The Holy Spirit had stirred in me the goal of an arts ministry and of course again when anyone says ministry automatically the thought is church, religious institution.
Recently I had the privilege of working a concert series at a nearby church, one of the first Italian ones in the neighborhood, and seeing it had a lot of potential to grow into a full arts ministry, so I shared my ideas with one of the directors there of the program. However, I am realizing that there is no long term planning there, nothing is organized for the long term and my ideas are though Holy Spirit given not going to be paid attention to, so what of what the Holy Spirit stirred in me? Does this mean it was wrong, or what? No, because ministry is not always about a church or religious institution. The two pieces, new ones I put up in the early morning hours today brought 20 new followers to the kaartist blog, so they touched a cord. This blog touches a cord. One of my twitter followers suggested that I should market my songs to DJ’s that they would be great for events, and so would it be nice to be able to create a vibrant arts ministry in the church, well yeah, but if that other party is not focused enough is a butterfly, honeybee etc.. all over the map and can’t get their act together to create a long term plan, with long term budget, see the value of what I bring to the table in terms of ideas I have presented, talent etc.., not going to bang my head against the wall. No, time to move on, and focus on ministry through these blogs, and taking up the suggestion made by that twitter follower of mine to market to DJ’s. Not something that would have occurred to me offhand, but it is an avenue to reach people and inspire in some way, then whenever that star is reached it is reached and it’s not about reaching fame and fortune, about earning my daily bread, working my way to getting off the disability benefits. Don’t get me wrong I am grateful the help has been there, but I really would prefer to be self reliant and I pray the arts, which is a great love of mine along with coaching and motivating intertwined will be the path to get there. Ministry in a nutshell is about that, about inspiring, coaching, motivating, in Christ yes, but still it is that in a nutshell. I hope that with my poetry, with my music whether secular or Christian, I achieve that, whether through the church or the Internet, however it happens, hope I get organized always, focused and streamlined enough always to do so.