Equip, encourage, and empower creatives to reach more people for Christ.
"But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual nation set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world." -1 Peter 2:9 (TPT)
We envision a community of creatives walking in the authority of their unique identity in Christ, advancing His Kingdom through their creative expression and the power of the Holy Spirit to see lives transformed by the Truth, Power, and Love of Jesus Christ.
"We have become his poetry a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One.
Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!" -Eph 2:10 (TPT)
Kingdom Creativity International (KCI), a nonprofit religious organization, operates as a training center to develop Christian creatives to be change agents for God; walking in the authority of their identity in Christ; using their unique creative expressions to reach the mainstream marketplace with God-honoring works, creative ideas and innovations that influence, transform and impact culture with the Truth, Love, and Power of Jesus Christ.
PROBLEM: In early history, the church played a pivotal role in affecting society and impacting culture through the arts. Over the years, however, fear and wrong teaching led to what we now see in the contemporary church--a diminished role of creativity and a devaluing of the creative individual to use their creativity to affect change and reach people for Christ. KCI recognizes that this is not only short-sighted but unbiblical. God, Himself, is Master Creator. He created everything and created us in His image and likeness to create with Him and for Him. Since the Church abandoned its leading role in cultural creativity, we’ve seen a consistent moral decline. The Church can and must, therefore, present countercultural works that communicate truth creatively--expressions that are relevant, redemptive, and restorative.
SOLUTION: Led by pastors Brae and Jill Wyckoff, KCI takes an apostolic approach to vocational discipleship--training creatives into their God-given assignments and calling. By providing biblical foundations, counsel, community, encouragement, and practical training, we empower individuals to use their unique creative gifts, skills, and abilities to creatively communicate human values and philosophies that align with the will of God. Historically, we know that creativity reaches across cultural barriers and has the power to change lives; bring hope, wholeness, transformation, and restoration. KCI promotes that all people are creative and creative expression is not limited to the traditional arts, but includes innovation, education, invention, solutions, business, technology, etc. As such, Kingdom-minded creatives have the opportunity to affect all areas of culture, plant seeds of hope, and reach more people for Christ.
Brae and JIll are first generation born-again Christians. Brae, an atheist, and Jill, a Christian Scientist, discovered Jesus in the late 90’s and have been on a steady course of discovery, adventure, and fun ever since. They have been happily married for over 27 years, have 3 grown children and 7 beautiful grandchildren.
In January 2009, they started attending Awakening International Training and Reformation Center in Carlsbad CA, a church plant of Bethel Church in Redding CA. Under the mentorship of Pastors Craig and Karlet Muster, they began serving in various capacities and entered into the church leadership track which included the School of Activation, the equivalent of Bethel School of Ministry first year (Redding, CA). From there, they advanced within Awakening to become coordinators and instructors of Awakening’s Academy of Influence, commissioned Elders, ordained Pastors, and board members. In 2016, the Holy Spirit led Brae to create Kingdom Writers Association, a regional writing community to encourage and equip Christian writers of all levels.
Brae and Jill are those who worship God with their lives and encourage, lead, and develop others to do the same. They have a passion to see people walking out the fullness of their identity in Christ, actively pursuing and carrying out their God-given assignments. Everything starts with knowing Jesus and understanding who you are as a son or daughter of God. Brae and Jill have a mandate to pursue the great commission. (Matt 28:19-20)--to do great exploits (Daniel 11:32)--and to advance His Kingdom (Matt 6:10). To this end, Brae and Jill use creative expression to reach people for Christ and equip them to move in Truth, Love, and Power. God has given Brae and Jill a Zechariah 1:21 calling to raise up the craftsman (the creatives) to terrify the enemy, bring restoration, hope, healing, and to prepare the Kingdom for the King.
To date, Brae has seven published works (fiction and non-fiction) and is working on three other books, including a collaborative work with Jill. Her work includes two books, a stage play, numerous spoken word poems and blogs. She is also working on a children's book and various collaborative works with other artists, including next-gen creatives. Though they both minister through creativity, Brae’s focus is to inspire and equip Christians in the area of writing as a way to influence culture and affect the generations. Jill does that as well but also ministers through prophetic arts (performing, painting, poetry, etc.) for the purpose of evangelism, awakening, and holistic healing. They both offer private coaching to help creatives achieve their goals, both personally and professionally
Brae and Jill are engaging, humorous, and sensitive to the leading of The Spirit. As speakers, leaders, pastors, and teachers, they are both compelling and captivating. Their passion for the Word and their craft, together with the anointing of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, have resulted in tremendous fruit (salvations, healings, breakthroughs) both locally and globally. They disciple leaders who have gone on to publish works, create artistic ministries, and advance the Kingdom creatively within their own spheres of influence and in the marketplace.