We were made by God to be creators, after his own image. Using the raw materials of the world he created - earth, body, language, sound, and more - we examine and express our experience. Despite our tendency to make idols of the things we care about, including our art, God reconciles all things through the person and work of Jesus. He calls reborn artists to join him in building his kingdom through creative work!
Art engages our imaginations, exposes us to new ideas, and allows us to experience life more fully. God created art and uses it to teach us about Him, our own hearts, and our world. As lovers of art and artists we are moved into new understandings, emotions, and relationships that allow us to engage with our culture. As patrons (advocates) we can support artists and encourage the creation of art that renews our culture!
The arts tell the story of our culture, and impact 21st century society as perhaps no other field does. To the extent that art reflects the heart of its creator, lives transformed by the Gospel serve as agents of cultural change.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church has a long history of both embracing artists in a loving Christian community and challenging them to express their faith through their lives and creative work to the glory of God and for the benefit of their industries.
Specifically, the Arts Ministry seeks to:
- build communities of artists where they can know and be known by God and one another;
- provide opportunities for artists to create in Christ-centered community, for the benefit of the church and our city;
- lead the Redeemer congregation to engage with the art of NYC and with its artists, for the purposes of cultural renewal.
If you need more information, have questions, or need assistance in getting involved at Redeemer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 808-4460 x1345.