Over the next 12 months our partnership with Nuova Vita Church in Bologna, Italy will focus on the development of two main areas of ministry: Nuova Vita's Internship Program (http://www.insideitaly.org/internship) and Art Ministry.
Mark Brucato and Gian Luca Derudas, co-pastors at Nuova Vita, are casting a vision to plant 10 churches in 10 years in Italy. Their internship program, launched in 2016, will train and equip believers to be core team members for each new church plant.
Additionally, Jon and Erika Tello, Nuova Vita partners, recently moved to Bologna and are working to establish a ministry to artists by creating an art studio at the church.
As partners with Nuova Vita, there are three ways that we at Calvary can be involved in these initiatives:
- Give to the Nuova Vita Ministry Center Fund
This week we are collecting funds to help Nuova Vita complete a library & study center within their Ministry Center for their internship program. Online giving will be open through Saturday, April 8.
- Join the Art Studio design/build team
Within the Ministry Center, space has been designated for an Art Studio. We are looking to recruit a team of skilled workers to help Nuova Vita renovate & build out that Art Studio. The build will take place in the Fall of 2017.
- Participate in the 2018 Art Outreach Event
We plan to send a team of artists from Calvary to work in collaboration with Nuova Vita artists to facilitate an art outreach event in the Spring of 2018.
If you are interested in attending an upcoming “A Night In Italy” dinner that will provide additional details on both the Art Studio Build Trip & Art Outreach Event, please contact Carolyn Lundgren () to be included in upcoming communications.
I am very excited about how these ministry initiatives will not only build our relationship with our brothers and sisters in Christ in Bologna, Italy, but also deepen our faith in and love for Christ.
Please consider giving today or joining one of our teams.