Arts Ministry, Arts Organization, Drawing, Education, Liturgical Design, Media, Museum/Gallery, Painting, Performance, Photography, Theology
Artist / Personal Statement
My goal is to collaborate with God in whatever I'm doing...writing, speaking, painting, voiceovers, etc. I believe that He planned "good works" and work for me before I was born, so I want to try to discern His voice and leading and partner with Him in these. I regularly ask Him for inspiration and direction. Though often I don't feel a spiritual sensation while I work, I know He is present because I've invited Him in to the process. Those time when I do feel His presence and collaboration are the most joyful moments of creative flow, and some of the best moment of my life. I often look back at the things He's given through prayer and seeking and recognize a spirtiual power in them that can only come through the Holy Spirit. It's a joyful and humbling realization that He loves to collaborate with a fragile imperfect human like me.
Accomplishments / CV
Author, The Creative Church Handbook: Releasing the Power of the Arts in Your Congregation (IVP Praxis/InterVarsity Press)
Author, Finding Divine Inspiration: Working with the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity
Founder, New Renaissance Arts Movement
Director of Arts, Vineyard Church, Indianapolis