Fly Forward

Helping Creativity Find Its Wings

Fly Forward is an organization that aids creative and spiritual exploration, awakening and flourishing through educational materials, small groups, retreats, workshops, leadership training and art instruction. 

FALL 2018 Groups: Waking Up Grey

Waking Up Grey offers readers ways to reconnect with their God-given capacity to create. Join others in an intimate journey of rediscovery. Experience how God has wired you to participate in and enjoy the creative process. Readers include professional artists desiring more fullness, those pondering the question of their creative existence, and everyone in between. Waking Up Grey (WUG) groups offer opportunities to share stories and celebrate your work. 

New groups to begin in the home of Jennie Schut, Author of Waking Up Grey

When: I am offering a Tuesday evening group and a Thursday morning group beginning September 18 and going through the school calendar year, concluding April 16.


Morning group is 9:30-11

Evening group is 7:00-8:30

Cost: $150 per semester (2 semesters, includes materials)

Where: Fly Forward Studio, two miles south of Downtown Franklin

NOTE: If you are not located in the Nashville area, you can tune in remotely through ZOOM.  Upon registration, please specify that you will be joining us online.

Note: These groups will conclude with a retreat, date and place TBD.  This retreat is optional and significantly effects the cost.  We will discuss retreat details the first time we meet together.  

Waking Up Grey Groups



Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and art journal Group

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"The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God. For centuries the Exercises were most commonly given as a “long retreat” of about 30 days in solitude and silence. In recent years, there has been a renewed emphasis on the Spiritual Exercises as a program for laypeople.  The most common way of going through the Exercises now is a “retreat in daily life,” which involves a months long program of daily prayer and meetings with a spiritual director.  The Exercises have also been adapted in many other ways to meet the needs of modern people." ~ from

I am suggesting this 35 week group for those who have been through Waking Up Grey and are wanting to go deeper into the love of God through contemplative spiritual practices and creative processes.  I am offering two opportunities for this group: Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11 and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30.  We will begin on September 6 and conclude on May 16.  We will talk about a retreat date at our first gathering.

Date: Thursdays, September 6-May 16

Time: 9:30-11 or 7-8:30

Location: 1334 Mallard Dr. Franklin 37064

Cost: $60/month

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