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In 2008, a group of Christian singers and songwriters led by Sara Groves and Charlie Peacock banded together to take the Art/Music/Justice tour on the road. The purpose behind the tour was to use the framework of songs and creative arts as a platform for raising awareness of injustice around the world, and to inspire followers of Christ to live fully integrated lives – incorporating their faith into all aspects of daily living.

April 16-18, 2010 we have the privilege of bringing Art/Music/Justice here to The Falls Church for a special weekend event. Over the course of those three days, through special concerts and seminars, we will have the opportunity to talk in new ways about stewarding our lives well. The purpose behind this event is threefold:

1) We will be challenged to think in new ways about what it is that God has given each one of us.
What are my passions? My skills? My circumstances? What does it mean to believe that these come from God, for his good purpose, to be used by Him for his glory?

2) We will cause one another to ask, “How can I more fully use what I have been given, to glorify God and to build his kingdom?”
Our seminars on April 17 will offer ample opportunity, with teaching by a variety of gifted speakers, to probe into some of these questions at a more personal level. For example: What if I don’t think I have anything to offer? How can I know what my “gifts” even are? What if all I have is pain? How can God use that? I can’t go overseas to serve the poor – What does it mean to “live justly” right here, right now?

3) Finally, we will celebrate the ways that so many individuals with ties to TFC are already “using what they have” to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
For example, Shep Owen will join us on Sunday morning April 18. The son of TFC missionaries Sam and Lynn Owen, Shep grew up in Falls Church and in Nairobi, Kenya. Shep now serves as the director of Food for the Hungry’s northern Kenya projects, working in conjunction with Blood:Water Mission (a global non-profit started by Jars of Clay) to provide famine relief and clean water. Shep is using some of his furlough time to come and share with us all that God is doing in northern Kenya, and to offer ways that we might partner with him as well.

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An Evening of Discussion & Next Steps | Tues Apr 27 at 7:30PM

Come discuss what you’ve heard at Art Music Justice and consider your next step — joining a small group, participating in local and global outreach, performing music or creating art. This event is free and open to all. Pizza and drinks will be served.

CALENDAR

FRIDAY APRIL 16

  • 6:30p
    Doors open for Sara Groves
  • 7:30p
    Sara Groves concert

SATURDAY APRIL 17

  • 8:00a
    Registration/Doors Open – Nicholson Hall
  • Resource Center Open – Upper Narthex
  • 9:00a
    Opening Plenary – Historic Church
  • 10:00a
    Break
  • 10:15a-11:00a
    Session I Begins
  • Charlie Peacock “The Artist as Creator, Servant, and Prophet” – Nicholson
  • Heidi Metcalf Little (Hudson Institute) “Global Philanthropy: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Modular I
  • Christy Yates (Gordon College) “Justice Begins at Home” – Modular II
  • Elizabeth Fitch “Poetry from Pain/God’s Good Use of Our Brokenness” – Rooms 116/117
  • Ted Haddock (International Justice Mission) and Jim Wildman (National Public Radio) “Telling Stories with Words and Pictures” – Choir Room
  • Troy Groves/Shep Owen (Food for the Hungry Intl)/Jena Nardella (Blood:WaterMission) “Poverty in Africa, What You Can Do” – Southgate 106
  • Lauren Johnson (International Justice Mission) “Real Girls Beyond You.” – Southgate 112 [Cornerstone and Crossroads Girls only]
  • 11:00a-11:15a
    Break
  • 11:15a-12:00p
    Session II Begins
  • Charlie Peacock “The Artist as Creator, Servant, and Prophet” – Nicholson
  • Heidi Metcalf Little (Hudson Institute) “Global Philanthropy: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Modular I
  • Christy Yates (Gordon College) “Justice Begins at Home” – Modular II
  • Elizabeth Fitch “Poetry from Pain/God’s Good Use of Our Brokenness” Rooms 116/117
  • Ted Haddock (International Justice Mission) and Jim Wildman (National Public Radio) “Telling Stories with Words and Pictures” – Choir Room
  • Troy Groves/Shep Owen (Food for the Hungry Intl)/Jena Nardella (Blood:WaterMission) “Poverty in Africa, What You Can Do” – Southgate 106
  • Sara Groves “The Real You” – Southgate 112 [Cornerstone and Crossroads Girls only]
  • 12:00p-1:00p
    Lunch Break
  • 1:00p-2:00p
    Plenary – Historic Church
  • 2:00p-2:15p
    Break
  • 2:15a-3:00p
    Session III Begins
  • Sara Groves “The Many Sides of a Songwriter” – Nicholson Hall
  • Rev. Bill Haley “Theology and Spirituality for AMJ: Owning Our Dignity, Anticipating Our Destiny, Releasing Our Gifts”- Modular I
  • Bill Wichterman, (Wedgwood Circle) “The Culture Stream: How Our Nation is Shaped” – Modular II
  • Andi Ashworth “The Art and Work of Caring” – Choir Room
  • Katie Keister and Connally Gilliam “The Healing Power of Art & Creativity PART I” – Southgate 104
  • Nar Tiang (The Falls Church, Outreach Department) “Who is My Neighbor? Local Justice Opportunities” – Southgate 106
  • 3:00p-3:15p
    Break
  • 3:15a-4:00p
    Session IV Begins
  • Sara Groves “The Many Sides of a Songwriter” – Nicholson Hall
  • Rev. Bill Haley “Theology and Spirituality for AMJ: Owning Our Dignity, Anticipating Our Destiny, Releasing Our Gifts”- Modular I
  • Bill Wichterman, (Wedgwood Circle) “The Culture Stream: How Our Nation is Shaped” – Modular II
  • Andi Ashworth “The Art and Work of Caring” – Choir Room
  • Katie Keister and Connally Gilliam “The Healing Power of Art & Creativity PART I” – Southgate 104
  • Nar Tiang (The Falls Church, Outreach Department) “Who is My Neighbor? Local Justice Opportunities” – Southgate 106
  • 4:00p-5:00p
    Resource Center Open
  • 6:30p
    Doors open for Jars of Clay
  • 7:30p
    Jars of Clay Concert

SUNDAY APRIL 18

  • 11a
    Sunday Service – Worship Service, to include special music & messages from Sara Groves and more
  • 1p
    Lunch with Local Ministry Partners and Shep Owen – Director, Kenya for Food for the Hungry (Location: Fellowship Hall)