We have been so busy behind the scenes of His Kingdom Come and it is so exciting to see what God is doing!! We officially launched on November 1 and as of today we have right around 845 members on the site!! Praise God!!
When the idea of this site came about, Diane Marra and I didn't just want to create art projects for people to do and then leave, we wanted to create a community. A God centered Art Community and I am so happy to say that we are on our way to that! We also didn't want one style of art to be represented, so we have all different types of art groups on the site. Everything from Bible Journaling and Mixed Media to Photography and Fiber Arts. Each art group has one or more Moderators who are hosting the groups, creating swaps, posting challenges and discussing all things relating to that group.
Our big project is "Take Me Deeper" which will start on January 2, 2015. Each week on HKC, we will post a bible verse, devotion and worship video and then all of the group moderators will post art showing how they responded to the challenge. Then the members will have a week to respond creatively. We will do this for 52 weeks. 52 weeks may sound like a daunting task (I am the queen of not finishing things), but here is the thing... Our goal in doing Take Me Deeper isn't to have a huge completed journal at the end of the year (or whatever medium you choose), it is to grow "deeper" in our relationship to Jesus. So, even if you finish 12 devotions, you will still be closer to God than you were, right? That is how we see it, no pressure, just a chance to grow closer to Him.
We also have online workshops on the site and our latest one is by Donna Salazar. She will teach you how to make your own Coptic Stitch Mixed Media Art Journal for personal use or for the Take Me Deeper project. The class is only $12 and will be available on Friday, Dec. 5. Check out the site for more information.
I have only mentioned a few things we have going on right now, but there is so much more! Come and visit the site and take a look around.
To Join the "Free" Take Me Deeper Project for 2015 click Here
To sign up for Donna's Class, click Here