We will be hosting all our Lay readers and their spouses from our 250 churches for a retreat and training. This will be an opportunity to provide training opportunities and experiences to equip them to realize and respond to their personal call to ministry. Since each disciple is ‘gifted’ with one or more spiritual gifts (skills given by the Holy Spirit for the express purpose of serving the body of believers and thereby God),  Such trainings help our Lay readers  become aware of their particular gift or gifts by offering educational events to enhance and develop the skill level necessary for the full fruition of these gifts. It is an excellent vehicle for servant ministry skill development and has aided thousands of church leaders to be better servants of Jesus Christ, to become stronger church family leaders, and to more capably assist their Clergy.