Jackie L. Halstead
Jackie L. Halstead is the director of ICS and Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation at Lipscomb. She holds certificates from two programs with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation--Spiritual Guidance and Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats. Jackie has a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Lisa Durr’s ministry, Rest for the Weary, is in Franklin, Tennessee. She and her family live in a tobacco barn at Idyll-By-The-River Farm where they ride horses, raise black angus cattle, gather fresh hen eggs, and enjoy local honey from bees that make their home in hives on the farm. With an undergraduate degree in Nursing and graduate work at Covenant Theological Seminary and Lipscomb, Lisa is a certified grief counselor and graduate of the ICS Spiritual Direction program. She believes that in all matters of life that Christ’s way of living is supreme and His life principles are the only way to find the peace, joy and abundance that is scarce in other pathways.
ICS will provide a bibliography of readings on spiritual formation through the arts. Participants will explore questions and share insights from the readings, particularly applied to one’s own spiritual walk as well as ideas on leading others in worship (personal or corporate).
The residential retreats will offer a community of individuals with whom to experience and reflect on the spiritual practices through the medium of art. Residencies offer testimonies by artists, experiences in silence, prayer, and spiritual practices using art as a means of facilitation and dialogue on the integration of art into one’s own spiritual formation. The participants will hear artists, choose labs in various art media, and experience worship through art. They will meet with a group for prayer and have one-on-one attention from one of the staff members during each residency.
Participants in the certificate program will offer a six-session class lead a weekend retreat, or do an individual project using both the process and product of art as worship. The topic and structure of the class/retreat will be discussed in advance of its offering with one of the staff. The program emphasizes commitment to regular spiritual practices. Information on how to create and lead this in your local community will be discussed during the first residency.
Reading will be required for each residency (both participants in either an individual residency or the certificate program). For certificate program participants, a final project will be chosen from a menu of options and/or in discussion with the staff. It will demonstrate the manner in which both the process and product of art can be worship.
Application Deadline: Registration is open year round, with fall application closing for each cohort on August 31st and spring application closing on March 31st. Note that space is limited, so early application is suggested. This deadline includes participants in both the certificate program and an individual residency.
At Home Work: Pre-residency readings
Fall Residency: October 24-27 2013 (pre-readings begin in August)
At Home Work: Each individual (participating in the certificate program) will lead a six-session class or weekend retreat. A second reading list will be assigned before the second residency.
Spring Residency: May 15-18 2014
Integrative Project: To be completed by the second residency. A final project will be chosen from a menu of options and/or in discussion with the staff. It will demonstrate the manner in which both the process and product of art can be worship and will include the personal transformation experienced by the participant.
|Initial payment (to be paid by first residency)||$699|
|Final payment (to be paid by second residency)||$800|
Single Residency Experience:
|Final payment (to be paid by residency)||$649|
Tuition covers all meals for the residencies. It does not cover lodging, books or transportation needs. Hotels available near the retreat location vary in price. Fees are subject to change. Applications are available for scholarship for those with financial need.
If you have any questions regarding particulars of this program, please do not hesitate to contact kate Watkins at 615.966.5722 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.