Please contact any of these ministries that serve the Christians working in Hollywood if you want to learn more or get involved. They are all available to Christian entertainment professionals in Hollywood or anywhere else in the world, and each one serves to meet specific needs of our community.
The 168 Film Project is an incubator for new artists. It includes worldwide filmmaking and writing competitions (Write of Passage). It is practical experience designed to reward excellence and launch careers on both sides of the camera. All entries are based on scripture.
9t5’s mission is to encourage, equip and empower Christians on how to be more effective for Christ in their workplace. 9t5 wants Christians to understand that God has put each of us where we are for a reason. They host weekly lunches on studio lots, Bible studies, and quarterly events.
AbundantLifeU provides aspiring artists, creators, entrepreneurs and newcomers to Los Angeles with the necessary tools, training and knowledge to grow in their crafts, learn the business side of the entertainment industry, and to create well-rounded, economically independent lives.
An initiative dedicated to encouraging the development of arts and creativity in the community. Our mandate is to expand the vision for creativity in our local communities while pursuing excellence and providing opportunities to collaborate, share and mentor.
A.C.T. Intl provides a non-profit interdenominational Church ministry structure that assists and sends out artistic missionaries and ministers to pursue their unique mission or ministry calling as it fits into the greater Kingdom work of the Historic New Testament Christian Church worldwide.
Contact: Byron or Larry
AWAM combines artistry with ministry to affirm, equip and release artists to bring the message of hope to the nations of the world. Although ARTrageous and AWAM International’s headquarters are located in East Texas, their work reaches across the States and around the World: Dallas, Chicago, Hollywood, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Mexico, Norway and beyond.
Contact: Marlene & Dave
Bridge Projects is a contemporary art gallery and curatorial project based in Los Angeles, featuring experimental, research-driven exhibitions by local and international artists. Their programming is especially aimed at fostering more advanced and more open interdisciplinary explorations of the relations between contemporary art, spirituality, and religious traditions.
The Briner Institute is a network of like-minded individuals, dedicated to improving culture. It is a Tennessee Not For Profit Organization named in honor of television and sports executive Bob Briner, who wrote the best selling book “Roaring Lambs.” Briner’s vision was that people should live their lives attempting to “do good”, and provide a positive influence in society.
We believe that every one of us is called to create. It is who we are because it is who God is. We believe that God is calling his Church to a culture of rebirth and creative energy, a New Renaissance in Catholic culture to renew the world through the Catholic imagination. Catholic Creatives is a community, an ecosystem, an ecology where that creative culture is being birthed every day.
Christian Artists Network seeks to empower the Christian artists through ministry, prayer, and fellowship. To provide instruction in the artist’s vocation, both as a performer and as a Christian. To hold one another accountable to our Christian principles while still maintaining our individuality and personal artistic expressions and style.
CIVA encourages Christians in the visual arts to develop their particular callings to the highest professional level possible; to learn how to deal with specific problems in the field without compromising our faith and our standard of artistic endeavor; to provide opportunities for sharing work and ideas; to foster intelligent understanding, a spirit of trust, and a cooperative relationship between those in the arts, the Church, and culture; and ultimately, to establish a Christian presence within the secular art world.
Creative Screenwriting Magazine is an educational, online resource for screenwriters and filmmakers. We publish articles on the screenwriting craft and the business landscape as well as comprehensive interviews with working screenwriters and creative executives.
Founded in 1994, we quickly grew into the premier screenwriting magazine and are now fully online and publish extensive articles from industry experts to inform screenwriters on the path to sustaining flourishing careers.
The Glen Workshop combines the best elements of a craft workshop, arts festival, and spiritual retreat. It only lasts a week, but for many it’s a powerful creative catalyst and source of friendships that continue for years. Artists, writers, musicians, patrons of the arts, and spiritual wayfarers of all stripes are welcome. Glen Workshop is now offered online as well! Visit the website for more information.
The vision of the Haven + London is a world where every creative is free to achieve their creative potential. We are the only UK Charity solely dedicated to supporting the emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing of the creative community in London. This includes ongoing pastoral care, professional counseling, networking opportunities, personal development workshops and training opportunities, creative conferences and research.
Contact: Rev. Peterson Feital
IKON is a ministry of Reality LA Church that creates ongoing communities and vocation-specific resources for those working in the same fields to mutually encourage one another and learn together how to follow Jesus in the unique circumstances of their shared calling. Specific groups include Acting, Design, Music, and Writing.
Image is an online and print publication with bases in Seattle, WA, and Ontario, CA. It was founded in 1989 to demonstrate the continued vitality and diversity of contemporary art and literature that engage with the religious traditions of western culture. Now one of the leading literary journals published in English, it is read all over the world—and forms the nexus of a warm and active community.
The Influence Lab women’s initiative brings together women in the media to think, exchange ideas, and be challenged with how they balance Kingdom principles while living and working at the highest levels of the entertainment industry. Sign up for their free bi-monthly journal or attend an invitation-only quarterly gathering. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IWA! is a Christian interdenominational writers’ club that promotes creative writing to glorify Christ by helping individuals advance their writing skills and find effective markets for their work. We sponsor an open writing contest at our yearly conference in the Central Houston area, although we had to cancel both the contest and the conference this year due to COVID. We’re a fairly small group right now, but we welcome writers of all experience levels who want to advance their writing to glorify God.
