Workshop Descriptions

Workshop: The Supernatural Power of Healing and Prophetic Ministry through Kingdom Creativity
Instructor: Theresa Dedmon

Workshop Description:
Find out how different creative expressions, such as art, music, drama, photography and dance can be powerful tools of transformation in other’s lives. I will be sharing testimonies and impart a supernatural anointing for signs and wonders, which can be translated in what you create though hearing God’s voice, asking for understanding and then releasing His presence as you create! We will then model this, equipping you through simple tools that an adult or child can use! Find out how God wants to work through you to transform other’s lives both in the church and in the marketplace!

Instructor’s Bio:
Theresa has a legacy in the Arts that has spanned most of her life. More than just an artist with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Vanguard University, she has a passion to see transformation take place in people’s lives as healing and the prophetic are released through creative expression. She has traveled to countries all over the world (including Mexico, South Africa, Rwanda, Norway, Singapore, and the Philippines) to train and equip people of all ages in the Arts, and has seen hundreds of miracles, healings, and salvations as the heart of God has been poured out over people’s broken lives. She is Director of the Arts Dept. at Bethel Church in Redding California and has been a Revival Group Pastor and head Overseer in Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry for 8 years.

Workshop: Capturing the Heart
Instructor: Heather Armstrong

Workshop Description:
This photography workshop will include a brief testimony of my journey as a photographer & capturing the heart, His heart. Next, Heather will show a life changing video entitled "What's Right With the World," National Geographic Photographer, DeWitt Jones. She will follow with a time of questions and tips on photography. The workshop concludes with a 30-40 minute mini-shoot with a model.

Instructor’s Bio:
Instructor’s bio: Heather is known for her prophetic edge in capturing the moment in a person's life so that a photograph becomes a rendering of their destiny and true identity. Her excellence and creativity are apparent in all she does. In her own words, “I couldn't imagine being in a better moment than now! I love my life & all that it has become. I have been photographing now for two years. I am a wife, mom to three AMAZING kids, and a photographer.” Her website is www.heatherarmstrongphotography.com.

Workshop: Freedom to Create
Instructor: Trisha Wheeler

Workshop Description:
Trisha's workshop is designed to free you up and connect you with the Father heart of God so that you can create out of your true identity. Come ready to get stretched, freed and have an encounter with Creator God! She will also focus on writing with words and color, to demonstrate the power of the written word partnered with prophetic art. You will also learn how to understand color and get some keys to interpreting prophetic art.

Instructor’s Bio:
Trisha is a pastor at Bethel Church in Redding CA. She pastors revivalists in the School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, CA and teaches prophetic art in both the School of Supernatural Ministry and the School of Worship. Trisha has a BA in Psychology and MA in Theology and Ministry. Trisha Wheeler dabbled with painting as a child, and found her artistic voice in 1998. She is a worship painter who partners her prophetic gifting with art and worship. She has traveled internationally, painting and speaking on redeeming the creative arts through the use of prophetic and encounter art. Her medium of choice is acrylic, but enjoys exploring mixed media, writing, watercolor, film, graffiti art and metal sculpture.

Workshop: Creating and Atmosphere of Acceptance-Drama
Instructor: Diane Venora

Workshop Description:
This workshop emphasizes creating an atmosphere of oneness in the Spirit and non-judgement, while discouraging a "performance" mentality and instead releasing the personal and corporate God-designed power that will be a part of what brings the Transformational Artist and the Script to it's highest affect. *Participants need to bring no more than 22 lines of a piece they will work on in the space. After our corporate work, the group may select one piece and work on it as a company.

Instructor’s Bio:
Diane has worked for over 30 years in theatre, film and television. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School, and has performed extensively on the stage and developed a reputation as a talented stage actress, particularly in Shakespearian plays. She has starred in roles along side Al Pacino and Russell Crowe among others and worked with film directors such as Clint Eastwood and Francis Ford Coppola. Diane continues to study with Master Teachers at the National Theatre in London and is also a private acting coach.

Workshop: Interpreting the Language of Heaven
Instructor: Francesco Sidelii

Workshop Description:
This art workshop discusses communication with the Father and how relationship affects our creativity. Expect to gain new ways of thinking, creative ideas and keys on communicating God’s voice visually.

Instructor’s Bio:
Francesco Sideli is a visual artist who enjoys teaching and working in the art field. Educated in New York his work has been exhibited worldwide. The artist is seeking to pursue creating a form of art that impacts people’s spirit, soul and body. Francesco carries a vision to see God’s wisdom penetrate the every area of society.

