$195 – $420

Saddleback Creative Church Arts Conference

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Saddleback Rancho Capistrano

29251 Camino Capistrano

Rancho Capistrano, CA 92675

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At the Saddleback Visual Arts / Creative Church Arts Conference & Retreat creative leaders and renowned artists share visionary ideas and practical applications for the arts and creativity to flourish in and through you and your congregation. It's three full days of inspiration, practical learning and ideas, experiences, and retreat time, weaved together for your refreshment.


We are holding this gathering at the Saddleback Rancho Capistrano Retreat Center and it is everything you would imagine. 170 acres of rolling hills, a lake, palm trees, prayer walks, Spanish-style buildings, on-site lodging, and Orange County sunshine. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings and connect with God, engage in fun interactive creativity, spend late nights by the firepits.


For the best conference experience, we’d love for you to stay with us in a hacienda-style room on the property at a very special ministry-rate, significantly less than the cost of hotel room. Let’s do these 3 days in community together. All rooms have two queen beds. If you’d like to try to squeeze in an additional person or two, they can be added at $20 per person per night, but we have to limit room occupancy to 4. (Conference cost stays $195 per person). Code will be sent to you to add additional people after you register for a double room."

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We're gathering leading creative and arts ministry practitioners, to explore the role of the arts in the local church.

RIck Warren - Author of Purpose Driven Life and Founding Pastor of Saddleback Church

Jason Leith - Pastor, Saddleback Visual Arts

Scott McElroy - Author of Creative Church Handbook

Kutter Callaway - Fuller Seminary, Co-Director of Reel Spirituality

Maria Fee - Fuller Seminary, Professor of Theology and Culture

Luke McElroy - Founder of Orange Thread and SALT Conferences

Jim Dobbs - Pastor of Outreach, Saddleback Church

Theresa Dedmond - Bethel Church

And More...

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You’ll be offered a number of creative, interactive, and immersive experiences and performances.

Personal Retreat Time

Vessels Experience

Encounter Room

Illumine Playback Theater

Large Scale Interactive Painting with Jerome Gastaldi

The Treasure(ish) Hunt

Journey with Jesus

Tour the Saddleback Visual Arts Studio

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Speakers, Workshops, Retreat Time, Creative Experiences, Discussions, and more.

10.17 | 7PM - 9PM Early Check-In

10.18 | 9AM - 9PM Check-In + Main Conference

10.19 | 9AM - 9PM Main Conference

10.20 | 9AM - 9PM Main Conference

10.21 | 9AM - 1PM Visit Saddleback Lake Forest (Optional)

**Schedule subject to change**

Refund Policy:

Full refund available through September 30th.

50% refund available October 1-7

Ticket name transfer okay, but no refunds after Oct 7

For questions contact us at sva@saddleback.com

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Saddleback Rancho Capistrano

29251 Camino Capistrano

Rancho Capistrano, CA 92675

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