Graffiti Church is a new initiative, which seeks to promote the good news of Jesus and the Bible in a fun, creative way. As the title suggests, Graffiti plays a central role in this, as children, teenagers and parents are encouraged to get creative with spray paint, stencils, kinetic sand and glow-in-the-dark writing, in a sensory dark den. Central to the sessions is a large carving of the name, Jesus, which has several names of Jesus engraved into it (eg Light of the World, Saviour, etc). This is a 'living', collaborative piece of art, which is painted in several colours by all who attend.
One of the fantastic things about graffiti art is the way in which it captures the attention of people of all ages and cultures. Graffiti Church has been attended mostly by people who don't usually attend church and some fantastic conversations have sprung from it.
A dad who brought his daughter as first time visitors to the church said, ''Art and Faith really compliment one another. I think the added colour, creativity and fun in a church can really work wonders for attracting new members, especially from the younger generation, who need guidance now more than ever.'
If you'd like to know more and you're interested in experimenting with something like this yourself, please don't hesitate to contact Stephen (Centre Manager), who will be happy to share ideas.
To see more examples of the artwork created, visit @Lamsgraff on Instagram.