Workshop: Culinary Arts
Instructor: Tom Storer

Workshop Description:
No matter what level you are at, come join in what we feel God is releasing in the Culinary Arts mountain and discover the gifting He has placed in you already! Learn how to bless others with your creations and prophetically speak to yourself and to others though food. Understand what it means to promote a culture of honor in your workplace and take ground for Jesus every day of every work-shift. Learn and understand menu design, the secrets of buying product managing a kitchen and laying out an effective dining room. If you are just looking to have fun and create or if you feel called to a deeper level of this mountain.

Instructor’s Bio:
Tom has over 25+ years in the Hospitality Industry. He has managed hotels, restaurants and worked for Sysco and U.S Foodservice as a Northern California territory manager. He is a certified Culinary Artist. Tom is also a 2nd year student at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and the Dad of 7 children and is celebrating his 40th year in Redding.

Workshop: Creating an Art Practice with the Holy Spirit
Instructor: Jennifer Beebe

Workshop Description:
In this class we will discuss how to start, implement and maintain a fine art practice with the Holy Spirit. There will be inspiring testimonies, examples of different mediums, and exercises to further your prophetic art practice. Learn how art is a communication form with God and to others. This class is designed to give you a spiritual impartation along with practical information for either empowering or starting your life as a prophetic artist.

Instructor’s Bio:
Jennifer has been married to her husband Jeremy and in full time ministry for the last 18 years. While having small businesses such as landscape design, and a restaurant, she was surprised by the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit through prophetic art in her life. God told her one day, “Honey, pick up those paint brushes,” gave her an art angel and the journey began. Jennifer involved in prophetic arts and intercession at Bethel church, and enjoys creativity in God as a lifestyle. She is also a full time student, finishing her teaching credentials.

Workshop: Dance
Instructor: Rebekah Adelmann

Workshop Description:
This workshop endeavors to teach on and activate in what it looks like to connect with what the Holy Spirit is saying in the moment and express it through dance. You will discover how to use your talent and ability to make prophetic declarations and transform your surroundings. What does it mean to dance prophetically or deliver a word through dance? How do I break free from perfection, comparison and performance based dance? All this and more will be discussed and practiced during this workshop.

Instructor’s Bio:
Rebekah Adelmann currently resides in Redding, CA and has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She has danced for Artesan Dance Company, a local dance company in Redding, since 2009, as well as dancing in worship on Sunday nights and at conferences at Bethel Church. Her primary dance training has been in ballet, however she has also trained in a variety of other styles. Rebekah participated in numerous dance performances during her childhood, appeared in the Colorado Ballet’s Nutcracker and later performed with a collegiate dance team. She has done choreography for theatre productions at Maranatha Christian School in Australia and at Bethel Christian School in Redding, as well as for The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge, in Melbourne, Australia. Rebekah holds a BA degree in English Education and taught English, History and Drama in high school for 5 years before again pursuing her dream of furthering the Kingdom through dance. She loves to dance, assist others as they learn to operate in their gifts and show people how dance can powerfully communicate a message.

Workshop: Art as Intercession
Instructor: Renee Cooper

Workshop Description:
Learn how to use your art as a tool to look into the Spiritual realm, and to create from what Heaven is doing. In this workshop, you will develop an understanding of colors and movement, and will release your art as intercession and prophetic word. You will also learn about “birthing paintings” and the significance of what they release spiritually. Worship/music will also play a key role in this workshop, Renee has invited her husband Marc to provide music and sounds as we create in God’s presence. Mark is a full-time musician, a former worship leader for TACF in Toronto and also teaches at the worship school at Bethel Church.

Instructor’s Bio:
Renee Cooper mainly paints private commissioned pieces but her works have shown up in the Foundry in Nashville, in recording studios, at several galleries, on PBS TV, in art auctions, coffee houses, wellness centers, and various places around the world. Her preferred medium is watercolors and acrylic paints, she’ll uses other materials that she gets through dreams and visions such as chain-link fence, rock, paper, whatever she feels will convey her vision as an artist. Her artwork is all about expression and spiritual journeys. Renee’s passion for intercession has placed her in a position of pastoring a team of platform artists and intercessors that weekly paint and intercede in the services at Bethel church since 1997. Her team of artists and intercessors focus upon God’s presence during worship, and purpose to usher in His desires over the congregation. Renee likes to teach people how to release the arts through intercession, and her vision is to bring heavenly creations from the unseen realm, to paint from heaven's perspective and release visitations with God through art. She considers her art to be a form of intercession, standing in the gap between God and man.

