Creative Hearts Centre
Creative Hearts Centre grew out of love for artistic creative sensitive minds where new ideas are birthed. We believe every ‘creative heart’ has an entirely different view of the world and an innate need to be seen, heard, and known.
Our purpose is to share the vision, values, and Christ-centred principles of a ‘family’ of creative people in a positive, encouraging, and supportive environment; to nurture spiritual development; to provide guidance in the Christian faith; and to empower the development of life-skills, equipping people to enjoy a successful fulfilling Christ-centred life.
Our vision for Creative Hearts Centre is to develop each person’s unique skills, equipping them to successfully transform culture for Kingdom purposes.
Our mission is to provide a supportive practical Christ-centred community, enabling the full spiritual, passionate and intuitive expression of each artist.
Our ethos: For Courage. For Excellence. For Christ
The Creative Hearts Centre exists to develop each person’s unique skills, equipping them to successfully transform culture for Kingdom purposes and enjoy a fulfilling Christ-centred life.
What is in a name?
The name “Creative Hearts” beautifully expresses our desire to live out the mission God has called us to; to embrace people and engage culture in the way Jesus did; and to release people into the divine creativity they were born with. Everyone was created in the image of a creative God, and that you cannot escape. You are creative, it is the essence of your humanity. Your brain is wired to create and your soul is satisfied when you release part of yourself into everything you do. It is the place where hope rests and vision grows.
Creative Community Gatherings are the integral element of our Creative Hearts Centre ‘church’ life.
The world is watching how we live out the ‘good news’ of the gospel. The daily rhythms of loving our partners, caring for ourselves and our children, and activating heart-connections with the people around us should be ‘good news’ and the display of God’s glory.
Our desire is for people not simply to attend church, but to be the church. To do life together in such a way that we create an alternative culture that embodies Jesus’ love in our city.
At Creative Hearts we do not ‘do church’ in the traditional way. We do not meet for Sunday morning services, and we encourage you to participate in your local church services to actively worship God together and serve one another as members of the Body of Christ. Sometimes family can be sacrificed for the sake of church and church can be sacrificed for the sake of family. We believe that both can be done well in the unforced rhythms of grace. God is calling a people to live out the reality of the local church beyond the regular Sunday gathering, people who tangibly reach out to their city and ‘be the church’ that people meet.
Creative Community Gatherings provide multiple ‘spaces’ to meet people who may never enter a church building. Our gatherings also provide a safe place where we can grow in relationship with one another, study the Bible and pray for each other, walk in our authenticity with transparency and acceptance, and live a seven-days-a-week gospel. God has placed within each of us gifts, passions and abilities to display the kingdom of heaven on earth. We would love to help you follow the way of Jesus, live a life of love, and see the vision of your life released.
Creative Community Gatherings
How we serve the Gold Coast community
STUDY THE WORD
Gold Coast School of Supernatural Ministry is designed to equip, activate and release students into a lifestyle immersed in God’s presence. The Creative Hearts Centre offers the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry online course; Prophetic Art Worship Workshops; and fully accredited (Austudy approved and FEE-Help may be available) Cert IV or Diploma courses in Ministry, Leadership, (Music, Counselling and Community Services to come). The Centre promotes a whole ‘body, soul, spirit’ application that prepares you for an excellent Christ-centred life. Full-time, part-time, and intensive study available.
Creative Hearts Art includes:
- the Creative Hearts Art Gallery
- art classes, workshops and short intensive courses run by the Creative Hearts artists, to encourage and train artists of all skills levels
- art exhibitions and performance opening nights
- studio space for visual artists
- a clearing space for creative thoughts for writers, poets and composers
- art with a heart, fundraising events for a variety of charities
- Creative Community Gatherings to meet new friends and share your creative adventures. Creative Hearts Art community gatherings welcome artists and creatives of all faiths.
have a chat
The Chatter Box is an informal comfortable space to have a ‘clearing conversation’. A therapeutic chat to help you find direction, clarity and healing. At the Chatter Box, you are accepted as an able, capable person who just needs someone to talk to, someone who wants you to win! Our ‘therapeutic chatter’ will bring your thoughts gently to an amazingly safe place to move forward toward your success; and should you need to tackle the harder stuff of life, you’re in the secure hands of a fully accredited professional Christian counsellor.
The Chatter Box also offers short courses to:
- Take control of your life
- Make changes endure
- Safely confine grief and trauma
- Reveal personal success blockers
- Decide what now and what next
- Reset for winning
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Grit Oz deliver personal development programmes using structured group training models partnered with individual coaching.
Our transformational training methodology has been tried and tested over the last 25 years and is continually developed by our exceptional team of facilitators.
Everything we do is designed to challenge ‘the way you think’ by listening, speaking and engaging. It is about creating the space to see new choices.
By identifying the limitations within your mind-set and breaking through them, you will recognise the contribution you can make to yourself, others and the world.
lend a hand
The core vision of Kids At Heart Australia is making a difference in young people’s lives. Kids at Heart Australia raises funds to support mentoring and training programs for disadvantaged young people and their families in their local communities. Big kids helping little kids; Big hearts helping broken ones.
Thanks to the financial giving of those who have gone before, and the continued support of corporate partners and fundraising events, Kids At Heart Australia continues to develop inroads to addressing the issues of young people at risk.
Kids At Heart Australia also facilitate young people meeting their ‘heroes’ and providing unique experiences that have a positive impact on their future.
People partner with Kids At Heart Australia to fund programmes, provide volunteers, donate training and meeting spaces, offer pro-bono business support and much more. To give generously to something bigger than ourselves and to show care and concern for others, strengthens us as individuals, and strengthens our hope and vision for our city. By giving back and giving together we can all play a part in creating a world full of positive purpose and excellence.
There are various ways you can support the work of Kids At Heart Australia.
- Make a donation via our online payment facility.
- Attend and participate generously in fundraising functions.
- Volunteer to be part of a Breakthrough Program (all training is provided).
- Offer pro-bono services, products, or internships for young job seekers
God is the Creator. There is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him. He exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God’s Word to humanity. Written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures are inspired by God, and inerrant in the original manuscripts.
Salvation is a gift from God to all people. Humanity can never earn their salvation through good works or self-improvement. Only by faith in Jesus Christ can a person be saved from the penalty of sin.
The Creative Hearts Centre doesn’t do church membership in the traditional way. We believe church is a community of dynamic interconnected relationships, where together we love, learn, and give of ourselves to others. If that’s you and you are doing that here with us, then that makes you a “member” of Creative Hearts Centre. Welcome to the family!
We do life together. We are authentic. Our faith is not a performance, we are real people with real issues, striving to develop a real faith in Christ. There is not a ‘church version’ and a ‘home version’. We are people who matter to each other and to God. At Creative Hearts everybody is welcome, nobody’s perfect, and anything is possible.