Grace Space Studio
(a sketch of the vision I see, in development) :
A studio space for dance
It is a consecrated space, light and spacious, with wood floors (?) (or marley) and Spirit-inspired original stained glass along the top of lots of big windows, looking out onto a beautiful view of nature. There are plants in the studio, also works of art, including by Emily Leonard. Carpets can roll out to create a more cozy space for different uses and there are varied lighting options for good atmoshpere in the evening.
A place of worship and praise
There are instruments, a grand piano (?), a djembe :) etc. This is a place of gathering daily to go high in praise to exalt the Lord and deep in worship to bless His heart, to be changed and transformed in His glory and receive His commissions for the day, to allow Holy Spirit to create fresh praise in us, to continue always to journey further in learning to worship in Spirit and Truth. A place where heaven meets earth...
A place of prayer and spritual direction
There is a room off the main studio that is smaller and more cozy--with pillows and candles etc. dedicated for prayer and smaller meetings with people for prayer ministry and spiritual direction.
A place of arts
The whole place is to reflect the beauty and creativity of Creator God. There is a fully-equipped pottery studio. There are places to paint and draw and do other forms of visual art, sculpture, mosaic, etc. as a worship to the Lord. Also a place for sewing the royal glory garments to dance in.
A place of hospitality and eating
There is a warm and well-equipped, well laid-out kitchen conducive to group meals and folks gathered around a big dark wood table. The food is nutritious, fresh, healthy, organic, and delicious. There is fellowship in conversation and laughter around the table.
A place of community and rhythms of life together
We are living in community and sharing responsibilities within the context of a certain agreed-upon "rule of life" that supports the fulfillment of our purpose and mission.
A place of Bible study, midrash & "getting the Word in your body"
We meet daily to eat the Word and meditate on it together with discussion, study, and kinesthetic enactment.
A place of gardens
I picture square container gardens with vegetables and herbs and flowers where we can grow some of the food we eat, as well as learn about life and God through the practice of gardening. This can be a context of relationship and mentoring younger people. People who are knowledgeable and experienced in gardening can coach and train others. This is not just a place of natural gardens, but also of spiritual gardens, as we are continually sowing the seed of the Word and cultivating the gardens of souls that come through this place, and ones we go out to touch. The gardens aspect of this might also include larger gardens and beautiful landscaping of the property to create enjoyable walking or sitting areas for meditation out in creation.
A place of mentoring
Again, I picture the gardens as a place for mentoring relationships to flourish. However, they could also be over a cup of tea, or focused in one of the many artistic or expressive aspects of the resources of Grace Space Studio.
A place of intimacy in relationship with God and people
Intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus is the basis for our relationships with the group who lives on site, with others and for sharing God's love with the world. Those who come through with a hunger for intimacy with the Lord in worship will find this place conducive to meeting their hunger.
A place of retreat and refreshment and Sabbath-keeping
People can come here for rest and refreshment in the Presence of God in worship. They can eat nourishing meals, go in the sauna, read in one of the ample quiet reading nooks, get a massage, take walks on the beautiful property. There is a special Shabbat-honoring meal and rest day.
A place of discipleship and training/preparing teams
We are preparing teams to go to the nations with God's heart, His Word and Spirit in them, going by His commissions for their healing and deliverance, preaching the gospel through dance and other creative means. We are bringing light into dark places, seeing the Kingdom of God come on the earth as it is in heaven.
We are supporting and bringing unity in the Body of Christ, part of something HUGE--The Dancing Victorious Bride. The Dread Champions. The Holy Temple of living stones declaring God's praises. A glorious garden where He makes His home.