Our Mission is to delve into the layers of a creative force found in the Tabernacle Pattern—revealing evidence of, and igniting encounter with, the power of the Holy Spirit and His desire to co-create with each believer in their unique purpose. We aim to open and steward sacred spaces of permission in gatherings that allow exploration and advance.
In September '21 we gathered to explore what creativity surrendered to the voice of God could look and sound like. What presence would God release as we surrendered our preference to His presence? This was all recorded at this gathering we call Tabernacle. May you hear His voice and sense His beauty as you watch and listen.
Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of Solomon contain an example of spectacular heavenly atmosphere design. Today, our atmosphere design seeks to create spaces where prayerfully made creative works are made in partnership with His Spirit to invite the presence of a Holy God. It can be electrifying!
'It is overwhelming to be surrounded by such excellence of beauty.'
As well as our live art team we have some space available in main sessions and workshops for anyone. There will some dry art materials available- papers, pens, pencils etc. If you wish to bring your own dry art materials - please do.
'It has been beautiful to journey with everyone and still go to the places God wants only for me. Allowing my heart to be freed up and my mind to the place of deep refreshment.'
We are beyond convinced that movement and dance are an incredible part of worship, King David and Miriam certainly thought so. Space is a challenge in some sessions as we appreciate this creative expression thrives on space, but for now we can offer you a worshipful atmosphere were this expression is highly valued and cherished.
"We were practicing movement using a long length of fabric, usually I feel the pattern of the movement as a I physically engage in the process but this time I could see something moving in the shapes of the fabric like an angelic presence and how the angelic could move.' Tabernacle Team
Our team of musicians come from a different nations providing exciting blend of sounds and journeys. They will seek to follow the Holy Spirit helping to lead us into places in God's presence that are joyful & exuberant, contemplative or challenging and unexpected.
'With a variety of musical instruments playing over groups and individuals it was mind altering- explosive joy! A true lasting, incredible encounter.'
Sewing, felting, knitting and more are all loved at Tabernacle. What a great way to explore God!!
Wonderful opportunity to meet with gifted people using their talents to demonstrate the Kingdom and Christian wholeness in the ‘arts’ an area too long left to the world.' Tabernacle delegate
Crafting with wood is brilliant! We will supply wood & tools for small projects. We are excited about worship with wood, everyone welcome as spaces permit during sessions. Anyone under 18 needs accompanied by an adult.
'What a beautiful space Tabernacle created. There was no them and us. I loved the words we were all here for an audience of one together. A symphony heaven and earth meeting.' Tabernacle Delegate
'Words weave worlds' as someone once said. Through the ages man has expressed humanities many facets through words and language. This area is vast, from studying the Word itself for inspiration, to pouring our inspired writing into worship, this area manifests in many ways. We look forward to seeing what you are inspired to write.
'The sound of God reaches into the foundations and creates new life. His word creates.' Tabernacle delegate
This team go after Spirit led photography not just great photos. Over the years they have been commissioned many times to capture the extraordinary creative worship of God that is bubbling up as a greater diversity of expression in worship is being restored to the church.
Through the scriptures runs a divine pattern, revealing building layers of creative force bursting with examples of co-creation between God and humanity. It is a Tabernacle pattern: from Eden, through the Tabernacles of Moses and David, Solomon's Temple, Jesus, the Church, and magnificence of the new Jerusalem.
The pieces of the Tabernacle Pattern lie disconnected in the minds of many believers. Like the mechanisms of a clock, they will not activate without connection to each other and the master clockmaker. Our aim is to pick up the pieces because we believe God intended for His people to carry ingenious, innovative solutions and creative energy through every area of society- government, business, education, science, family, the arts, media, and more. The Tabernacle pattern is like an ancient storehouse of wisdom, empowering us to do just that.
It's time to unleash the full spectrum of God's creative wisdom. This new wineskin needs exploration and freedom to respond as we are led, without restriction. Our vision is to facilitate a space for believers to do exactly this, using the Tabernacle pattern as a guide for the journey. While no two Tabernacle gatherings are the same, diverse creativity is both the tool and the result. Thankfulness releases melody, artistry ignites solution, rhythm awakens new inspiration, movement and colour frees insight, and words spoken usher us deeper and deeper into His presence.
We may find Him standing in the dusty desert waiting for us to see His form, or in the Outer Courts longing for us to grasp the sanctity of atonement. Perhaps He will meet you in the Holy Place, brooding over you, brightening your path with the light of menorah wisdom, or in the Holy of Holies, its entrance framed with the fabric shards of a torn veil hanging scarlet with sacrifice. It is here we will find a face to face friendship that will reveal the mysteries of our future.
