Selah Vie 2022



August 3-5, 2022

Location: Deer Run Camps and Retreats

Thompson’s Station, TN (near Franklin and Nashville, TN)

 Cost: $100

Includes 2 nights of lodging in bunk-style cabins, 6 meals, a t-shirt, and recreational activities.

Event begins at 2 PM on Wednesday, August 3 and concludes at 1 PM on Friday, August 5.

Download Full Schedule Here.

About Selah Vie:

This event, sponsored by CBF’s Young Baptist Ecosystem, is designed to give space for rest, reflection, and a reset in the midst of the busy lives of undergraduate and graduate students of all ages. A retreat allows us to slow down, to breathe more deeply, to catch up to our bodies – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Selah Vie draws students from all across the country to experience God through worship, small groups, workshops, nature, and fun. We are excited this year to extend a special invitation to seminary students. A track designed for these students will provide an opportunity to meet and network with CBF ministry leaders.

This Year’s Theme: Breaking Boundaries, Making Boundaries

We all navigate boundaries on a daily basis. Some are obvious and others aren’t. Some are set by others,, and some are ones we set, or need to set. We may find ourselves pulled in many directions without a clear sense of who we are, what we stand for, and how to say “no” in order to say “yes” to those things that are important to us. How does our faith strengthen us to make hard decisions? What do healthy boundaries look like? Come explore these questions with us at Selah Vie!


Preacher and Retreat Leader: Andrea Dellinger Jones

Andrea is an experienced pastor, professor, and leadership coach whose calling includes education and advocacy for other ministers. Originally from Rome, GA, Andrea holds degrees from Rhodes College, McAfee School of Theology, and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She has served churches in Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina, including a fourteen-year senior pastorate at Millbrook Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Andrea teaches courses for divinity students at Duke and Campbell, leads multiple ministry cohorts for pastors, and has supervised over a dozen students and associates on staff. She also gives life and leadership guidance through Here Comes the Sun, a coaching and consulting business she founded partly as an excuse to surprise and encourage clergy with soda and chocolate.



Worship Leader: Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter that has sold more than 70,000 albums worldwide. He has written and performed with artists such as Brandon Heath, Ed Cash (of the band We The Kingdom), and Rachael Lampa, among others. Mark’s last album Shelter was produced in Nashville, TN by Mark Trussell (Billy Currington, Brett Eldredge, Lady Antebellum). He is currently working on his 7th studio album, working with producer and songwriter Parke Cottrell of the band Colony House. Mark has performed and led worship throughout the US and in 15 different countries around the world.
In addition to making music, Mark also works as a pastor and innovator for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. He holds a Master of Arts from Fuller Seminary and a Doctorate from Boston University. He writes and speaks primarily about equity and inclusion in the American Christian church. Mark grew up in East Tennessee and was ordained in 2015 at Monte Vista Baptist Church, a CBF church.

About the Location: Deer Run Camps & Retreats

Deer Run Camps and Retreats sits on 50 acres of beautiful private scenic wooded property in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee, just 10 miles from historic downtown Franklin and less than 40 miles from Nashville.

Housing is bunk-style, with each cabin accommodating up to 16 people. Cabins are climate-controlled and have ceiling fans.

A centrally-located, up-to-date bath house is just steps away from the cabins.

Each participant will need to bring twin bedding, a pillow, and towel/wash cloth.

Meals will be served in the Camp Eatery. Special accommodations can be made for a variety of diets.

There are plenty of fun recreational options to take advantage of, including the lake and water activities.



Register as an individual or as a group.

Register Now