As another season of Fine Arts approaches, let us take a moment to consider the “why” behind this ministry. Why practice so hard to develop ministry gifts? Why make an investment by participating in the District festival? Why allow yourself to be evaluated, why try to decipher evaluator comments, why wait on pins and needles to find out what rating you have received? What is the “why” behind Fine Arts? Simply put, the “why” behind Fine Arts is to spread the gospel. 2 Corinthians 5:20 reads, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”Everyone who has received Christ as Savior has been commissioned to be an ambassador for Christ. God is making his appeal through you. He is telling the world the good news about Jesus, and he is doing it through you!
How does this connect with Fine Arts? Fine Arts is ultimately about spreading the Gospel, because whether you sing, play an instrument, dance, design, act, or speak, you can be Gospel-Centered, Spirit-Empowered, and Personally-Responsible for the mission of God. There are people all around us who need Christ. They may be in the audience as you sing, act, or preach; they may be in an art gallery viewing your designs. As these people interact with students using their ministry gifts, they are actually interacting with an ambassador for Christ. As you approach your Fine Arts presentations this year, let this goal be on your mind and direct your path. Use this ministry as an opportunity to discover, develop, and ultimately to deploy your ministry gifts in a world that needs Jesus. Allow the Lord to sharpen your gifts to their fullest potential.
Commit to being an ambassador for Christ: a student who is Gospel-Centered, SpiritEmpowered, and Personally-Responsible for the mission of God. Together, let us follow Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Click HERE for FAF rulebook and categories.
COST PER PARTICIPANT: $35 registration fee $15 per category. (I.e. $50 per student for 1 category )
Registration Deadline is February 11th.
All Writings, Short Films, Mini Sagas must be submitted and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21st, 2017. No paper entries of Writings will be accepted.