WHY SHOULD THE ARTS MATTER TO THE CHRISTIAN?
At Rez, we notice in the Bible that the Word and its Author make use of the arts in significant ways. God is the first visual artist, creating things pleasing to the eyes; the first music director, developing and coordinating the symphony of the angels, of humanity, and other creatures; and the first theatre director, guiding history to a perfect end.
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The Brehm Residency
2021-2022, Church of the Resurrection is participating in Fuller Theological Seminary’s Brehm Residency which connects artists and churches who believe in the value of the creative arts for the flourishing of communities. This year, we have four participants representing Rez in the East/Midwest Cohort, participating in monthly discussions, implementing projects, and connecting with artists and church leaders across the US.
This year, our Brehm project is implementing the arts ministry at Rez through our monthly artist meetings, using the Brehm residency as a resource and scaffolding. Our liaisons and artists are committed to translating the experience of Brehm into our unique congregational setting.
OUR 2022 GOALS
To contemplate how the physical new building of the Church of the Resurrection can be formed by the artists of our congregation to facilitate worship and glory of God.
Arts at Rez will have monthly meetings including lectures, exhibitions, fellowship, and opportunities to serve the church through the arts. Our first meeting will include a forum for artists to meet artists and discuss our 2022 goals for arts at Rez.