VISUAL FAITH MINISTRY
Telling the Story of His faithfulness
is the centering of a growing relationship with the Lord we experience through prayer & time in God's Word.
is active, ongoing spiritual formation, worked out by the Holy Spirit and covered in Grace.
is storytelling that documents a contagious vibrancy to the witness of God's faithfulness to us.
teaches prayer as the foundation & umbrella for time spent in God's Word, using tools that benefit the visual, kinesthetic & tactile learner.
includes liturgical resources and "Keep the Faith" projects to enhance our witness to the world of the hope we have in Jesus Christ.
Visual Faith™ Ministry is the collaborative effort of on-line and "in-real-life" learning communities to enrich, encourage, and enable the connections between visual and kinesthetic learning and storytelling about God's faithfulness in our lives.
Abide Retreat TESTIMONIALS
Allyn:I am thinking this would make a great LWML special activity for our group in August...picking one or two of the videos, providing materials, and planting the seed for growth in God's Word.
Sharron: This was the best online event I have ever attended. The speakers were excellent, the videos were so professional and the handouts informative. Thank you for your hard work. I am looking forward to the next Retreat.
Jackie: I stayed at a hotel for two nights so I could watch all the videos with no distractions today. It is the best 24 hours I have spent with God in a long time.
Darlyne: I know that I learned of this retreat because the Holy Spirit wants me to use what I will learn here to bring me closer to Him and His abiding love. A great big "Thank You" to everyone!
Tina: I’ve been considering how to incorporating discernment processes with ministry teams that I work with. I’m going to incorporate the practices of Secret Code Prayer and Stained Glass Prayer into the opening devotion and prayer segment to give EVERYONE a quiet and focused space to hear directly from God as we embark on visioning and coaching
Jody: Wow! I needed this ABIDE prayer retreat. I have a "must do" list that was trying to distract me...and we all know who is behind this distracting. I am grateful for the planners and presenters for my new phrase "reel me in Lord". I am an "in the margins" sermon note taker who is excited about expanding my visual acuity! Thank you and bless you all!
Danielle: Taking yesterday’s seminars and putting it into practice with today’s church service. Biggest surprise was one of my sweet but busy littles joined in during the sermon. She listened to the full message and made her own notes! Just a reminder of how our actions can sometimes be the biggest impact! Train up a child
Andria: All I can say is just WOW. And thanks. This has been a spectacular day for me, and I have gotten so much from all of the videos. Each presenter speaks from her heart, and each heart is so clearly connected to the Lord. Thank you for all that you all put into this experience. I ended up with 16 pages of notes in the notebook I designated for today, and I am so excited to look back through everything and decide what to do first!
Interested in Bible Study with videos? Click below for the Abide Retreat Bible Study Discussion videos, filmed from the Abide FB LIVE events in April 2021. The four studies, on Rest, Obedience, Surrender, and Worship provided a place of mediation and learning. The videos walk along side the studies, for further exploration of the topics. These shared experiences may spark your own grappling with God’s Word in these four areas.
We pray the studies and the videos serve to draw you into God’s Word, enliven your spirit,
and strengthen your faith as you join us in study and prayer.
"I am not creative, I can't draw, I am not artistic."
Don't be discouraged. Try a few different resources and decide what works for you. It is not about the end result, it is about the time spent with God.
How can I share my faith with others?
Sometimes you might not be able to sit down with others and talk about your faith. But you can share how you use a resource to pray purposefully and you never know where that conversation might lead!
If your planned devotional time gets left behind …
"We have a God of Grace who always welcomes us back. Our God does not say - where have you been when you are away from Him, He says Welcome Back.’”
Conversation, inspiration & encouragement!
Have you ever seen inspirational artwork and thought, "I wish I had time for this!" Or maybe you don't consider yourself creative or artistic, and think "there is no way I can do this visual faith stuff!" With the life stresses of the Covid-19 new normal - loss of jobs, online school, etc. - we need a way to spend meaningful time with God.
Good news -- there is an opportunity to be inspired and encouraged!
Tuesdays@8 is Visual Faith™ Ministry’s weekly Facebook LIVE event. Our coaches and other visual faith artists share their hands-on practices and projects in a lively encouraging interview with Diane Marra, VFM Coach, Webmaster, and Social Media Manager.
Each week we have a discussion and sharing about a particular visual faith practice. This LIVE time equips us for ways to focus during prayer, meaningful time in God's Word, as well as inspiring ideas of how to share Jesus with others. You will be encouraged with ways to grow your relationship and time with God. We welcome live conversation and comments from our guests, which only deepens the benefits of this short time together.