Visual Arts Ministry

Visual Arts Ministry

Art and artists have a place in the life and worship of the Christian community.  Our God is a creative God who made physical matter with substance, function, and beauty.  He gave man the ability to be creative, honoring Him with the objects of beauty we make.  Art that reflects truths about our Lord and our faith in physical form, gives us tangible encouragement, help us focus on and trust in what we cannot see, and allows us to expand on our understanding of Biblical truth.

The Visual Arts Ministry seeks to develop a community within PBCC of folks who make and/or care about the visual arts, and through that community to bring the visual arts into the life and worship of the whole PBCC Body.

If you wish to receive the monthly Visual Arts Ministry newsletter, please contact Marilyn and indicate your desire to be put on the VAM email list.

Upcoming VAM Events

Art in the Auditorium

CURRENT EXHIBIT: Smiles of Freedom – The Ghana Project; February 12 – April 9, 2023

Smiles of Freedom – The Ghana Project features photographs of IJM’s work in Ghana rescuing boys trapped in slavery in the fishing industry on Lake Volta. Bonnie Sanders has served with Cru for 30 years and currently is the National Director of Cru Arts and Culture for Cru’s urban ministry, “City.” She also helps lead Cru’s partnership efforts with IJM in India and Ghana, including traveling and photographing these projects.  These photos and stories represent IJM success stories – children rescued from slavery into a life filled with growth and love and safety.

A Reception for the artist will be held on opening Sunday, February 12 from 12:00-2:00 pm, and will include a talk by Bonnie and a short video.  Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.


Portraits by Nancy Woodward  

Out of His Heart Will Flow Rivers of Living Water, Liquid Acrylic Flow Paintings by Tanya Khachiyan

Where to Find Organizations and Artists who Address Art & Christianity
Where to See Art Locally and Online


NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOP: Creating with Squares and Triangles

This Workshop has been canceled because of an emergency in the teacher’s family.  We hope to offer it again in the future.


April 2020 Workshop – The Passion of Jesus in Art: An Illustrated Talk by Bernard Bell:  Slides of the Artwork Discussed, Handout, Video of the Presentation

July 2020 Workshop – Sea Glass Wind Chime:  Introduction and 4-Part Demonstration Videos 

August 2020 Workshop – Collage with a Message:   2-Part Demonstration Videos 

Workshops & Classes Offered Online by Other Sources

Where to Find Art & Craft Supplies

Visual Arts Fellowship 

The Visual Arts Fellowship is a group of folks interested in the Visual Arts who gather in a casual setting encouraging and supporting one another as they endeavor to weave together their interests in art and their Christian faith.  A focus of each meeting is enjoying and discussing the work brought by the artists and craftspeople present.  

The  date and time of the next gathering: TBA

For more information, contact Nancy.

Contact Us 

Marilyn de Kleer                       Contact: Marilyn

Nancy Woodward                    Contact: Nancy


Diana Luoh:                                   Contact: Diana

If you wish to receive the monthly Visual Arts Ministry newsletter, please contact Marilyn and indicate your desire to be put on the VAM email list.