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Janice T. (Alliance & Short-term team member)

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Every day all around the globe, artists on mission are creating, cultivating, and contributing in their communities. As they seek to see their art used in the work the Lord is doing, we want to share their stories to encourage and inspire.
This blog is a place to read those stories, giving you a glimpse into how the Lord is using the arts around the world.
Tuesday, 21 May 2024 23:24

Vibrant Communities Through the Arts Featured

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We are very excited to be running another course of Vibrant Communities Through the Arts (ViCTA) from 5 June through 12 July. ViCTA is an online course designed to explore the basic foundations for finding and incorporating culturally relevant arts into your ministry, exploring ways to immediately apply them to the kingdom goals for your community. Read some feedback from participants in previous ViCTA cohorts below and find out how to sign up today! 

One participant said, "It has been really encouraging to hear from so many practicing Christian artists and likeminded people within the OM umbrella." Another said, "Thank you for all the hard work you've put into creating this course and keeping it FREE and accessible even for those outside OM -- I am so thankful!"

When asked, "What aspects of the course helped you learn the most?"

"I think it was the discussion board questions. It really challenges to do something with the information— requiring deeper thinking and interaction with the material than simply absorbing it and then forgetting it."
 
"Reading the stories of missionaries with their experiences of using arts in their communities: hearing about the failures and successes."
 
"The mix of theoretical materials, including guidelines of development, with case studies."
 
"The combination of having to read, reflect, write written responses and interact with others inside a tight time frame -- provided motivation, and the assignments were clear and short and relatively straightforward, but helpful questions to think through."
 
Interested in signing up to be a part of the upcoming ViCTA cohort? Find out more by clicking here
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