As a community of people growing into greater likeness of Jesus, the church is designed and called to once again lead the way in regards to creativity and innovation. As one of the most creative generations in history, the 1.2 million Portland-area residents under the age of 40 are innately designed by God to respond to unexpected expressions of God-centered creativity.
This is the reason we are starting this initiative. Encouraging and equipping creative expression in three specific areas—visual arts, music, and thought leadership—will dynamically connect us to this creative generation by offering opportunities to worship God in unexpected ways.
As Good Shepherd returns to the historical roots of Jesus' church by becoming a hub of creativity, this creative generation will discover more connection to faith and the church.