Crown of ThornsI had the opportunity to attend a NACAR sponsored workshop in Burlingame, California, a couple of weeks ago. Including the presenters, there were 18 attending associate leaders from the San Francisco Bay Area, and from as far as San Diego, Seattle, Salem, Dubuque, LaCrosse and Evanston! It was an excellent experience learning about associate leadership, working out practical problems and gaining gifted insights from one another as associate leaders.

If there is anything that NACAR does well, it's sponsoring workshops! We are working to produce more of them with fresh content, and we are always open to your suggestions. I invite you check out here for registration information about the next in the series workshop 2013 on the Contemporary Spirituality of Association, at the Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, June 14 – 16, 2013.

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