This past month, the SPO Ohio staff was blessed to be given the opportunity to join together for a time of relaxation and vision casting, spending three days in beautiful Hocking County in Ohio. It had been over a month since the opening of the newest SPO chapter at West Virginia University, and the Columbus-based staff was happy to hear from the West Virginia Mission Leaders about the excitement and growth happening at WVU. Besides spending plenty of time catching up with one another, the staff also participated in vision casting sessions, collaborating to envision the future of SPO and how to make “blue sky” dreams become reality. In addition, the staff learned more about one another’s work styles through taking the well known StrengthsFinder evaluation and discussing how to best utilize and grow the team’s strengths.
It was a blessed time for the staff to be together, focusing on growing as a team on mission together. The beauty of Hocking County was the perfect setting, and the staff found the personal and communal prayer times to be especially fruitful and energizing. After the sacred time set apart, the staff was renewed with zeal and ready to take on campus. Please continue to pray for our staff as we continue to grow and further our mission!