Kingdom writers don't retreat, they advance! 

Each year, we gather a group of writers for a time of refreshing, renewal, and reactivation. Participants discover an open portal of creativity and a deeper sense of their assignment as a Kingdom writer. Whether it's in the local mountains of Southern California or the grounds where Tolkien and Lewis walked in Oxford, England, the experience is life-changing.

November 4 - 6, 2021

Idyllwild Writers Advance

There's nothing like gathering in the fresh mountain air, surrounded by God's glorious nature and like-minded writers!

Join us in the beautiful mountain city of Idyllwild where we'll celebrate what God is doing in and through each of us as His scribes. This small community setting lends itself beautifully for activities, ministry, prophetic creative expression,  coaching, activation, free time, and filling up on the goodness of God.

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! Please note that this is a lodge setting with dorm-style sleeping arrangements. Special arrangements can be made for those with disabilities. 

Price for members is $350, and non-members is $400. This includes lodging  in Emerson Lodge and food.

Due to limited space available, please​ note that down payment of $100 is non-refundable or transferable. Thank you.

Oxford Writers Advance

Due to Covid, Oxford has been postponed. Date TBA. Please consider joining us next time!

Join us for this life-changing trip and be inspired by the same city that inspired some of the greatest authors of all time. 

Along with teaching by Brae, Jill, and special guest author Mark Stibbe (whose father was mentored by C.S. Lewis), we will dine in the pubs where the inklings gathered, tour the home of C.S. Lewis, and see the Narnia window in his home church. We'll stroll Addison's walk where C.S. Lewis walked with Tolkien and Hugo Dyson till the wee hours of the morning discussing Christianity. We'll visit Tolkien's grave; tour the oldest family-owned bookstore in the world; visit the Bodleian Library, and so much more. And we'll still have plenty of free time for you to explore!  

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! Please note that you will be sharing a room. Lock in your spot today and come out to Oxford with us on this life-changing trip. 

"Thank you, thank you! From the depths of my spirit. Thank you! I knew I had to go to the Kingdom Writer's Advance as soon as I saw the post. I arrived without knowing anyone but left knowing that I was part of a beautiful, new community. The atmosphere you both cultivated on the mountain was welcoming, genuine and liberating. Every moment was taken into consideration. Every person celebrated. You cannot put a price on the gifts of God and they were abundant under your loving leadership. God bless you for your faithfulness to His calling."   - Donna A