#18 - Staff Retreat & a Discussion on Gun Control

We discucss our annual staff retreat, why we do it, what it looks like and a few favorite memories from past retreats. The rest of the time, we talk about guns, gun control laws, why this is all such a big deal and how we should view this controversial issue as Christians.

Topics: Politics | The Village Church

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This week Matt and Josh are joined again by JT English, Pastor of Training for The Village Church Institute, and by Adam Hawkins, Spiritual Formation pastor at our Plano campus. They begin by discussing our annual staff retreat, why we do it, what it looks like and a few favorite memories from past retreats. The rest of the time, they discuss guns, gun control laws, why this is all such a big deal and how we should view this controversial issue as Christians.

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