The blank canvas. The empty page.
You're inspired. You know where you want to go. Kind of.
You hear the song. See the image. Know the main character.
And once you start, it begins to have a life of its own.
And so it is with this event.
Meetings. Connections. Discussions. All with a desire to let God direct the process.
Never wanting to make this just another conference.
"Wow, that was great! Life changing! Where are we going for dinner? Wanna grab a movie? This morning?... don't remember, but it was great!"
There is a desire to challenge and commission people. To view the arts not as something they do but an extension of who they have been created to be. Men and women funneling their passions into something resourceful while at the same time living lives characterized by Biblical integrity and healthy relationships.
Ultimately, mentoring and discipleship are about helping members of the next generation find their individual callings. Mentoring and discipleship are the tonic for purposelessness, one of the most spiritually debilitating and painful conditions a person can experience. As spiritual fathers and mothers, there are few joys greater than helping them find their direction. This is one of the strengths of business... Mentoring and discipleship do more than address negative issues. They create opportunities, internships, apprenticeships, and they model success. — Robert Fraser, Marketplace Christianity
Obedience, not excellence, is the standard. Excellence will flow out of obedience to Jesus Christ. We want to speak to the whole person, not just their gifts, talents and activities. A place where one can begin, continue, or help others through the process of forgiveness, reconnection, and creativity.
August 11, 2012. Elim Park, Cheshire, CT.
More to come...