Jonathan Randall Grant

Jonathan Randall Grant

is creating Creative and Inclusive Faith Communities

20

patrons

$103

per Project
HELLO! 

It is such a joy and privilege to partner and dream with you all as we envision faith communities that are vibrant, creative, welcoming, inclusive and safe spaces of wonder. You all give me so much courage! Thanks for your support and collaboration. 

For those of you who are new to my work allow me to introduce myself!

MANIFESTO
Here is what I am about

+ Create art for churches that gives others permission to create as well
+ Encounter the road blocks and clear the way for artistic innovation in faith communities
+ Steward the spiritual journeys of nomadic creatives
+ Help nomadic creatives mark significant life / spiritual events
+ Advocate for artists (and importance of creativity in general) in the Church
+ Advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQ Christians
+ Aid churches in dialogues around LGBTQ inclusion, making space for artists, centring the most marginalised in their community, and centring / projecting the most marginalised voices in their midst (esp. voices of colour)
+ Create spaces of rest and hospitality for artists to explore their faith
+ Empower faith communities by setting free their capacity for imagination and creation
+ Provide a safe and confidential ear for pastors and priests

Patreon asks for patronage based on each project or event... so we describe each of these interactions as "per project" accomplishing this vision in three ways:
+ Conversations
+ Events
+ Resources

CONVERSATIONS
Each week I get to sit own with clergy people to talk about LGBTQ inclusion. Some of these discussions involve helping them navigate these topics with their own faith communities, and some helping them work through their own ideas and theology. Many pastors and priests (surprisingly) don't have spaces to navigate new ideas or the emotional support needed for this theological journey. I get to be that space for many clergy. I am also meeting with artists on a regular basis. For many of these creatives, I am the only person who checks in with them on their spiritual journey and gets to invite them deeper into Christian practice and community. Both of these types of conversations are integral to my ministry and our collaborative work!
By funding conversations, you are helping steward the hearts and minds of creatives around the world, and directly aiding in the transformation of churches into welcoming and affirming spaces!

EVENTS
Retreats, workshops, dinner gatherings, lecturing at conferences… these are spaces where people get to ask difficult questions and explore the answers collaboratively. Each Winter, I host a retreat at a monastery in Michigan. This week-long gathering allows artists to process their spiritual journey and explore a new vision for a creative spaces of faith. 

RESOURCES 
Every few weeks I have been creating a video or guide or booklet or article to help with conversations around LGBTQ-inclusion in the church and on the connection between our creative and spiritual journeys... and I have so many more in the works! Resources are a great way to bring these conversations to a wider audience, and to empower YOU (my teammates and parters) as we re-envision the future of the Church as a dynamic, creative, welcoming space.

...

Your patronage is per-conversation/event/resource, meaning that each time I host a workshop, or have a sit down to talk about LGBTQ-Inclusion or create a new video, you will get an update about the activity, and a notice that you have contributed again.

I will not exceed 3 events, conversations, or resources a month... (though of course, I will be creating waaaaaaaay more than that!) So you don't have to worry about this getting out of hand. You can also specify a monthly limit to your patronage when you sign up, and can change that at any time. Your financial partnership goes directly to helping me accomplish our shared goals and vision. 

In this space you can parter with us per-conversation/event/resource. If you are interested in supporting monthly, or even just a one-time gift, you can do so at: Grant At Church

These funds go directly to: 

+Travel Expenses to and from the Churches and communities with whom I am working

+ Video Production expenses (IE- so I can start paying my videographer) 
My finances are overseen by my board, to whom I am accountable for the use of donations. (you can meet them on my website!) 

I look forward to collaborating and dreaming with you! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

PAX, 
GRANT
Tiers
FRIEND
$3 or more per Project only 19 left

Everyone who supports at this level will get: 


+ Updates on each of my conversations and projects

+ Coffee with me, when I am in your town

+ A voice in what I create and do next

TROUBLE - MAKER
$5 or more per Project only 11 left
Everyone who supports at this level will get: 

+ Updates on each of my conversations and projects

+ Coffee with me, when I am in your town

+ A voice in what I create and do next

+ I will help you plan an event (lets plan a retreat or workshop around creativity and faith or LGBTQ-inclusion)

+ A specific shout-out for funding these projects! 

+ The invitation to collaborate or request specific resources.

Besties
$20 or more per Project only 9 left

Everyone who supports at this level will get: 

+ Updates on each of my conversations and projects

+ Coffee with me, when I am in your town

+ A voice in what I create and do next

+ I will help you plan an event (lets plan a retreat or workshop around creativity and faith or LGBTQ-inclusion)

+ A specific shout-out for funding these projects! 

+ The invitation to collaborate or request specific resources.

+ A Print of my work each year (you can choose) 

INSANITY
$100 or more per Project only 10 left

Everyone who supports at this level will get: 

+ Updates on each of my conversations and projects

+ Coffee with me, when I am in your town

+ A voice in what I create and do next

+ I will help you plan an event (lets plan a retreat or workshop around creativity and faith or LGBTQ-inclusion)

+ A specific shout-out for funding these projects

+ The invitation to collaborate or request specific resources.


