The Brehm Center
Integrating worship, theology, and the arts for the renewal of church and culture
Moving the worship and arts conversation from research to resources to real life, our center exists to equip artist and ministry leaders for a changing culture, whether in the classroom, the studio, or the pulpit. We offer events, resources, and cohorts in our three locations as well as online.
Go Behind the Scenes of our Work Integrating Worship, Theology, and the Arts
Our blog features content from Brehm faculty and staff as well as from students, artists, and ministry leaders who are actively integrating worship, theology, and the arts.
Imagining Worship with Kids
November 2, 2023
Cultivating children’s holistic engagement in the worship life of the church We are pleased to announce that the Brehm Center has rece... Read More
May 28, 2023
Dear Friend of Brehm, Our first cohort of the Resilient Artist Project is nearly finished. Artists and leaders just spent a beautiful weeken... Read More
New Podcast: What Temptations Derail Your Prophetic Voice?
February 10, 2023
The Micah Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: What Temptations Derail Your Prophetic Voice? Jesus’ ministry only began after facing temptations i... Read More
Brehm for Ministry Leaders
The Brehm Center was founded to help ministry leaders consider and experience how the arts might shape their ministry practices in creative and theologically informed ways. Explore our programs and resources specially designed to equip pastors and ministry leaders in this unprecedented season of ministry.
Brehm for Artists
We believe that artists can be voices in the wilderness of our culture. Our team is passionate about supporting artists’ creative, vocational, and spiritual formation, as well as equipping artists to serve well in both church and culture. Learn more about our cohorts and resources supporting artist community and development.
Brehm for Students
Do you want to go deeper in your understanding of worship, theology, and the arts? With a renowned faculty specializing in liturgical theology, arts, and culture, we offer both degreed and non-degreed opportunities to explore this generative intersection. Learn more about joining our learning community.
Founders and History
Founded in 2001 and named after Fuller Seminary Board of Trustee members William and Delores Brehm, the Brehm Center’s mission is to integrate worship, theology, and the arts for the renewal of church and culture. The original Brehm Charter states, “We believe that God is the original artist, the first Creator. By engaging expert faculty, world-class artists, and visiting scholars to investigate the theory and practice of making art in ministry, we hope to inspire a new generation of thoughtful, creative, and culturally engaged leaders that can wisely speak into the church as well as beyond its walls.” Read more below for a timeline of Brehm history.