USA (MNN) — From ancient psalms to Renaissance paintings, the arts have always been a creative and timeless outlet for believers to worship and explore God. For artists today, though, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to incorporate all of that into Kingdom advancement.
If you're an artist who desires to explore God and Kingdom building through visual or musical arts, a June conference could be the place to start.
SALT, or Student and Staff Art Leaders Training, invites you to experience the intersection of art and faith from June 19 to 24 in Jackson, Mississippi.
The program created by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has proven to be a powerful time of healing and training specifically designed for art students and InterVarsity staff and volunteers.
SALT 2011 participants will have access to high-quality studios and performance spaces during the week-long conference and will grow in their understanding of the connections between art and faith. The conference will include teaching from distinguished professionals, small groups, practical training, personal development and community with other artists.
The conference will be held at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. It's too late for Early Bird Registration, but you can still register here. It's $345 for the week of cultivating free and creative corporate worship, where students and staff are equipped to return home prepared and serve God by building His community with their gifts.
The arts have always been a transcendent medium to enrich the Kingdom and draw more people to faith in Christ. Consider learning how to use your gifts for God's purposes at SALT 2011.