Not Ashamed is an umbrella covering and supporting many different areas of creative discipleship & ministry. As happens with creativity it is ever changing and expanding but this website is here to share with you of the things we do. It is headed up by Simon Faulks, an Anglican Priest, storyteller and performer.
Not Ashamed: Creative Discipleship?
Not Ashamed is about who we are.
Creative Discipleship is about what we do.
As mentioned above, Not Ashamed is about who we are (I am). Paul writing to the Church in Rome states
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes… (Romans 1:16)
This is a verse that has inspired me for many years, it is a prayer for the way I want to live my life and that I might also be an inspiration for others to live by the same moto ‘I am Not Ashamed of the Gospel’.
The first two things we learn about God through the Bible are firstly that God is creative, his creation of the world. Secondly, that as part of his creation we are created in his image; we are created in the image of a creator. We to have a creative side (although we acknowledge that this is different in each of us.)
A disciple is someone who follows in the teachings or disciplines of a teacher or leader. Two key things that Jesus said on the matter are:
“If you obey my commands (follow my teachings) then you are my disciples”
“Go and make new disciples teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”
So why, Not Ashamed: Creative Discipleship?
Our aim is to unashamedly reflect the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, by being creative in our own discipleship journey along with encouraging and equipping others both through using the creative gifts we have been given and helping others to discover theirs and reflect creatively on God’s word to grow in faith.