The Nite Light Arts Center
Mission: TO KNOW JESUS AND MAKE HIM KNOWN THROUGH THE ARTS BY REACHING, TEACHING AND EMPOWERING YOUTH TO DEVELOP THEIR ARTISTIC TALENT AND ABILITIES.
- To provide a positive and encouraging atmosphere filled with unconditional love and acceptance that fosters and nurtures artistic expression
- To offer high-quality faith-based group lessons in music, dance, fine arts (painting, drawing, sculpting) and acting
- To provide a venue for the local artisans to gather and showcase their artistic talent
- To ignite a passion and a deeper appreciation for the various art forms
- To help youth gain confidence in themselves through their ability to be creative and expressive in their artistic talents
- To help youth find God and use their artistic talents to express their love for God
- To bring the love of God to the young artists and youth in the community
- To build a strong Christian artisan community that shows the love of God through actions
- To provide a place that youth can call their own
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Dedicated to Youth Ministries
Dedicated to Youth Ministries is an Illinois not-for- profit 501c3 religious organization that was founded in 1999. Its mission is to know Jesus and to make him known. The ministry strives to provide a positive, loving and encouraging environment to every single person that graces the doors of its church, as well as each of the businesses that it owns and operates located at 7009 W. Ogden Avenue in Berwyn. The ministry offers church services, small group discipleship, bible studies,
conferences, and outreach events with a large focus on youth, teenagers and young adults.
Ignite! is a non-denominational church service for people of all ages, but has a special focus on ministering “to and through” youth, especially children, teens and young adults. The purpose is to bring Gods love and presence to people, and to ignite a passionate love for Jesus through the worship arts of music, dance, drama, and fine arts, as well as, solid biblical teachings. The ministry team is made up of both youth and adults who are passionate followers of Jesus. Each week there are guest pastors and teachers that deliver cutting edge messages on topics that every generation can connect with and relate to. Ignite! meets on Saturday evenings from 7pm till 9pm.
Above & Beyond Music Store
Opened in September, 2010. It offers private music lessons for every instrument, as well as, voice lessons. The store carries new and gently used instruments, music accessories (i.e. guitar strings, picks, drum sticks, etc.), and music related gift items. The store also carries a quality selection of used band and orchestra instruments, as well as, accessories (i.e. reeds, valve oil, etc.). The store offers a repair service of guitars and band instruments. Many items in the store are donated and it is run by a team of volunteers. Donations are accepted during store hours.
Simply Saved Resale Store
Opened in November, 2003 and has become known in the neighborhood for offering gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, jewelry, memorabilia and collectibles. The store also carries a selection of new and gently used Christian items that includes bibles, books and gift items. Most items in the store are donated and it is run by a team of volunteers. Donations are accepted during store hours.
G.L.O.B.E. Music and Arts Festival
This is an all age family community event founded in 2011 and has become an annual outreach event hosted by Dedicated to Youth Ministries. The name “G.L.O.B.E.” stands for “God’s Love Over Berwyn Ephesians 5:1-2”. The mission is to bring the gift of God’s love to the people in the city, to bring people hope and encouragement, and to bring glory to God through various music styles and art forms.