CALLING ALL CREATIVES

Are you a photographer, videographer, designer, songwriter, storyteller, poet, painter, dancer, writer, woodworker, metalworker, or other creative? Creatives, you are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 12th, from 7:00-9:00 PM at Vault 405 in Downtown Edmond. This is a chance to meet other creatives, talk about creativity, and explore what it looks like to put your creative skills to work for the Glory of God and the good of our World.

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” -Genesis 1 “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..” -Genesis 1:26 

We were created in the image of God who was and is the Master Creator. Therefore, we mirror His creative character and can say that we too are creative! Every day there is work to be done. We stitch words together, make decisions, teach, coach, lead, write, and read in order to finish that work. Everyone is creative whether they would say it or not; however, there is a cross-section of people who may self-identify as creative. These folks are usually painters, musicians, poets, writers, photographers, dancers, sculptors, and the like. Where does this unique creativity come from and what is the purpose of it? We would say that they have been uniquely gifted by God with those skills and abilities to generate beauty and art for His Glory and the for the good of our world. In Exodus 35, we see Moses giving direction to the people of Israel about the construction of the Tabernacle (a dwelling place for God). Moses says to the people, “See the Lord has called by name Bezalel…and has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs…” -Exodus 35:30-31

Is God calling you to use your creativity for the Church? Is it just for the Church? Is it also meant to bless our city? Are you utilizing the skill, intelligence, knowledge, and craftsmanship for the artistic design that God has gifted you with, or are you sitting still? Let’s talk about these questions as we gather for a time to discuss creativity and art.

For more info, contact Chris Clark at chris.clark@redemptionokc.com