I’ve been at Living Streams for a little over two months now, serving as the Worship Arts Director. Â One part of the vision I’ve had in taking this position is to see a creative community of artists come together. Â I want to be a part of a community of creatives who are wanting to use their talents to reflect the glory of God through our art and expression. Â Moving into a new city and state, this was seemingly a goal that would, at the very least, take many months to connect to. Â God’s timing is different!
Our church has been in this facility for the past two years. Â There is a large area beneath the sanctuary, and it has been serving as the church storage area since they moved in. Â The staff affectionately referred to it as the dungeon. Â When they told me that this area was mine to use and develop, I began to see a ton of potential. Â I began to see a venue that we could open up to musicians, artists, photographers, videographers and other performing artists as a place to use their art.
Tonight, with the help of quite a few people, we had our first event in The Basement. Â Magnum Opus – Creation Night is a monthly event that is all about creating art through music, pen, lens, brush, clay, whatever. Â Starting this coming week, we’re going to have weekly Open Mic Night on Thursday’s. Â The Basement is now a venue where creativity and artistic expression come to life. Â It’s a work in progress, like most of us really, and it’s going to be a safe place for people to come and hear the whisper of God.
I’m praying for God to do some incredible things in this place we’re redeeming, and calling The Basement. Â I’m praying for God to pour out grace on us to reach into the lives of people who don’t always fit and gel in the corporate 9-5 world. Â I’m praying for God to amaze us with His creativity and purpose.