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KCI Kingdom Creativity Collectives

Building and Connecting God's Army of Creatives
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KCI Kingdom Creativity Collectives exist to disciple Christians to advance God’s Kingdom through creative expression. Our mandate is to empower an army of creatives who terrify the enemy and take ground for Jesus. (Zechariah 1:18-21)

As a discipleship community, we focus on the creative as an individual, not the created thing or creative expression. We disciple creatives into increasing measures of their identity in Christ within a healthy, interdependent community of encouragement and accountability so that they produce righteous, redemptive, transformative, and transcendent works. Works that bring honor and glory to God and advance His Kingdom. (Eph 2:10, 1 Peter 2:9)

Why community?
If isolation is the devil’s playground, then community is God’s playground. It’s where iron sharpens iron (Prov 27:17). It’s where two or more are gathered in His name, and He is in the midst. (Matt 18:20). It’s the original birthplace of creativity (Father, son, and spirit in Gen 1). It’s where we support one another in the battle, like Aaron and Hur raising the arms of Moses (Ex 17:12). 

 

What Kingdom Creativity Collectives look like (KCI culture):

  • Leaders that have a heart to see others understand and walk out their identity in Christ and their creative calling.

  • In-person, local gatherings (where possible) at least once a month, or monthly online gatherings. 

  • A community that encourages and empowers Christians to use their unique creative expression (whatever that may be) for Jesus, inside or outside the church (overtly or covertly).

  • We make our plans but allow room for Holy Spirit to move and have His way.

  • Creativity Collectives provide a safe atmosphere for individuals to explore their identity in Christ and the creative gifts God has given them.

  • These are interdependent communities where each person is encouraged to participate--everyone's voice matters.

  • Collectives foster a culture of celebration and honor. We celebrate every stage of the creative journey and honor every individual in our community.

  • KCI supports Kingdom-minded Christians. We understand that there will be participants from various streams of Christianity. However, for the sake of clarity and so that there is no confusion about who we are called to serve, please see our statement of belief below. 

 

KCI Core Values:

COMMUNITY:  We may create alone with God, but we surround, support, and exhort in community with one another. We’re better together.

 

KINGDOM-MINDED:  As Christian creatives, we advance the Kingdom through creative expression, whatever that expression may be. We carry the message of Christ (covertly or overtly). Our work is redemptive and life-giving.

 

PRESENCE: God leads us. The Holy Spirit is in the midst of our community gatherings and empowers us to encourage one another. We are intentional about giving Him room to speak when we gather and to collaborate with us when we create. 

 

COMMITMENT:  Creativity is not a hobby. Creating is our response to God’s calling—the fulfillment of our assignment and our destiny. We understand that Kingdom Creatives are on the front lines of His scribal/creative army, and we are in service to the King.

 

GROWTH:  Both inward and outward--increasing in personal and spiritual growth and advancing our craft. Growing in our true identity in Christ, we work to develop excellence, not perfection—strength to strength, glory to ever-increasing glory.

 

HONOR:  We honor our fellow Kingdom creatives, and we honor the process of creating.

 

CELEBRATION:  We celebrate wherever we are in our creative process. And we celebrate whenever our fellow Kingdom creatives succeed. A win for one is a win for the Kingdom, and a win for the Kingdom is a win for all.

As Kingdom Creativity International expands, we envision becoming a strong membership association like its sister organization, Kingdom Writers Association. Within this structure, the global association can support local communities for maximum impact on both individual and societal levels. In the meantime, KCI Global Network operates on a love-offering basis through www.kingdomcreativityinternational.com/donate.

Check out an excerpt from our first online Kingdom Creativity Collective.

 

This online Collective meets via Zoom on the third Saturday of each month,

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PST). We start out together with Kingdom Writers Association

and then separate into our own breakout room.

 Please contact us for the link.

Collective Leaders

Allison Lewis
Cashmere, WA

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Allison is a northwest girl who has loved the beauty found in nature as early as she can recall, as well as creating with her hands any 2D form of art and music. Allison grew up in Central Washington, loving Jesus and receiving art degrees in the early 2000s. After marrying her college sweetheart and starting a family, she set aside art for years until God awakened her to her identity and creative DNA through Holy Spirit. She began creating WITH God, rather than for Him, for the first time. Shortly after diving into prophetic art and ministry, Allison received a prophetic word about her art as business that changed the direction of her life and art. Currently, she is finding ministry in the art marketplace, teaching local classes about creating with God, leading Art Sozo workshops, and being part of KCI collectives in the northwest--all of which are dreams she never knew she had that have come true!  

 

What inspires her art, life, and view of nature is God, the ultimate master artist. Currently, her bodies of work focus on inspirational wall art and lettering and local northwest landscapes as intercessory visual prayers. Her creativity in hope, inspired by Holy Spirit over people and land, fuels her paintbrush. You can find more from Allison on social media, Etsy, or her website.

 

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IG @tealpatrickart

website; https://www.tealpatrickart.com/

Etsy shop;  https://www.etsy.com/shop/JunebugGiftCo

Book:  Words of Life: Creative Activation and Insight- an art devotional

Sarah Ford-Townly

Essex, England

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Growing up in the West Midlands, I enjoyed reading, baking, and exploring nature by making rose petal perfume and catching butterflies.  Following my education in photography and graphic design at Art College, as well as my service in the Armed Forces, I was blessed with three beautiful children. Additionally, I dedicated my time to volunteering as a Sunday School helper.

