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Sharing Christ Through the Arts

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inSpire 2023 Arizona

February 17-19, 2023,
Adventist Worship Center, 5220 N 39th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85053

inSpire is a weekend of interaction, music, art and more that focuses on using the arts to communicate God’s message of hope and healing to our community and world. It is a gathering of Adventist creatives that is open to all, and that begins on Friday evening and runs through Sunday morning with an outdoor activity. If you are an Adventist creative (artist, musician, photographer, poet, songwriter, videographer and/or writer, etc.) we especially invite you to join us for this unique and transformative experience.

Event Theme: Here by Design

(Our schedule is still being created, but we want to give a feel for how the weekend will flow. Keep in mind this it is still fluid)

Weekend Schedule

Friday Feb. 17 –

Sabbath Feb. 18

9:00 — Set up artwalk

Opening Activities

9:30 — Artwalk open

10:00 – Singer/Songwriter —

             Poetry reading —

             Welcome and Songs of Praise —

10:30 – Panel Discussion — 

The idea that we’re here to serve a purpose ought to inspire us to no end! Yet many struggle to find their place. There’s something about art and creative expression that exposes us to new ideas and possibilities. As we celebrate God’s gifts let’s listen for what He may be trying to tell us.

11:00 — Break

Worship Service

11:15 – Welcome and Introduction (Song of Praise)

Artist Preview (introductions)

A Time for Giving — 

Music feature — 

Spoken Word (Scripture) — 

11:40 – Message — Elfred Lee

Born in Korea to missionary parents in 1940, Elfred Lee is renowned in Adventist circles and beyond for his exquisite paintings and artistic depictions of people, nature and more. Elfred Lee’s education includes two Masters and an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, from San Jose State University, California; Syracuse University, New York; and Faith College, Birmingham, Alabama with special training at the University of London, England and Hebrew University, Israel. He has taught at several colleges and universities in the United States and Mexico including 9 years as founding chairman of the Art Department of Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama.

Afternoon Schedule

Lunch – 12:30 (Break for lunch) – Potluck? Catered?

Artwalk – Time after lunch for participants to take in the art and talk with the artists. Impromptu music and sharing.

Time to Explore

2:30 – The afternoon session consists of four TED Talk-like presentations, each lasting 15-20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. This means things will move along quickly.

Here by Design: Presentations


Evening – 7:00 pm

Feature Film – 

Sunday, Feb. 19 –

Milton Coronado – Wall painting


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