As an experience during our Animate series (which was about how important our imaginations are in our relationship with Jesus), Terri Churchill wrote a first-person account of Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane that was used as an exercise during one of the sermons. At that time we had several people ask if we’d create more of these contemplative pieces that they could use for devotionals and prayer times. As we’ve considered ways that the Woodland Hills Arts Collective could be active and engaged, this seemed like a great opportunity!
You can listen to completed Contemplative Collaborations here.
How you can be involved
We would love to publish as many recordings to our web site as possible, but our pace will depend on the participation of our arts community. Specifically, we need:
- Writers who are willing to submit their work and collaborate with others to refine it. We’d love to see many types of contemplative writing on these projects: poetry, narratives, prayers, you name it. But the goal for any submission should be to challenge the listener, engage their imagination and draw them closer to God.
- Musicians who are interested in underscoring the written pieces. Again, there is a lot of variety in what types of music could work (atmospheric or composed, acoustic or more technological in origin, etc.), but the role of the music will be to highlight and help augment the writing.
If you’re interested in helping in either capacity, please let us know! You can get in touch with either: