Lamplighter Guild Post #1

A week of learning how to have excellence in the arts…and in everything we do

Last week I attended the Lamplighter Guild in Mt. Morris NY. The Lamplighter Guild is a spinoff of Lamplighter Ministries, the company that publishes Lamplighter Books.

It was an incredible week of meeting new people and creating different scripts, audio dramas, and theatre sketches. I said in my last post that I was going to a writing conference…but it was so much more!

I’m breaking my experience up into several parts so everything isn’t lumped together in one long post.

1. Wednesday – What is the Guild

2. Saturday the 21st – Sunday/Monday overview

3. Monday the the 23rd – Tuesday/Wednesday overview

4. Wednesday the 25th – Thursday/Friday overview

What is Lamplighter Guild?


A renaissance of creative excellence that inspires one to know God intimately, proclaim Him passionately, and enjoy Him infinitely. “The Lamplighter Guild is a choreographic platform that invites an encounter with God’s divine power, fueled by an intimate knowledge of His Word, and galvanized by His promises, whereby students can engage in a partnership with His divine nature.”

– Mark Hamby (II Peter 1)

The Lamplighter Guild consists of six days of life-transforming inspiration and instruction in the arts. Surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation, master teachers from around the world present instruction in story creation, scriptwriting, stage and voice acting, sound design, digital music composition, photography, filmmaking, painting, and biblical theology. Mornings open with scripture, prayer, and insights from world-class speakers, followed by intensive sessions in each discipline. Students receive hands-on instruction and discipleship in their chosen field of study throughout the day, along with inspiration from keynote speakers. The Guild is an awakening — a renaissance of creative excellence framed by the Word of God and demonstrated by faith. “You will never be the same!” “The Guild is an inspirational experience where faith meets purpose and where purpose ignites passion.”

Masters/Teachers from all over the United States gather together to direct students in the different arts. Masters such as…

Mark Hamby…Biblical Theology

John Campbell…Music artist for Adventures in Odyssey

Kathy Buchanan…Writer for Adventures in Odyssey and Lamplighter

John Fornof…Writer for Adventures in Odyssey and other projects

Todd Busteed…Sound Designer for the Left Behind radio dramas

Paster Colin Smith…Biblical Theology

Rich Swingle…Actor

David Sanborn…Actor

Kim Whiney…Photography

Keith Johns…Artist

Noah Sanders…Horticulture

Nancy Pearcey…Speaker/Author (spoke twice at the Guild)

Want to find out more about the Guild? Go to – http://lamplighterguild.com/

Until Saturday! I’ll have more pictures then… 🙂

Laura 🙂