Workshop: Understanding the Christian’s Role in Emerging Arts Culture
Instructor: Ken Petranek

Workshop Description:
In this art focused workshop will learn about your place as a creative influencer in emerging arts cultural, and build confidence in what you carry as you encounter the Lord. Besides teaching technical skills in various art media, Ken will use this workshop to teach on such things as right brain activation, stewarding the current cultural “Renaissance,” using your sanctified imagination, and developing prophetic art.

Instructor’s Bio:
Ken is a third generation artist who studied and taught art at various levels in the San Francisco Bay area. He operates with a prophetic and teaching gift mix as he mentors artists in the Arts Movement. He has incredible technical skill in watercolors and other media, and his passion for teaching and imparting legacy into people’s hearts comes through all he does.

Workshop: Words and Wonder
Instructor: Pam Spinosi

Workshop Description:
Made in the image of God, you possess the gift of language. God can express Himself uniquely through your personality, history and delights. In this interactive workshop, we will explore our individual part in presenting truth and beauty through our words and do some writing exercises to stir up the "gift within."

Instructor’s Bio:
A college English and ESL teacher by profession, Pam currently serves as Testimony Writer and International Student Coordinator for Bethel Church. In addition to testimony writing, she expresses her love for writing and language at Bethel by teaching writing courses at the school of ministry, contributing essays to the “Journal” section of Bethel’s website, copy-editing for some of the pastors, doling out unsolicited writing assignments to colleagues and telling those who ask where to place their commas.

Workshop: Script to Screen: Breathing Life into the Written Word
Instructor: René Simon Cruz Jr.

Workshop Description:
This practical workshop is designed for aspiring, novice and experienced filmmakers as an introduction to some narrative tools & rehearsal techniques I've learned in Hollywood that help breathe life into the written word as it's translated from the page onto the screen. Over the course of two sessions, the class will take part in the process of analyzing a scripted scene, rehearsing it with actors and then actually filming it on video. Through direct observation, participants will experience the creative process up close and gain a deeper understanding of the collaborative art, craft and ministry of filmmaking. Participants will also be provided with handouts and suggested reading for reference & further study.

Instructor’s Bio:
Award-winning filmmaker René Simon Cruz has been traveling the globe making feature films, music videos, and documentaries for over two decades. He is now focused on bringing his passionate vision for cutting edge redemptive stories to the big screen. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, René worked by day as; assistant to director Adrian Lyne (9 1/2 Weeks), translator for Bob Zemeckis (Romancing the Stone) and assistant on the Academy Award winning HBO documentary, "Down & Out in America." By night, he was a fixture on the exploding hip hop/high art scene where he was known as "SEZ" a prolific member of the legendary NYC graffiti crew, Down Town Artists. René then began directing socially relevant documentaries, winning awards for creating "They Speak of Hope," about the church's pivotal role in El Salvador's civil war. He was soon honored with a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.After founding Esperanza Films, he began producing & directing media for a wide array of clients including: Johnson & Johnson, IFC Films, Mary J. Blige and Sony Picture Classics.Since moving to Los Angeles to pursue theatrical film and television production, René has been in demand as both producer, director and writer, working on projects at the Independent Film Channel, BET, PictureHouse, Lexus, and Fox. He also produced an indy film titled: "30 Days" starring Ellen Burstyn, Taye Diggs, & Hill Harper which is in nationwide distribution. As a director, René recently won awards for “Parts Art” an art based web series for Lexus’ L-Studio.com. He’s also won awards for his short dramatic film debut titled: Open Door. René and his wife, Rena, host “Sanctuary” a monthly gathering at their LA home that ministers to the spiritual needs of the Hollywood creative community.In other lives, René has worked as a smuggler, war correspondent, and missionary.

Workshop: The Missional Musicians Creative Calling
Instructor: Garrett Viggers

Workshop Description:
Garrett’s workshop will focus on the missional musician's creative calling to engage culture and create a "thin place." He will also look at examples of Celtic Christian poets and musicians.

Instructor’s Bio:
Garrett Viggers is a singer/songwriter/worship leader/instrumentalist. For the past twelve years he has been leading worship, as well as taking the hammer dulcimer and lap dulcimer to the world. Garrett has sought to be missional with his music, specifically with instrumental music. His latest instrumental album, Thin Places, seeks to make a "thin place" for the listener where the veil between the physical world and the supernatural world is tissue thin. Instrumental music bypasses the mind and goes after the heart. In 2010, Garrett also created and produced "Emmanuel: A Thin Places Christmas Event". Strategically, the show was presented at a theatre in the heart of Redding, not a church. His workshop will focus on the missional musician's creative calling.

