Sponsor a Paint Party hosting Master Chalk Artist Dwight Haynes at your church. This shorter version of the 6-hour course makes Chalk Art Ministry more approachable for all ages. Dwight teaches every participant to draw a single Chalk Drawing and share it’s message in 2-hours. Everyone goes home with their very own artwork! Possibilities include: Pre-Revival Fellowship, Youth Mixer, Senior Adult Activity, Teacher Training, Holiday/Seasonal Event…. The possibilities are endless! Call 540-230-5782 or email Dwight@ChalkTalks.net for details.
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Back by popular demand, a one-day chalk-art ministry basics class. Join us for a class at the world-class ALPHA ARTS chalk-art training facility in Winston-Salem, NC. We usually meet on a Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 945 Holland Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. I, Dwight Haynes, will be your instructor.
A Willing Spirit is all you need, because You CAN Talk with Chalk! Class includes basics of chalk-art technique and application to ministry. The fee of $80 includes Syllabus, Resource Packet, chalk & paper starter kit, and text books. Registration and a $40 Deposit due two weeks prior to the class date.
If you would like to set up a one-day class in your area, schedul our ministry for a demonstration luncheon for a love offering, or learn about future classes being offered, please email Dwight@ChalkTalks.net or call (540) 230-5782. A minimum of 6 students is required to plan a class.
Leaving New Mexico, we traveled to Tucson, Arizona, on an unplanned excursion to meet some stateside missionary friends from Southeast Asia. This was a blessing, as Brother John and I serve on a mission board of directors together, and our families enjoyed the fellowship. We then traveled north through Phoenix where two of our rear tires exploded from the 110+ degree heat. Between the two flat tire experiences, we met four pastors, one of which plans to use us for future ministry in Alabama! So, God showed us His working all things together for good once again. We rejoiced in His provision and made a beeline for our next engagement in northern Michigan. On the way we just happened to take a peek at the Grand Canyon, drive over 10,500 feet above sea level over the Colorado Rockies, drive through several canyons around Monument Valley, glance at Mount Rushmore, see fireworks at Crazy Horse, and stay in the only two Flintstone Campgrounds in the world–all in a week’s travel.
We arrived at our church-planter friend’s home and got right to work with street ministry that evening near the local annual Christian festival. The church is in a storefront with a nice big window, so I set up the easel on the street in front of the window and talked to passers-by as I illustrated the Gospel. The pastor reported seeing people around the corner reading the tract and invitation material that his son and I were handing out that evening. The next morning I did a chalk-talk for the morning service and counseled one Hispanic lady for baptism reading key passages to her from her Spanish-English Bible. After the service, three individuals were baptized in Lake Michigan, just across the street from the church. They just dripped dry in the breeze while we all talked and enjoyed the afternoon. I did one more gospel chalk talk near the beach area that Monday, and we headed south on Wednesday for our last appointment in Minford, Ohio. We arrived safe in Virginia on the following Monday, July 8th. We know the Lord gave us every appointment for His purpose in His time. Most of the people we met and places we ministered experienced chalk art ministry for the first time, and we have standing invitations to return.
Travel in the United States of America affords daily wonders of history, natural and human. We met Alvin York’s grandson at his old home-place in Kentucky, saw Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, and then traveled up the tram to the top of the St. Louis Arch—650 feet in the air above a flooded Mississippi River! Our next ministry took us to Davenport, Oklahoma, and yet another pastor who had never seen chalk-art used as a tool for the Lord’s work. That church building was overflowing with enthusiastic worshipers and guests for the day. My sister Jane, who lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, arranged this meeting, and the pastor enthusiastically embraced chalk-art evangelism and our family. After a few days visiting my sister and her family, we were off to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where we shared the Gospel with the combined youth and adults from two Chinese churches on a Friday evening. Here we spent two nights in the home of our Chinese-American hosts, an amazing family of four children who blessed us greatly and sent us on our way to Gallup, New Mexico.
