Stories from the (in)design Community
"I am really new to the group but I have already been blessed by the encouragement and feedback I receive from this group. You girls ROCK!" ~Gay Idle
"The creatives (in)Design Group has been amazing and it's only just begun! The wonderful gaggle of creatives are so much fun! We are at once quirky, prayerful, fun, encouraging, ordinary women who are trying to make a difference, catch a breath and find courage for the next thing God has for each of us; for all of us. We are tiptoeing towards healthy vulnerability and genuine community and really. . . the best IS yet to come. New here? Join in...and become part of the we". ~Kris 'Kroll' Wood
"I would Never have imagined how Very much Alone I would be at this point in my life - and You may not imagine how precious a kind or an encouraging word may be in someone's life... This group may be 'far apart,' but is 'close in Heart' - and I have appreciated the women here immensely! ;-} ~Lynden 'Lynn Denise' Blossom
"This has been a wonderful encouraging group. I am just coming out of a period of very deep depression and anxiety and it helped so much to be lifted up in prayer by so many wonderful prayerful women all over the world. I am looking forward to going to the (in) Real Life conference in April. Also great to see all the wonderful ways we all create art for His glory." ~Paula McLane Jennings
"(in)design has been one of the kindest, most encouraging groups I've ever encountered. Not surprising for a bunch of God-loving arts-minded ladies, but these gals have got it going on. I feel at home whether I'm available to post often or not, and whenever I pop in I know I'm welcome. It's nice to have a place here on Facebook where I know I can duck in, breathe deep in a calming atmosphere, and soak in the fabulous ideas flowing from this beautiful gathering of creatives. I will always be grateful this sweet group was born." ~Lisa Luke Easterling
(in)design is a community group for creatives. We are his poiema–his poem, his workmanship, the beloved creation of his Spirit, his hands. We create because He first created us, in his design, reflecting the part of Him that glories in making all things new. Making us new. We are still in design!
(in) design will be a place to connect with and invest in other women who share your passion and vision for the arts. We want you to join with us as we grow deeper in Jesus together, as artists and disciples. Our world is saturated with media, let’s make a little corner for ourselves, to be fully ourselves, and be present to those who need a safe place to be. Making art is worship. Let’s do it together.
Tammy Perlmutter & I will be your community group leaders. We have prayed that God would bring women to us that he wants us to invest in. It might be you! We want to create a place where we can let down our guard, be authentic, be honest, and be loved. We want to pray for one another. We want to encourage you in your gifts, spiritual as well as artistic! We want to ask hard questions, wrestle with you for the answers, and be lavish with grace. We want to create a place for soul care and give you the opportunity to provide it for one another.
"A central task of community is to create a place that is safe enough for the walls to be torn down, safe enough for each of us to own and reveal our brokenness. Only then can the power of connecting do its job. Only then can community be used of God to restore our souls. We need a safe place for weary pilgrims. We need to dive into the unmanageable, messy world of relationships, to admit our failure, to identify our tensions, to explore our shortcomings. We need to become the answer to our Lord's prayer, that we become one the way He and the Father are one." Becoming a True Spiritual Community, Larry Crabb
What can you expect from (in)design?
- We will be connecting with you daily on Facebook and Twitter, from February 12th to April 26th--the (in)RL Conference!
- When all the women have joined, we will appoint prayer partners so you will be praying for each other.
- We will be addressing relevant topics, from a biblical viewpoint, that you choose.
- We will meet once a month online, the second Sunday of the month.
- Tammy and I will be available for personal accountability and prayer, and will help you find other members of the group who may be able to walk alongside you.
- We will help you connect to the larger (in)courage community.
For more information and to see additional groups to choose from, click here for the main page of the (in)courager communities.
Check out Tammy's blog, Raggle - Taggle.
If you feel like this group is for you, email us here: indesigncreativecommunity@
We are so excited to be a part of this launch and can't wait to see what our Father is going to do in all of us! We are looking forward to meeting you!