First of all, God is a creative God. After all, He created our human bodies, the universe, all the intricate systems that work together so seamlessly and He created LIFE itself! We all have that desire to create something whether it be music, visual art, written pieces, dance, drama or a home cooked meal. We are all unique and have unique talents, gifts, and potential. Michelangelo recognized the link between what we create and God’s nature: “The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” When we create, we reflect God's creativity.
Most of the young people in our community can not afford private or group lessons. Yet many of them have specific talents and gifts that could grow into something great if they were developed. That's what we want to do. We want to see them have a chance to develop their musical and artistic gifts.
"Numerous studies have shown that children who play instruments do better on standardized tests. Exposure to music also helps with reading, encourages socialization and improves a student's focus and commitment."
[Tania deLuzuriaga, Miami Herald, miamiherald.com, May 31, 2007]
There are huge benefits to gain from teaching our youth to play musical instruments! Our young people are bursting with the potential of their music, art, dance, and creative talents. They would love to have the chance to fine tune their talents and skills. Won't you help us? We need your prayers, support, and dollars to expand this program.
Roger is working diligently to complete the renovations of the Chrisitan Edge Annex. This will give us additional space for small groups. If you have musical keyboards or guitars that you would like to donate, please contact us at 352 583-5004.
There are other ways you can get involved - check out our 'Get Involved' page on this website!
Together we can make a difference! Join with us today!