TABERNACLE SCOTLAND TEAM
Charity Bowman Webb
Charity is the leader of Blue Flame Ministry and is passionate about the prophetic and creativity. She loves working with teams and being part of igniting new and creative ways of releasing God’s Spirit in the church and on the mission field through the arts and spiritual gifts.
Charity’s journey has led her to write her first book and subsequent course Limitless - God's Creative Mandate for His Church. She led the national Creative Team for CLAN (Christians Linked across the Nation) for some years, helping to form a new pioneering community. This community continues to grow and diversify into other ventures such as Tabernacle increasingly working with international family.
She works with amazing people and together they seek to help Christians deepen their relationship with God, passionately exploring their spiritual gifts and God-given creativity. Charity lives in Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland, with her husband Alan and their two daughters. More on Creativity and Blue Flame
Hilary is passionate about friendship with God, how He sets us free and sets us in the Body of Christ. She loves to lead people into a greater connection with the God who is already inside them, and watch that bring deeper understanding of identity and gifting.
She embraces change and challenge! Her pioneering gift has seen her in many vocations, from rescuing playgroups to being a midwife, managing CLAN Gathering to teaching courses. She has been married to Andrew for 21 years and they live in central Scotland with their two beautiful daughters and a wee dog.
Rick and Cynthia Hayes lead North Atlantic Dreams which is the North Atlantic base for Streams Ministires International based in Scotland. They travel extensively to many nations teaching, equipping believers and spreading lashings of encouragement wherever they go. They were part of the founding core leadership of CLAN (Christians linked across the nations) and carry many years of ministry experience between them. They are all round wonders that shine very brightly for the Kingdom of God! More on North Atlantic Dreams
Rick & Cynthia Hayes
Ruth's heart is to see people meet, discover, be in awe and wonder with Jesus. She has been involved in the organisation of several ministries like CLAN and More Than Gold, undertaking creative, administrative, teaching, prophetic and evangelistic adventures. Living just north of Glasgow with her husband where they serve together in the local church, she also works full time in the field of sensory impairment. Adventures with God in marriage, friendships, ministry, work and leisure are her passion.
Venue & Finance Team: Ruth Hart
CHAIR, Creative Arts Team Leader: Charity Bowman Webb
Tabernacle is based at King's Inverness, a pioneering, prophetic church. It's also home to many of the national pioneering creative team that have been developing the early Tabernacle vision and more these last few years. It's breath of vision and impact, along with it's heart for local community makes it a resting place for the presence of God. King's knows that it is important to move in a balance of the practical and the supernatural as the Word of God examples. It's not just a venue, but a spiritual well for many who would seek to find the deeper things of the Spirit and perfect for an international, pioneering gathering like Tabernacle.
Lead Pastors: Chris and Sarah Dowling (left) and Consulting pastors Thom and Ruth Raller (right) More on Kings
Musicians & Sound: Sarah Dowling
Sarah lives in Inverness with her husband Chris and their two children. Together Sarah and Chris co-pastor King's Inverness Church, where she has also served as a worship leader for the last few years. She loves to encourage people in worship and see them actively engaged in God's presence. For Sarah Worship is about hearing the truth of the gospel, that good news of Jesus, and expressing that back to God in any number of creative ways. She believes He is truly awesome and her heart is to tell Him that continuously and encourage others to do so as well!
Atmosphere Design Area Leader: Lara Thomson
"I met Charity at the first CLAN Women when I was working as an Interior Designer. My eyes were opened to Godly Creativity and Atmosphere Design and I have been on a journey with her and the Lord ever since. Through this one encounter, I went on to be the Head Intercessor for CLAN Creativity, helped Charity with her book Limitless, went with her to Dallas to film the Limitless course and subsequently have helped to teach on the course too. I also went on to lead the Creative Team at the last CLAN Women. I currently lead a Creative Prayer Cell for my home church (St Mungo's Balerno) and this February I was part of a pioneering team that went to Cambodia to explore how Creativity can be used in the fight against the injustices of sex trafficking and bonded slavery. The adventure continues...."
