What is Collage?

Collage’s Purpose is to create, encourage and demonstrate artistic expression for the worship of God and the building of His Kingdom.
 
This is accomplished by partnering with various artists and using a variety of art forms, while gathering diverse audiences both within and without the Christian Community creating a “collage” to the glory of God.
 
Our artists would include but not be limited to Douglas C. Eltzroth and Cynthia A. Newland, a marriage and ministry partnership; the founders and directors of Collage.
 
Our art forms would include but not be limited to the creating and presentation of songs, dances, movement, stories, CD, videos, sheet music, concerts, worship gatherings, conferences, workshops.
 
 Our audiences would include but not be limited to:
 * Believers & Unbelievers
 * Churched & Un-churched
 * Artistic Community
 * Dance Community
 * Disabled Community
 * Missionary Community
 * Children & their families
 * Church Leaders
 * Health-care Community
 
We put great energy into seeing that our audience is a mixture of God’s peoples, thus crossing racial, cultural and denominational lines.
 
Our audiences are made up of those living in our immediate Jackson, MS area, across the nation and throughout the world.
 
 Our aim:
 * Worship God by offering and encouraging others to present not only their various "acts of worship", but their entire life to God as their ultimate act of worship
 * Aid people in knowing and understanding God and His revelation of Himself through Jesus, the Christ the son of the living God and through the person of His Holy Spirit
 * Heighten an awareness of one's self within the Christian pilgrimage
 * Inspire the people of God to live a life in accordance with the life of Christ and the Scriptures and the guidance of the Holy Spirit
 * Bring about the awareness of salvation through Jesus
 * Encourage a greater acceptance and use of the arts as valid and vital expressions in the Church
 * Raise and uphold the standard of art within the Christian community