The Fellowship for Evangelism in the Visual Arts (FEVA) is an independent and interdenominational missionary organisation started in 1992 to bring the gospel to the world of the visual arts. This ranges from the obvious such as painting, sculpture, printmaking through to such things as film, advertising and even the field of architecture. Through the ministry of Outreach Media, FEVA also seeks to bring the gospel to the world through the visual arts.
FEVA's goal is:
To know Christ and to make Him known throughout the World.
FEVA is achieving this goal in three ways:
- A ministry to students in the visual arts
- Outreach Media
- A church ministry in Marrickville
Student ministry has long been the core of FEVA's work. Staff workers teach the Bible in those tertiary institutions where art and design are being taught. These include The College of Fine Arts (Paddington), the Design Campus of the University of Technology (Ultimo), the Sydney College of the Arts (Rozelle), and a group at the Australian Catholic University (Strathfield).
Students regularly attend Bible studies on campus, talks and conferences.
In 2006, FEVA took over Outreach Posters which has provided large posters for churches all around Australia since 1988. If you would like to be involved in this ministry or just want to find out more you can send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April 2013 FEVA transplanted the ministry-run church from Petersham to Marrickville. It is now called Urban Grace and aims to reach both the local community with the gospel while also serving as an entry point to church for non-Christians in the arts.
The FEVA Council
FEVA is an incorporated association administered by a governing council. The council is responsible for the direction of the ministry, setting budgets and overseeing the work of the FEVA staff.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20