Worship | Reflection | Renewal
Spiritual formation is one of the four major elements of Scarritt Bennett Center's purpose, and it undergirds our work to eradicate racism, empower women, and educate the laity.
At Soul Work, we believe “spirituality” is about our relationship with God and how that relationship can grow and bring about change in our own way of living. We provide aid and resources for the spiritual journeys of individuals and groups. Our programming includes public and private worship, study, creative expressions of the inner self, and time and space for reflection and renewal. We emphasize music, poetry, and the visual arts as spiritual practices.
Scarritt Bennett Center presents a unique retreat opportunity with scripture as our foundation. We will embrace songs as a tool for reflection, exploring music and songwriting from negro spirituals to musicals. We will write and share stories of the past, present, and future by writing and sharing our stories and God’s story. Dive into scripts and poetry in creative expression as we experience theater, spoken word, and poetry in practice. Gain professional guidance in areas of stage presence and performance as we present and perform original works of art with a community of support.
This retreat will be a modular experience of unique moments for experiencing professional performances, deconstruction of methods for producing artistic expressions, reconstruction in creative expression and practice, and then presentation with participant performance opportunities.
One registration gives you access to attend as few or many sessions as you would like culminating in a closing performance on the last day of the retreat.
Explore creative ways to tell and retell the stories that shape us as we focus on scriptures of the Lenten season. Be renewed and empowered as co-creators of transformative performances in a spirit of excellence. We are excited to see you engage in creative expressions so that you can take these works of art back to your faith community for use during Lent next year.
Whether in her many years and roles of service as a United Methodist minister or in her own home as wife of elder Rev. Jefferson Furtado, and mother of 3 daughters ages 16, 14, and 9, Linda thrives by being a creative force for spiritual formation and learning.
Whatever her pursuits, she works to build holistic ways of being Christian with a wide scope of possibility and depth in both understanding and execution. She brings a mind that makes even the most challenging theological concepts, including those that she is gaining from her seminary studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, into tangible and practical resources for building up God's kingdom and kin-dom on earth.