The events sponsored
by The Worship Studio are based upon our desire to be a kingdom-oriented
equipping ministry that serves the local church and artisans
around the world. Our goal is not to draw people unto ourselves,
to equip and release artisans into the life of the church and
culture outside the church to make an impact.
We have 3 main programs
which form the core of the ministry's DNA.
journey is about unlocking your heart, connecting you with
the Father and helping you to engage
the Holy Spirit
in your creative expression. It’s also an attempt to
facilitate the release of your heart as you fully engage in
all that God
has for you within the context of the His Kingdom.
"Over the years, I’ve encountered many artisans,
musicians, craftsmen and other creative ones who have, for one
another, become stuck. The ‘stuckness’ originates
from many different places – woundedness, fear, control,
unbelief, religious barriers – and creates a frustration
in their life that becomes unbearable. Many artists, unable to
understand what’s really going on either run headlong into ‘creativity
for creativities sake’ or turn to unhealthy alternatives
in order to numb or overcome the pain they are feeling. Many
more simply give up, hide the gift by stuffing it down under ‘Christian
work ethic’ and just try to gone on with life as usual."
Matt Tommey from Unlocking the Heart of the Artist.
Whatever your flavor of ‘stuckness’, the Father
wants you to be fully released to worship Him through your creative
expression. His desire is that nothing holds you back from creative
destiny for your life – not even yourself. This weekend
is about embracing the divine calling for your life as an artist
in the Kingdom, getting in touch with your unique prophetic voice
and releasing it in a way that not only effects culture, but
the heavens. It’s also about you being fulfilled and happy!
The Father’s desire for your life is not that you just
be productive or even that you work for Him – it’s
that you live a life fully engaged in His presence; a joyful,
passionate and creative life where you’re enjoying Him
as much as He enjoys you!
experience includes worship, 3-4 teaching sessions, personal
ministry appointments for each participant and a hands-on creativity
workshop. Typical schedules begin Friday Night and go through
Sunday Morning or Saturday Night.
the Creativity of Heaven Weekend: Through "Unleashing
the Creativity of Heaven" (weekend conferences, 1 day
seminars or workshops), we partner with your local church
to host experiential learning and equipping
events at your location for your congregation, their friends,
and the surrounding community. We enhance your church's ability
to equip a rich and valued part of your membership which
is often under addressed due to time, manpower and financial
local churches and artistic communities, we help identify,
equip and release those gifted with creativity
so they might better fulfill their
destiny and reach the community. Through professional training and mentoring,
artisans will excel in their medium and learn how to engage the Holy Spirit
in the creative process.
experience includes worship, 3-4 teaching sessions and several
hands-on creativity workshops in various creative media. The
Worship Studio can provide teaching artists who travel with
Matt or work with your local artists. Typical schedules begin
Friday Night and go through Sunday Morning or Saturday Night.
of Artisans Weekend: Gathering of Artisans is
The Worship Studio’s annual artist retreat in Black
Mountain, North Carolina. The weekend is a national gathering
from every medium including music, fine art, prophetic
art, fine craft, media, performing arts and more. The focus
this weekend is to bring master and emerging artists together
in the context of an intimate weekend experience in order
to build community, discover how to engage the Holy Spirit
in our unique creative expression, skill development and
experience begins Thursday and goes through Sunday at noon.
We have artists from all over the country who attend. The schedule
includes daily worship/teaching sessions in the evening while
days are filled with your choice of 4 hands-on workshop sessions
led by master artists.