The Creative Church Handbook Tuesday May 12th on Amazon!

I am so excited to announce that The Creative Church Handbook: Releasing the Power of the Arts in Your Congregation has been released by InterVarsity Press (IVP)! This book has been the main focus of my work for the last … Continued

Summer 2014 Update

After spending 7 months sitting at the writing-table with the new book, I’m venturing out for a couple of great speaking opportunities in July. Karitos 2014 If you are in the Midwest, consider attending Karitos 2014 in Chicago, July 10-12. … Continued

The Creative Church Conference Recordings Are Now Available!

Here is the news from our non-profit, The New Renaissance Arts Movement. At the New Renaissance Arts Movement, we’re about connecting, equipping, and inspiring artists and churches for a New Renaissance. We believe that God is releasing a renewal of … Continued

Over the Rainbow Transcendence in Church

“Imagine if the local church became the place in culture to experience creativity, transcendence, and beauty.” That’s one of the thoughts behind The New Renaissance Arts Movement  that I’m part of.  Honestly, these are things that are not often experienced … Continued

Creative Conferences on the Arts in the Church are Full of Inspiration

“I think it will take me a lifetime to fully understand and express what God did during the Creative Church Conference. …(it is) allowing so many of us to finally find our creative tribe!!!! The effects this will have in … Continued

The Epic 2011 Recap

Although not exactly “The best of times and the worst of times”, 2011 was a bit of a personal rollercoaster ride. I touched on some of the year’s difficulties in the last post, but before January slips away I want … Continued

Unlocking the Hearts of Artists in Asheville

Last summer an artist friend forwarded a link for a creative conference in Asheville, NC called the Gathering of Artisans.  Now, I love the mountainous, artsy area around Asheville (including the Biltmore, which my family visited several years ago as the leaves were … Continued

How to Start an Arts Ministry in Your Church

By J. Scott McElroy and Jessie Nilo Just imagine if the local church became the place in culture to experience beauty, creativity, and transcendence. Hundreds of years ago churches were, in many ways, centers for these experiences. Somehow, over time … Continued

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