We love artists.
"Artists are the makers of culture. They express their worldviews in ways that shape the worldviews of others. Because they specialize in making their expressions appealing, their visions and values are uniquely persuasive to others. Their works are artifacts that embody the ideas, the emotions, and the philosophies of their time." - Gene Edward Veith
Even before the church existed, God placed a high value on expressions of creativity and set up clear direction for how they can be used for His purposes. The Bible has a great deal to say about the arts, including the following passage from Exodus (35:30-33):
Then Moses said to the Israelites, "See, the LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts-to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic craftsmanship.
From this passage and its surrounding context, we adopted the three values of our arts ministry: authenticity, excellence and inclusiveness.
Authenticity | We ask and expect our artists to live one life, authentically pursuing God in all areas of their lives.
Excellence | We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people.
Inclusiveness | We desire to include artists at all skill levels and from all generations.
When these values co-exist, we believe an environment is created where artists flourish.
Opportunities for Artists
Click one of the links below for more information about a specific arts ministry.