When VineArts began back in 2004, we had no idea what in the world we were doing. All we knew for sure is that …
• God loves artists,
• God loves his Church, and
• Beauty belongs in the church.
And we also knew that in a lot of artists’ lives, their artistic experience and church experience rarely overlaps. Which is sad.
So, we stumbled around a lot, did a lot of wonderful things, and learned a lot of things that we’d like to share with others!
If you’re a Christian artist or pre-artist* who desires to love people through the arts, consider these resources.
Engage our international community of art ministers and receive training through our art ministry school called ArtFruition.com. This ecumenical community was founded by Jessie Nilo and is completely online. Our goal is to grow art leaders around the world spiritually and artistically, and our school features world-class faculty from a variety of Christian denominations and traditions.
Also, Jessie has made dozens of art ministry videos available to you on her YouTube Channel. Check it out and watch them all if you like!
It’s time to move beyond talking. Engage the artists of the Church, and do the Lord’s will creatively here on earth.
It’s time to see, touch, smell, and taste what the Lord is doing through visual art and creative writing in the church. It’s time for “how” — how to get our hands dirty; how to grow; how to harvest that which has been planted.
* pre-artist: One who enjoys experiencing other people’s art and wants to learn artmaking for themselves. Prior art experience not required, only curiosity, faithfulness, and the willingness to try new things.