Join Us For the 2022 Smoky Mountain Retreat!

exploring the hardest problems in creation

Join Us For the 2022 Smoky Mountain Retreat!

January 10, 2022 Retreats 0
March 4-6, 2022, Pigeon Forge, TN

Join us for our seventh annual Smoky Mountain Retreat! Our creation retreats allow students and scholars to wrestle with the hardest questions in a safe and supportive space. In the quiet seclusion of the Smokies, we will think carefully about the believer’s lifelong quest to understand God and His creation.

Our special guest this year, Dr. Bob Hill of Bob Jones University, will talk to us about astronomy and how it declares the glory of God.

Weekend Schedule

Friday Afternoon: Bird Watching Hike. Friday night: Arrival, dinner, Welcome Session. Saturday: breakfast, Morning Session, Lunch, free time, Dinner, Last Session. Sunday: breakfast, cleanup, departure. Each Session will consist of a combination of presentation and discussion. All of our retreats are informal. Questions can be asked at any time and discussion is encouraged. Professors, please bring your brightest students. This is the place to ask the hardest questions. There are two types of tickets available. The standard ticket gets you into the retreat with a shared bedroom. Students receive a discount on the standard ticket. The couple’s or private ticket gets you one of the private bedrooms. Linens are provided for all rooms.

We hope to see you there!

Bird Watching Hike at Seven Islands State Birding Park

What: A two-hour birdwalk enjoying God’s creation with fellow Christians at one of the best birding hotspots in East TN. Open to attendees of the retreat and any guests they would like to invite. This convenient location is between Knoxville and the cabin. FREE.

When: Friday, March 4th, 2022

Meet at the Parking Lot ~1:15PM; hike from 1:30-3:30


There are 3 trails that begin at this point. I am suggesting the Kelly Lane Greenway, a paved, easy, out-and-back trail. It is up to 2 ½ miles, depending on when we choose to head back.

Dress for the weather and the hike. Optional things to bring are binoculars, cameras, cell phones with Merlin and/or ebird apps, but you can enjoy the hike even without these. I hope we can submit a group ebird list with our findings.

RSVP: For more info, contact Jean Lightner at, or text 440-364-8040.

Standard Tickets: SOLD OUT!


Private/Couple’s Retreat Ticket: SOLD OUT!


Student Tickets: SOLD OUT!