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About Us

The Cageless Birds exist to raise up wholehearted disciples of Jesus. We live and work on our 52-acre campus in Sophia, NC where we lead discipleship schools, camps, and retreats, known as the 18 Inch Journey. Our creative collective consists of over 30 artisans with work ranging from songwriting, art, pottery, leathercraft, writing, coffee roasting, videography, and more. Every purchase supports our non-profit ministry and empowers us to continue leading schools and discipling hearts.

The Cageless Birds

Online Workshops

Engaging Cultivate is a collection of video courses and workshops featuring Jonathan and Melissa Helser and leaders from our Cageless Birds community. Here, we explore the emotional health and creative tools we teach in our discipleship schools and Cultivate books.

Our passion is to create resources that help you connect with God in your everyday life and tend to your heart no matter where you live.

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Cultivate Devotional Books

Cultivate is a series of books designed to help you tend the rich soil of your heart. It is an invitation to discover the beautiful process of growth that happens when we partner with the Father in tending to our hearts. These books are full of honest prompts, writings, photography, and poetry from our community’s process with the Lord.

Our dream is that each volume would serve as a tool to help you cultivate your relationship with the Father and empower you to enjoy the process. Your heart is worth the work.



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