Over the course of the next week, we shared the Gospel and taught the Bible in two Navajo Nation mission churches and a Bible camp in the middle of the reservation area. A number of children responded to the Gospel at that camp. We did a series of drawings on Psalm 23 and gave the pictures to the campers by drawing names at the last service of the week. The Native American children were especially intrigued with the art and asked me to incorporate their southwestern red mesas into the pictures, so I did just that! Several of the children accepted Christ during that week of camp ministry. Our western adventures took us from the high desert of New Mexico to the low desert of Tucson, Arizona, before we turned north and eastward.
Many Christians and church leaders remain skeptical of bringing art into the pulpit. I have been preaching for 23 years now, and using art to illustrate many of the messages for 20 years. I also sing and play the piano and accordion at times to further exalt God’s precious Word in a service. All of these are tools in my ministry toolbox. But, as an evangelist and Bible teacher, it is the simplicity of the preaching of Scripture that God uses to impact souls. A skilled tradesman knows the usefulness of various tools for each job, and yet the consumer often sees the result with little knowledge of the tools. Allow me to dispel a couple of myths about the tool of chalk-art in ministry:
Myth #1: Chalk-Art Is Not Preaching
In fact, the focus of chalk-art ministry is the teaching and preaching of God’s Word. Some artists talk and draw at the same time, thus the title of my ministry, “Good News Chalk Talks” (www.ChalkTalks.net). Sometimes we play a musical background while we draw and share a Bible-centered message before or after the drawing. Either way, chalk-art simply provides a creative and interactive illustration of the Bible message that God has placed on the heart of the evangelist, teacher, or pastor. I personally hold two degrees, a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Religious Education, both of which emphasize the practical preaching of Scripture. Chalk-art has become an effective tool to open doors for ministry as well as a means to interact with the audience so that the message of the Bible is remembered for years to come. I am a preacher using the effective tool of art to interact with broad audiences.
This pastor stated the following after we held revival services: “Dwight Haynes blends his understanding of God’s Word and his artistic talent. His messages speak to the hearts of all ages. Dwight’s articulation of biblical truth brings Christians and seekers face-to-face with the Savior. God worked through this ministry to bring about a powerful time of refreshing and revival.” There is no question that there is a special appeal to children, because they are often active learners. However, we also realize that adults need more activity in learning the Word, since many a dreary eye haunts the church pew during adult Bible studies. With Chalk-Art, people of all ages actively engage in creating the drawing in their minds, connect the message with a picture, and thus retain much more of the teaching. In reality, chalk-art is a tremendous resource to minister to the entire church family. Thus, the chalk-art ministry draws the church body together to receive Scripture like no other medium for times of refreshing and renewal.
An interest in creation comes from God’s image embedded in our humanity. Animals do not stop to watch an artist in a park, and yet humans take a keen interest in that creative action. So, the artistic illustration of a Scriptural message that comes together in front of the observer provides a powerful tool for God to use in ministry. May our Lord impress upon you ways to incorporate a chalk-art evangelist into your ministry. If you would like more information, please contact me, Dwight Haynes, 540-230-5782, Dwight@ChalkTalks.net.
As Bible Chalk-Art draws the interest of many, revival services take on a new character. Drawings are given away in each service to those who INVITE the most to attend, and on the final night to the one who gets the most visitors in the service. More importantly, Rev. Haynes preaches and explains God’s Word in a way that will have a lasting impact on all who come. The good news of salvation is clearly presented in each service. In a day when REVIVAL is needed, why not schedule a chalk-art revival? Brother Dwight would be glad to talk about scheduling for the year ahead.
Gospel preaching combined with Bible Chalk-art continues to hold a prominent role in missions and evangelism. Chalk-art Evangelist Dwight Haynes shares a workshop on “Advancing Missions through Art” at the North American Missions Congress (http://namc.partnersministry.com.ph/ ). Click the poster to view/print the workshop handout and learn more about chalk-art evangelism and why it can be used for great effectiveness in ministry.