We help churches engage their communities with the gospel.
Creative Missions pairs media professionals with under-resourced churches and creates sustainable solutions that engage their communities with the gospel. Teams donate a week of onsite creative help to 10-15 churches and produce videos, websites, logos, printed items, tech solutions, and much more. We've covered a lot of ground over nine years!
New churches and old (distinctly smelling) from multiple evangelical denominations
AK, AB, AR, CT, ID, MD, MA,
MO, MT, NY, OR, RI, VT
Folks from all over North America and the UK have cheerfully given up a week to serve the local church.
After spending the last two years out west, Creative Missions returns to our roots in the Northeast for year nine. We've met with pastors throughout Rhode Island, listened to their needs, and see where God is working and how he can use our team.
We'll base out of Providence, also known as the "Creative Capital." It's the fifth most post-Christian city in America with over 60% of its population being post-christian, and the third least Bible-minded city in America with less than 12% of its population qualifying as Bible-minded (Barna, 2015). Many churches that used to host pioneers of the faith like Roger Williams, Adoniram Judson, and George Whitefield now proclaim teachings that fall short of the gospel.
However, there is a new movement in church planting with renewed enthusiasm and a more thoughtful approach among a younger generation of church leaders. Together, these churches represent an unlikely revival in an unlikely place drawing some of the unlikeliest congregants — one uniquely suited to the millennials and younger Gen Xers who have supposedly abandoned religion in droves.
History, culture, cuisine, company startups, higher education—the offerings here are plentiful, and so are the opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ through the gifts he has given us. The need is great, but the gospel is greater.
A few shouts from pastors and Creative Missionaries
I believe in conferences, but I believe in missions, and that's why I would choose #creativemissions any day over a conference.Jon Carlson (Joliet, IL)
Just as our arms are about to give out and we are about to give up, you lift our arms so we can continue the work that God has called us to.Brian Zimmerman (Baltimore, MD)
Churches aren't called to be nostalgic time warps, they are called to be relevant, representative communities.Vajaah Parker (Washington, DC)
I was reminded how important it is to step back and remember why I do what I do - fresh perspective, fresh passion and excitement for how God can use my gifts to further his kingdom.Tim Gaskins (Boulder, CO)
Mission teams come and help, but Creative Missions does it the right way. No other organization has been as effective at helping. What you guys did in two days would take us two years.Michael Crawford (Baltimore, MD)
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