In the spring of each year a ‘Pastors and Spouses’ conference is held somewhere in the territory of the Association. One of our member churches hosts a week of worship, education opportunities, some touring of key historical or contemporary sites related to the presence of the Christian witness and a lot of fellowship and good food.
Collegial connections can be a challenge for anyone serving international congregations and their families. This yearly event has been a wonderful example of support from the Association and its member churches to the pastors and their spouses.
Recent conferences have been held in Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia; Geneva and Interlaken, Switzerland; the Holy Lands; Berlin and Wittenberg, Germany; Antalya, Turkey; London, UK; Paris, France; Athens and Meteora, Greece; and Cairo, Egypt.
The 2020 and 2021 Pastors and Spouses conference were both cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A shorter Pastors and Spouses retreat is now planned to take place 4 – 7 October 2021 in Berlin, Germany.