Join us in working together for both a renaissance in the Church and a reformation in our culture.

We love Jesus, artists, and creativity. We love the Creator of all things, and every person bearing His image.

We believe every person is creative. We believe that artists shape culture, and that Christian artists can establish the culture of Heaven on the Earth.

We are committed to equipping and inspiring every Christian artist to walk in the fullness of their destiny and advance the Kingdom of God.

 

Christian Artists Guild – A Brief Manifesto

 

“…Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion…” – Genesis 1:28

That was the mandate given in the garden of Eden. God’s plan was simple: plant a garden, and put mankind in charge of it. He created a place for us to inhabit so that we could make a place for Him to inhabit. It’s hard to fathom, but everything God created was meant to be governed by us.

“… the heavens, are the LORD’s: but the earth has he given to the children of men.” – Psalm 115:16

Unfortunately, we abdicated our responsibility, allowed Satan to usurp the authority God had given us, and separated ourselves from our Creator in the process.

Jesus came as God in flesh to restore everything that had been lost in the garden, and so much more. Through Jesus’ work on the cross, not only are we restored to right relationship with the Father, but we are reinstated as His governors in the Earth, being sent forth in His authority to preach the gospel, make disciples, and advance His kingdom as His ambassadors — fulfilling our garden mandate.

Jesus taught with great clarity about the importance and primacy of advancing the Kingdom of God: in Matthew 6, He charged His disciples to “seek first the kingdom…”, even teaching them to pray accordingly, “your kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”. It is our unique privilege and responsibility as followers of Jesus Christ to release Kingdom culture into the Earth, shaping and molding the culture around us into Heaven’s image. This is what it means to be salt and light.

Artists shape culture.

Christian artists are uniquely equipped to advance the Kingdom of God. Each and every human being has been made in the image of God and gifted with a unique blend of skills, talents, creativity, and imagination. We are all mandated to employ these gifts in releasing the culture of Heaven.

Our creative gifts are not extraneous to our calling. They are the very tools He has given us to walk in the fullness of our destiny, and advance His Kingdom on Earth.

The church has entered into a renaissance period wherein we are reawakening to the true nature and purpose of the creativity God has placed in each of us. But, discovering purpose and destiny in our lives is not the end, it is the beginning. There is much work to be done.

Christian Artists Guild exists to help artists of every age, every ethnicity, every background, every denomination, and every discipline walk in the fullness of their callings. We exist to see the creative spark within each of us fanned into flames. As we empower artists to step into their destinies, the Kingdom of God manifests in the Earth as a direct result.

Join us in contending for both a renaissance in the Church and a reformation in our culture.

Christian Artists Guild Is:

  • Curated content
  • Empowering artists
  • Casting vision for the the Church
  • Contending for the Latter Renaissance

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 Our Team

Jonathan Fitt  –  Founder, Executive Editor

Jonathan Fitt is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, author, speaker, and worship leader. He has been serving the Body of Christ in the areas of worship, music, and creativity for over 20 years. Jonathan lives and ministers in the Philadelphia area where he co-founded Philadelphia Tabernacle of David, a regional worship and prayer ministry, and serves as one of its directors. Jonathan travels throughout the nation: leading worship, teaching and pioneering various worship journeys. One of these journeys is chronicled in his first book, “Glory in the Blues”. Jonathan’s primary passion is to see the Kingdom of God advanced by equipping and releasing artists and creatives into the fullness of their destiny, which led him to start Christian Artists Guild. Jonathan and his wife Ashley live in Pennsylvania with their 4 children.

Isaac Nesbit  –  Editor

Isaac Nesbit is a musician, researcher, historian, and editor. In 2016 he received his BA in History from Regent University, graduating summa cum laude. During his academic career, he was praised for his clear yet artistic writing style. As a result, he frequently edits a wide range of content for many individuals. As a researcher and historian, Isaac is passionate about factual accuracy, and strives to hold himself and others to a high level of credibility via a strong emphasis on verifiable, authoritative sources. As an artist, Isaac has played piano/keyboard for over fifteen years, gaining a reputation for his wild, frenetic playing style. Isaac has had the privilege of worshipping from the plains of Alaska to the middle of the Sea of Galilee. Isaac resides in Florence, Alabama.

Lance Rhoades  –  Web Development

Lance Rhoades is a pastor, church planter and entrepreneur. His heart is to see the world reached with the message and the power of God. Pastor Lance utilizes technology to train and release disciples all over the world. He has devoted his life to helping people embrace the supernatural in order that they might be set free from negative spiritual forces influencing their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What is Christian Artists Guild, and what are you doing?

A: Currently we are curating and distributing written content online as a resource for Christian Artists. Anyone may contribute, but we are also actively pursuing certain voices who are pioneers and that carry important messages for the community. A healthy dialogue and knowledge base of what it really means to be a Christian Artist is something that has been lacking, and we want to fill that need. Articles range from the philosophical to the practical, as well as theological and historical perspectives.

Q: Who is it for? Musicians? Visual artists? Others?

A: All of the above! CAG is for every Christian Artist, regardless of discipline. At the most basic level, art simply means employing our creativity, skill, and imagination to make something. If you are a follower of Jesus, and you want to serve Him with your art and creativity (whatever that may be), then CAG is for you.

Q: Is this a group? Are there meetings?

A: At this time CAG is online only, and currently there are no plans for gatherings of any kind.  We do invite you to “join” on our website. This allows you to add your voice to the conversation by contributing articles and commenting on them. Currently, there are no fees or obligations involved in joining our community.

Q: What do you believe?

A: We don’t have any kind of extensive statement of faith. Our goal is not to exclude, but to include many different streams from within the Church. That being said, we do adhere to the historic fundamental doctrines of the Christian Faith such as the Apostles’ Creed & Nicene Creed. We also believe that the Bible is inspired, authoritative, and foundational to our faith.

Q: What are your plans for the future?

A: Here is a short list of things we would like to do soon:

  • Expand content with additional forms of media: videos, podcasts, etc.
  • Interview and highlight specific artists in order to cast vision
  • Online or in-person master classes
  • Regional and/or national conferences to further equip and network the community

Q: Is CAG a 501(c)(3)?

A: At this point, we are not structured as a legal non-profit. We may seek out that classification eventually.

Q: How can I get personally involved?

A: So glad you asked! Here are a few ways:

  • Join our community.
  • Submit an article or comment on others.
  • Give a gift.
  • Connect on social media.
  • Contact us to let us know some other way you would like to be involved.

 

 

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