In formal times of instruction, in a variety of retreats, and simply over meals with one another, we all need times of equipping in the Word of God. We never fully arrive, and so we are desirous of continuing to grow more in the love and knowledge of Jesus and his work in our lives. As pastors we are often encouraged and equipped through the experience and insights of those who are in the same local church or city as we are. We are equipped for love and good works primarily through the local church, but we come alongside of one another to supplement and support local church equipping. We do that through times for pastors/elders to come together for mutual instruction and encouragement, and for local churches to come together in shared mission projects and retreats. Our hope and aim is that these contexts serve to multiply our effectiveness in helping and encouraging one another in our relationship with Jesus Christ.