We are all called to be creative voices who will pull down the sound of heaven for our territory. The voice may come in the form of lyric, sound, visual expression or movement but it comes from the heart of the pioneers who strain to hear the sounds that God uniquely implanted all around them. We’d like to invite you to come be encouraged, to take time with other pioneers of sound, to be refreshed and find re-definition to the dreams God has planted in your heart. We look forward to seeing you in the Barn!
December 1, 2018
SESSIONS & SCHEDULE
Workshop Roots Down: Journaling As Prayer and Devotion
The quest of discovering our “true identity” is a journey philosophers, psychologists and religious thinkers have grappled with across the centuries. For the believer in Jesus, this discovery lies not so much within personal revelation but in seeing ourselves within the reflection of the Father’s eyes. Discovering our true identity, or that version of ourselves God had in mind when he first imagined our being, comes only through intimacy with him. The paradox of The Christian faith is that the more we become like Him, the more we become who he created us to be. In this workshop, Stephen will share key insights on how chronicling our history with God, our dreams and our life events can lead to a life of fruitfulness and reveals the art, God created us to be.
Learn how to:
– cultivate a deeper devotional life
– organize thoughts and prayers
– keep a record of encounters, fulfillments and promises
– effective methods of journaling and daily writing habits
Workshop Architects of Hope: A Counter-Cultural Approach to Making Art
Artists throughout history have been sold the lie that depression and despair are the primary catalysts for creativity. In this workshop, Stephen will share from scripture and personal experience, how artists of faith can offer hope to our communities through creative works and counter-cultural approaches to life and art.
Learn how to:
– approach art-making from a counter-cultural stance of hope and the anticipation of good
– leave room for the eternal perspective within your art
– utilize boredom and the mundane as catalysts for inspiration
– explore the depths of joy, curiosity and discovery
An Evening of Music, Art & Poetry: Spotlighting the creative journey
Curated Pop-Up Exhibition featuring artists of the North East. Live Music and Poetry.
08:30-09:30 AM Registration & Coffee
09:30-12:00 AM Workshop Roots Down: Journaling As Prayer and Devotion
12:00-02:00 PM Lunch & Fellowship
02:00-05:00 PM Workshop Architects of Hope: A Counter-Cultural Approach to Making Art
05:00-07:00 PM Dinner & Fellowship (Dinner not included)
07:00-10:00 PM An Evening of Music, Art & Poetry: Spotlighting the creative journey
ADMISSION & FOOD
$50.00 (Price includes lunch and refreshments).
We at BYRON love to feast! We will prepare a tasty home made, all natural and organic meal. We encourage people to eat together in the barn – so much happens between people over a meal.
If costs are an issue, please contact us!
There is limited space in private homes. We recommend the Holiday Inn Express, which is just minutes away from BYRON. Please contact us about special group rates.
ABOUT STEPHEN ROACH
Stephen Roach is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, public-speaker, author, and poet. He is the founding member of the cinematic-folk band Songs of Water and pioneering visionary of The Breath & the Clay creative arts movement. Stephen has written and recorded six albums and contributed music to independent films and commercials as well as the works of recording artists Ricky Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, John Mark McMillan, Sean Feucht and many others.
Stephen travels internationally, performing and conducting workshops and keynotes on creativity and the pursuit of God. He has taught as a guest speaker at The 18 Inch Journey and Selah Ministries Creative Worship Schools. He served as Worship Pastor and Creative Arts Director for Awake Church in Winston Salem, NC. Currently, he is hosting his own Makers and Mystics podcast and working on his first book of non-fiction prose. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Greensboro, NC, with their two beautiful children, Evangelyn Belle and Isaac Brighton.
Registrations are closed for this event.