What’s Happening these days
in Third Chair Ministries?
One on One Mentoring:
Mentoring is a relationship in which one person facilitates another to reach his or her God-given potential, through the sharing of God-given resources.
One on One mentoring: Mentoring is a relationship in which one person facilitates another to reach his or her God-given potential, through the sharing of God-given resources.
I do this every week and I’m incredibly honored with those who want me to spend time with them. This is NOT hanging out. It might feel like that at times. It’s NOT a “mentoring program” I take people through. It’s what I believe Jesus modeled and invited each of us to do - make disciples. I’m NOT making my disciples. What I see Jesus doing in scripture is receiving daily from the Father, sharing what He receives into the hearts of those He is walking with - He basically is giving them His life, His resources, His connections, His authority, His relationship access to the Father, His time. If He taught a kingdom principal - He then demonstrated it. If He demonstrated a kingdom value - He then taught them about what He just did. This intentional pour into someone’s life is something that is sadly missing in some of our information, event driven culture of doing church. It is something Jesus invited us ALL to do - go and make disciples. (which I believe is more than simply talking about God and what He says and means in scripture). It always involves Love. It always involves relationship. It always involves transformative encounters with the Father. It’s something that shouldn’t be delegated to someone else who has the “discipleship gift”.
A table is being set for a Southern California Community of Artists coming together around a beautifully prepared meal; creative inspiration; spiritual identity; and a powerful love for God, one another, and our neighbor.
Artist Guild: A table is being set for a Southern California Community of Artists coming together around a beautifully prepared meal; creative inspiration; spiritual identity; and a powerful love for God, one another, and our neighbor.
We host these amazing gatherings every 60 days. We don’t advertise. We are building this community through invitation and relationship. If you’ve been to an Artist Guild it’s because a creative who has attended invited you. We have seen hundreds of people through our short time we’ve been gathering. And now a younger generation has been joining the “experienced artist” crowd. We are intentionally setting the table for mentoring relationships to be birthed at Artist Guild. If you are creative and would like to come to our next Artist Guild in May, I invite you to contact me and we will add you to the guest list.
At Artist Guild, we set a table. Invite creative people over. Holy Spirit breathes life into the table conversations, the creative story-telling, the invitation for deeper relationship with God and other artists. It’s powerful. It’s beautiful. It’s simple. It’s Supernatural. It’s Love. It’s bigger than us because it’s His. We were simply invited to join Him.
Here are some photos from our last Artist Guild looking at the Art of Collaboration. Norm Stockton and Dave Owens shared some thoughts and music from Norm’s latest offering “Grooves and Sushi” We so value relational connection with creatives from all over So Cal, enjoying an artfully prepared meal and intentionally pouring into their spiritual lives..
Party for the Soul Summer 2019
A Three Day Creative Retreat is in the works.
There is something so powerfully transformative that happens when we retreat from our normal rhythms of life and get away with others from our creative tribe and with the Lord. Our Third Chair Curation Team have been involved with many impactful Creative Retreats from my time with The Worship Mentor Network and The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, as well as the organizations and churches they have served with. We have begun with prayer and we are moving to look at some dates that might work in the near future. More information to come as we get downloads from God.
Artist Guild One Day Retreats
We have a uniquely diverse community of creative people. Many are seasoned veterans, a few are rising stars and many are somewhere in between. We are in the planning stages of hosting One Day Retreats for Songwriting, Live Painting, Photography, and Cooking. We are also working on workshops for the Rhythm Section, for Guitar and for Vocals. Look for these Artist Guild Day retreats to be made available beginning the Summer 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like information about one of these Day Retreats or if you would like to offer your experience to help us offer another creative expression to grow in.