June 19-23, 2017
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
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"Did you feel the darkness tremble?
When all the saints joined in one song.
And all the streams flow as one river
To wash away our brokenness.
"Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble
"From Eden a river flowed to water the park, which on leaving the park branched into four streams."
" I think if you will look again at the ways in which Christ ransoms people, the means by which he makes a man or woman come fully alive, you will find that He offers His life to us through Four Streams. Those streams are Discipleship (Walking with God), Counseling (Receiving God's Intimate Counsel), Healing (Deep Restoration), Warfare (Spiritual Warfare)."
"Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive"
The Institute For the Arts in Ministry (IAM)
The highest goal of the Christian life is intimacy and communion between the Creator and His Creation. In order to give His creation an avenue through which to express the depth, mystery, and beauty of this communal life, He gave each one of us creative, artistic abilities. It is through these creative expressions that men are invited to articulate their innermost thoughts, feelings, and experiences with God.
Acts 3:20-21 declares that the Father is not going to send Jesus again until "the times of restoration of all things" which has been spoken of since "the world began". It is our belief that one of the areas that God is bringing "restoration" is in the area of the arts as a powerful and fresh expression of life and ministry in the earth. Abba Father is raising up visionaries and communities with keen prophetic insight who are skillfully revealing the heart of the Father for His people through a diverse managery of artistic expression.
The Institute for the Arts in Ministry exist to prepare the soil and cultivate the heart of God's people to once again dream in living color with the belief that the most powerful gift we possess is a sanctified imagination on which the vista of God's vast nature and character can be brought to life once again.