The Jazz of Pastoral Life: Cultivating a Vibrant, Creative, Deeply Humane and Syncopated Ministry in Stressful Times

April 23, 2018 - April 28, 2018

The Jazz of Pastoral Life: Cultivating a Vibrant, Creative, Deeply Humane and Syncopated Ministry in Stressful Times – G18044


Workshop ID: G18044

Dates: April 23, 2018April 28, 2018
Price: $565.00$1,275.00
In stressful times, pastors often describe their lives with circus metaphors. They “juggle a lot of balls in the air” or “walk the tightrope” between expectations and reality. Some can tell tales of sticking their heads into a lion’s mouth and a few have felt as if they were fired out of a cannon. But how much more life-giving it could be if we replaced these dangerous metaphors with one drawn from the creative arts! Join in “The JAZZ of Pastoral Life Cultivating a Vibrant, Creative,  Deeply Humane and Syncopated Ministry in Stressful Times” and find new music to inspire and refresh yourself and your congregation.

This pastors’ retreat will be led by Bill Carter, who describes his work as a “jazz pastor.” Join in a series of conversations about developing a pastoral life that is vibrant, creative, humane, and “syncopated,” all in service to the Risen Christ whose desire is that we flourish in his ministry.

Bill Carter

The Rev. William Carter is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit, PA, and a well-known jazz musician. He serves as the pastor and head of staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks

Registration for all workshops and retreats closes two weeks prior to the start date so that we can be adequately prepared for your arrival. Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.

  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.

All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar’s Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4156. Available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.