what is art ministry
There's no official definition of art ministry. That makes it even more fun. At the beginning of time the first thing we find out about God is that He created. When we enter into the creative process, we enter into a place of connection with this God who made all things. We believe He wants to draw closer to each human heart in need of Him. As we learn to be still, ask questions and listen for God's heart for us, the creative ways we respond bring healing, hope and joy.
The idea for Created Ministry began in 2014 with a desire to help ALL people (not just those who call themselves artists) connect to Jesus through the creative arts. Since history began, people have been using various art forms as a means of expression- we are simply trying to help them use these tools to connect with the Creator Himself. Whether through painting, basket weaving, photography, dance, drama, writing, make-up art, cake decorating or landscape design- we know there is no limit to how God longs to creatively minister to His people.
At Created, we use a basic and simple method called "Reset, Reflect, Create" to help people connect with God. We often call these times of connecting with Jesus creatively- "sessions". We offer these sessions to groups or individuals and facilitate guided times of creating in the Created Studio or on location.
Please check out the beautiful ways we have seen God use the arts around us and schedule a time to come create!
Created offers reflective sessions that are prayerfully designed to connect people with the heart of God through creating with Him. Every canvas, every session is different and reflects what the Holy Spirit is speaking to a specific group of people. For artisans and novices alike, anyone can learn the beauty of waiting on the Lord, connecting with His heart and creating with the God who knows them best. We offer these sessions at the Studio in San Antonio, Texas, on-location or through our online resources.
All sessions are offered free of charge as we long to create open opportunity for anyone to experience this ministry. We are a non-profit that runs on your generous donations.
-individual healing time
-vision and prayer sessions
Art Ministers all over the world are using creative arts to reach their communities with the love of Christ. If you are interested in partnering with us in your community, or if you would like to be trained to to facilitate creative times, please reach out! Here are some of the beautifully unique ways we have seen God use the arts in our communities:
-face painting to build connections
-watercolor art Bible study teaching
-collage healing sessions to restore value
-expressive grief sessions
-dance and movement for freedom
-card making to share kindness
-creative worship nights to share Christ
-free online resources for reflecting