UPDATE: The Sanctuary at Woodville is not currently offering monthly "Creative Contemplation with Christ" events. Please contact email@example.com if interested in arranging this event for yourself or your ministry.
Creative Contemplation with Christ is a way of meeting with our Creator God in a creative way. It is being present with God in the creative process. We all have a creative spirit in us because this is the way God has made us. When we are intentional about meeting God in the creative process, it can take us to a whole other realm of understanding and experiencing God.
Our time together will be just a small taste of what you can experience when you make yourself present to God in whatever you are doing that is creative. The invitation is to come alongside the Creator to create with Him. It's His creation in us that He wants revealed. He holds the pen, He holds the paintbrush, His Spirit speaking, His Spirit moving, His Spirit revealing. We are invited to release that which the Creator has put in us.
This is the invitation of Creative Contemplations, To Come and Be Present with the Creator in a place of creating. We start and end in a group setting, introducing ourselves and preparing ourselves for the morning with a meditative song. Then we go off to different areas in the building where you contemplate the Creator in the creative.
Whether it is meditating on art work with scripture and questions to go deeper, or creating with collage, water colors and acrylics, or playing in a sand tray, gazing through a kaleidoscope, and or taking a spiritual hike along Lake Whitehall, we do this all while encountering the Creator in God’s creation as we meditate on scripture.
We offer various forms of Lectio Divina which combine at various times music, art, the spoken word, and more. There will be plenty of time for you to respond to what the Spirit of God is doing in you as you both contemplate God's Word and have opportunity to express your response to God.
You do not need to have any artistic bent to partake in this time, so please do not let that stop you! Each of us is creative in our own God-given way, and we respond to our Creator with the creativity bestowed upon us.
What participants are saying...
I so enjoyed the space you provided, thank you for your faithful care. It is the second time I’ve come to a (Creative Contemplation with Christ) and am so thankful for this ministry offered at The Sanctuary. It’s a sweet space for me to slow down and re-connect with God through creativity. I felt invited to cut out different colored and shaped pieces of paper to represent the various things/worries/joys in my heart and then lay them all before God.
It was a huge reliever of anxiety and a beautiful new way to give everything in my heart into God’s good care."