Art & Soul is a community arts ministry that focuses on head and heart connection to grow people into deeper attentiveness with God using visual art techniques. Art & Soul ministry brings people of all ages and faith backgrounds together as community in relationship with each other in positive, uplifting ways. The ministry mission is to open opportunities for spiritual transformation of individuals and community by touching heart and soul in creative ways.

Absolutely no art skill is needed for Art & Soul programs! Anyone with a love for color will enjoy and grow spiritually while engaged in Art & Soul activities, and you’ll leave with simple skills to use in your own spiritual attentiveness or community of faith. Programs are designed for the particular need of the group and individual’s functional abilities, but all are based in visual prayer methods. Workshops, retreats, guiding leadership groups in visioning, equipping lay people in creative outreach, bringing joyful healing into illness support groups and enriching worship with abundant creative connectedness ¬†are all part of Art & Soul.

Art & Soul is a creation of United Methodist pastor Rev. Nancy G. Turner, who is an ordained deacon and full member of the West Ohio Conference. She has a master’s degree in pastoral care as well as chaplaincy training. A second career pastor, she spent 20 years in organizational communications and has a dozen publications awards to her credit. She is a published author and creator of commissioned art quilts and banners.

Contact Rev. Turner directly at nturner@artandsoulprogram.org