Welcome to The Black Barn Online

Where faith and art cultivated in community take root, flourish, and grow.

We are

the Black Barn Collective, and we gather in the Black Barn Online to respond to guided conversations around faith and creativity. 

We believe that healthy communities are fertile soil for artistic creation and spiritual formation and that listening to God, to one another, and to works of art are skills that can and should be practiced together.

Together, we turn social media's usual ways upside down.

You are invited

for no fee to participate in weekly rhythms of listening, sharing, and celebrating with a community committed to caring for the gift of creativity together.

In the Black Barn Collective, we are curious, hungry, eager to learn and be inspired. 

We value our teachers. For all who want the deepest, richest community experience, we offer an opportunity to sit with our teachers around a Table, enjoying the virtual equivalent of good food and good conversation.

For less than the cost of a class or conference, your monthly Table fee gives you access to a carefully prepared banquet, an eight- and four-week menu of guided inspiration and discovery.

You are invited to feast by choosing a seat at one of our Virtual Learning Tables. For a one-time fee of $79.99, choose a seat at one 8-week Table in categories like

  • Soul&Spirit
  • Bread&Wine
  • Media&Culture
  • Art&Literature
  • and Home&Place.

Because we value sustainability, we reserve the right to cap class size if needed and set a minimum number of Table participants.

A new menu with new teachers and new Tables will be offered each season, and you can easily cancel your membership between Tables

Our hope is that as we learn and grow together, this will be a community where you want to linger.

All are welcome

in the Black Barn Online. Our community is rooted in Christian faith, but all are welcome to join us in celebrating our shared identity as people who are wonderfully made and thus able to make wonderful things.


What can I expect?

Sitting at a Table in the Black Barn Online is like a virtual feast enjoyed with new friends. Your feast has been prepared by a Table host with much experience, creativity, and wisdom to share.

Pace yourself through weekly video teachings, regular curated inspiration posts, discussion prompts, and the opportunity to gather live weekly with everyone who is sitting around your Table.

Is participation required each week at a Table?

Your participation and presence are important ingredient in these Table feasts, but this is no high-pressure classroom environment. Our community is full of grace for those who might need to dip in and out or move at a slower pace if life gets busy or a summer vacation is on the calendar.

What if I can't join a Table this season but love this community vision?

If it's not the right time for you to take a seat at a Table, you can still help build a sustainable community where art and faith can flourish and grow.

Black Barn Press, Inc. is a registered nonprofit, and you can make a tax-deductible donation to our "Table Fund" via PayPal. Simply send your donation through PayPal to maplehurstblackbarn [at] gmail [dot] com and you will help ensure that our Tables are both accessible and sustainable.

Black Barn Press, Inc. was founded in 2018 by Jonathan and Christie Purifoy and Peter and Lisa-Jo Baker. Board members and organizational leaders include Amy Knorr, Elrena Evans, Allison Duncan, and Michael Coyle. For more information check out our website www.blackbarncollective.com

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