Creative Arts Ministry

Creatively Express Your Faith

Hope’s Creative Arts Ministry offers Christ-centered art experiences to express your faith and engage hearts and minds. Activities for all ages and ability levels encourage creative expression to glorify God, strengthen faith in Christ Jesus and be led by the Holy Spirit. 

Kids coloring at table full of craft supplies coloring a cross and heart that says "He is Risen"

Creative Art Classes

People painting canvases at tables in a room with colorfully decorated walls

Check the calendar for creative arts classes in areas such as dance, poetry, watercolor, cartooning, acrylic painting, oil painting, plein air painting, charcoal, pastels, jewelry-making and more!

Live Art 

Artists paint live to enhance the worship experience at Christmas and Easter and other special services. Scriptures featured in the service are the inspiration for glorifying God during worship. Artists with the desire to paint live are encouraged to let us know their interest. 

Woman painting a colorful canvas on stage with blue stage lights and the worship team in the background

Gallery Walls 

Artwork from Hopesters is displayed throughout the building. Gallery walls around the atrium are adorned with new artwork every 8 to 12 weeks along with an artist’s statement of how the work strengthens their faith and glorifies God. Artists with a heart for Jesus are encouraged to offer a body of work for display. Volunteers are also needed to help hang the artwork.

Organizing and Planning 

The Creative Arts Ministry supports many of Hope’s ministries by providing art projects, make-and-take art, craft projects, displays and set design for worship and events. If you’d like to help with brainstorming and executing these creative projects, we’d love to have your help!

Creative Groups Open to All 

Prayer Shawl-Making  

Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  
Those with compassionate hearts and a love of knitting or crocheting meet weekly to create prayer shawls all while praying over everything they make. All skill levels and new participants are welcome. Request a prayer shawl.

Card Creators 

Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm 
Join us for a time of fellowship and to create cards to bless others. Beginners and experienced card makers are welcome to join at any time! 

Adult Open Art Studio  

First and third Thursdays of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm  
Enjoy an evening of creating in fellowship with others (ages high school and up). Bring your own supplies or use those available for a donation.  

Hope Quilters  

Second Friday of the month, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and second Saturday of the month, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm 
Quilters meet at Hope Waukee to make as many as 275 quilts per year for numerous mission projects such as making blankets for the homeless through our mission partners Joppa and Hope Ministries. They also create quilts for auctions that raise money to send campers to Bible camps. All are welcome. 

Interested in Creative Arts? 

If you would like to join the gallery volunteer team or holiday decorating team, teach an art class, help with event setup or set/alter designs, or share your artistic talents, please contact us today!


Jennifer Burger

Created With Imagination

Two colorful canvases hang in Creative Arts gallery

Two painted rocks on a plate with doodled drawings. Other plates seen in background, all on paint-covered tablecloth

Women sitting around a table knitting and crocheting shawls

Adults and kids sitting around table creating custom cards

Multiple watercolor palettes and colorful squares painted on paper

Group of women holding a quilt with a heart pattern they created together

Hope | WDM

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