Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2024 / Holland, MI

2024 Registration is open

a Gathering where we humbly fix our attention and our hope on God.

Doxology is a posture of wonder, gratitude, and awe. Doxology is how we fix our heart and hope on God. In a cacophonous age overrun by ego and animosity, we hope to nurture humility, joy, contemplation–and even a bit of holy belligerence–amid all the dehumanizing forces suffocating the delight of being God’s beloved people in God’s astounding world. Since our time together will be about God, this means our days will of course also be about beauty, faithfulness, and friendship.

Doxology is a gathering for pastors and artists, for carpenters and teachers, business owners and stay-at-home parents (for all of us), who long for the simple, sacred life that flows from the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. 

To honor our intentions for relational connection and a contemplative pace, space will be limited.


Jan 17 - Feb 15

  • Student $99
  • General $199

Standard Registration

Feb 16 - July 18

  • Student $139
  • General $239


July 19 - Sept 26

  • Student $179
  • General $279

2024 Schedule

Monday, Sept 30 | Day 1 

2:00 – 3:00 | Optional Prelude Workshop 

3:00 – 4:00 | Registration

4:00 | Welcome & Worship

4:15 | Winn Collier – Opening Reflection

4:30 | Ellen Davis

5:30 | A BBQ Feast 

6:45 | Break

7:00 | An Evening of Music w/ Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips


Tuesday, Oct 1 | Day 2

7:15 – 8:45 | Coffee Truck

8:00 | Morning Office

8:30 | Break

9:00 | Worship & Cherith Nordling

10:00 | Break

10:30 | Worship & Ellen Davis

11:15 | Speakers in Conversation

12:00 | Lunch

Optional RSVP Lunches with our Speakers

1:30-2:30 | Workshops

2:30 | Break

3:00-4:00 | Workshops

Other options: Holy Naps, Pub Chats, Self Guided Walks, Excursion to Holland State Park

5:30 | Dinner

Optional RSVP Dinners with our Speakers

7:00 | Break

7:30 | An Evening with Daniel Nayeri

8:45 | Dessert

Wednesday, Oct 2 | Day 3

7:15 – 8:45 | Coffee Truck

8:00 | Morning Office

8:30 | Break

9:00 | Worship & Eric Peterson & Greg Lookerse

10:00 | Break

10:15 | Worship & Cherith Nordling

11:00 | Speakers in Conversation

11:45 | Ending & Blessing

+View our FAQ or stay tuned for upcoming emails for more information on reserving a spot for lunch/dinner with one of our teachers, Tuesday afternoon workshop options and other activities.

Meet our

2024 Speakers

Cherith Fee Nordling

Cherith Fee Nordling is a teacher, speaker, writer, and mentor in theology, biblical studies, and Christian formation. She’s a joyful member of the Open Table community, and she also enjoys teaching and mentoring in the MA in Leadership, Theology, and Society at Regent College, Vancouver, BC. Currently pursuing holy orders in the Anglican Church, Cherith lives with her husband, Robert, in Grand Rapids, MI.  

Cherith’s Prayer for Doxology

My prayer is that you may know the tender joy of our Lord and brother, Jesus Christ, over you – his beloved. He delights in your every breath, dances over your life even as he holds you as his own, and quiets you with the Triune love of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is your home. Now and forever. Amen.

Ellen Davis

Ellen Davis is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Biblical and Practical Theology at Duke University Divinity School. She spends most of her waking hours writing and teaching about the Bible in way that may illuminate the difficulties and beauties of being human. Her latest book, Opening Israel’s Scriptures, was published in 2019. She is currently collaborating with professional dancers, musicians, and painter Makoto Fujimura on interpreting the Psalms through the arts.

Ellen’s Prayer for Doxology:

Eternal God, who in your compassion grants to us many revelations of your nurturing and sustaining love, move our hearts to seek you above all things, for in giving us yourself, you give us all. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (Based on the collect for Julian of Norwich, May 8, Lesser Feasts and Fasts)

Tuesday Night Event

Daniel Nayeri

Daniel Nayeri was born in Iran and spent years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the author of several books for young readers, including Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story), winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, the Christopher Medal, and the Middle Eastern Book Award. The book was listed as one of the best children’s books of 2020 by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Today, and Booklist Editors’ Choice. Daniel lives in the US with his wife and son.

music & artistry


Andy Gullahorn is a singer/songwriter originally from Austin, TX. He moved to Nashville, TN, in the 1990’s to attend Belmont University. After years of playing guitar on the road with his wife, Jill Phillips, and writing songs for various other artists, he started recording his own records and returned to the road for solo shows, conferences, house concerts, retreats and churches.

Jill Phillips is a musician who brings a folk rock and roots rock sound to her music. She graduated from Belmont University in 1998. Following the release of her first album, Phillips toured with Caedmon’s Call and Bebo Norman. She currently tours her music with her husband, Andy Gullahorn.

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2024 / Holland, MI

2024 Doxology