Bowling Green—Using creative arts to share the gospel will be the focus of Creative Ministries Festival 2.0—”Taking It to the Streets,” March 6-7 at Living Hope Baptist Church in Bowling Green.
The event includes classes in creative arts, a missions fair, and block parties where participants will use their skills to present the gospel.
General sessions will feature guest artist Jeff Smith, director of Salt and Light Ministries of Richmond, Va. Smith uses drama, music and storytelling in his unique brand of ministry. He offers basic instruction on a variety of creative arts, but his niche is creative movement and human video, where he is known as “The Rodfather.”
Creative Ministries Festival 2.0 is a two-day experience that will equip students and adults to share the gospel in creative ways. The 2.0 version refers to new features and a missions emphasis that has been added to the traditional elements of the popular event, which recently came under the direction of Kentucky WMU.
Five workshop times will be offered to teach techniques and routines in puppetry, balloons, interpretive movement, sign language, “God Rods,” skits, juggling, face painting, magic, lip synch, clowning and human video.
The event’s theme, “Taking It to the Streets,” emphasizes the importance of using creative arts to tell others about Jesus. During a missions fair on Friday evening, students will meet missionaries and ministry leaders who want creative ministry teams to come serve in their areas. Every participant will attend a workshop on sharing the gospel and will be encouraged to use creative arts in missions.
“Taking It to the Streets” will become reality on Saturday when students use their creative arts skills in four simultaneous block parties. Sites have been selected to help a new church plant as well as outreach in needy communities. Every group will be assigned to participate in a block party and groups may sign up in advance to perform routines that they have prepared.
Creative arts workshop leaders include: Dawn Baker, Tim Bertram, Felicia Bland, David Buckner, Lori Durbin, Katherine Gilbert, George Halitzka, Ashley Hicks, Karen Holbrook, David and Susan Huffman, Terry and Sharon Kelly, Peggy Leach, Beth Swadley, and Matt Tullos.
The registration fee per person is $20. Registration information and other details may be found at www.kywmu.org/cmf. For more information contact Peggy Murphy at 502-489-3457. (WMU)