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 Karitos '20 

Retreat Series

with International 
teacher & musician Vivien Hibbert

"Prophetic Worship - Presence Worship"

July 23-25 
via Zoom.us Online

 
PART 2
Virtual
Retreat

Join Karitos as we embark on another first of our 26 year history! 

 

Tailor the perfect retreat experience for your personal needs!

Choose one of the below or mix and match as you desire:

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All of the Online Sessions below PLUS...

  • Order our "Retreat-in-a-box" featuring personal devotion, prayer and study guides, music and more to facilitate your morning personal time

  • Meet online with fellow retreat-ers to encourage and discuss what the Lord is speaking

  • Enjoy personal ministry time with Vivien Hibbert



PREPARATION EVENINGS

  • Join Vivien Hibbert and attendees online as we worship and learn together

  • Pray and fellowship with other retreat participants

  • Prepare for your Expression creative sessions (held Saturday) 



EXPRESSION SATURDAY

  • Join faculty in dance, film/theatre, visual arts, literary, music and more through out the afternoon as we breakout and apply what the Lord has spoken to us.

  • Presented as Sight, Sound & Storytelling areas

  • Work on a collaborative project based on what the Lord is speak to His Body of Artists

  • Fellowship & worship alongside other creatives in celebration of what the Lord has done

  • Enjoy a final closing teaching session with Vivien Hibbert

  • Be sent out to propel your ministry in reaching farther than before!


Youth project for kids of all ages can be found here!!

 
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Only 100 seats
per session!
Part 1

"Prophetic Worship" Facebook Discussion 
Starting July 1

Part 2

Virtual Retreat

July 23-25

Part 3

Karitos '20
Retreat
TBD

Schedule

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE CST

 

THURSDAY 

9:00 AM       Personal Prayer and Study

Purchase your Overflowing Retreat Box w/ personal devotion, prayer and study guides, music and more!

12:00 PM      Lunch Fellowship & Discussion

                       Fellowship Menu and recipes included with Overflowing Retreat Box 

2:00 PM       Personalized Group Sessions w/ Vivien Hibbert

Included with Overflowing Retreat Box purchase - PURCHASE HERE

3:30 PM       Ministry Fellowship & Encouragement

Virtual vendor space available by contacting Info@Karitos.org

4:00 PM       Exploring Worship in Spirit and Truth, Pt. 1

Taught by Vivien Hibbert

5:30 PM       Dinner Fellowship
                       Fellowship Menu and recipes included with Overflowing Retreat Box 

6:15 PM        Exploring Worship in Spirit and Truth, Pt. 2

Taught by Vivien Hibbert

8:00 PM       Virtual Marketplace & Fellowship Chat

Virtual vendor space available by contacting Info@Karitos.org

FRIDAY 

9:00 AM       Personal Prayer and Study

Purchase your Overflowing Retreat Box w/ personal devotion, prayer and study guides, music and more!

12:00 PM      Lunch Fellowship & Discussion

                      Fellowship Menu and recipes included with Overflowing Retreat Box 

 

2:00 PM       Personalized Group Sessions w/ Vivien Hibbert

Included with Overflowing Retreat Box purchase - PURCHASE HERE

3:30 PM       Ministry Fellowship & Encouragement

Virtual vendor space available by contacting Info@Karitos.org

4:00 PM       Prophetic Worship Basics, Pt. 1

Taught by Vivien Hibbert

5:30 PM       Dinner Fellowship

                       Fellowship Menu and recipes included with Overflowing Retreat Box 

6:15 PM        Prophetic Worship Basics, Pt. 2

Taught by Vivien Hibbert

8:00 PM       Virtual Marketplace & Fellowship Chat

Virtual vendor space available by contacting Info@Karitos.org

SATURDAY 
ANYTIME!     New Creation T-Shirt Activity for Youth

Click here to access a fun and educational project for kids of all ages!

9:00 AM       Personal Prayer and Study

Purchase your Overflowing Retreat Box w/ personal devotion, prayer and study guides, music and more!

