Why do you have art in church? Does God care about art?
The arts are an ongoing dialog in which people explore what it means to be human.
The territory of art contains mostly questions: What is love? Why am I here? What is the meaning of life?
The Church should have much to offer in this conversation, but for the last few hundred years most churches have not contributed to this conversation through the realm of the visual arts. In fact we’ve condemned or neglected numerous disciplines of beauty, artificially fragmenting the legacy of our creative Father which should have been ours all along. As a result, generations of Christians have been deprived from personally connecting spiritual truth through the astounding depth and revelation art has to offer.
Creativity dwells in the deepest, innermost part of our being, that central place of epiphany, metaphor, connection, and revelation. This place of creativity is also the place where we experience our most intimate relationship with the living Christ. To neglect that place is to live disconnected and fragmented as an artist. Growing simultaneously in the realm of faith and art is cause to shout for joy!
As we’ve watched dozens of artists come out of the woodwork from isolation, this ministry has for many become a second home where they can rest in the love of artistic community while growing in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.