Staff Interview: Rachel Wilhelm

1. Why do you create? I create because it is super good for me to create. When I am overcome with emotions and feelings I can’t shake, I create in order to process them. I believe that creating is God’s naturally given therapy for His people. But theologically, I believe creating is what is required […]

What God is Doing Through UA in Africa

The third in our series from Moses Kimani, UA Regional Leader for Kenya: [What have I seen God doing in our communities?] Perhaps the greatest thing I have seen has been the unlocking of giftings which may otherwise have remained untapped. One local church, the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi, is currently working on the […]

Music In African Churches

The second in our series from Moses Kimani, UA Regional Leader in Kenya: [Tell you what’s unique about African music?] That’s a challenge! You see, when you’ve grown up surrounded by some things, they might not come across as peculiar because they are part of your normal. It kind of feels that way to me […]

Meet the Team: UA Africa’s Moses Kimani

United Adoration isn’t just focused on facilitating the arts in American local churches; it works to bring artists and their churches together on multiple continents.  Our Ministry Coordinator in Africa, Moses Kimani, introduces us to work of UA in Africa in the first of a series of blog posts: Journey to Songwriting My name is […]

Praying For the Artist: Becoming an Intercessor

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Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, […]

“You Can Do This”: Catherine Miller on UA Creativity

We’ve talked here about United Adoration’s Creative Sessions, SongShares, and PoetryShares.  What effect do those events have in the lives of the participants?  Catherine Miller, Director of Classical Music at Trinity Anglican Church in Thomasville, GA, takes some time to tell us: Why do you create? I told someone recently – I can’t help it. […]

Hospitality for the Artist: An Interview with Christina Jelinek

Christina Jelinek’s ministry to artists revolves around hospitality: gathering together to enjoy meals, contemplate God’s story, and share their works.  It’s something our world needs more of, so UA online leader Catherine Miller asked Christina for some tips on starting: CM: Imagine you’re talking to people who are wanting to start something, but not sure […]

Theology In Community: Christina Jelinek and Romans 8

UA alumna Christina Jelinek is a powerhouse for music and community-building. A member of the Southlake, TX, campus of The Village Church, she serves as a Program Director for Apartment Life, a nonprofit seeking to build community in apartments to see them transformed through connectedness. She is also the founder of Leaven + Liturgies, a […]

Yellowhammer Hymns – A Pastor and Music Director’s Collaboration

Recently, we talked with Andy Zipf & Pastor Chuck Colson from Christ Church Presbyterian in Jacksonville, Florida about their new project, Yellowhammer Hymns. Andy is the Director of Music and Artist in Residence and Chuck is the senior pastor. Learn more about their unique collaboration! How did the two of you meet? And when did you […]

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