Retreat for Pastors and Ministers to Artists

May 26-29 (Thursday-Sunday)

Throughout the first millennium, visual artists had a strong mission. It was their job to pass down the truth of their faith through the visual tradition they had received. They did their work with humility, in prayer and fasting, and they left their work unsigned.

What can we learn from them? What can we learn from their early icon-stylized art?

During this retreat, we invite folks who feel called to minister to artists and who want to grow in the skill required to shepherd them well. If you sense a strong desire to seek the well-being of artists, to aid their integration and to encourage their flourishing, then this retreat is for you! Whether you serve artists in the church, or in a para-church organization, in an educational setting or as a volunteer, we welcome you. You may have years of experience, or you may be newly starting out. Either way, you will benefit from this time spent with David Taylor, Frederica Matthewes-Green, musician Brooke Waggoner, and many others like you.


David Taylor
As an artist and a pastor in Durham, NC, David understands the growing need to guide artists in their daily life. He has spoken and led various retreats on this subject, primarily focusing on the encouragement of artists.  C
lick here to visit his blog.

Frederica Mathewes-Green
Writer, author and speaker, Frederica Mathewes-Green, hails from Baltimore MD. She is a wide-ranging author, whose work has appeared in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Times, First Things, Books & Culture, Sojourners, Touchstone, and the Wall Street Journal. She writes regularly for the multi-faith web magazine, and writes movie reviews for National Review Online and Christianity Today Movies. She has published 9 books, including Facing East: A Pilgrim’s Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy (HarperCollins, 1997) and The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation (Paraclete, 2001). Click
here to read more.


Brooke Waggoner
Waggoner comes from a classical music background with 17 years of formal training. She graduated with a Music Composition & Orchestration degree from Louisiana State University in 2006. After graduating, she left for Nashville and began developing her current music. She released her second album, Go Easy Little Doves, on October 6, 2009. C
lick here to listen.

Registration Fees

Lodge: $330
Black Bluff: $405

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