Churches get 'creative offer'

Churches get 'creative offer'

UK-based churches are to be offered a new resource that its founder believes will ‘spearhead the next move of the spirit’.

According to Wolverhampton-based Josie Gamble, The Christian Creative Directory will make creative projects a whole lot more exciting – by offering a single route for businesses, churches, organisations and collaborators to find Christian creative professionals and services.

The directory is formally launched today (21 April) and anyone interested in joining can do so free of charge for the first six months.

‘I am passionate about championing creativity in the body of Christ and about seeing creativity advance the kingdom of God,’ she told Sorted. ‘And I truly believe that creatives will spearhead the next move of the spirit.

‘I have spent many years networking and connecting with some of the most amazing Christian creatives, including, designers, artists, makers, writers, performers, musicians, marketers, and I wanted to bring them together in one place.’

Stripping back

Josie, an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience working in the creative world,  believes there was a time when the church was leading the way – through the development and innovation of stained glass, architecture, fine art, sculpture and song. However during the Reformation period, the church went back to basics: there was a stripping back and many creative practices and values were lost.

Today, this exquisite beauty still speaks to our hearts, and Josie believes the directory will make a way for today’s Christian creatives to continue this legacy, in a new era of creativity in the UK church.

To be eligible for a free listing, creative professionals need to visit the The Creative Christian Directory before 21 May and use the coupon code CCDLaunch6.

What a great and long overdue idea this is.

There is a need for churches and Christian organisations to be able to work with like-minded creative professionals, whose faith drives on their work, so this could prove to be a wonderful solution.

The concept is well thought out – and also benefits from the founder’s considerable expertise and experience in the field. And as there is a free listing opportunity, nobody who signs up can lose out. So give it a go!