Webinars are a great space for learning, sharing stories, hearing from each other as a community and bringing our questions. There are many professional artists, creatives as well as senior church leaders and theologians in our network. Artists and leaders from Mumbai and many other cities around the world.
We invite these people to come and share on current issues that we are facing in a creative format which helps us discuss and apply new ideas, thoughts and practices to enable us grow in our creativity and our understanding of our Creator.
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BEAUTY IN WORSHIP
Why is the experience of BEAUTY integral in our community worship?
How should we begin thinking about worship in our churches following the pandemic?
What makes artists and their creativity essential for the renewal of a community's worship?
The beauty of experiencing God catalyses worship and praise in God’s people
The session will include short talks, testimonies and a Q&A with a panel of Artists & Pastors:
Imli Imchen - Arts Catalyst, Theologian, Musician & Writer
Shannon Pinto - Pastor & Musician
Indhu Kotiyan - Communications Strategist & Dancer
Joe D’Souza - Painter, Sculptor & Pastor
Raju D’Silva - Songwriter, Worship Leader & Graphic Designer
Krishnendu Sen - Writer & Lawyer
In this webinar we wanted to explore the question," What does it look like to hope together and why is community important at this time?"
We asked some artists a question: are you feeling hopeful?
here are a couple of their responses:
"My faith is un-hinged from my feelings. My feelings are desolate and dark.
My faith says: How does that matter?"
"Yes, I am always hopeful, even when things are tough. I believe that things
can be worse. So when things get difficult, I am grateful that its not something
worse and press forward."
Despite being stuck in what can feel like an endless sandstorm, we have Christ, ourselves and each other to lean on. We have HOPE.
HOPE TO CREATE
How do we find that creative spark when our lives have been turned upside down? When our future is uncertain?
We want to create but our hearts are blank or worse.
How do we find HOPE TO CREATE?
The webinar was led by members of the Arts Collective:
Etienne Coutinho - Fine Artist (etienneart.in), Theatre Director (Bombay Jazz), Film Maker
Advait Praturi - City to City Trainer, Avatar Church Leadership Team
Imli Imchen - Musician & Arts Collective Catalyst
Aditi Dubey Lee - Founder & CEO of social enterprise RUAS (ruas.in)