THE GATHERING 2017: “Kingdom Advance”
Event on 2017-06-30 19:00:00
WELCOME! The Restitution of the Fine Arts Institute & Ministry, would like to thank you for accepting our invitation in being with us for our 4th anniversary as a school and ministry. We know that the heart of God is for each attendee, facilitator and staff member to leave equipped and empowered to provoke a change in their communities and cities through the creative giftings. God gave us the mandate to gather the remnant of artisans in the state of Massachusetts and New England so they can be equipped for ministry and provoke a revival in their regions. We want to continue to advance the kingdom of God through creativity, worship and intercession. What is THE GATHERING? Vision THE GATHERING is convocation of the fine arts to celebrate creative ministry and our Creator. We have the vision of uniting and equipping ministers and ministries, in the state of Massachusetts, through workshops and plenaries with the purpose of provoking a revival through corporal worship and intercession. “When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were GATHERed together in one place. Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and touched each person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.” Acts 2:1-4 Mission Our mission is to provide place where once a year ministers and ministries of the fine arts can come to be trained technically and theologically in dance, mime, painting, song, music, photography and videography through our CREATIVE SPACE, as well unite in praise, worship and intercession through our UNITY FEST night service. Theme 2017: Kingdom Advance “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn…” Isaiah 61:1-2 Hotel Accommodations: Springfield Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel One Monarch Place Springfield, MA 01144 www.springfieldsheraton.com Special Room Rate: Double 5/night Triple 6/night Quad 7/night For Reservations please call Francesca Brodeur at (413) 233-9161 by Tuesday, May 30 2017 to receive conference discount; specify you are reserving a room for THE GATHERING to receive our event room rate. Hotel check-in is at 3PM (EST). *RFAIM students, volunteers and staff should arrive and do early check-in by 12PM on Friday, June 30th 2017 for a mandatory meeting at 1PM. Parking Accommodations: Daytime or nighttime parking can be found at the hotel garage for a reduced rate of /entrance. Parking for overnight guests is /night with the ability to enter and exit the garage as many times as needed with no additional fees. Facilitators: Creative Director & Minister Triny Vargas Restitution of the Fine Arts Institute & Ministry – Massachusetts, USA Triny Vargas, born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, has been called to the nations as a “Worshiper of many worshipers”. He is a son of the Apostolic Renewal Church (www.iar.cc), under the covering of his Pastors Rafael Luis and Chaquira Osorio. Entrepreneur and owner of Bezalel Prophetic Art & Design, a small business that provides design services to ministries in making garments and worship accessories, and the Creative Director of the Restitution of the Fine Arts Institute & Ministry (RFAIM). Founded in 2013, RFAIM has the vision of raising a generation of artists that can effectively P.A.I.N.T. Christ through the fine arts by discovering and unlocking their creative identities so they can uphold the five core values of the institute; passion, abandonment, intimacy/identity, network, and transformation. With three campuses – West, Central and East – in Massachusetts, RFAIM currently equips ministers and ministries in the areas of dance, mime, painting, and intercession. Visionary and coordinator of THE GATHERING, Triny has the mandate to equip the remnant of artisans in New England, by cultivating unity and inspiring creativity in the body of Christ. As a teacher Triny has had the opportunity to travel within the United States, as well as Peru, Australia, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic teaching and activating ministries in the areas of worship, intercession, and creative ministry. Triny has a B.A. in Professional Studies with a focus in business marketing and graphic design. To know more about RFAIM you can visit us at www.facebook.com/rfaiministry. Prophet Alex Lanauze New Prophetic Generation Ministry – Puerto Rico He was chosen from his mother’s womb to fulfill a special calling on this earth. Born on March 10, 1987 his childhood was not an easy one and the circumstances during boyhood were not the best. God always protected him and in his sovereignty allowed for a pastoral family to foster him and teach him God’s ways. His parents Reverend José and Carmen Muñiz instilled in him the importance and passion for the word of God as well as living with integrity and faithfulness to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Prophet Alex Lanauze is the founder of New Prophetic Generation Inc. which has the mission is to raise a prophetic generation with the knowledge of worshiping and having intimacy with God that will give birth to the manifestation of the kingdom of God on the earth to transform lives. A generation that is passionate to serve their communities and show them the love of God. In 2013 God allows him to go to Puerto Rico to collaborate with different ministries and pastors to establish a time of unity and to provoke a revival never seen before in the history of the island. He has held massive conferences and now a days he still continues on knocking door-to-door of residencies, urbanizations and churches relentlessly, experiencing miracles, salvation and healing at such times. Minister Victor Rivera Surita Imaginare! Arts International – Puerto Rico Víctor Juan Rivera Surita was born on December 3, 1982 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. As