While many see the arts as a “niche” element in the church – providing music for gatherings or drawing a crowd – the gospel speaks of transformation, the redeeming of every aspect of a person – including the imagination. We believe God is calling a new generation of artists and creatives both to represent Him in the public, in the center and at the margins, as well as to engage the imagination of post-Christian Europeans. But we have not always even known what to do with the “edgy” people in our own churches, let alone how to see them as “missionaries.” The SERVEurope Catalyst Team would like to be involved in changing that. Engaging the imagination can lead to significant expansion of the Kingdom!
As part of a diverse team of “subject matter experts” bringing fresh thinking and approaches to the fore and is committed to coaching and catalyzing as teams develop the kinds of initiatives that make sense in their cities, you will provide resources in knowledge, networks and equipping that are unique. As an Arts and Imagination Catalyst on our team, you’ll help provide a knowledge and resource base for our teams and partners – as well as be an inspiration (maybe even a bit of an irritant). We want to inspire, challenge and equip teams and leaders, providing coaching and hands-on assistance as they develop vision and skills for ministry to and with Europe’s creatives.
You could live anywhere, but would need to be able to devote considerable time and effort to interacting knowledgably (and, frequently, face-to-face) with teams in multiple cities in Europe.