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 Redeemer Writers Group is a community founded to develop and promote writing talent within the church. This group provides support and guidance to fellow writers with the aim of preparing pieces toward submission for publication.
The possibility of God working in and through our work is why the Arts Ministry has carved out time and space for writers to unite in discussion, practice, and prayer. Each meeting includes discussion based on a short devotional/literary text, a writing exercise, and prayer for one another's creative endeavors. We hope writers will take this opportunity to share their creative processes, literary experiences, and encourage one another towards creating good works.
We believe that writing, whether it be lyric, poetic, or prosaic, is a primary means to experience and express the holiness of the Lord. Indeed, language is God's mode of creation; Christ is revealed in the Gospel as the Word. Therefore, we consider it an appropriate act of worship as sub-creators to glorify God by creating beautiful works of writing. Because this task is often a lonely one, the Redeemer Writing Group provides support and guidance to all believers who desire to develop their artistic skills as writers by helping them to prepare pieces to submit for publication.
Group leaders: Stephanie Nikolopoulis, Michaela Georgescu, Maurice Boyer