreat. Approach your retreat with the mindset of nourishing your guests in body and soul. Remember, “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the breaking of bread), and to prayer” Acts 2:42