a child his family instilled in him biblical principals and he attended Pabellón de la Victoria Church in the town of Hormigueros. While an adolescent a fervent passion for dance awakened in him, taking him to devote himself to the ministry Pies de Cierva of his church. Victor's story is similar as the prodigal son parable that Jesus told his disciples. Even though he was a very passionate and devoted young man who was used in the area of the Arts, there was a time when he strayed from God. However his life was sealed and the immeasurable grace of God led him back to the Father who never stopped searching for him as a shepherd searches for a lost sheep. God has lift him up and taken him back to his original purpose: A passionate worshipper with a calling in the creative arts. He is an active leader in the dance ministry of his local church, Pabellón de la Victoria in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. His pastor is Glenda Pérez who is under the apostolic covering of pastors and founders Héctor and Evelyn Pérez. Following this line God placed him as part of Imaginare! Arts International, an interdenominational ministry formed by young artists that have decided to dedicate their lives and talents to God. Today Imaginare! has two creative teams, one in Florida and the other one in Puerto Rico. Both teams are under the covering of its founders and Executive Directors Edwin Santini and Vilmarie Degro, whom at the same time, as well as the ministry, are under the direct covering of Apostles Rubén and Gloria Arroyo, main pastors of International Center of Restoration and Praise (C.I.D.R.A.) in West Palm Beach, Florida. Currently Victor is the director of the Imaginare! Arts team in Puerto Rico. Víctor is also a director and coordinator of Imaginare! School of SuperNatural Arts. Program of ministerial certification of intense training in the development of the supernatural and artistic. In addition he was part of the 2015 dance company of the Feast of the Tabernacles that takes place in Jerusalem by the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ). It should be mentioned that the seal of leadership has manifested in all aspects of his life, family, education, work and ministry. Dr. Edwin Santini Imaginare! Arts International – Florida, USA Dr. Edwin Santini and his wife Vilmarie Degró are the founders and directors of Imaginare! Arts International, Inc. They have been involved in the Worship and Arts Ministry since young as leaders for more than 20 years in the Dance Ministry of the Christian Family Church in Ponce, Puerto Rico. They were the directors in charge of The Worship and Fine Arts School, an institutional ministry of such congregation for nine years. In 2007 they founded the Creative Team of Imaginare! Performing Arts Ministry. They’ve had the privilege of traveling and ministering to different nations of Latin America and USA through Imaginare! In 2014 The Santini Family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida understanding that God was calling them to re-establish in that city. The vision of developing Imaginare! Arts is born under a fresh design, as a ministry of covering and service internationally through the two creative teams; Imaginare!-Puerto Rico and Imaginare!-Florida. They also launched The Learning Education Program Online that services international students. Furthermore, they’ve begun two educational projects in creative arts called Imaginare! School of SuperNatural Arts in Hormigueros, PR and Kissimmee, FL. Presently Edwin and Vilmarie along with their two daughters, Emery Liane and Eliana Sofia congregate at The International Center of Worship and Restoration (CIDRA) under the covering of Apostles Rubén and Gloria Arroyo. The Santini Family serves the Lord through their gifts and talents in CIDRA Church in the city of West Palm Beach, FL. To know more about Imaginare! Arts International you can visit us at www.imaginarearts.com. The Resting Place Worship Resting Place House of Prayer – New Jersey, USA The Resting Place worship team is a regional collective of musicians, singers, and worship leaders from a variety of backgrounds and ministries who serve across the New York / New Jersey region with their musical giftings. We have a heart to see our generation reconciled to the Father and for the sound of Heaven to touch Earth in our day. Our desire to create a resting place for the manifest Presence of God is the hallmark of our worship. The Resting Place Worship team is under the leadership of their director, Pastor Ali Ferrell. If you would like to learn more about Resting Place, please visit their website at www.restingplacehop.com. Minister Wendy Heagy Raise Him Up Praise Dance Ministry – New York, USA Raise Him Up has been established since 1997 and is for every person. We teach and minister the Word of God through the gift of dance and travel both nationally and internationally. We believe that in order to dance the Word effectively, we must study and rightly divide the Word of God. At various conferences, intensives, workshops and private group classes,we have had the honor of equipping the saints with sound Biblical studies as it pertains to Evangelism. Neither language nor culture has been a barrier as we all come together to serve the King of Kings and Lord of Glory with this wonderful gift! We teach students by using sign language, modern, ballet, mime, jazz and african dance disciplines. Our desire is to share the everlasting Love of Jesus with each correctional facility, shelter, group home, on the streets and around the world. We are very active in street ministry during the summer months as well as organizing and facilitating community concert outreaches. Minister Daniel Garcia The BRAVE Movement Dance Company – New York, USA Daniel Garcia, born and raised in