David O. Taylor (his edited collection For the Beauty of the Church was the subject of our first week long book review here on Transpositions) will be leading a retreat for those who minister to artists (or at least for those who sense a call to shepherd artists in some capacity). The retreat will run May 26-29, 2011, (Thursday through Sunday), at the Laity Lodge (in Texas). This retreat will gather together a great bunch of folks who feel called to shepherd artists and who want to grow in the skill required to shepherd them well.
Who should go?
If you sense a strong desire to care for artists, to seek their well-being, to help them grow in the knowledge of the Triune God, to aid the work of integration in their lives, to mentor their fledgling efforts and to do whatever you can to help them flourish in their respective callings and occupations, then you’re a good candidate for this retreat.
You may work in the context of the church, officially or unofficially, or in a para-church setting, or in an educational institution or in a professional society, or you may be a floater who feels called to be in the lives of artists whenever, however and wherever the Spirit leads. This retreat is for you.
You may have decades of experience or you may just be starting out in this work. This retreat is for you.
David has posted a few updates about the retreat: here and here. To register for the retreat itself, people can go here. Here is the info about one of the speakers, Frederica Mathewes-Green, while this is the notice about the featured musician, Brooke Waggoner.