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mission
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-our mission & vision-  

our mission

To nurture faith and encourage artistic excellence.

our vision 

Seeing the growth & spread of biblical faith-arts connections in people's lives & in their circles of influence.

Whatever you do, accomplish it from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to people, because you know that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. Serve the Lord Christ.            

                   Colossians 3:23-24 LEB

 

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a ESV

our key passages

our faith & standards
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-our faith & standards-  

our faith in Jesus Christ is specifically evangelical in the tradition of the Reformation. See the nicene & apostles' creeds for more.

artistic standards We hold a broad view of the arts (being free to use various methods and media) and a specific message of expressing truth and beauty: Simply put and to paraphrase Francis Schaeffer, to aim at making "good art with a good message." 

participation All participants must agree to respect the vision, values, and purpose of Faith Arts. The Vision Team, all leaders, and the majority of the community claim Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour, accepting the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. 

unity We avoid divisive topics such as political or denominational differences. Information, resource links, opinions or individual beliefs, etc. outside of the basics of the creeds by any of its members do not necessarily reflect those of faitharts.org as a whole.

meet our team

-our vision team-  

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LORENDA HARDER
B.F.A. Art History & Studio   
Hons B.Ed.Education & Arts
Cert.in Religious Studies

Founder

Curator

Arts Consultant

Lorenda rebranded the ministry she co-founded in 2018 as FAITH ARTS in 2022 with a vision for its continued growth, and by using her gifts in administration and creativity. She offers her knowledge, leadership as an educator, and several decades of experience in Studio Visual Arts, Art History, English, Poetry, Expressive Speech, Voice, and Theatre Arts. Lorenda established the in-person Faith Arts Niagara Group, curates art shows in her local church, teaches art and workshops, and slowly adds to her of art and poetry portfolios. She resides with her husband and near their adult children in the Niagara Region of Canada but in the summer is often found in her kayak with her paint palette.

 

As an artist and teacher,

Lorenda is known for  

Reflecting creation & cultivating creativity

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DEB ELKINK
B.A. Communications
M.A.Historical Theology

Biblical Consultant

Editorial Consultant

Deb's formal education and more than 20 years of editing for Dr. Grant C. Richison's commentaries has prepared her to act as consultant on biblical matters for Faith Arts. Deb's past includes homeschooling, co-ranching with her husband, and earning her private pilot's licence along the way. Nowadays she's an award-winning novelist and a speaker, academic editor, and world traveller. She lives in beautiful rural southern Alberta near Medicine Hat, where she writes, leads Bible Studies, sews the occasional silk outfit, or cooks up an exotic soup. Deb founded the Faith Arts Medicine Hat group in 2023.

As an author, Deb is known for

Retelling timeless truths

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EDYTA TEHRANI
Hons B.A. Psychology
In Masters Program 

Secretary-Treasurer

Member Relations

Edyta is a Research Assistant at the Campbell Neurocognitive Aging Lab at Brock University and has completed an Honours Undergraduate Psychology Degree Program. She is working towards a career as a psychology researcher and professor. Her deep care and passion for understanding others, her astute administrative abilities, her own writing, previous Board experience, and her appreciation of the arts bring a rich offering to Faith Arts. She and her husband have adult children and live in the Garden City of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

As a writer, Edyta is known for expressing

God's faithfulness in all circumstances

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