Book a Heart of the Artist Retreat for Your Team!

A Heart of the Artist Retreat, led by Rory Noland, explores a wide range of topics relevant to any church worship team or arts ministry. All those involved in the arts are welcome: musicians, singers, your AV team, dancers, actors, writers, visual artists, etc. Especially geared to the average volunteer, the overall goal of the retreat is to help your team connect with God and with each other.

What do I need to do to host a retreat?

All you have to do is book the dates with Rory (see “Booking Information” below), reserve a facility (e.g. your church, local retreat center, conference facility, or hotel) and get your team there.

Typical Schedule for a Heart of the Artist Retreat*

Friday Night

7:00 Session #1: Servanthood vs. Stardom

9:00 Dismiss


9:00 Session #2: Excellence vs. Perfectionism

10:00 Break

10:15 Session #3: Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven

11:00 Worship

11:15 Session #4: Resolving Relational Conflict

12:00 Lunch/Q&A (optional)

1:00 Worship

1:10 Session #5: How to Grow as a Private Worshiper

1:45 Personal Solitude

2:45 Celebration of Community

3:30 Dismiss

*The above schedule and topics are suggestions and can be adjusted to better serve your ministry needs.

What does a Heart of the Artist Retreat cost?

Option #1: Friday night to Saturday afternoon retreat.

For example, Rory would arrive Friday afternoon, lead the retreat that night from 7:00-9:00 and on Saturday from 9:00AM to 3:30PM. The fee for this option is $2,000 plus expenses (travel, food, lodging).

Option #2: All day Saturday retreat.

With this option, Rory arrives Friday night and leads a retreat on Saturday from 9:00AM to 3:30PM. Fee is $1,800 plus expenses.

Option #3: Retreat/Consulting package.

This option combines a retreat with up to 4 hours of consulting and/or mentoring. Fee is $2,300 for a Saturday retreat (plus expenses) and $2,500 for a Friday/Saturday retreat (plus expenses). Consulting could include problem solving ministry issues, critiquing a church service, meeting with your leaders, personal mentoring, etc.

Option #4: Retreat/Sunday preaching package.

With this option, Rory leads a retreat and then teaches at your Sunday morning church service on a worship related topic. Fee is $3,000 plus expenses.

Option #5: Sunday preaching/Mini-retreat.

With this option, Rory preaches Sunday morning and then leads a four-hour Heart of the Artist retreat for your worship and arts teams that afternoon. Fee is $1,800 plus expenses.

Booking information

To book a retreat, fill out the Retreat Booking form, and you will be contacted shortly thereafter with more information.