Yonkers, NY is destined to be one of the most extraordinary dancers of his time. Currently he is the lead Hip Hop instructor for a joint created project called the Brave Movement, which is generalizing a huge buzz across the New York City area. Those who have crossed paths with him have recognized his amazing relationship with the Lord, assuming it was through speech and the word, however it has come to be through the art of dance. Although Daniel was introduced to movement at a very young age, he never took interest in his God given ability until he was about fourteen. Growing up in the Church, there was never much room for creativity but once Daniel was of developed mind and self understanding, he began to expand his options of worship. He then commenced the widening of eyes in his peers and the church to Hip Hop as being a form of worship. He is now the Head Choreographer of the Hip Hop department of the Brave Movement Dance Company and the Lead of the Dance Ministry in his church, New Beginnings. He now studies at Westchester Community College where he minors dance. For the past three years he has also been studying dance at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan. He strongly believes a molder of minds and body should never cease in training thyself. There will always be a place for improvement. Daniel believes if he is not learning his students are not progressing, and the goal is to always be evolving. Through Dance and worship he has been able to touch many hearts, minds, bodies, and souls. He has been able reach many people in different areas including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Florida, New York City and in his very own neighborhood. He won second place in the Fine Arts A.O.G. "Solo Urban Division" and top 10 in the "Urban Troupe Division" which he choreographed solo, both an age of 15. He is now ready to pave the way for Hip Hop as a means of worship and praise. Daniel would love to create an environment that encourages love, acceptance, and imagination. His dream is to have a studio of his own one day. He would love to offer dance to students in a safe setting. Students would never feel restrained or ashamed, they'd rejoice in the joy and love they have for our Lord Jesus Christ. Minister Janet Hyun Janet Hyun Ministries – California, USA Janet Hyun is one of the leading artists of the prophetic art movement and has an insatiable desire to see this generation impacted for the Kingdom of God. Her works are well recognized both in the United States and abroad, and have been displayed worldwide. She has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles and interviews within the Christian community. Janet studied Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with a degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She returned to school and graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1998. In her early years as an artist, Janet worked as a contemporary fashion designer as well as a freelance illustrator, painter and art teacher. Janet lives in Southern California with her husband biggest supporter, Gyu, and their three children, Eugene, Jamie, and Harry. She travels for conferences, art shows, and as a workshop instructor. She is also the author of the book Heavenly Expressions and Heavenly Expressions coloring book. If you would like to learn more about Janet Hyun’s art, please visit her website at www.JanetHyun.com. Is there a dress code for attendees? REVIVAL Night Attendees/RFAIM students will have the option of purchasing THE GATHERING fire/water t-shirt during registration. Attendees can also wear any garments with the colors red, orange, yellow, blue, light blue, and white. CREATIVE SPACE (Day Session) Attendees are to wear the conference t-shirt (given upon check-in) with loose fit clothing that provides adequate coverage and appropriate for workshops. RFAIM students are to wear the conference t-shirt (given upon check-in) and all black under garments. Conference volunteers will wear conference t-shirt with jeans. UNITY FEST (Night Session) Attendees can wear any garment of their choice. RFAIM students will wear their overlay, tunic with all white underbase. RFAIM staff will wear their Jubilee overlay with all white underbase. Conference volunteers will wear conference t-shirt with khaki pants. 2017 CREATIVE Pledges We invite you to partner with us in contributing a CREATIVE Pledge for this year’s celebration. As we make preparations to host our facilitators we are met with expenses that as a team and a body we can take on together. If you have been blessed through this ministry and would like for this encounter to continue to grow in the years to come, we invite you to be part of the 100 pledgers for 2017. These 100 pledgers would sow a seed of , making a total of 00, which would go towards our ,000 budget. Donations will cover our expenses of air/ground transportation, hotel, meals, honorariums, venue, catering, gratuities, sound and lighting for this year’s conference. In partnering with us each pledger will be honored with their full name and/or organization’s logo in our program, given a free t-shirt, have the ability to advertise in our day and evening sessions with a program insert, video and/or image announcement displayed on our digital displays. Churches, ministries, organizations, or small businesses this would be a great opportunity for you to market and advertise yourselves within the faith community. If you would like to set up a vendor table we can accommodate this for you as well. All pledges should be submitted via our online portal here on Eventbrite.com. Pledges should be submitted no later than 5PM (EST) on Friday, June 16th, 2017. Pledges will incur a processing fee from Eventbrite.com upon submission.
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