Take up your cross, says Christ.
For many, those familiar words pose an ultimate challenge. But what if Jesus told you to take up your paintbrush?—to take up your dance shoes, your pad and pen, your camera, scissors, guitar, or script? What if you passionately believed that the longing in you to make art was a stirring of the Creator’s Spirit?
Imago Dei Arts exists to help artists learn to live in that belief—to grow in what it means to abide abundantly and unabashedly in their expression of God’s creative image. Through our various medium-specific connection groups, amateurs and professionals mature together in spiritual and technical disciplines, removing barriers between artistic collaboration and communing in Christ.
During our services, songs, poems, dance, and paintings might help make clear God’s word. At our Loft in the Pearl District, Imago Dei artists strive to meet and impact the wider Portland culture by blurring the line—before all the world—between what is excellent work and what is ardent worship.
If you have questions about connecting with Imago Dei Arts, if you would like help thinking through your own talents and calling, or, if you want to learn about ways you might share or serve, please email Worship & Arts Pastor, Paul Ramey ().