Tuesday we started a four-part video series by artist Scott Erickson called Why the Church Needs Art: Stories of an Artist in Residence. We’ve been learning wisdom from his experience as an artist-in-residence at Ecclesia Church in Houston, Texas. Lots of artists have been watching this series along with you. Lots of people are remarking how the army of Christian artisans and creatives is arising in our churches. Who knows if YOU have been called into your current situation for just such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)
As you consider that thought, it’s time again to grab your cup o’ Joe and join us for some great insights from a fellow artist on the journey of creativity!
Here’s part 4:
Missed the previous posts in this series? Click on these links: Part 1; Part 2; and Part 3.
Thanks for joining us this past week for this thought-provoking video series. And special thanks to Scott for these insights and for sharing your artistic journey with us. It is often difficult for artists to navigate the murky waters of church and the arts so we deeply appreciate all that you have shared!! May God expand your areas of influence!
Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody
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 in 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 toperform, teach, choreograph, preach, coordinate and leadworkshops 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.