Creative Arts Team Leaders: Susan Card & Greg Card , Charity Bowman Webb
Prophetic & Teaching: John E. Thomas
Systems & Communications : Hilary McNutt
Consulting member: Rick Hayes
Greg & Susan Card
Working with insight to establish a balance of the Visual Arts within contemporary Christian culture, Greg and Susan Card bring their extensive career experiences as professional artists to help with the formation of excellence in the coming Kingdom Arts.
Currently residing in South Carolina, USA they oversee The Advancing Art Team at Morningstar Ministries in Fort Mill, USA, continue to exhibit in galleries, and are commissioned as public artists painting at numerous international conference venues. Greg and Susan are frequent guest speakers and minister in the visual arts at various churches and groups. They instruct at studio art workshops, and mentor younger students as well as help establish a place for artists in corporate gatherings. More on Susan More on Greg
Hospitality & Team: Morven Ball
Morven loves releasing Kingdom creativity and does this through serving in a diversity of ministries. Morven is Missions Director and P.A. for Blue Flame using her heart and flare to reach others, by coordinating a diversity of mission activities. Never short of ideas, she is involved in prophetic evangelism, face painting, dance and movement, a diversity of artistic areas, children's ministry and even a flash mob as powerful vehicles to convey God's love for others. She has served with Healing on the Streets, coordinated prayer spaces for schools and been part of the CLAN Creative team for many years in atmosphere design and fine art. As well as her role with Blue Flame, she also works as the Co-ordinator of Little Fishes mission at her home church King's Inverness - a thriving program for parents and toddlers. Morven lives in Inverness with her husband and five children.
Rosie is passionate about all things new! New revelations inspire her to follow through with action- whether that's a lesson plan, song or dance.She sees creativity as a therapeutic journey in discovering more about our creator and becoming more like Him in our own unique way. Rosie loves walking, dancing and drumming out this freedom with friends, joining the colourful, sound-filled, love-full dance of the Trinity.Community building and empowering others is at the heart of her vision. She enjoys connecting with groups from different spheres to learn, explore and unite. Rosie is an Egyptian-Scot, born in the UK and lives in Inverness, Scotland.
Communications: Rosie Hakim
Crafting: Anne Omand
Anne leads the Blueflame prophetic crafting group that seeks to form creativity through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit through a diversity of crafts. Exciting, pioneering and definitely different! She is passionate about releasing the gifts and talents that have already been deposited in people by the Holy Spirit. She loves encouraging the exploration of creative expression and the freedom to develop and discover new and diverse ways to communicate Gods' message to the body of Christ, corporately and individually, through the works of our hands. She has lived in Scotland, England, the U.S.A. and Canada; finally settling in the Highlands twenty years ago with her two sons. More on prophetic crafting
Since becoming involved with Blue Flame 10+ years ago, she has ‘come alive’ with the knowledge that she is created in the image of Creator God, and the joy of using various creative styles to worship. In ministry, she is very passionate about fabric, both to move with during worship, and to bring a heavenly atmosphere to venues used for Blue Flame type events.
Sheila loves to support leaders, releasing them to do what they do best, and helping to turn their visions into reality. At the same time she is learning to lead in the area of Atmosphere Design at events and outreaches. She leads the Blue Flame hand massage team at mission and church events. This is no ordinary hand massage..prepare to encounter God! More on Atmosphere Design
Atmosphere Design: Sheila Gibson
Music & Sound: Sarah Dowling
Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda: have been releasing the reality of Heaven’s power for salvation, healing, deliverance and transformation for over thirty-five years. In that time more than a million people have come to salvation and thousands more have received healing from critical diseases like AIDS, Stage-IV cancer, heading for the lame, deaf and blind as well as the resurrection from the dead of a six-year-old boy. Many of these miracles have been medically documented, Both Mahesh and Bonnie desire that every person be fully awakened to Jesus and flourish with power and purpose for living! Mahesh and Bonnie pastor All Nations Church Healing and Revival Center in Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA, USA. They also spearhead a global prayer network, The Watch of the Lord. Mahesh and Bonnie lead Chavda Ministries International, a worldwide apostolic ministry. The vision of CMI is to proclaim Christ’s kingdom with power, equip believers for ministry and usher in revival, preparing for the return of the Lord.
