Ready or Not: A Love Story from the Passion for Christ Movement (P4CM) & I Will Wait For You

The Passion for Christ Movement presented this amazing and moving scene at their event called RHETORIC. It merges poetry with theater and retells the greatest love story of all time – of Christ who is coming back for a bride without spot wrinkle or blemish. This piece is by P4CM poets Ezekiel and Janette…ikz who ask you if you’ll be “Ready or Not” for that day…

All to often, we try to do the cleaning and the planning when we Christ should take the lead. With Him at the helm, the wedding day will be just as it should be… all for His glory.

The RHETORIC will be happening again this year on July 6, 2012. You can get tickets at the P4CM website here.

Below, check out another poem, “I Will Wait for You” that was made popular at RHETORIC, from P4CM’s Janette…ikz who talks about why she is waiting for the love that God has for her life:

Creativity: “Masterpiece” – Spoken Poetry by Amena Brown & Piece from Gungor Concert

Above, Amena Brown, a poet, speaker and journalist, presents a passionate spoken story of the Master’s work in our lives, in a video from BluefishTV.

I love Amena’s spoken word work, and how she brings a fresh expression to how we are used to being inspired in the church. I’m also encouraged by the words she shares with other creatives through her articles; here’s a piece from “The Artist’s Dance” which appeared in the free collaborative e-book Creative Matters:

“The artistic journey is like this for many of us. We wrote, painted, danced, sang, played, until we were spent. Then, responsibility got the best of us. We “grew up” became “responsible.” Too busy for dancing.

Your desire to artistically dance will not go away. The Creator of creativity put it there. The question is will you come back to the dance floor. Will you endure the process of your feet clumsily rediscovering what to do? – Amena Brown (Click here for the full article)

Here’s an awesome example of artists melding their mediums – watch a clip of Amena at Gungor’s recent “Ghosts Upon the Earth” album release concert performing a piece, “This is Not the End” that introduces a song from the album by the same title:

More About Amena Brown

As a poet, speaker, journalist, and event host Amena Brown’s words excite, ignite and inspire. Whether in front of audiences as intimate as 50 or as sprawling as 20,000, she has something to say that matters.

As a part of a generation that is searching for the real and the genuine in an age of constant carbon copy, Amena is both regal and dramatic in her creative interpretation on the stage, and in her candid and expressive conversation one on one. This nonconformist lends her voice to finding inspiration, truth, and purpose and encourages those she encounters to do the same.

The author of a chapbook and two spoken word CDs, Amena has performed and spoken at events all over the country such as The RightNow Conference, Thirsty Conference, National Youth Workers Convention, Catalyst Conference, Atlantis Music Conference, and the 2008 National Poetry Slam Competition. She hosts a regular open mic in Atlanta every fifth Thursday at Urban Grind Coffee as well as hosting other poetry and music events.

Along with her spoken word recordings, Amena has participated in numerous professional and live recordings including the Caring Communities documentary, 97.1 JAMZ spoken word ads and a collection of video poems with Bluefish TV and Big Stuf Productions.

As a freelance journalist Amena has been published in Southeast Performer Magazine, Charlotte Creative Loafing, Atlanta Creative Loafing, and Atlanta INtown Newspaper. She also speaks at conferences and events for high school and college students, young adults, and women, where she has facilitated several workshops and breakout sessions on creativity, singleness, writing, and building artistic community.

You can connect with Amena and find out more about her work and events at

Hear how Amena was drawn to write and perform poetry in this video interview with

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Oraia Speaks On Using Our Gifts for Him & God’s Dreams- Inspiring Spoken Word


Oraia is a unique minister of God’s truth in that she moves, convicts and inspires through the art of spoken word. In the piece below called “Dead Breathe” she speaks on how so many waste their gifts and talents when they don’t use them them to the glory of God. The piece is bold and sure to inspire you:

Visit for booking information and more videos, from Oraia.

More About Oraia

As both a writer and public speaker, Oraia has fused her gifting into a powerful creative tool through the art of “Spoken Word”. This unique anointing has given Oraia a distinct voice not only within the body of Christ but far beyond. Her message has torn down walls of cultural and racial division and is gripping the hearts of young men and women from every walk of life. Oraia has been honored to minister at an extensive collection of diverse churches and venues including The Potter’s House & Teen Mania’s “Battlecry”. She also sits on the Creative Team for Upsidedown Inc. and is the Producer for Youth Explosion Ministries in New York City where she serves under the leadership of Pastors Michael, Adam and Chris Durso.

Oraia Speaks On Gods Dreams for Us – Inspiring Spoken Word at Teen Mania

On this post in SOAR watch as Oraia delivers a powerful piece at a Teen Mania Conference, on God’s dreams, and how we can follow His lead making an impact on our culture. The story she tells through her words is raw and passionate…


SOAR Updates: Video from Canton Jones, P4CM Lyricist Lounge, Music & Video From Michelle Bonilla


Check out some of the recent posts from SOAR:

1. Video: “5 Seconds” from Canton Jones

Canton Jones recently released the video for his song “5 Seconds…”

2. P4CM’s Lyricist Lounge Presents ALMOST (saved)

The Passion for Christ Movement had a Lyricist Lounge in March presenting powerful spoken word of truth…

3. Music Notes: “I Love You” and “Your Show” – Michelle Bonilla from “In Spite of Me”

Listen to Michelle Bonilla’s song “I Love You” from her upcoming album…

Bonus Video: Lecrae “Jesus Muzik” (Acoustic Cover) – Michelle Bonilla & Donielle Rodwell

Check out this cool acoustic version of Lecrae’s song “Jesus Muzik” done by Michelle Bonilla & Donielle Rodwell, a new artist on RockSoul Productions. (Click here for the original version with Lecrae featuring Trip Lee.)

Spoken Word and Testimony – Passion for Christ Movement

Blair Wingo of the Passion for Christ Movement, a youth and young adult church/movement located in Los Angeles, recites her powerful, original poem, “Don’t Add On,” and gives her testimony in the poem “All My Devotion Was Emotion.” In her poems, Wingo always tells it like it is, never tip-toeing around issues in the church, and conveying the meaning of a true relationship with God.