11:00 AM       Fellowship Brunch & Discussion

                       Fellowship Menu and recipes included with Overflowing Retreat Box 

 

12:00 PM      Experience Creative Sessions

Featuring three ministry tracks:

Sight - Visual Arts & Dance/Movement

Sound - Music & More

Story - Literary, Film & Theatre

See session details by clicking here

 

3:30 PM       Ministry Fellowship & Encouragement

Virtual vendor space available by contacting Info@Karitos.org

4:00 PM       Moving Forward in Prophetic Worship, Pt. 1

Taught by Vivien Hibbert

5:30 PM       Dinner Fellowship

                       Fellowship Menu and recipes included with Overflowing Retreat Box 

6:15 PM       Moving Forward in Prophetic Worship, Pt. 2

                     Worship & Commissioning

Lead by Vivien Hibbert and others

8:30 PM       Virtual Marketplace & Fellowship Chat

Virtual vendor space available by contacting Info@Karitos.org

Expression Creative Sessions

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE CST ON SATURDAY

 

Sight! Sight! Sight! Dance

1-2 PM

“God reveals Himself in our worship” ~Vivien Hibbert
 

Join Pamela Hardy, Ginny Ching-Yin Lo and Alyce Andrews, with more familiar worshippers to dance in our Karitos Retreat time.
Sight of God!
Sight of Dance!
Sight of Painting with visual artists!

 

Lead by: Pamela Hardy, Ginny Ching-Yin Lo, Alyce Andrews and others

Collaborative Visual Art

1-2 PM

Visual artists will sketch, paint, or sculpt, inspired by the music and motion of the "Sight! Sight! Sight!" dancers in worship. Be prepared with your heart open and supplies ready to create in worship.

 

Lead by Joey Kikke & Rosie Martindale  

Furthering Your Music Ministry in Uncertain Times

1-2 PM

In times that are uncertain such as ones we live in now it seems the music business and ministry and touring have been hit hard. I will   discuss ways to have a fruitful and solid music outreach even amidst obstacles that have taken place recently.

Taught by Gene Schmidt

What is God Calling You to Write? Write It. Today.

2-3 PM

I know this is very direct and simplistic. But God is cutting through the pretense to give direction to put pen to paper or cursor to screen to finish the good work He began in us.
Date the writings.

Taught By: Rose Calkins

Sounds of Heaven Touching Earth

2-3 PM

Coming soon!

Taught by: Vivien Hibbert

Collaborative Dance & Art

3- 4 PM

Visual artists and Dancers are invited to join their individual groups for a brief discussion and then will come together to talk about how the dance creations inspired the artwork.

 

Immediately following part 2, all will join Vivien, ready to create while worshipping in harmony with all the other artists from other disciplines.

 

Lead by Ginny Ching Yin Lo, Joey Kikke & Rosie Martindale

Expressing Your Story

3-4 PM

Coming Soon!

Taught By: Theo & Jolie Williams

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Faculty

Vivien Hibbert

Author, teacher, musician and worship leader, Vivien Hibbert was born in New Zealand and began full time ministry in 1977 as a teacher of praise and worship. In 1985, Vivien immigrated to the U.S. and has served in full-time pastoral and/or music ministry until today. Vivien is a co-founder of The Worship Arts Conservatory, the first online school of worship. Currently, she is the instructor of the online School of Worship at the Eagles international Training Institute in Dallas.
 
In 1997 Vivien was privileged to take part in the Promise Keepers Worship Summit where she was involved in developing a strategy for establishing worship internationally with the goal of unifying diverse cultures. She is a regular faculty member of several worship conferences in the United States and overseas, and regularly teaches at Youth With A Mission both domestically and abroad.  As one example of her desire to see the glory of God spread throughout the nations, Vivien was privileged to work with FarsiPraise, Christian converts from Islam, who produce evangelistic teaching and worship for Iranian satellite TV. She longs to see ALL nations, generations and denominations involved in a reformation of worship where God’s presence becomes the primary focus and purpose of Church gatherings. Vivien has ministered in over twenty nations and is a member of ICE (International Council of Ethnodoxologists).

 

Vivien has many years of experience in a wide variety of ministries including teaching in church services, bible schools, prisons, hospitals, conferences, retreats, women’s conferences, youth meetings in any nation or denomination. It is her joy to serve the Body of Christ and call them to deeper worship and intimacy with Him.
 
