Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #8 — AMOK Arts

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Introducing my creative friend Dave Weiss of AScreen shot 2014-12-16 at 4.03.32 PMMOKArts —devoted to helping creatives in the church and helping churches to be more creative! Dave is a pastor, an artist, a storyteller, a blogger, an author*, and a wonderful proponent of the arts in our churches. Dave visited our church last Spring for our Sunday morning service. As he painted he told wonderful stories of God’s redeeming love and amazing grace. He also shared a part of his testimony and the saving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was very powerful! This is some of his artwork hanging in our church: D Weiss art Dave is also in the process of creating a Creative Church Consultant service. In Dave’s words, “Basically I would work with the leadership of churches to help them to apply more God given creativity into their ministries to their churches and the world beyond and to help them to embrace and empower the creatives in their midst.” Contact him at AMOKArts@aol.com if interested. I encourage you to follow his blog or better yet, sign up to receive his posts via email. He regularly posts articles for creative Christians and artists in ministry. You will be blessed by his offerings—I certainly have!

Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody

P.S. Missed previous posts? Click here.

*Saving Dave’s books for a future post

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What is Create-A-Day? Just as One-A-Day® Vitamins help restore the nutrients we deplete in our bodies, so too do we need to refill, replenish and renew our creative souls. In 2015, watch for daily* posts to undergird your ministry; lead you to resources to nurture the creative spirit within; and draw you more deeply into your worship of Jesus Christ. My goal is to provide you, the creative Christian, with over 250* resources to help you develop your ARTistry, CREATivity & capacity for BEaUty. Books, worship arts ministries, video series, websites, conferences—all geared towards artists, creatives, worshipers and people serving in worship and creative arts ministries. So, visit my blog every day* to see what creative resource I’ve hunted down for you. You can stay connected by following me on Twitter or Facebook. Or better yet, sign up to receive email updates by clicking the button to the left. We’ll watch the resources pile up as the year unfolds!

* I am a proponent of family time and Sabbath rest so don’t look for posts on weekends or Holidays.
Jody Thomae is the author of God’s Creative Gift—Unleashing the Artist in You, a devotional book with Bible studies to nurture the creative spirit within and to serve as a resource for creative Christians, artists, musicians and worshippers. She has been involved in worship arts ministry since 1997, coordinating artistic involvement in church services and regional worship events through dance, drama, poetry and fine arts and has had the opportunity to perform, teach, choreograph, preach, coordinate and lead workshops in the area of creativity, spirituality and embodied prayer. She has also recently released a devotional CD, Song of the Beloved.
Her passion is for the revelation of God to be made more real through the prophetic use of the arts in church and formational ministry. It is her desire to portray the message of Christ’s desperate and unfailing love for His people to help sustain the hearts of the broken and weary. Life scriptures include Psalm 27; Isaiah 50:4-7; and Zephaniah 3:14-17.
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One thought on “Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #8 — AMOK Arts

  1. Reblogged this on AMOKArts and commented:
    My friend Jody Thomae posted this about AMOKArts today. I am so appreciative of her friendship and support. Be sure to go to Jody’s blog and sing up. She is posting a creative resource every day this year. I am blessed to be one of them.

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