Mahesh and Bonnie have produced many useful tools for believers including their books, Only Love Can Make a Miracle, The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting, The Hidden Power of a Woman, Storm Warrior and their latest books, The Power of the Cross: Epicentre of Glory and Getting to Know the Holy Spirit. More on Chavda Ministries
Bonnie Chavda USA
Stephen Roach USA
Stephen Roach is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, public-speaker, author, and poet. He is the founding member of the cinematic-folk band Songs of Water and pioneering visionary of The Breath & the Clay creative arts movement. Stephen has written and recorded six albums and contributed music to independent films and commercials as well as the works of recording artists Ricky Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, John Mark McMillan, Sean Feucht and many others.
Stephen travels internationally, performing and conducting workshops and keynotes on creativity and the pursuit of God. He has taught as a guest speaker at The 18 Inch Journey and Selah Ministries Creative Worship Schools. He served as Worship Pastor and Creative Arts Director for Awake Church in Winston Salem, NC. Currently, he is hosting his own Makers and Mystics podcast and working on his first book of non-fiction prose. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Greensboro, NC, with their two beautiful children, More on Stephen
Live Art: Jinty McKirdy with Greg & Susan Card
For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed drawing and making things, leading me to specialise in Printed Textiles at Glasgow School of Art in the 1970s. At the age of 45 I came to know Jesus and longed to draw for Him, but it wasn't until 2012 at Clan Gathering that all the pieces came together during a seminar on Creativity and Prophetic Art - I felt, " at last, I've come home.’' Since then I have been involved in creative teams at New Wine Scotland and Tabernacle events. I have been blessed by so many other creatives who have encouraged me to grow in the gifting that God has given me.....loving the journey and looking forward to all that he has for me in the future. More on Jinty
Matt Jones USA
Matt is a very passionate follower of Christ that feeds off the creative release of the prophetic. He is eager and hungry to find new levels of revelation and true growth, then to bring that into the culture around him. Matt launched and currently operates a couple small companies and also helps run a long time family business. He has been part of pioneering creative start ups and helped push older businesses into further creative growth.
His work has been published in international design magazines and he has produced high end products for well known actors and designers within the USA and internationally. Although He has worked within the Christian sphere, he has spent most of his time with the spiritually seeking creatives of the design and fabrication world. He began as an apprentice in metalwork at age 13 learning to become a true craftsman that is certified in 4 different types of welding, achieving levels of recognised excellence in the fields of design, welding and woodwork. He prides himself in expressing God’s tangible presence in the pieces he produces. He also attended college for computer design, computer animation, and overseas missions. He currently lives in the small town of Clemmons, North Carolina USA with Amber, his beautiful wife of more than 10 years. Together they are raising a world changer named Selby Faron, their almost four year old son.
Robyn Stewart South Africa
When it comes to ministry, I have no greater passion than worship and the prophetic. When I lead worship, I am always looking to follow the heart of God and usher in His presence to allow life-changing encounters to take place. I desire to see the church walk in a greater understanding of our role as worshippers, and to see people press into new levels of His presence. I would see people not connecting during worship and I realised a large part of it was because of a lack of understanding and so I wrote a course called The Art of Worship to help all believers, not just worship leaders, step into their full worship identity. I have been privileged to be involved in prophetic ministry for 12 years. I have served on numerous prophetic teams and been involved in equipping others to walk in a fuller understanding of their revelatory gift. I am passionate about all things creative! From singing, playing piano and writing songs, to drawing, painting and photography; I know there is a deep creative well that we have barely scratched the surface of and I am hungry to discover more! I also teach and train as part of Streams Ministries in the South African training centre and love interpreting dreams with my husband, Ian. We have a beautiful little girl named Katherine who is the light of our lives and an amazing family that is involved in all that we do.
