Propelling a Generation Into Their Calling
If you are unfamiliar with Latin, then you may not know what, "ex-nihilo" means. So let's start there. Ex-Nihilo is Latin for, "Out of Nothing". God created this Earth and the rest of the world, ex-nihilo, out of nothing. He spoke life into existence using the words, 'Let there be" in Genesis 1. Could it be that we as humans were created with a "Let there be" spirit within us? Could it be that we were created to create, with what we have, for the sake of the Gospel? Could it be that worship isn't simply limited to the strumming of a guitar or the beat of a drum? We believe so. We firmly believe so. We believe our God is a unique God, therefore our worship ought to be unique and our presentation of Him to the world ought to also be unique. We have seen Jesus use art to change lives, heal homes, and mend broken communities and we want to rise up on mission to develop and raise up high capacity leaders to cultivate a culture of creativity within their communities.
The Ex-Nihilo Collective is made up of the most talented, next generation creatives who are passionate about creating transformative Gospel driven content to inspire individuals, further the mission of the Gospel all over the world, and cultivate a creative rhythm to the way the world views God, through the use of spoken word artistry and a multitude of art mediums. The Ex-Nihilo Collective consists of some of the most talents individuals, having worked alongside well-known ministries and artists all over the U.S. such as, The Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Fresh Life Church, Passion City Church, Liberty University, Ellie Holcomb, Passion Band, and many others. The Ex-Nihilo Collective tours nationally and internationally to serve schools, churches, conferences, festivals and more! The Ex-Nihilo Collective travels in groups of 2-30 individuals with the ability to write and preform custom to event pieces, as well as a selection of pieces from our repertoire of originals, lead churches and organizations in creative direction for their events and conferences, and lead creative writing and spoken word workshops and retreats for writers and creatives around the world.
But why do we do this? We do this because we are passionate about propelling a generation into their calling. We are passionate about the body of Christ stepping outside of their man made boxes and activating all that God has placed on the inside, in order to step into the world and shine a light into the dark places. Everywhere we go we want the name of Jesus to be proclaimed and we believe that name deserves excellent honor.