Workshop: Performing with the Holy Spirit
Instructor: Tiffany Christensen

Workshop Description:
Explore ways to invite the Holy Spirit into your acting and rehearsals. Tiffany will discuss ways to build and empower a team, partner your creativity and talent with the Holy Spirits, and release the Presence of God you as you perform. This is a hands-on workshop.

Instructor’s Bio:
A creative spirit from birth, Tiffany discovered her love for theatre at the age of 12 and went on to complete a BA in Theatre Performance and a BA in Music before making her way out to California almost four years ago. She has since attended all three years of ministry school and has been actively involved in the arts at Bethel. Last year she was privileged to direct the first ever BSSM full-length drama production, "Wynter's Kiss." She currently works as the Artistic Director in a local children's theatre company and is one of the creative minds and directors behind the Creativity School performances. Tiffany loves all art forms, but is especially drawn to theatre because of the collaboration of them all.

Workshop: Performing with the Holy Spirit
Instructor: Tiffany Christensen

Workshop Description:
Explore ways to invite the Holy Spirit into your acting and rehearsals. Tiffany will discuss ways to build and empower a team, partner your creativity and talent with the Holy Spirits, and release the Presence of God you as you perform. This is a hands-on workshop.

Instructor’s Bio:
A creative spirit from birth, Tiffany discovered her love for theatre at the age of 12 and went on to complete a BA in Theatre Performance and a BA in Music before making her way out to California almost four years ago. She has since attended all three years of ministry school and has been actively involved in the arts at Bethel. Last year she was privileged to direct the first ever BSSM full-length drama production, "Wynter's Kiss." She currently works as the Artistic Director in a local children's theatre company and is one of the creative minds and directors behind the Creativity School performances. Tiffany loves all art forms, but is especially drawn to theatre because of the collaboration of them all.

Workshop: Finding your unique role in the coming New Renaissance of the Arts
Instructor: J. Scott McElroy, Author of “Finding Divine Inspiration”

Workshop Description:
God created you for this time and place in history and He wants to sweep you up into joyful creative collaboration with Him. He is releasing a New Spiritual Renaissance in the arts and you have a unique part in it. In this workshop you will learn to better hear His voice and discern His plans for you. You will discover how God wants to partner with you to love the world through your creativity.

Instructor’s Bio:
Scott is the author of Finding Divine Inspiration: Working with the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity (Destiny Image), founder of The New Renaissance Rising arts renewal movement (TheNewR.org) and Director of Arts at Vineyard Community Church (North) in Indianapolis. As a voiceover artist he hosted the Animal Planet TV series, “Wildlife Journal” from 2004-2007 and works with national clients like Land ‘O Lakes, Visa Business, Adobe and US Bank. Scott is married to Danielle and they live in Indianapolis with their daughter, Hailee, son, Kaia and family dog, Eleanor.

Workshop: Adorned in the Fashion of Heaven
Instructor: Raquel Law

Workshop Description:
Beauty is a matter of the heart. The clothes you wear are an expression of who you are inside. Through fashion you can release identity instead of an image. Join us for a time of seeing His creativity and inspiration expressed through fashion.

Instructor’s Bio:
From dresses and costumes as a little girl, fashion has never been far from my mind. Three years ago, I started as a designer for Adoria, a Kingdom centered fashion company. Having designed and modeled for Adoria, I now oversee the company and have an opportunity to work with wonderful individuals from around the world.

Workshop: Storytelling, Creativity and the Spirit: A Love Story
Instructor: Darren Wilson

Workshop Description:
What do Creativity, Storytelling, and the Holy Spirit have in common? More than you might think. Filmmaker Darren Wilson (Finger of God & Furious Love) will open up about his own successes, failures, and mistakes in learning how to bring these three elements together into two films that have helped spark a spiritual revolution around the world. From the nature of creativity, to the unique struggles Christian storytellers are often faced with, you will be stretched and encouraged to finally begin telling the kinds of stories you were born to create.

Instructor’s Bio:
Darren Wilson is the Founder/CEO of Wanderlust Productions, a film/television production company in Chicago that focuses on creating media that creatively and powerfully advances the kingdom of God around the world. He is also the Artist-in-Residence at Judson University, in Elgin, Illinois. Darren's first two films, Finger of God and Furious Love, have become international underground hits, selling over 100,000 copies with little-to-no advertising. He is currently in development on a cartoon, a film about UFC legend Ken Shamrock, and the sequel to Furious Love, entitled Father of Lights. Darren was recently named one of the 21 Emerging Leaders Of Tomorrow’s Church by Charisma magazine. He lives with his wife, Jenell, and their three children, Serenity, Stryder, and River in the Chicago area.