2017 Summer RoyCochran.com & ThirdChair

ThirdChair Summer 2017  
Party for the Soul

Hey friends,
Just a quick note to say Hello and Thank you! There is so much to communicate of all the love Father, Son & Holy Spirit is pouring into our hearts. It's wonderful. It's disruptive. It's life-giving. It's hard to explain and it's changing us from the inside out in beautiful ways.

We are so excited about how He's loving us. We are Living Loved and it's actually changing us and those of you who walk with us know what we are talking about. 

We can only describe this season of the last two years as a winter. A season where He actually CAUSED us to lay down in His green pastures of rest. A season He CAUSED us to learn how to receive from Him. A season of Father teaching us about RESTFUL INCREASE while we squirmed around detoxing from DOING to feel loved. It's been an unusually long season for Christine & I where Father has been deepening our roots into His heart and revealing fresh mysteries of His love towards us through this somewhat still time. (Ephesians 3) 

We sense He is moving us into a spring season. A season where our expanded, deepened root system has an increased capacity to LOVE that was not present before our winter that will support the new leaves & branches of His expression of love. This increased capacity to love is directly proportionate to us BEING loved by HIM through the winter and now into the spring.

The first NEW GROWTH that is sprouting out of our hearts is a Summer Series of Art & Love we are calling Party for the Soul. We plan to host 3 parties this Summer starting in two weeks on June 24th. Party for the SoulWe are throwing a PARTY for your soul, for your heart. 

It is written "Laughter is like medicine for the soul" & "the JOY of the Lord is my strength." 

We believe that everyone who attends these Parties will experience God loving them THROUGH the people and artists who are presently being LOVED by God. Loved people, love people, right? Come over and BE LOVED and come over and BE LOVE to others. Great people make great parties! Please come make this party GREAT!

 

In keeping with BEING LOVE to others we are raising some cash to express love to some Syrian Refugee families living here in San Diego who are struggling in their new life here. Our friends at Light & Color Arts work "hands on" every week being LOVE to these Syrian families. We are coming along side them and LOVING these families.

If you'd like to get in on this, you can also express love by giving towards Party for the Soul either at the event or right here online.  click GIVE

 

Come September, we hope to launch our first Gathering that will love musicians, visual artists, technical artists, actors, film makers, dancers, songwriters, AKA Artists. We are calling it  The Artist Table, a dinner gathering with a focus on their interior life, their creative life and how one feeds the other. 

These are really the FIRST FRUITS of ThirdChair ministries. We are so honored and deeply grateful for the love & support you have poured into us, especially throughout our winter. You were and remain a critical part of His Love and Care for us. Thank you.


We are in our 10th year of the crazy life of living by faith that Father will support us financially through you, empowering us to focus all our time and energy into the lives of hundreds of people.
Christine brought a beautiful correction my way the other day. I was trying to explain to someone how we live and mentioned that we live on "support" through donations from people in whom God has put it in their heart to do so. Christine corrected my statement by saying," Roy, we haven't been living on support from people, we have been living on Love from people. Love has been what we have lived on for the last 10 years."
She is so right! So thank you for those of you who have been loving us through the years. Your "love" is making a way for us to share Father's love with so many people.
Thank you for your love.
Roy & Christine

Strengthening & Encouraging the Spiritual Lives and Creative Work of Artists

Pictured below here are just a few of the people whose lives are being impacted through your donations. It's humbling AND exciting to see Father's favor on our expression of love called ThirdChair. This really doesn't reflect half of the lives & expressions we are connecting with. Thank you for partnering with us. Thank you for encouraging us. Thank you for walking with us. Click on each picture for info about each photo.


Donations

We invite you to prayerfully support this work of connecting artists to their hearts and destinies. 

Where transformative expressions of ART flow out of the hearts of Artists Living Loved.

 

BECOME A MONTHLY SUPPORTER.
Our Monthly Supporters are the backbone of our ministry, ThirdChair. You allow us to Love, Mentor and walk with Artists, Curate Gatherings & Pioneer fresh opportunities for Artists to communicate God's Love in our world.

Make a generous SINGLE gift to RoyCochran.com &ThirdChair.

