inSpire 2020 is coming to Phoenix, Arizona. The date is April 17-19, 2020, at the Adventist Worship Center, 15220 N 39th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85053-4503.
Things to Know — The event is free. There is no registration. Everyone is on their own for meals and lodging (except the noon meal on Sabbath). Let us know if you plan to join us for lunch. It is free but we need to know.
We want to know about you. Do you write songs, poetry, or make videos? Are you a floral arranger, visual artist, calligrapher, or wood carver? The modes of expression are all over the map, and each discipline is a gift that can be used to help tell God’s story. Even if your work is not overtly religious, you can use it to bring good to life and make the world a better place.
We’re eager to connect with Adventist creatives throughout Arizona, the Pacific Union Conference, and beyond.
As with previous gatherings, Sabbath will include music, poetry, visual art, a panel discussion, a worship message that focuses on using the creative arts to promote compassion, good food, TED-talk like presentations by creatives, and an open mic (music and poetry only).
Program Content (Tentative line up)
PLEASE NOTE: The program for inSpire 2020 is still being finalized. Items listed are subject to change.
Friday, April 17
6:30 p.m. — Artwalk
7:00 p.m. — Rwandan Singers Concert
Sabbath, April 18
9:30 a.m. — Artwalk
10:00 – Singer/Songwriter — TBA
Poetry reading — TBA
Welcome and Songs of Praise — TBA
Artist Spotlight — Interview TBA
10:30 – Panel Discussion — Innovation in Ministry
The discussion will focus on how the arts can be used to connect with a world that is hungry for love, justice and mercy. How can we use the arts to help tell God’s story in healing, compassionate ways?
11:00 — Break
11:15 – Welcome and Introduction (Songs of Praise)
Artist Preview (introductions)
A Time for Giving — TBA
Music feature — TBA
Spoken Word (Scripture) — TBA
11:40 – Message — Milton Coronado
Lunch – 12:30 (Break for lunch) – Haystacks
Artwalk – Time after lunch for participants to take in the art and talk with the artists. Impromptu music and sharing.
A Time to Grow
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.
Created to Create: Presentations (More info coming soon)
– Stephanie Wilczynski – Drama
– Alan Lacey – Cinematography
– Milton Coronado – Visual Artist
– Duane Calkins – Guitar Luthier
4:30 – Break and Snacks – Open Mic
7:00 p.m. – Wildlife Documentary, Gray Area (Wolves of the Southwest), by film producer Alan Lacey
Sunday, April 19
Special thanks to the Adventist Worship Center planning committee, Pacific Union Conference Creative Ministries, and the Arizona Conference Youth Department for organizing this event
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inSpire is an initiative of Pacific Union Conference Creative Ministries and Church Support Services. Copyright 2020.
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