Announcing Ad Lib 2013


"Christians as Creative Minority" (a concept borrowed from Joseph Ratzinger)

Workshop for Visual Artists

Etching/printmaking - Richard Terrell

Art Exhibition

In Rall Gallery at Doane College

Special Event

Roger Nelson as "St. Patrick," Saturday Evening, June 22, at First Baptist Church in Lincoln


We hope you will find this to be a great opportunity for developing your gifts, skills, and perspectives.

Should you desire to inquire directly, please contact us at: Director's Email

Below is an Ad Lib Retrospective,
beginning with our Vision/Mission Statement.


Ad Lib Mission Statement

Ad Lib is a fellowship of Christians working in, at, and with the arts. We are writers, visual artists, theatrical and musical performers exploring the borderlands where art and faith meet. We welcome all who have a concern to embrace a calling and vocation in the arts in the light of God's creation, grace, and revelation in and through Jesus Christ. We are not concerned to create a specifically "religious art," but rather to allow our faith and fellowship to inform artistic life that is true to God's love and the realities of the created world and the human condition.

          From the beginning AD LIB has embraced the concept of Sabbath. The retreat is a prayerful time of thinking and learning, critique and relationship. It is a place to bring your work to share and discuss. We balance focused presentations with response and free time for personal growth and creative work.

Our formula is simple. We find a place where we can imbibe beauty...





We invite people to create, in a moment of time, a fellowship of the arts...



We draw instruction and inspiration from those who have embraced the arts ...



We end by letting beauty flow through us.