Because the Gospel is beautiful

We cultivate and empower artists globally to spark beautiful worship and witness among the least reached.

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You were specially made to help fulfill His greater purpose. We want to help you find your place. 

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WE BELIEVE THAT ARTISTS

ought to be able to inspire God's beauty in every culture so that each person can see with their hearts that
JESUS LOVES THEM.

"We live in an age where the medium of outreach is media. Artists are now given a voice. And for the first time in decades, the arts have become relevant in the mission field again. However, we must be careful not to do what I refer to as “doorway art,” which is to decorate the doorway of the kingdom of God rather than to reflect the need of having a relationship with the God of all creation, with all its pain and struggle."

Daniel

"We will not have vibrant communities of Jesus followers amongst the least-reached peoples of the world if we do not also have authentic, indigenous, artistic expressions of biblical worship from them in their own heart language."

Frank Fortunato

 COVID-19 has been difficult for so many for a variety of reasons. One of these is the cancellation of events that many people have looked forward to and feel the loss of keenly. Read below about how one of our ministry partners is bringing joy into peoples’ lives by expressing the hope of the gospel through a traditional artistic practice.

This year due to COVID-19, many of the festivals in Japan were canceled. Japan has a huge festival culture, so many people are extremely disappointed that they are not being held. Specifically, in Sendai – where the arts team is located – they canceled the Tanabata Festival. During this festival, people make wishes on the stars in the hope they will come true. Many beautiful hanging balls and streamers called “Kusudama” are hung all through the pedestrian streets. However, none of the decorations are on display and many people are feeling down because of it. So, to liven the spirits of our friends and neighbors and to show them that we are thinking of them, we created mini-Kusudama and wrote our wish from Scripture on the side, "That they would be filled with hope and joy by the Holy Spirit” (see Romans 15:13). Everyone who has received one has loved it, and you can see the joy on their faces when they see we care for them in such a way. 

Featured Stories

  • 'The Rain Will Come'
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    'The Rain Will Come'
    We are continuing to catch up with some Incarnate alumni as we reflect on all God did during the recent Incarnate Leadership Workshop. Read below about this beautiful and thought-provoking mural, 'The Rain Will Come,' painted by Wendy Bartel. 
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  • What is Ethnodoxology?
    What is Ethnodoxology?

    Last week, our Inspiro staff was busy with the Incarnate Leadership Workshop (ILW) - a training for those preparing to lead Incarnate 2022. Part of the week was spent learning about the theology behind arts in missions.

    Written on Wednesday, 02 June 2021 21:26 Read more...
  • Hope that Abides and Steadies: New Year's Reflections
    Hope that Abides and Steadies: New Year's Reflections

     ‘Maybe 2022 will be better.’ It seems like just yesterday (12 days ago, to be exact) people were saying the same thing, except about the year 2021. Already, this New Year has been fraught with continued political unrest, a stubborn pandemic, anxiety, depression, and an overall feeling of dismay. In response, it has been remarkably easy to automatically assume the entire year will be terrible while hoping next year will be better. The general attitude of many I have observed is one of unenthusiastic acceptance of the way things are while seeking to find happiness and relief wherever it might be lurking.

    Written on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:38
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