AN OPEN LETTER TO SCRIBES & ARTISANS
Copyright 2017 Theresa Harvard Johnson
As a prophetic scribe and artist, I struggled immensely with my identity as an artisan when I was a young believer. I always felt like no one understood or respected my passion for poetry, spoken word and just the arts in general – especially in the traditional church. I even had a pastor say directly to me: The arts is not real ministry. This is not a throw off, but a common view among some Christian communities. The language in many environments reduce our gifts and callings to outreach events, entertainment, traditional drama groups, holiday festivities and such. They cannot behold its beauty beyond simple, event based expression. And even we, as artists, limit ourselves to such.
It would be years before I would meet a single person who could SEE me, and I mean really SEE IT from a Kingdom perspective. For many of you reading this, you get it. It is a blessing for the artist (in the Western world) to live in this dispensation of the Gospel. Why? Because it is our time – especially in apostolic and prophetic communities. God has begun awakening congregations to the truths that many of us have carried within us for years… and our path is easing up, and coming into clearer focus.
Our next worship service is Sunday, JUNE 11, 2017 from 11am - 1:30pm EST. Our services are open to everyone. We are committed to helping the people of God grow deeper in relationship with Christ; explore their unique calling & purpose; learn about God's heart and purpose for worship and creativity; and embrace healing, restoration and victory in their lives. Please bring your WORSHIP EQUIPMENT WITH YOU!
We meet at the Doubletree Atlanta Northlake, 4156 Lavista Road, Tucker, Georgia 30303. Feel free to bring your worship tools - paints, easels, notebooks, pens, etc. Need more information, contact us.
Join us for IMMERSION BIBLE STUDY on Tuesdays @ 8PM EST via video conference w/Apostle Theresa Harvard Johnson. We are building biblical foundations through revelatory teaching that roots scribes, artists and worshippers in the most important commands given to us by Christ: Loving God and Loving His people. For an overview of our current series and details on how to connect with this free call, CLICK HERE.