Are you going to this year's Creative Christianity Summit?
Cheerfully Given is a marketplace website made up of a community of over 130 Christian designers and makers who have a desire to share the Lord Jesus through great design and contemporary craft. Their goal is to worship our Divine Craftsman with excellence in all kinds of creative ways.
Creative arts have been at the core of Church life since the tabernacle was constructed, so we want to encourage and share that great treasure.
What a great mission!
With their passion for Christian creatives, is it any wonder that they're the brains behind the Creative Christianity Summit?
If you're new to the Summit, here's a quick Q&A.
What is the Creative Christianity Summit?
The Creative Christianity Summit is a 5-day virtual event exploring faith, creativity & community with 35+ Speakers from around the world.
When and where is it happenning?
Taking place virtually from June 15–19, 2021, it’s 5 days of faith, creativity, and community that can be enjoyed flexibly around day-to-day life.
Do I have to watch it during June 15–19, 2021?
Attendees get 12-month access to the sessions so you can enjoy watching and rewatching them at your own pace, and this year there is an attendees-only podcast so you can listen to the talks on-the-go until June 2022 as well!
What are the key features?
💕 Over 35 professional Christian creatives sharing wisdom & experience designed to encourage you and help you grow closer to Jesus
📖 Christ-centred Bible teaching and sessions looking at creativity as a follower of Jesus
📹 Talks & sessions exploring different aspects of creative practice from a range of industries
🎨 Creative workshops you can do from home to learn a new creative skill
🥰 Facebook group so you can connect & share your reflections with other attendees, and make new creative friends
📅 12 months of access to the Summit content so you can watch and rewatch the sessions until June 2022
📱 Attendees-only podcast so you can listen to talks wherever you want
✏️ Graphic illustrations of headline sessions, so you can process the talks visually
What are they key benefits?
💛 Jesus-centred - Everything we do as Christians is about Jesus and sharing Him! The event is designed to lift your heart and mind to focus on Him, so that you can go out refreshed by His Spirit to do the Father’s will in your community.
🤓 Value-packed - The digital format means you can enjoy sessions from experts all over the world, from lots of different professional backgrounds within the creative space.
💰 Affordable - Last year, many of our attendees shared that they couldn’t believe how much value the Summit was for the price. It’s designed to be as accessible as possible.
⏰ Flexible - While the Summit is delivered over 5 days with live sessions throughout the week designed to refresh and equip you, we have created the event in a way that lets you watch things at your own pace over the weeks and months to come
🌎 Virtual, so you can attend from anywhere in the world!
What are some of the questions being explored at this year's Summit?
This year's Summit explores questions like...
What can we learn about life and reality from the creativity seen in the Tabernacle?
What’s the purpose of creativity? And how do we use it well as Christians?
What does creativity look like in church life? What could and should it look like?
How can you be a faithful follower of Jesus in different creative spheres? As a comedian? As a makeup artist? As a painter?
What does it mean to be a Spirit-gifted creative?
What industries are covered by the speakers?
Bible teaching & theology
Business & entrepreneurship
Activism & social justice
Creativity in business
Creativity in church
Creativity and building community
Make-up & beauty
Design & design methodology
Fashion & styling
Music & song-writing
Fine & contemporary art
Bible journaling & faith journaling
Dance & movement
Social media & digital
Creativity in personal worship & prayer
Mental health and creativity
Chronic illness and creativity
How much is it?
Tickets are $55 USD / £39 GBP for:
A virtual summit focused on Jesus & creativity premiering June 15–19, 2021.
12-month access to content, community & encouragement!
80+ sessions exploring faith and creativity
Digital workshops to learn new creative skills
Exclusive Facebook group including live Q&As and fun activities
Is it worth the price?
Here are some testimonials from last year's Summit.
Count me in.
I'm super thankful to have the opportunity to share the testimony of how The Yay Project and You Are You Podcast came to be at this year's Summit. My interview — hosted by the lovely and inspirational Menekse Stewart, founder of Cheerfully Given — will be on Day 1. Here is the schedule.
There are so many sessions I'm looking forward to including:
The Tabernacle series with Paul Blackham
Worship with Lou & Nathan Fellingham
Motherhood & Creativity: A Panel Discussion
Modern Psalms for Little Hearts with Michael J. Tinker
Courageous Creating with the Holy Spirit: A Workshop with Debra Hart
The Power of His Promised Word with Rachel Van Pelt
Peaceful Imaginative Prayer: A Workshop with Helena Whitwell
Using Creative Gifts for God's Glory: An Interview with Teri from The Lovely Drawer
Listening to God in the Creative Call: An Interview with Elisabeth Pike
How to Be a Gentle Protester: The Craftivist Story with Sarah Corbett
Before my interview with Menekse, we chatted about how we believe God is doing so much in the creative space. I believe God is leading so many of his sons and daughters into creative worship, pouring out his ideas for new ministries, businesses, books, podcasts and so much more. I'm excited for all the testimonies and workshops, and seeing God's children be who he created them to be, doing what he's leading them to do!
So worth $55 USD / £39 GBP!
If you'd like to buy a ticket (& support The Yay Project), you can do so via this affiliate link.
Please let me know if you'll be attending! So far, we've got a group going with Cass from Wildergeese, Kate from My Daily Dates, and Nadia from The Spiritual Go-Getter. Come join us :) Would love to chat about the sessions and 'attend' together!