Vivien has produced several music tapes over the years.  Her most recent musical project is titled "Songs From The Father’s Heart," an inspirational instrumental soaking CD based on the songs the Father sings over each of us. This CD was recorded in Norway in 2013 along with other worship musicians. Another CD, "Shepherd's Suite," is a soaking CD based on Psalm 23. This music gives you a foundation to wait on the Lord - meditating on each verse of this beautiful Shepherd Psalm. In 2016 Vivien began a CD project that is intended as a prayer CD with the sounds of many nations.

Vivien's book, "Prophetic Worship," published in July of 1999, continues to be an excellent and insightful resource on worship. You will find depths of teaching and revelation in this insightful book. It has recently been re-published and is now available for purchase online! She also has a unique devotional book entitled "Praise Him." In 2015, Vivien has also published ten booklets of her notes on worship and deeper life.

Rose Calkins

Rose Calkins is one of the founders of DuPage Writers Group, NFP, which has been in existence since 2004 and has published "Possibilities," an annual literary journal celebrating the works of its members and guests. It contains a collection of varied literary genre along with original art and photography.  DWG cultivates the literary arts in the neighboring communities as well as nationally through diverse and collaborative programming. Rose was instrumental in creating poetry readings, writing workshops, authors' speaker series, writing retreats, children's writing workshops with an accompanying published journal, LitLab, a performing art collaborative with Teen Artists and Writers Group; and publishing a collection of veterans stories.

 

Rose has mentored and encouraged many writers throughout the years. She is president of Sky Blue Living Publishing. She writes children's books and has written and published "Grammie is My Favorite Ice Cream".

Rose is a teacher and thus a learner. She has taught art, drama, writing composition, journalism, and literature.

She is an overtime (like most in her field) "Mom Engineer" of three teens and one young adult, which gives her the most perspiration and inspiration. Rose is grateful to her husband Tony for his love and support and to God for His love and support :)

JoEl Kikke (Joey)

It sounds like a cliché, but I have always been interested in art. I remember drawing on everything as a child. I became a Jesus Follower during the Jesus Movement, and wanted to be an artist for Jesus! I earned a BA in Studio Art and Secondary Education from Northeastern Illinois University. After a few years teaching art in the Chicago Public Schools, Snippets of Life Studio was launched. Now I spend my time painting and teaching workshops. Next to the amazing family and friends I’ve been blessed with, being an artist for Jesus has been the thrill of my life. AND the best is yet to come!

Ginny Ching-Yin Lo

Ginny Ching-Yin Lo is the founder and artistic director of the not-for-profit “Identity Performing

Arts” since 2014. “Identity” launched a free dance program in 2016 serving the underserved community with grants and fundraising events to present Christian theme performances. Her organization curates bi-annual public community performances showcasing Christian artists sharing the stage with non-Christian artists. She performed in Project Dance Paris 2018 among 40 international performers to amplify hope and peace. Ginny is hosting the first Project Dance Chicago 2020. It is always her passion to reach out to people beyond church goers.  

 

Ginny trained with the Hong Kong Ballet and Madame Boltsov in Chicago. She danced professionally

with Boltsov Classical Ballet and Illinois Ballet Theater. She holds a B.A. in Dance from Columbia College and got M.A. in Communication and Culture from Trinity International University with a thesis project on “Art & Theology.” She was a guest faculty at Tongji University Dance Education in Shanghai for 2 years teaching ballet, modern, improvisation & choreography. Her choreography has been presented in the United States, China, France, and Germany. Some of her works were nominated for the Chicago Dance Achievement Award.

 

Ginny has broad experience teaching dance to professional dancers, youths, and adults. She actively serves in local churches in choirs and worship teams; she is also an adult Sunday school teacher and a Vacation Bible School dance instructor.

 

As a missionary in China for 4 years, she led a migrant performing troupe using performing arts to share the gospel, which brought thousands to faith. Ginny has served as the Dance Department Head of Karitos since 2015. For more information on Ginny, please visit:

 

www.ginnychingyinlo.com

www.identityperformingarts.org

https://www.facebook.com/identityperformingarts

Rosie Martindale

Rosie Martindale enjoys creating art which explores introspective communication with God. She holds an M.A. from Governors State University in Fine Art, with a concentration in Painting. Rosie currently teaches drawing and painting. She has exhibited her constructions, paintings, and miniature art locally and nationally.

