Reach People through Art: Host Story of the Soul
God is creative. He molds the mountains and fashions the wind. He paints every sunset. Everything we see is a testament to His artistic expression. So it’s no surprise that He can speak to our hearts through films, songs, books, and even great design—drawing us to Himself through art itself.
When we experience art we stop and think. We explore the world and compare it to our story. We dig into what we long for and look for answers to our questions. Through art we tap into our soul’s desperate need for Jesus.
That’s why we created Story of the Soul, an art outreach experience.
Story of the Soul is an interactive art event you and your friends host and customize. You can use music, poetry, spoken word, pop culture, films, photography—anything you consider art—to help people explore the story of their soul and hear the story of Jesus too.
What’s a Story of the Soul experience like?
- You gather at a local venue (maybe a coffee shop) with great food, good sound and a comfortable atmosphere.
- Everyone watches, listens to or reads the artform(s) you choose. You use Story of the Soul prompts to spark honest conversations around deep questions related to the art.
- As the group opens up about their stories, you all create a seamless bridge to sharing personal testimonies and to talking about Jesus. Everyone hears the gospel.
The kit shows you how.
The Story of the Soul kit is with you every step of the way. It’s your guidebook as you design your event from beginning to end. You’ll find everything you need:
- Planning worksheets
- Sample event scripts
- Discussion questions
- Comment cards
- A guide for how to host a live virtual event
The kit also shows you how to prepare fresh event scripts, write personal testimonies and transition well from conversations about art into conversations about Jesus and the gospel.
Your event. Your art medium. Your script.
And if you’re not sure where to start, the kit features a few short films from our short film library you can use for your first event or follow-up events.
Here’s what people are saying about Story of the Soul:
“This is the most innovative way to present the hope of Jesus Christ.”
“Story of the Soul is a beautiful way to unfold the cry of the human heart … .”
One attendee wrote: “It was inspiring, deep. It made me think and realize that I want to change some things in my life. I am very happy I attended.”
You can help us take the message of Jesus to the world, and to the nations in your own neighborhoods!