The Fine Arts ministry is a program that gives young people in grades 6-12 the opportunity to “discover, develop, and deploy the gifts and talents that God has planted in them,” explains ministry leader Colleen Chamberlin, and through the exercise of these gifts, “helps them discover their place in the body of Christ.”
There are more than sixty Fine Arts categories offered in eight main divisions: art, communication, dance, drama, exhibition, instrumental, vocal, and writing. After participants have selected categories that interest them, Colleen pairs them with adult mentors with experience in those areas. The mentors’ focus as they help students prepare is to encourage them to express themselves in a way that brings glory to God and communicates their relationship with Him.
Students begin working with mentors in the fall to prepare their entries for district competition in March, followed by national competition in August for those who advance. If your young person is interested in participating in Fine Arts, or if you are interested in helping as a mentor, please leave a message for Colleen by calling or emailing our church office.
Colleen Chamberlin and her husband Bill, Bridge Church’s Senior Pastor, came to Annapolis in 2000 to accept the pastorate at this church, which was then known as Annapolis Assembly of God. They have four children and three grandchildren. Colleen brings her creativity and love for people into every role she has held at our church, which has been quite a few as we’ve grown over the years. Working with youth in Fine Arts is a natural outlet for her artistic talents and mother’s heart.
Colleen’s favorite hobbies are cake decorating, creating works of art, playing board games, hanging out at the pool and beach, and spending time with her beautiful grandbabies.
Colleen loves the way the people of Bridge Church truly care for each other. She and Pastor Bill are full of faith that God will fulfill the amazing vision He has given them for our church and the city of Annapolis.