The Saddleback CreativeChurch Arts Conference will offer a number of creative, interactive, and immersive experiences and performances. Most of these could be replicated in your context, as well!


Personal Retreat Time

This year’s CreativeChurch Arts Conference will include retreat time built into the schedule. In addition to benefiting from inspiring main sessions and practical workshops you’ll have times to connect with God, roam beautiful the grounds, connect with your tribe, or just generally relax and recharge. Guided retreat and reflection material will be available, or just make it up as you go!

The Vessels Experience

Through the art of a dancer, a storyteller, a songwriter, and a painter, Vessels Experience explores the relationship of brokenness, transcendence, and calling. The performance offers a vibrant vision of a life that strips away false ideologies and embraces true identity.

The Encounter Room

In The Encounter Room you’ll experience several forms of interactive arts ministry. It could change your life!

Illumine Playback Theater

Brianna Kinsman and her troupe, Illumine, will offer powerful improvisational theatre performance that responds to, “plays back,” and interprets prayers and experiences from audience members.

Jerome Gastaldi Large Scale Interactive Painting

Over the conference, acclaimed painter Jerome Gastaldi will design and lead us in contributing to a large scale interactive painting.

The Treasur(ish) Hunt Experience

Innovative artist Kathryn Ervin will lead us in a whimsical Treasur(ish) Hunt, part scavenger hunt, community art making experience, dinner, and a musical performance.  

Journey with Jesus

Journey with Jesus, is an interactive art installation and outdoor trail on the Rancho Capistrano grounds. This trail of 15 mosaics will allow you to consider the path Jesus took to the Cross. Starting with the anointing of Jesus and moving all the way through to his resurrection, each art piece will display the visual story of Christ’s journey to the cross.

Tour the Saddleback Visual Arts Studio

For those who arrive on Weds, join us for a tour of the Saddleback Visual Arts Studio!

Early Morning Holy Yoga

Watch the sun rise over the California hills will stretching and worshiping. Mornings  before breakfast.

Black Bowl Communion

The Communion of the Black Bowl is a 90 minute experimental sacred communion service, Friday night after the Main Session. 

that will seek to meaningfully integrate 3 elements:

1) Aesthetic and cultural aspects of the 16th century Japanese tea ceremony and the use of raku ceramic ware.

2) Early western Christian theological symbolism for the color black.

3) The Saddleback Church’s sense of Purpose Driven community, hospitality and servitude.

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