To be a creative force for the Creator God.
What if the church actually looked like Jesus? This was the burning question that stirred in the heart of Scott Crownover and his wife Denise as they felt God calling them to start a new, unconventional, creative movement geared at using all forms of the arts to communicate the message of God’s uncontainable love for the world. Along with some creative and rebellious friends, they decided to take a huge step of faith and see what God had in mind for this new spiritual movement they called the greenroom. With the support and encouragement of The River Community Church (where Scott was the Teaching Pastor and Denise was the Drama Director) a launch team began gathering once a month on Monday nights in a nightclub (yeah, that’s how we roll) in downtown Ann Arbor Michigan to humbly and passionately seek God’s guidance on the shape and the direction of the greenroom. As they grew in spirit and number, they continually asked the question, “Does this movement look like Jesus?”
Is it loving?
Is it accepting?
Is it always finding creative ways of leading people closer to God?
Does it seek justice for the oppressed and forgotten?
Does it truly care about the things God cares about?
On Monday night, September 27, 2010 the greenroom officially opened its doors to the public at Dream Nightclub in downtown A2 (yes, the place with a massive papier-mache tree in the middle of the dance floor; it’s ok, we use it!).
But the greenroom is essentially not about a place or a building (or even a tree), it’s about an idea. It’s about a dream—a dream that simply asks the question, “What would happen if a group of imperfect yet passionate men and women creatively found ways of living out the life of Jesus in the world?” Not surprisingly, the answer to that question is all dependent upon YOU. No matter who you are or where you’ve been, we welcome you to discover the way of Jesus as part of this new, exciting, creative movement called the greenroom. Get ready.
OK this is important. You might want to write it down. The greenroom meets on Monday nights at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:15) in downtown Ann Arbor. Check out our homepage for this week’s location. The Movement is on the move!