Commitments to Community and Service are integral to the growth of any believer and these ideas have been key values for REV1211 since its inception. In line with these values REV1211 seeks to be a “Bridge Building” ministry. We hope to make connections for artists to grow and use their gifts to serve and connect people of diverse churches and faith communities across the city.
We foster these opportunities through helping artists connect with local churches but also through compelling ecumenical experiences. The experiences are varied and target by felt needs the Holy Spirit leads us to in the city.
The three categories that most experiences fall under are Unplugged, Just Love, and Retreats.
Unplugged is a series of worship experiences open to people from across the city designed and executed by highly talented artists and worship leaders from various churches around Austin. The experiences are designed to be an intimate and inspiring time for people from all over Austin to receive ministry and to foster unity and connectivity between churches in the city.
Love and caring are a need for the wellbeing of every person. Jesus not only served people but also called us to serve others out of the love He gives us. JustLove projects are all about that concept. Whether a group of artists are handing out water on a hot summer day, sharing food and art with homeless, teaching art lessons to inner-city youth or many other things; JustLove projects provide artists a way for their talents and presence to have real-time, deep impact in the lives of the people of Austin.
At times to accomplish what God calls us to we must get out of our normal circles and cycles. This can be especially true for artists. Sometimes the things God wishes to speak or show through them are crowded out by everyday life. It can also be difficult at times to press deeply into collaboration in the rhythms of week in/week out schedules.
From time to time Rev1211 will gather people together for retreats for a specific task or community building endeavor. These experiences are always special and have the potential to yield great art, connection and ministry.