Creating With the Creator
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1 (New International Version)
The first thing the Bible tells us about God is that He is a Creator. The last thing we learn is that He is creating a new heaven and earth.
Urban Bridge Church is full of creative people, whose creativity is rooted in the creativity of our Creator. If we seek to be like Christ, we believe creativity is a key quality.
Community Is An Art
Arts play a prominent role at Urban Bridge. We have hosted film screenings, art galleries and live concerts. We have written and told original stories and readers’ theater productions. We have even written a book together as a community.
Not only do we provide opportunities for artists to share their work, but also to develop it. Various smaller groups are available to develop skills such as photography or songwriting. And if there is a group you’d like to start, we’re open to that, too. You don’t need to follow Christ to be a part of an arts group at Urban Bridge, either. Just be open to the role God may play in your creative development, and come with an open mind and heart.
For those who feel they may have artistic ability, but don’t know how to express that, we also have offered an “Artist’s Way” group.
“Sacred” and “Secular” are terms whose use has been played out when seeking to engage culture.
1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
- Psalm 24:1 (New International Version)
We believe God’s truth is not the exclusive property of any church, and can be found in the most unexpected of places, whether it be a Coen Brothers’ film or a Marilyn Manson album. As a community, we seek to understand the longings and needs of our culture through the stories they tell, and in that understanding, to respond with the love of Christ.
This engagement comes in the form of film study groups and even discussions during our Sunday morning gatherings. It also comes as we ourselves create culture (albums, books, visual arts) for our communities to enjoy.