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.
Call for Applications: The Resilient Artist Project
January 25, 2022
Embrace Your Creative Work with Courage The goal of The Resilient Artist Project is to create a space where psychological health is nurtured... Read More
When Churches and Artists Come Together During a Pandemic
August 11, 2021
One intention of the Brehm Residency is for artists and churches to learn and reflect on the nature of the arts and faith in a deep and embo... Read More
Worship, Preaching, and Justice
April 20, 2021
The above art by John August Swanson has served as a visual representation of the vision of Brehm Preaching—A Lloyd John Ogilvie Initiativ... 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.