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(C14) “The Value of Beauty to God”–Manuel Luz (2012)
Why did the Creator even bother with beautiful things? If most endeavors in the church lean toward the utilitarian, what is the role of beauty in the church? In this session Manuel Luz shares the theology of the arts in the church that he developed to help his church—Oak Hills in Fulsom, California–embrace the arts.
Manuel Luz is Creative Arts Pastor at Oak Hills Community Church, a working musician and songwriter and author of “Imagine That” and “Honest Worship.” He blogs at: ManuelLuz.wordpress.com (2012 Boise Conf..Main Session)
(C31) “The Hazards of Being an Artist”–Rory Noland (2012)
In this helpful session Rory Noland identifies and tackles some of the difficulties artists face.
Rory Noland is a songwriter, speaker and author of “Heart of the Artist” and other books on caring for artists. For 20 years Rory served as Music Director at Willow Creek Community Church. Connect with him at www.HeartoftheArtist.org (2012 Boise Conf. Main Session)
(C20) “Pursuing Inclusiveness: The VineArts Story”–Jessie Nilo & friends (2012)
In this session VineArts Director Jessie Nilo shares the way the ministry deals with the issue of encouraging excellence with the arts in the church, while also creating opportunities for more people to develop their creativity. This talk is followed by a panel discussion with Lisa Marten, Dean Estes and Ruth Hamilton who share the specific challenges and solutions they’ve discovered in this sensitive area.
Jessie Nilo is founder and VineArts Boise, the arts ministry of Vineyard Boise that hosted this conference. Jessie is an artist and visual arts instructor, and the director of Art Fruition, an online school to train arts ministry leaders. Connect with her at artfruition.com. (2012 Boise Conf. Main Session)
(C5) “Leading Artists”–Rory Noland (2012)
In this session Rory Noland shares ways to address the challenges and rewards of leading artists in the church.
Rory Noland is a songwriter, speaker and author of Heart of the Artist and other books on caring for artists. For 20 years, Rory served as Music Director at Willow Creek Community Church. Connect with him at www.HeartoftheArtist.org (2012 Boise Conf. Main Session)
(C40) “Artists & Pastors Working Together”–Dave Blakslee (2012)
A full-time artist and former senior pastor of a church for 21 years, Dave has a unique perspective on bridging the gap between artists and the church. Followed by a panel Q and A with pastors and artists. Several practitioners in ministry share their mistakes and tell stories of true reconciliation and partnership.
Dave Blakeslee is an accomplished studio potter in Colorado and former senior pastor of Salida Vineyard Church. He now travels nationwide to preach, create, encourage, and bring together pastors and artists. (2012 Boise Conf. Main Session)