Darrow Miller and Friends

Artists Conference: A Phoenix Opportunity Coming Soon

Answer: The current media world saturated with atheistic values and destructive messages.

Question: What do you get when you discourage Christian young people from studying the arts?

Nobody should be surprised at the state of affairs in today’s entertainment industry. Or media in general. When, for generations, the church has considered art the domain of the culture and hands-off for Christ followers, what else could you expect?

24701-nature-natural-beautyBut given that God loves beauty, that every glimpse of beauty we see is a reflection of His heart, these things ought not to be.

That being so, we are happy to make known an opportunity here in the Phoenix area for all who care about the conjunction of art and biblical thinking.

The Create Commission Artist Conference is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.

This unique gathering is a “half-day event that invites artists of all media and skill levels to contribute to the dialogue around art, social and global issues of today, and the very important roles that artists play in cultivating culture and discipling their nations.”

If you’re interested in how artists can …

  • Intentionally use their platform, skills and media to cultivate culture that reflects truth, beauty and goodness
  • Thoughtfully initiate dialogue among their peers
  • Influence the world for the better

… this conference represents a splendid opportunity.

Who knows, maybe something there will launch you, or someone in your life, into the next stage of art as a vehicle for discipling the nations to obey all that Jesus Christ commanded.

Go here to check it out.

– Gary Brumbelow

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Gary is the Disciple Nations Alliance editorial manager. He manages Darrow Miller and Friends and serves as editor and co-writer on various book projects. For eight years Gary served as a cross-cultural church planting missionary among First Nations people of Canada. His career also includes 14 years as executive director of InterAct Ministries, an Oregon-based church-planting organization in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. Gary is a graduate of Grace University, earned an MA from Wheaton College and a Graduate Studies Diploma from Western Seminary. He lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Valerie. They have two married sons and twelve grandchildren. In addition to his work with the DNA, Gary serves as the pastor of Troutdale Community Church.



    October 30, 2015 - 10:45 am

    I am a graphic artist by profession, since I read about the “Artist Conference” and I will not be able to come, how can I benefit from this conference. I started very early in life – I draw and paint but as I entered the art school I finished up as a graphic artist. But for quite sometime I have been ruminating about the past – I want to go back and pick up my brush, water and oil colours. I want to train children and young people how to draw, paint and design. I have spent over 40 years in the design world.

    When I read about the forthcoming conference of artist, I took it as a challenge to pick my brush -I am aware, I would need help from other artists. So, though I may not be able to attend this conference, I want to benefit from the conference. Thank you – Olusegun Owopetu

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      October 30, 2015 - 12:33 pm

      Dear Olusegun,

      We are happy to see your interest and to hear of your history of using art for the glory of God.

      You might watch the web site of the conference for any follow up possibilities.

      Also, be sure to go to Monday Church where you will find lots of resources. Monday Church is an effort to help Christians understand their vocation from a biblical point of view, whatever their calling is. I believe you will find much help there.

      Many blessings,
      Gary Brumbelow