Change has marked all our lives.
The past year has overflowed with change—personal and communal, private and public, big and small. As the seasons turn and a new school year starts, our thoughts turn to change again.
A perfect time to reconnect with God.
Parable is a retreat for anyone who has ever wrestled with change.
This September, we’ll gather to explore the parables and hear how Jesus teaches us about change through stories drawn from ordinary life.
Together we’ll draw close to God to hear the parables anew, asking how the sacred stories can open fresh perspectives on the changes we resist or embrace.
The Parable retreat is virtual, coming to you in the comfort and convenience of your own home. We’ll gather on Zoom each day during the retreat and spend time in prayer outside the group sessions.
The companion e-book will give you a complete retreat guide: prayer, Scripture, reflection questions, and creative ways to pray with the parables.
If recent years have brought unexpected change—or if you’re looking ahead with hope on the horizon—the Parable retreat will offer you the chance to pause and pray about God’s work in your life.
Join us on September 23-26, 2021, to explore the parables together.
Monthly mentoring sessions on the creative life including presentation, discussion, and Q&A
- Topics drawn from your questions: how to get started & keep going
- Resource sheets with recommended websites, books, and creators for more inspiration
- Optional small groups to create your own community
- Sliding scale fees & scholarships available
- Bundle discount: get all 3 sessions for $75 (or $30 each)
Whether you want inspiration to get started—or practical steps to make writing/speaking your career—Create in the Chaos is for you.
You’ll get new perspectives and practical tips on ways to turn your creative dreams into reality, whether you’re looking to start writing, find places to publish your work, or dive into speaking or social media.
You’ll also get to connect with others looking for creative community. Most importantly, you’ll give yourself the time and space to take the next step and see what happens.
All live sessions will be recorded so you can watch later. You’ll leave each session with a resource sheet full of recommended books, authors, websites, and more inspiration.
Join us for all 3 sessions to kickstart your creativity!
Feedback from Event Participants
"This retreat was life-changing for me. From the first night, my eyes were opened to a new way of looking at things I had struggled with for years. Laura, your honesty, your insights and your humor have helped me navigate this difficult year and feel inspired about what God has in store for me next."
"Having the retreat stretched out over four days and in between daily responsibilities was a gift to me. It gave me time for reflection (both conscious and unconscious) as well as immediate connection to my daily life. In addition, I'm so grateful you added in the small group discussion. It was a piece of what made the retreat so rich for me."
"I was so surprised how intimate and 'in person' the zoom retreat was. While there would be benefits to in-person, I also loved that the virtual format reached more people and allowed for the participation of kids, etc."
"I loved this retreat. The guidebook was very helpful to me, and the option of being able to access the retreat on your own schedule and go back to repeat sessions is so helpful for those of us whose schedules might be irregular. So looking forward to the next retreat!"