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Communication as an Art

By: Kimberly Daniel
May 01, 2014

I am also inspired by the many “artists” in FTE’s community. These “artists” are young adults and leaders who use their creative imaginations and crafts to live out their purpose through ministry. If you’ve never seen yourself as an artist, well now is the time.

Over four years ago I came to FTE after spending several years studying and devoting my time to the arts. I did not attend seminary. I did not focus my undergraduate degree on any type of religious studies. I did not find my call within the church or in the academy. I came to FTE with a commitment to its mission, a connection to God, a life of a PK (preacher’s kid) and a desire to see communication as an art.

While I continue to be energized by talented musicians, visual artists, actresses/actors, and creative writers, I am also inspired by the many “artists” in FTE’s community. These “artists” are young adults and leaders who use their creative imaginations and crafts to live out their purpose through ministry. If you’ve never seen yourself as an artist, well now is the time.

My challenge is to join you as a co-artist who will take your canvas—your story—and why FTE’s work matters, to paint and communicate a body of work that will serve as a small piece of the larger story—God’s story.

It is my hope that FTE’s stage, canvas, or blank sheet music will be filled with the collective story of the community that is actively and innovatively doing God’s work in the world.

I see communication as a creative art.

I see us all as artists. There is a blank canvas before you. What will you paint with your life that will speak to others and impact lives and communities?

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