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EpicTheology June Update

Well, my fearless readers, we’re now well into June. Life is going by at breakneck pace these days, so I thought I’d take a moment to let everyone know what’s going on. Depending on how things move continue, we might make this a monthly feature.

I’m now a month and a half into the new job, and it’s still amazing. I have so much freedom to explore where God is leading the new ministry and spend time in His presence. I’ve met with many of our leaders to brainstorm how we are going to go about telling stories. AND, most exciting, I’ve started working on a couple projects. My weeks are flying by and I look forward to going back to the office every day.

God could not have come through in a more awe-inspiring way.

Which brings me to our next point: our new mission. Acts 2:43 tells us, in regards to the newborn church, that “A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders.” I feel like, for many of us, we’ve lost that sense of awe. We live in such a constant state of grace that the supernatural grace has become mundane.

So, my mission: Rescue the miraculous from the mundane!

God’s activity in our lives can be awe-inspiring at first, but can quickly become less shiny as we get used to it. However, when we hear about what God is doing in others’ lives (which is usually different from our own), we can again be brought to a place of wonder. It’s my job to harness the stories that we all carry around with us and deploy them in a way that opens doors for awe.

Sound fun? I think so!

In other news, we’re also on our way to starting a new ministry and I’ll have more info for you as soon as some things settle into place.

I hope you are all enjoying the start of your summer (or winter, if you’re south of the equator). Our family has been having a great time hiking out in the mountains as much as we can (including during a rainstorm yesterday!). Please spend some time outdoors. It’s good for the soul.

Blessings,

A New Chapter in Arts Ministry

Well, after a couple months off, I’m back. It’s been a great summer so far, but we’ve been a little busy┬átrying to finish my spring course while working and growing as a family. July saw my final projects handed in, so I have a month before it all begins again. I figured I would take the opportunity to get back into a rhythm of writing my thoughts so I would be in great form come the fall.

With that, I have some exciting news. I have been hired as a Dramatic Arts Ministry Coordinator at my church, which means I will be spending some time each week being part of the building of an arts ministry from scratch. It’s very part time for now, and the position’s future will be under review in a year, but it’s a start. If God so chooses, this ministry will leap forward, blessing our congregation and giving our artists a chance to create for God. If he chooses, it may also falter and fizzle out. That’s in his hands.

I hope to consistently update everyone on the trials and challenges of building and growing an Arts Ministry throughout the year. This will be in addition to our normal posts about film, faith, and whatever else I have to talk about.

For those who have been waiting for updates over the summer, thank you for your patience. We are about to embark on a new adventure, trying to instil the church with a love and passion for the arts from the inside.

I hope we’re ready! Only God knows if we are.

Blessings

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