Hi! My name is Shana Pack. My husband, Brian, and I are the "us" of God's Eye Ministry. God's Eye is a life's work that God has led me to, and I can only do it with Brian's support and help. I do want to be transparent here that this is a lay ministry. I am not a theologian or an ordained minister; however, I believe that all people of God can and should share His love and His Word through their own abilities and passions.
Even as a child, I loved creating things. Arts and crafts were always one of my most favorite activities at school, or camp, or on a Saturday morning. As an adult, my hobbies revolve around creating--especially scrapbooking and paper crafts, writing, and music. I enjoy trying just about anything creative!
As I've grown in my relationship with God, I've come to realize that the creative process can be a wonderful vehicle to worship and know God. After all, God is the Creator of the universe and us all. When we create, we become like God, and when we become like God, we can know him better. The end point of what we create does not have to be a masterpiece, as long as it has personal meaning and brings glory to God.
In 2017, God gave me the vision for God's Eye Ministry as a way to combine my passion for creating and my love for God, and to share these with others. My hope and prayer is that God will use this ministry to inspire you, to bring you into a deeper relationship with Him, and to worship him in your own creative ways.
The mission, or purpose, of God’s Eye Ministry is to use creative activities to guide our self-discovery and to deepen our relationship with God.
God’s Eye Ministry embraces the creative process for self-expression and self-development in order to become the persons God has created us to be. Creating can be an act of worship when we create genuinely from our heart. The Bible tells us that the skies, water, sun, moon, mountains, hills, trees, and all that God made worship him (see Isaiah 55:12 and Psalm 148 for examples). How do inanimate objects worship God? By being their created selves. At God’s Eye Ministry, we acknowledge that the same is true of people.
Creating allows for deep expression of self as well as a perfect opportunity for self-discovery. In doing so, creating gives us a space to worship and interact with the Divine; however, self-discovery is only part of worship. We worship fully when we value and trust God above all things, when we treasure God. Creating is an act of praise, of gratitude, of repentance. It is an act of love toward others.
God’s Eye Ministry recognizes the multitude of ways to create: visual arts and crafts, music, cooking, writing, dance, and story-telling are a few. This ministry mainly focuses on visual arts, crafts, and writing.
God’s Eye Ministry is a Christian ministry; however, all faiths are welcome and respected here. God includes and loves us all.
God’s Eye Ministry welcomes your participation. While the intended audience of the ministry is adults, all ages are welcome. God’s Eye Ministry welcomes you regardless of your age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, financial or employment status, or educational level. You are welcome if you are recovering (or not), grieving, ill, or oppressed. You are welcome regardless of your past or your present. God’s Eye welcomes you regardless of your citizenship, whether you are or have been in prison, and whether or not you are sure you have any faith at all.
God’s Eye Ministry has five core values that guide its decisions and directions as both a ministry and a business.
LOVE: Love for God and others is the guiding light for this ministry.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” And Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40
FAITH: God’s Eye Ministry trusts the direction and teaching of God and Jesus Christ. We make decisions prayerfully and intentionally in obedience to God and to the glory of God’s kingdom.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
CREATIVITY: The first thing we learn about God in Genesis 1:1 is that God created, and that what he created was good. The creative process is embraced as a way to worship God. This ministry provides creative opportunities for worship and self-discovery.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14
SERVICE: God’s Eye Ministry strives to serve all who seek to benefit from this ministry regardless of financial or other status. We seek to serve individuals, churches, communities and organizations who desire the offerings of this ministry.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45
STEWARDSHIP: This ministry belongs to God, and we are committed to stewarding it to fulfill its mission based on the core values. As it all belongs to God, that includes all money, which we also promise to steward to grow the ministry to reach more people and to have more impact for God’s kingdom on earth. A portion of all of the proceeds at God’s Eye Ministry is donated to Week of Compassion, an organization dedicated to refugee aid, disaster relief, and development around the world.
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9: 6-7
The vision of God’s Eye Ministry is that all people will practice some form of creativity, according to their gifts and callings, to deepen their relationship with God, that all may become who they are truly created by God to be, and that all may honor, value, and worship God.