BONUS

+ A painting by me (You can choose) 

+ A retreat or workshop for the group of your choice anywhere in the United States, France or the UK

HELLO! 

It is such a joy and privilege to partner and dream with you all as we envision faith communities that are vibrant, creative, welcoming, inclusive and safe spaces of wonder. You all give me so much courage! Thanks for your support and collaboration. 

For those of you who are new to my work allow me to introduce myself!

MANIFESTO
Here is what I am about

+ Create art for churches that gives others permission to create as well
+ Encounter the road blocks and clear the way for artistic innovation in faith communities
+ Steward the spiritual journeys of nomadic creatives
+ Help nomadic creatives mark significant life / spiritual events
+ Advocate for artists (and importance of creativity in general) in the Church
+ Advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQ Christians
+ Aid churches in dialogues around LGBTQ inclusion, making space for artists, centring the most marginalised in their community, and centring / projecting the most marginalised voices in their midst (esp. voices of colour)
+ Create spaces of rest and hospitality for artists to explore their faith
+ Empower faith communities by setting free their capacity for imagination and creation
+ Provide a safe and confidential ear for pastors and priests

Patreon asks for patronage based on each project or event... so we describe each of these interactions as "per project" accomplishing this vision in three ways:
+ Conversations
+ Events
+ Resources

CONVERSATIONS
Each week I get to sit own with clergy people to talk about LGBTQ inclusion. Some of these discussions involve helping them navigate these topics with their own faith communities, and some helping them work through their own ideas and theology. Many pastors and priests (surprisingly) don't have spaces to navigate new ideas or the emotional support needed for this theological journey. I get to be that space for many clergy. I am also meeting with artists on a regular basis. For many of these creatives, I am the only person who checks in with them on their spiritual journey and gets to invite them deeper into Christian practice and community. Both of these types of conversations are integral to my ministry and our collaborative work!
By funding conversations, you are helping steward the hearts and minds of creatives around the world, and directly aiding in the transformation of churches into welcoming and affirming spaces!

EVENTS
Retreats, workshops, dinner gatherings, lecturing at conferences… these are spaces where people get to ask difficult questions and explore the answers collaboratively. Each Winter, I host a retreat at a monastery in Michigan. This week-long gathering allows artists to process their spiritual journey and explore a new vision for a creative spaces of faith. 

RESOURCES 
Every few weeks I have been creating a video or guide or booklet or article to help with conversations around LGBTQ-inclusion in the church and on the connection between our creative and spiritual journeys... and I have so many more in the works! Resources are a great way to bring these conversations to a wider audience, and to empower YOU (my teammates and parters) as we re-envision the future of the Church as a dynamic, creative, welcoming space.

...

Your patronage is per-conversation/event/resource, meaning that each time I host a workshop, or have a sit down to talk about LGBTQ-Inclusion or create a new video, you will get an update about the activity, and a notice that you have contributed again.

I will not exceed 3 events, conversations, or resources a month... (though of course, I will be creating waaaaaaaay more than that!) So you don't have to worry about this getting out of hand. You can also specify a monthly limit to your patronage when you sign up, and can change that at any time. Your financial partnership goes directly to helping me accomplish our shared goals and vision. 

In this space you can parter with us per-conversation/event/resource. If you are interested in supporting monthly, or even just a one-time gift, you can do so at: Grant At Church

These funds go directly to: 

+Travel Expenses to and from the Churches and communities with whom I am working

+ Video Production expenses (IE- so I can start paying my videographer) 
My finances are overseen by my board, to whom I am accountable for the use of donations. (you can meet them on my website!) 

I look forward to collaborating and dreaming with you! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

PAX, 
GRANT

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Tiers
FRIEND
$3 or more per Project only 19 left

Everyone who supports at this level will get: 


+ Updates on each of my conversations and projects

+ Coffee with me, when I am in your town

+ A voice in what I create and do next

TROUBLE - MAKER
$5 or more per Project only 11 left
Everyone who supports at this level will get: 

+ Updates on each of my conversations and projects

+ Coffee with me, when I am in your town

+ A voice in what I create and do next

+ I will help you plan an event (lets plan a retreat or workshop around creativity and faith or LGBTQ-inclusion)

+ A specific shout-out for funding these projects! 

+ The invitation to collaborate or request specific resources.

Besties
$20 or more per Project only 9 left

Everyone who supports at this level will get: 

+ Updates on each of my conversations and projects

+ Coffee with me, when I am in your town

+ A voice in what I create and do next

+ I will help you plan an event (lets plan a retreat or workshop around creativity and faith or LGBTQ-inclusion)

+ A specific shout-out for funding these projects! 

+ The invitation to collaborate or request specific resources.

+ A Print of my work each year (you can choose) 

INSANITY
$100 or more per Project only 10 left

Everyone who supports at this level will get: 

+ Updates on each of my conversations and projects

+ Coffee with me, when I am in your town

+ A voice in what I create and do next

+ I will help you plan an event (lets plan a retreat or workshop around creativity and faith or LGBTQ-inclusion)

+ A specific shout-out for funding these projects

+ The invitation to collaborate or request specific resources.


BONUS

+ A painting by me (You can choose) 

+ A retreat or workshop for the group of your choice anywhere in the United States, France or the UK