 

*note that the cut-off day for each month's gifts is the 25th. Gifts made after the 25th will not be received by ThirdChair ministries for 30 days.
Please make ALL DONATIONS through The Grove from my website www.roycochran.com/donate and not through The Grove site. We have made a few changes and it's best to simply give through our site. Thank you. Please call me if you experience ANY difficulties in giving to us. contact me

Thank you for the time you've invested in reading our news letter and to allow us to share this exciting invitation to minister to artists with you. Love, Roy & Christine


Third Chair Plans for 2017

• Weekly Mentoring

PASTORING, COACHING, OPENING DOORS, CHALLENGING, DREAMING WITH WORSHIP LEADERS, MUSICIANS, SINGER/SONGWRITERS, VISUAL ARTISTS, FILM MAKERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, PASTORS, TECHNICAL ARTISTS, AUTHORS, PRODUCERS AND DREAMERS.


• The Artist's Table

A GATHERING FOR ARTISTS TO COME TO A TABLE WITH ONE ANOTHER, SHARE A MEAL, SHARE SOME STORIES AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER INTO THE LIFE AS AN ARTIST AND AS SOMEONE GROWING IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.


• Artist's Living Loved Gathering

PARTNERING WITH FATHERHEART SPEAKER LEONARD HAYS, WE HOPE TO INVITE ARTISTS TO GET AWAY FOR 3 DAYS AND SOAK INTO A FRESH REVELATION OF SONSHIP SPECIFICALLY CURATED TOWARDS THE HEARTS OF HIS SONS & DAUGHTERS WHO'S UNIQUENESS IS FOUND IN THEIR ARTISTRY. Boston/NewYork •Nashville•Southerncalifornia are the likey locations this year.


• Worship Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2017

WE HAVE BEEN INVITED BACK TO BRAZIL TO SPEAK TO THE HEARTS OF THE WORSHIP LEADERS & SONGWRITERS OF THAT COUNTRY. OUR GREAT FRIEND, PRODUCER, WORSHIP LEADER & SONGWRITER, ANDRE AQUINO HAS BEEN CONNECTING HIS COUNTRY WITH WORSHIP ARTISTS SUCH AS KIM WALKER SMITH, JESUS CULTURE, BETHEL MUSIC & JOHN MARK MCMILLAN TO NAME A FEW. WE ARE HONORED TO COME ALONG SIDE THIS MOVEMENT.


• Refreshment Retreats at Chateau Cochran

MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT AT ANY GIVEN TIME THERE IS USUALLY A GUEST OR TWO STAYING AT OUR HOME FOR 2-4 DAYS. MANY OF THEM ARE COMING IN OFF A TOUR, SOME ARE FRIENDS WHO ARE IN TOWN OR IN COUNTRY AND DESIRE SOME EXTENDED TIME WITH US. WE HAVE SEEN SO MUCH BREAK-THROUGH, ENCOURAGEMENT AND REFRESHMENT COME IN THESE TIMES. WE HAVE A DESIRE TO EXPAND AND EXTEND THE EXPERIENCE BY BUILDING A UNIQUELY STYLED GUEST HOUSE IN OUR LARGE BACKYARD.


• Creative Workspace

WE HOPE TO PROCURE A SPACE AND DEVELOP A CO-WORKING COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ILLUSTRATORS, FILMMAKERS, WRITERS, MUSICIANS AND MORE WHO BELIEVE THAT WE CREATE BETTER TOGETHER IN AN ENVIRONMENT BRIMMING WITH CREATIVITY.


• Songwriter's Woodshed

WE HOPE TO BEGIN GATHERING AND WRITING SONGS TOGETHER WITH BOTH LOCAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SONGWRITERS AND ENCOURAGE THEIR CRAFT THROUGH NATIONALLY KNOWN SONGWRITERS I AM IN RELATIONSHIP WITH. PARTNERED WITH 3CATNIGHT STUDIOS, RECORDING SUPPORT IN A WORLD CLASS STUDIO IS PART OF THE BENEFITS SONGWRITERS WHO BELONG TO THIS COMMUNITY WILL ENJOY.


• ThirdChair House Shows  

WE HOPE TO SEE 2017 FILLED WITH MANY HOUSE SHOWS FEATURING LOCAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS SHARING THEIR GIFTS WITH US IN AN INTIMATE SETTING. WE CURRENTLY HAVE 2 VENUES AND ARE LOOKING TO DISCOVER A COUPLE MORE VENUES WE CAN BRING AND SHARE BEAUTIFUL EVENING FILLED WITH STORY-TELLING, SOME FILLED WITH SONGS OF WORSHIP