TABERNACLE TEAM: Creative Arts Area Leaders
Creative Words: Hannah Sanderson
Words weave worlds and Hannah is a wordsmith who likes to help others find God through words. To equip, enthuse, encourage and encounter. Like an artist’s brush or a sculptor’s chisel the Holy Spirit paints and shapes with words and we can be vessels to pour out or to receive, to listen, to change. Hannah has always been focused on developing people. Starting with a Psychology degree she has been in Public Relations, Youth Advocacy, Youth Work, Teaching, Therapy Support and Training. She has worked in Schools, Youth Projects, Outdoor Activity Centres and currently works for The Church of Scotland writing a range of resources and publications, facilitating adult development and leading conferences and workshops all over the nation. In her non paid role she preaches at 'Church at Stirling' where she helps with all kinds of endeavors and adventures. Hannah enjoys singing, acting and dancing in her local amateur musical theatre company and is a keen crafter. More on Hannah
Woodwork: Ben Griffin
Ben has been part of the BlueFlame team for 8 years and has been involved with many outreaches over those years using creative and prophetic gifts. He really wants to see how creativity can be explored in different ways, specifically encouraging men to realise that we all have been designed with creativity in us. Ben is currently looking at how woodworking can be a form of worship and can help people to focus on God whilst doing this and creating beautiful and practical items at the same time.
Creative Words: Karen Beaton
Originally from South London, Karen has settled Nairn, Invernes-shire , after many challenges on life journey. She is a single mum of five (two of them on Autistic Spectrum). Karen has always been passionate about following Jesus but it was when she became the Blue Flame Photographer, that her relationship with God became so much deeper. From the early beginnings of taking photographs of the team in action, she learned to be guided by the Holy Spirit in her photography with surprising results and many adventures. Our Blue Flame website is stuffed full of Karen's photographic journey.
Writing and poetry has also developed, expressing not only her own deepening journey but also declaring weighty prophetic messages for the church in powerful prose. Karen has been the official photographer for Blue Flame since 2011 and she was also the photographer for CLAN for 6 years as well working with Gathering of the Artisans, the Art of Easter Exhibition and Inverness Cathedral .More on Karen
Anna is very passionate about creating safe spaces for worshippers to explore as they meet with God, so they can celebrate Him with their unique identity. We have been designed to worship with exuberance as a whole experience of body, soul and spirit to experience God fully with freedom and passion. Holy Spirit inspired worship opens the prophetic and allows the sounds and rthymns of heaven to bring freedom to explore His presence, which in turn often release healing and a whole lot more! It inspires our faith. Anna and Her husband Ben love the great outdoors and run a working croft in the beautiful highlands of Scotland. As they steward this land, God teaches them so much about His Creation and His heart.
Movement & Dance: Anna Griffin
John E. Thomas
John and Dawna Thomas were radically saved out of the drug culture in 1996. Personally mentored by John Paul Jackson, they’ve been on staff with or have worked alongside Streams Ministries since 2004. John pastored The Bridge Metrowest (planted by John Paul) for five years before he and Dawna stepped out into full-time itinerant ministry. After John Paul passed away, John began to work more closely with the Streams leadership team and in 2016 was asked to become the president of Streams Ministries. With his background as a pastor and a minister in various settings around the world, John has a unique perspective on prophetic ministry and the global Body of Christ. He desires to see the Church rise up in her authority and in the full power of the Holy Spirit, and his passion for God’s heart undergirds everything he does. He wants to help the Bride of Christ respond with fervent devotion to the One who called her.
John co-authored The Art of Praying the Scriptures: A Fresh Look at Lectio Divina with John Paul Jackson and has also written courses on prophetic ministry, dream interpretation, and the Kingdom of God. As president of Streams Ministries, he ministers internationally to help restore the awe of God to a world that has lost its wonder. He and Dawna live outside of Dallas, Texas. More on Streams Ministries International
Chris along with his wife Sarah, have been leading King's Inverness since January 2017. As well as leading the church, Chris is a Director in his family business which has been operating in Inverness for 65 years. Chris also Chairs the Inverness & Central Highland (DYW) Developing the Young Workforce group. The DYW initiate is currently a major priority for the Scottish Government, lead by the Deputy First Minister. The group Chris chairs is one of 23 across Scotland looking at the transition from education into the workplace. In his various roles Chris is also a husband & father meaning that he is regularly operating across a number of different spheres of influence including the areas of family, business, education, government, media & the church.
Jacob Switynk is a Dutch marine engineer of considerable high level experience in the offshore energy industry...aka a prophetic inventor with frequent revelation he is able to turn to practical use, much of it through dreams.His masters degree in design and innovation was based on a study of common factors in very successful inventions.At Tabernacle 2018 he will share the essence of these creative principles - come to the Feast!
Jacob Switynk Holland