With Germany located in the center of Europe and the expanding European Union, the capital city of Berlin plays a strategic role in the Eurasian continent and even world. This vibrant German city is home to 3.5 million people from over 180 nations and boasts a rich history, lively creative arts and fashion scene, and unique blend of old world and contemporary culture from around the globe. However, Berlin is also a postmodern city in which the leading religion is “unbelief.” In a context like this, one of the most powerful ministry tools is art, something Berlin is overflowing with. You can’t walk down the street without passing a musician, graffiti art, or poster for an upcoming dance concert. Although using art in ministry is still a relatively new concept for many Christians, the power that a song, theatre piece, painting or dance can have on a person is undeniable. New ministries are developing which use exactly those things to express faith in a new way and build relationships with people which lead to Gospel conversations. Just picture being able to use your artistic skills in a city that is not only bursting with inspiration and collaboration, but which is also desperate for the hope of the Gospel that you carry in your life. Goers will use their art to connect with people, meet them where they are, and share a message of hope. This could mean anything from playing violin at an Open Stage event to performing a dance piece on the street to teaching a theatre class to kids... the possibilities are as endless as your creative talents! Dancers, actors, musicians, artists this is for you!
--A passion for using the arts in ministry --Skill and confidence in one or more genres of creative arts --The desire to connect with people using creative means --The ability to think outside the box --The ability to be both a leader and team player --Strong interpersonal skills to connect with people in a group and one-on-one --The ability to initiate and pursue relationships with people of varying backgrounds and viewpoints