CL@Y Rekindle 2019


May, 2019


On April 25, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio hosted CL@Y Rekindle, a half-day conference created by their staff for their staff.

“Our staff work hard to help our YMCA members strengthen their spirit, mind and body. As an association, we want to help our staff pursue their own healthy spirit, mind and body,” shares Nancy Abbott, the chaplain for the YMCA of Greater San Antonio.

“With hosting two CL@Y Rekindle conferences each year, it is our desire to do just that! We provide a ‘pause’ for our staff to enjoy one another, strengthen their spirit and prepare for the season ahead with new tools to build their faith. It is our hope that this conference will help rekindle our passion for serving our members and communities, while strengthening our relationship with God through inspirational talks, engaging discussions and worship.”

The theme of the conference was Pause. Cayce Harris, executive director of ONE, spoke on the theme of pause as well as led simple exercises that helped participants slow down, listen and hear from God. A team form Community Bible Church led worship for the time. Those in attendance connected with one another in small group discussions. It was a refreshing time for all who were there.

In addition to offering these half-day conferences, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio encourages employees, board members and volunteers to participate in the annual CL@Y conference. CL@Y, an acronym for Christian Leaders at the Y, is a yearly weekend Christian leadership conference that is a joint effort between the YMCAs of Greater San Antonio, Dallas and Houston.

Leaders in these associations partnering together in this way is a beautiful picture of what Jesus prayed for in John 17:20–21. “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

Well done to Nancy and the leadership of the YMCA of Greater San Antonio for investing in the spiritual life of your community.