My friends and I have a passion to see artists particularly visual artists restored in the church. We do not believe it should be as it was in the Catholic Church almost 500 years ago. Rather, God has revealed to us that the vocation of artist is of the same caliber of calling as a doctor, accountant, teacher, lawyer, etc.. God can use anyone and will use anyone. As stated in 1Cor. 12 about spiritual gifts. Our gifts are viable to the Kingdom work. Specifically, our role is the eyes as stated in Matthew 6:22-23. We are called to be the lamp of the body. This means that we will not only have a profound impact on our brothers and sisters in Christ, but also an impact on the world.
What has been your experience in your respective churches? How have pastors and leaders approached your artistic talent or the talent of your friends? Is anyone seeing your church take a new path using the arts? I would like to hear any comments on this matter. I am always looking for new ideas, but most of all it is encouraging to hear about people who are having a positive impact because of their calling.
For more information on my ministry visit: www.VisualSanctuary.org