Iris Los Angeles Film, Acting and Music School is for those that feel called to the Entertainment Industry. We believe God is calling those with a passion for Film-making, Acting and Music to be spiritually equipped and professionally trained in their craft. This 4 week intensive will be an intentional time of seeking God, building relationships, training and collaborating with other artists.
Kingdom Writers Association (KWA) is a resource center and community for Christian writers of all levels. Though launched in San Diego California in 2016, KWA’s members span the globe gathering in local Chapters and online via social media. In our KWA community, we work to equip, encourage, and empower writers and to remove the roadblocks that hinder individuals from walking in the fullness of their creative calling. We envision Christian authors flooding the mainstream market with works that honor God, impact culture, and bring generational blessing.
Contact : Brae and Jill Wyckoff
Lee Benton Ministries hosts monthly events for industry professionals at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. In addition, Victory Road with Lee Benton is an inspirational show that highlights the victory stories of celebrities, leaders and other people of interest.
The Machol Danser la Vie structure and ministry was born in 2005 and its goal is to promote a culture of Life, of Rest and of Movement, through music, song, fine art, multi-media and dance. A combination of courses (from beginner to professional level), and national and international missions, shows, concepts and concerts serve to reach this goal.
Mastermedia International serves as a trusted voice of faith to the mainstream media leaders of today and an encouraging voice of experience to the media leaders of tomorrow. They acknowledge the tremendous influence the media has upon our culture and lives, we believe that the appropriate response from the Christian community is one of loving and caring prayer. Subscribe to the Media Leader Prayer Calendar on their website.
Contact: Dan or Jaki
This ministry travels and ministers wherever Yeshua opens the door for them to go: We overcome him by the Blood of The Lamb and word of our testimony, so at a dance camp Mindy will weave in aspects of her testimony as she teaches so we can enter into worship through dance together.
Contact: Ralph & Mindy
In March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members from the Morphē community in the UK began meeting online every weekday morning to pray for the arts, for the world and for one another. This daily prayer time has been a huge encouragement to us all and anyone from or interested in the Morphē network is welcome to join, Monday to Friday 8.30-9:00 am (local) / 12:30-1:00 am PST.
Muse LA is a ministry out of New Life Church that offers programs for creativity and spiritual formation: “2nd Saturday” gatherings, quarterly arts outreach events, and community arts programming. It also serves as a resource for local churches seeking to integrate the arts into their regular Sunday experiences and other programming.
For more than three decades, The New Harmony Project has lifted up optimistic, hopeful stories of strength, courage, and the resiliency of the human spirit. We do this because we believe stories driven by hope have the power to grow and uplift communities, transform hearts and minds, and ultimately, change the world.
Contact: J.F. David
Pauline is an apostolic ministry of the Daughters of St. Paul. Their mission: “We are consecrated women communicating Christ with our lives. We are 100 years of collaboration among religious, clergy, and laity to help people connect with Jesus Christ and the Church in a secular digital culture. Following our model Saint Paul, we live Christ so that we can give Christ in today’s digital world.”
Contact: Sister Nancy
Pinnacle Forum was inspired by Dr. Bill Bright, Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ International (CRU), who challenged a handful of leaders in Phoenix, Arizona saying, “I believe the only way we can change our culture is to find a way to network our high influence leaders and inspire them to use their influence for God.”
at Good Shepherd Catholic Church Beverly Hills
By hosting Guest Speakers and Lecturers on a bi-monthly basis who are all working professionals, whether Showrunners/Producers, Writers, Directors, Actors, Authors (and more), members of the GSPEF are given the opportunity to hear ﬁrst-hand of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the Hollywood elite as they navigate the Business all while maintaining their faith.
THE RABBIT ROOM was conceived as an experiment in creative community. After author/singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson’s first visit to the Oxford home of C. S. Lewis, he returned to Nashville with a conviction that community nourishes good and lasting work. The Rabbit Room, the name of the back room of the pub where the Oxford Inklings (including Lewis, Tolkien, and Charles Williams) shared their stories, began as a simple blog of contributing authors, songwriters, artists, and pastors.
Radiance International Ministries is a growing apostolic center situated right in the heart of the arts and entertainment capital in Hollywood, CA, and currently home to a 24/7 house of prayer. Radiance is also a hub for creative expression through music, film, media, production, and art.
The Southern California School of Supernatural Ministry (SoCal SSM) is a cross-denominational, regional school that offers a wide variety of programs to take you deeper and further in your walk with God. You can take a year-long program in the School of Supernatural Ministry, get your kids involved, pursue an accredited degree, or take 6-8 week training courses one by one.
Socrates in the City holds a handful of live broadcast events each year, hosting conversations on “Life, God, and other small topics” with notable thinkers as Francis Collins, Malcolm Gladwell, John Lennox, Alice von Hildebrand, Dick Cavett, Hugh Hewitt, Sir John Polkinghorne, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, N.T. Wright, Os Guinness, and Peter Kreeft. Topics have included “Making Sense Out of Suffering,” “Seven Days that Divide the World,” and “The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis.”
In August of 2017, our founders, Jordan and Kayla Grizzard invited a few friends over to their apartment on 57th Street to connect over their love of art and faith. After a great night, they decided to keep inviting people over….and the word spread. Soon, the group outgrew that midtown apartment as THE HANG went from a small group of friends to a thriving community that spans all 5 boroughs of New York City. The Hang exists to support and encourage artists and creatives in the city- socially, professionally, and spiritually.
Contact The Hang