 

During the next 15 years, I raised my family, and I knew deep inside I wanted to express my creativity, but how?  I used to say, “What’s the point” and believed there was no point to it.  I knew I liked making spaces look pretty and liked seeing pretty things, and I would say, “I can do that,” but doing it was a block for me.  During lockdown in 2020, an Art Mentoring Group popped up online that said, “God is Raising up an Army of Artists,” and because I had a military background, it captured my attention!  From this group, my creative expression exploded, and I started to believe that I could be an artist. Having put paint to paper with my first watercolor flower, I realized it brought me so much joy.  God’s timing is perfect!

 

Along the way, I discovered that there is a point, and I’ve been created to create with God as the ultimate creator and share his love through my creative expression. Along the journey, I’ve discovered I enjoy painting illustrations and landscapes and writing and illustrating children’s books, which is something that wasn’t ever in my thinking.  I said Yes to God, and as he is making a way, I’m stepping further into his good, pleasing, and perfect plan. My inspirations are nature, and my heart is to share God’s love in my unique way.  

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IG @ sarahjford3

Marnie Baxter
Chatham, IL

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As a little girl, I loved the feel of a pencil and sketchbook in my hand and dreamed of art school one day. However, having a difficult home life directed me otherwise. Wandering around six years and three colleges, I finally graduated with a BS in Clothing Design from SIU Carbondale. Creativity was put on the shelf for many years with being a military family, the beautiful calling of birthing/raising six children, and a chronic illness that took me out for four years. In 2018, nearly two decades later, creativity was sparked again, and I began to paint part-time in abstraction and mixed media.  

In the spring of 2023, an encounter with God changed everything when He said to me, "Your weapon is your paintbrush." I knew it was time to get serious about this longing to create deep within me.

God healed me, redeemed me, and adopted me into His Kingdom. My desire is for each one of us to know who we truly are as a beloved child of God. Then we will step into the creativity, design, and plan He has had for us from the beginning. I want us to feel safely held and understood in the embrace of our heavenly Father. I feel God's goodness and pleasure as I create with Him. My heart is to reveal the love God has for us and the realities of the kingdom through my art and my voice.

IG @marniebaxterart

Website  www.marniebaxter.com

Renée Denise
Shiloh Church, Oakland, CA

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Renée Denise is an ordained Minister, a visionary coach, conference speaker, workshop facilitator, and servant leader. She's passionate about helping others discover their gifts and to align them with their purpose. She's honed the skill of empowering Creatives. 

Renée is a public speaker whom God has gifted with wisdom and insight. She is a student of the Bible as well as a Bible teacher.
Along with leading the Creativity Collective, Renée is a Vision Lead for Shiloh Scribes KWA, Oakland Chapter. She enjoys writing Bible study guides and is working on a book called Ravenomics. Ravenomics is a true story of provision and modern-day miracles--a journey of how God walked her from living below the poverty level into a wealthy place.

Renée's hobbies include thrift shopping, estate & yard sales, reading, gardening, Amtrak rides, writing, and debt-free vacations.

IG  @thereneedenise

Website:  thereneedenise.com

Jill Wyckoff
Online Collective

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Jill Wyckoff is an encounter artist, storyteller, international trainer, and speaker who uses the arts and the written word to encounter people with God's love, truth, and power. She is co-founder and Vice President of Kingdom Creativity International and the Assistant Director of Kingdom Writers Association (KWA), providing online and local communities across the U.S. and beyond to encourage, equip, and empower Christian writers to publish their work.

Jill works with Christian and secular organizations to awaken individuals to their greater potential. She does this through creativity coaching, creative awakening retreats, and customized workshops. She is the author of four books: Supernatural Creativity: Creating with God for Restorative Impact, Qualifying the Unqualified: No Excuse Pursuit of Destiny, Once Upon a Backpack: Innocence Shattered, Deams Destroyed, and the Encounter that Changed Everything, and The Bride in Combat Boots: A Call to Arms for the 21st Century Bride of Christ.

IG @jillwyckoff

Website  www.jillwyckoff.com

Books:

Supernatural Creativity:: Creating With God for Restorative Impact

Qualifying the Unqualified: No Excuse Pursuit of Destiny

The Bride in Combat Boots: A Call to Arms for the 21st Century Bride of Christ

Once Upon a Backpack: Innocence shattered, dreams destroyed, and the encounter that changed everything

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Kingdom Creativity Collective

Are you thinking about leading a Kingdom Creativity Collective? KCI lends our strength to leaders of local and online Kingdom Creativity Collectives through:

  • Structure development

  • Leadership Coaching

  • Prayer

  • Resources

  • Promotion (interviews, KCI website links, social media, referrals)

  • Network Connections (US & International)

  • Creative Events: conferences, workshops, retreats (we call Advances)

 

What KCI doesn't do:

  • Micromanage. KCI links arms and supports group leaders to lead through their unique gifting and anointing within the KCI culture.

 

 

For more information or to inquire about becoming a leader, click below.

Thinking about leading a Kingdom Creativity Collective? KCI lends our strength to leaders of local Kingdom Creativity Collectives through:

  • Structure development

  • Leadership Coaching

  • Prayer

  • Resources

  • Promotion (interviews, KCI website links, social media, referrals)

  • Network Connections (US & International)

  • Creative Events: conferences, workshops, retreats (we call Advances)

What KCI doesn't do:

  • Micromanage. KCI links arms and supports group leaders to lead through their unique gifting and anointing.

 

 

As Kingdom Creativity International expands, we envision becoming a strong membership association like its sister organization, Kingdom Writers Association. Within this structure, the global association can support local communities for maximum impact on both individual and societal levels. In the meantime, KCI Global Network operates on a love-offering basis through www.kingdomcreativityinternational.com/donate.

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