A Chapel Gallery™ is a way to reach our communities using the fine arts in one of three specific formats:
In the Marketplace
The first type of Chapel Gallery™ is a ministry-in-the-marketplace, retail art gallery, selling original art and a distinct line of reproductions. Portions of proceeds support humanitarian relief efforts, community causes, or other mission projects.
In the marketplace model, a chapel section is deeper in the interior, with walls designed by artists so the Chapel becomes its own exhibit, changing seasonally with the Church calendar, such as Christmas and Easter. Such a gallery can be used for church planting or as an outreach venue for larger churches.
Within the Local Church
A Chapel Gallery™ may also be a ministry housed within already established, larger churches who desire an outreach ministry within their existing interiors. It's a way to reach the community with regular social events, while beautifying interior walls at the same time. Many communities have art walks in which a church gallery can participate on a regular basis, opening the door to building new friendships.
A Chapel Gallery™ is a ministry of hope to the culture; a ministry for today and for the future.
As a Church Plant
A Chapel Gallery™ is an art space, as well as a gathering space, making a perfect spot to plant a new church.
Once upon a time people looked for churches to go to. It was just a part ofthe culture. But things have changed. People in our post-Christian culture don't come to us anymore. Yet they are still longing for real and meaningful relationships; just as Jesus said, "The fields are "white unto harvest". In other words, really ready. How do we keep from being the best-kept secret in town? Chapel Galleries™ are a perfect venue for church planting because we meet people where they already are. Although the interior is beautiful, artwork doesn't take up floor space, so there is a natural place to meet for gatherings.
You don't need to be an art historian to get started. We have a resource of the work of fine Christian artists who have a heart for reaching our world for Christ. Capture a sphere of culture while you capture your community for Christ.
Start a Chapel Gallery™
Wherever your location, if you have a desire to reach your community with a marketplace ministry, or even an art gallery within your existing church, we are here to assist you. We bring many years of experience in teaching and exhibiting in the United States and also internationally; in affluent communities and in the inner city. Let us know how we can help you in your own location. Reach us at one of the options on our contact page. We look forward to being a part of what God has called you to do to reach your world.
See more, see art, at our Chapel Galleries™ website