 

Rosie's deep appreciation for the world God made and its inhabitants has its roots in roaming the world with her evangelist parents, camping and hearing great preaching from babyhood. She creates art and writes stories to inspire and encourage fellow travelers to let Jesus Christ be the author of their life stories.

Anne Schmidt

Anne Schmidt, singer, songwriter, worship leader, speaker and musician has been writing as well as performing Christian music for over three decades.  Anne writes worship music and together with her husband performs their original works in music ministry primarily to the church.

Anne Schmidt was raised in Waupun, Wisconsin, where from an early age she began expressing her love for music through musicals, swing choir, and her family’s local church.  After her father’s death at age 16, Anne found Christ in a deeper way when asked to do back-up vocals on a gospel album. The music she sang about didn’t match her life; it was here that her transformation began.

Anne’s love for the Lord and music followed her into North Central College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she sang in a group called “Heaven’s Praise “.  The group toured on behalf of the college in the U.S. and Canada. Upon returning home to Wisconsin, she married the songwriter who touched her soul and heart, Gene Schmidt, together they have been doing music ministry for as long as they have been married, 35 years.  Anne’s passion is leading in worship, she delights in taking people to that place where their Spirit finds peace and rest; she’s mastered the ability to develop intimacy with God through learning to soak in the secret place of His presence. From workshops, conventions, women’s retreats, to your Sunday Worship Service; Anne brings an intimate expression of worship that brings comfort and hope.

Anne and her Husband Gene Schmidt, singer, songwriter; were founding members of the Contemporary Christian Band “Rapture”, then years later, “Remnant “.

schmidtsongs.com, 

https://squareup.com/store/Zamarglobalpublishing,

 

Both Anne and Gene formed a community of Christian Artisans by founding (Christian Songwriters and Musician’s International), CSMI csminetwork.com, where they network, mentor, and facilitate the connections of songwriters with artists, producers, and musicians. Their passion is to mentor and equip the next generation of songwriters and musicians on their artistic journey. CSMI exists to equip the songwriter and musician with tools for their music ministry as well as network them with people in their craft.  From producers to venues, CSMI is a community and mentorship that will take you the artist and the projects you promote, higher.


Together Anne and Gene Schmidt collaborate in writing, evangelism, and missions.. They both have worked for Hand of Help Ministries, an outreach to Romania’s orphans. (handofhelp.com) for three decades. Together they have three grown sons and reside in southeastern Wisconsin.

Gene Schmidt

Gene Schmidt, singer, songwriter, and musician has been writing as well as performing Christian music for over three decades. His genre-diverse original music has been heard on an International level as well as sung in different languages. His acoustic ability complements the numerous melodies which he has composed. His songwriting demands a cultivated palate to fully appreciate the burst of diverse flavors at play in his music.  Although his style is acoustic=based, the arrangements go much deeper, culling from ballad, folk, slapstick country, rock and contemporary.


Gene has composed hundreds of songs to include worship, various causes from homelessness, missions, right-to-life, human trafficking, political campaigns and songs for the persecuted church.(schmidtsongs.com).  Gene has traveled extensively sharing his music and ministry in Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and a country most dear to his heart, Romania.


Gene is founder of Christian Songwriters and Musician’s International), csminetwork.com, where he networks, mentors, and facilitates the connections of songwriters with artists, producers, and musicians. His passion is to mentor and equip the next generation of songwriters and musicians on their artistic journey. CSMI exists to equip the songwriter and musician with tools for their music ministry as well as network them with people in their craft.  From producers to venues, CSMI is a community and mentorship that will take you the artist and the projects you promote, higher.


For over 35 years Gene and his wife Anne Schmidt, singer, songwriter, and worship leader, have traveled sharing music ministry and working for Hand of Help, an outreach to Romania’s orphans.(handofhelp.com). Together they have been married for 35 years and have three grown sons and reside in southeastern Wisconsin.

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