Welcome to Kaleidoscope.
We are a creative collective of artists & creators who are part of ChristCentral, and we'd love for you to get involved in the adventure!
We have a passion to see the gospel communicated to a broken world through various forms of creativity. We want to encourage people & churches to use their creative gifts to reach out to the communities around them.
It's such an adventure to see the vast and varied creativity that exists in our churches. From poetry to painting, from comedy to cake-baking, from architecture to acrobatics and everything in between.
We're excited to have a place on the ChristCentral website where we can feature articles and ideas about creativity & shaping culture. One of our distinctives as ChristCentral is Advancing The Kingdom, transforming the world. A massive part of transforming the world will involve us shaping the culture of the nations which we represent by using our God given creativity.
Our dream is to see our family of churches come alive with creativity and for every church to be involved in this! We are convinced that creativity can sharpen the Church and shape the culture. We are hungry to see the towns and cities that we find ourselves in start to be impacted by this common Grace of God.
What is Christian in art does not lie in the theme but in the spirit of it, in its wisdom and the understanding of reality it reflects.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
The Purpose Statement
There are so many good things that come from God's gift of creativity but we want to focus on four specific themes that will help make this dream a reality. We want to see our God given creativtiy:
- 1. Provoke Wonder
- 2. Bring Comfort
- 3. Confront Injustice
- 4. Point to Christ
Our 2 year plan...
Those four objectives are unlikely to change, however looking forward to the next two years we have a very specific set of objectives to help us mark our journey more accurately:
- 1. Develop an online community
- 2. Audit the creativity that already exists in our churches click here to complete the audit
- 3. Facilitate creative training
- 4. Initiate, support and facilitate projects that achieve our purpose statement
- 5. Encourage church leaders to be on board with our purpose statement
What's happening next?
We will be contacting all ChristCentral churches to ask them to complete an online audit of what is already happening in the area of creativity within our churches. This information will help shape the training that we put on in the future. It will also help us to grow the Kaleidoscope collective so that it truly represents us as a family of churches.
If you are on Facebook and are passionate about the area of creativity, why not join us on our Facebook group where we discuss various aspects of creativity and seek to encourage one another! You can find Kaleidoscope on Facebook here.
Get in touch...
We'd love to hear from you! Why not get in touch and let us know what you're up to in the area of creativity? To get in touch use one of the following methods:
ChristCentral - Kaleidoscope
PO Box 7736
Click here to complete our creativity audit
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
The Christian life has been narrowed to that of the devotional life alone. Too easily, large areas of human reality, such as philosophy, science, the arts, economics and politics have been handed over to the world, as Christians concentrated mainly on “religious” activities.
“The world may have become secularised, missing true spirituality, but the Christian’s attitude is missing its foundation in reality, being uninterested in the created world. It’s becomes a ghostlike spirituality without a body. Christians have been active but they’ve optimistically believed that it was enough to preach the gospel and to help in a charitable way.
In concentrating on saving souls alone they’ve forgotten that God is the God of life and that the Bible teaches people how to live, how to deal with our world, God’s creation. Although many people became Christians, our world has became totally secularized with almost no Christian influence.”