We are simply on a pilgrimage seeking experiential truth of our maker and His fascinating Kingdom. Pilgrims see movement as sacred, illustrated well by the latin phrase 'peregrinatio pro amore Dei,' meaning "wandering for the love of God.” On this journey so far, many have pilgrimaged through a transformative depth of the Spirit; surprised and adored by their Creator as they live with a fiery expectancy of more to come.
Meet the crazy people who pioneered Tabernacle as a creative gathered space to enable us to go much deeper with God.
John and Dawna Thomas were radically saved out of the drug culture in 1996. Personally mentored by John Paul Jackson, they have been on staff or worked alongside Streams Ministries since 2004. After John Paul passed away John began to work more closely with the Streams leadership and in 2016 was asked to become the President of Streams Ministries International.
With John's background as a pastor and minister in various settings around the world, John has a unique perspective on prophetic ministry and the global body of Christ. He desires to see the Church rise up in her authority and in the full power of the Holy Spirit, and his passion for God’s heart undergirds everything he does. He is radically committed to help the Bride of Christ respond with fervent devotion to the One who called her.
Charity is passionate about the prophetic and creativity. She loves being part of igniting creative and pioneering ways of releasing God’s Spirit in the Church and through mission. She is the Director of Streams Creative House with Streams Ministries International teaching and ministering in different nations. Her heart and calling are to help believers explore God though a depth of relationship, develop maturity through their revelatory gifts and see restoration and understanding of the creativity of God released to transform culture.
Through her first book and course ‘Limitless: God’s Creative Mandate for His People’, her newest book 'Creative Fusion' and various other teachings she aims to ignite the creative DNA gifted to God’s people wherever God sends her. Charity lives in Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland, and is married to Alan with two daughters Sasha and Rhianna who are a great inspiration on the journey.
Hilary is passionate about friendship with God, how He sets us free and sets us in the Body of Christ. Based in Scotland, but often sent further afield, Hilary is an experienced teacher who enjoys making people laugh in their seats and fall on their knees. Her lighthearted but deep approach attempts to bring easy to digest meat to those who just want to know God more.
For more about her and her courses, books and weekly blogs, see MustardSeedThinking.com
Rick and Cindy Hayes lead North Atlantic Dreams which is the North Atlantic base for Streams Ministires International based in Scotland. They travel extensively to many nations teaching, equipping believers and spreading lashings of encouragement wherever they go. They were part of the founding core leadership of CLAN (Christians linked across the nations) and carry many years of ministry experience between them. They are all round wonders that shine very brightly for the Kingdom of God!
Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda have been releasing the reality of Heaven’s power for salvation, healing, deliverance and transformation for over thirty-five years. In that time more than a million people have come to salvation and thousands more have received healing from critical diseases like AIDS, Stage-IV cancer, heading for the lame, deaf and blind as well as the resurrection from the dead of a six-year-old boy. Many of these miracles have been medically documented, Both Mahesh and Bonnie desire that every person be fully awakened to Jesus and flourish with power and purpose for living!
Mahesh and Bonnie pastor All Nations Church Healing and Revival Center in Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA, USA. They also spearhead a global prayer network, The Watch of the Lord . Mahesh and Bonnie lead Chavda Ministries International, a worldwide apostolic ministry. The vision of CMI is to proclaim Christ’s kingdom with power, equip believers for ministry and usher in revival, preparing for the return of the Lord.
Greg is a working studio artist with an extensive exhibition history that spans more than fifty years with presentations in galleries, museums and university facilities. His expertise with various materials and inventive techniques have been the foundation of several unique bodies of work in contemporary painting, sculpture and mixed media; some of which are included in private and public collections both nationally and internationally. On several occasions these works have received honors and awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. Greg’s visual works are complimented by his activities as a writer, teacher, private mentor and conference speaker; along with concurrent prophetic endeavors.
Currently residing in South Carolina, Greg and his wife, Susan, are co-founders of Advancing Art, a ministry dedicated to the visual arts
Susan was born in Staten Island, NY, earned a Masters Degree in Graphics from SUNY Albany, and has shown in numerous exhibitions since 1976. Her work is primarily focused on paintings that address the convergence of light, movement, color and vibration. She was a Visual Arts Instructor at MorningStar University, an ArtPop Street Gallery winner (2016), and her paintings have graced multiple book covers, including the most recent, Limitless, by Charity Bowman-Webb. Susan travels internationally to paint live and speak about the intersection of art, spirituality, and the prophetic connection. Her passion is in helping artists express their unique voice, regardless of medium, and has found that through her painting she is able to develop a connection that helps catapult them forward in their personal, spiritual, and artistic journeys.
She currently resides in South Carolina with her husband, Greg. Together they are co-founders of Advancing Art, a ministry dedicated to the visual arts, and are on the International Core Team of Charity Bowman Webb's ministry, His Blue Flame, based in Scotland
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