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How long has it been since you, as a Creative, were able to find a place and space to be inspired, encouraged, and grow in your God-given creativity?

Come and gather with a community of people who celebrate and value the impact that God-breathed creativity has in this world!

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What is Renaissance about?

  • To inspire, redeem, and release creative gifts in God’s people for His Kingdom

  • To provide practical hands-on workshops for a variety of creative expressions

Who is Renaissance for?

For 8th grade youth through adults of all ages!

DISCOVER the Spiritual Renaissance being released in the arts.

DISCOVER a greater freedom and joy in being all God desires you to be.

DISCOVER anew your Great Commission: God wants to partner with you to powerfully love and reach the world through your creativity!

August 21-22, 2020

Friday// August 21, 2020

6:30pm check in
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday// August 22, 2020

8:30am check in
9:00am - 4pm


Early Bird by June 22, 2020

Adult: $79 | Youth (grades 8th-12th): $49 | College student with ID: $59

Regular Prices (after June 22)

Adult: $99 |  Youth (grades 8th-12th): $69  |  College student with ID: $79

At the Door: (Subject to available space)

Adult: $129  |  Youth (grades 8th-12th): $99  |  College student with ID: $109

*Registration includes Saturday lunch. Please bring your own water bottle


Main Session Speakers

Matt Tommey

Speaking on Created to Thrive

Matt Tommey is a world class artist, artist coach, musician, author and speaker. He is an artist working in Asheville, North Carolina’s River Arts District. He has helped thousands of artists around the world! Since the mid-1990’s Matt’s been creating woven sculpture using basketry techniques for his clients that reflect the rustic elegance of nature. These days, Matt’s woven art is featured in some of the most beautiful mountain homes in the country and is created from locally harvested bark, vines and branches. He hosts the annual Thriving Christian Artist Conference and has spoken with Shawn Bolz in an interview on Exploring the Prophetic Podcast!

Matt has a podcast called the The Thriving Christian Artist – each Friday he answers callers’ questions. He also has a public Facebook group for Christian artists called ‘Thriving Christian Artists’ with over 20k followers from around the world, which is a great community for creative people with all different types of mediums at all different levels from hobbyist to professional.

Matt will join us via a video message made specifically for our Hawaii Renaissance audience!

Leila Fujinaka

Speaking on The Creative Flow

As a John Maxwell Leadership Life Coach, Leila Fujinaka’s passion is to see every child of God fulfill Gen1:28, to be fruitful, multiply, and take dominion in the earth, impacting the world around them through their ability to hear their Father’s voice and by releasing His presence wherever they go. Leila helped start the New Hope Oahu Contemporary Dance Ministry and Drama Team. She also ran the New Hope Contemporary Dance School at its inception. She is the Executive Director for a non-profit, Impact.Change.Hawaii, an Executive team member of TOW Hawaii, and heads the statewide network of TOW Hawaii Intercessors. She has spend 14 years training people in intimacy with the Lord, the prophetic, and intercession to release God’s presence and voice into our cities. However Leila feels her most important role in life is as wife and mom. Leila attends Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church.

Chaz Umamoto

Speaking on Every Kingdom Needs Artists

Chaz Umamoto is a 3-time Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Chaz is the co-founder of the startup music production team, Craft Brewz Music LLC. Prior to this Chaz performed in the group Streetlight Cadence. He is also the co-founder of Artists Hawaii a pastoral care ministry for artists. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Hawaii Songwriting Festival a songwriting and music licensing conference.  Recently moved home from Los Angeles, CA with his wife Sarah, and son Joseph. In his spare time, you can find Chaz at your local coffee shop or surfing. Chaz is the Coordinator of Worship Support at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu.


A Main Session Creative Installation Experience

On Friday evening, attendees will have the exciting opportunity to experience a Creative Installation entitled VISIONS OF FREEDOM with various creative stations that will engage their senses! They will experience the power of art in new ways! These expressions of art will seek to lead the viewer to experience different aspects of freedom and ultimately an encounter with the Holy Spirit. Come and see, touch, maybe even taste and smell what more freedom in your life might look like!

Jocelyn Sasaki

Visions of Freedom Creative Installation

About the artist: Jocelyn Sasaki, by the grace of God, founded the prophetic arts ministry at Bluewater Mission church as one of its founding leaders. Jocelyn is currently pioneering a prophetic art ministry at her church, King’s Chapel. She specializes in photography, sculpture, glass work, and prophetic art installation experiences. Jocelyn also professionally sells her work at different galleries and has been commissioned to create pieces for organizations. Jocelyn holds a B.A. in Theology and Christian Ministry from Wheaton College, Illinois. Jocelyn uses her art as a means to communicate the whispers of the Spirit and hopes that others will find a deeper place in the Lord as they experience it.

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Values for Renaissance

The Renaissance team’s passion is to see people released in their God-given creative expression that imparts God’s love, joy, power, healing, and transformation to the world. Each person is brilliant! May each person discover their sparkle.

Appeal to All Ages

This conference is for 8th grade youth through senior citizens, so we want all generations to be able to relate to, to be inspired, and to be activated by what happens at the conference.

Encountering God

Throughout the Renaissance experience, we want to create opportunities for people to encounter God personally through the messages, through worship, and through the creative activations they will be doing in the workshops.

NO-SHAME Culture

We want to create a safe place for people to step out and try new things in the creative process. We acknowledge that there is an important place for feedback and evaluation in the development of skills after the conference. However, at Renaissance, we want to create a positive, encouraging environment for people to take steps of faith in expressing themselves creatively, perhaps for the first time.

Holy Spirit Centered

We express ourselves creatively as we partner with the Holy Spirit, the source for inspiration and anointing.

Authenticity, Richness and Depth

We value authenticity and the richness and depth that the arts and creative expressions bring to life. We want attendees to capture the richness of God’s creativity expressed through a multitude of expressions in the world.

Healing Hearts

We understand when people express themselves creatively as they partner with the Holy Spirit, people often experience healing of past pain.  People can experience a deeper level of feeling validated, treasured, and celebrated as they create.

Be Teachable

We value teachable hearts that are open and want to grow.