ReNew York
Danielle Cummings and Amy Pan

Following God to love artists and create transcendent work in community.

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ReNew York longs to see the arts transformed into a means of metanoia. 

Metanoia is a Greek word meaning a fundamental change in the outlook of man's vision of the world and of himself, and a new way of loving others and God.

Art uniquely engages the heart and shapes the core of what people think is right, true, or possible. In the Bible, art is Good; it is a crucial part of worship; and we and our fellow humans are God's masterpieces. Art as it was originally intended builds experiences that immerse people in God's transcendent realities.

ReNew York recognizes these truths as holding special significance in New York City, a center for culture-making and a space where all the diverse masterpieces of God are gathered. Jesus tells us to make disciples of every tribe, tongue, and nation, and describes a coming heavenly city where all these people will be gathered. ReNew York seeks the kingdom of God, this New Jerusalem, come here, in New York City, and is called into the arts as a valuable part of that. Through language, dance, drawings... but also through love and discipleship, we seek to follow Jesus as He changes the hearts and minds of the people in this city -- and thus brings His kingdom into our whole world.

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