Evergreen Creative Ministries officially began in the fall of 2008…but the idea was conceived many years before.
As part of Kristyn and Kristofer’s homeschooling program, they spent each Tuesday helping their mom, Kendra, teach at the local YMCA Preschool Bible clubs and School Good News Clubs. They began with a small cardboard stage and a few puppets. That has grown to over a 50′ “backyard” set and a collection of over 400 puppets.
Our name is taken from Jeremiah 17:7,8.
…Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.– Jeremiah 17: 7,8 NLT
The ministry was taking off when in 2012, God said “Stop”…and we did…for two years. The calls continued to come in and in obedience to God, we turned them down. We were told we were committing “ministry suicide.” We just thought we were being obedient.
During these two years God was working. He changed the face of the ministry. He changed us. We developed the concept for By the Backyard Fence™ and Kristofer developed and made the puppet characters.
Here and Now:
We’re now doing our own writing, recording and performing with our trademarked puppet characters…helping to grow the families of tomorrow by rooting them in God’s love today.
Our ministry focus is summed up in Ephesians 3: 17, 18:
And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you know…how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is.– Ephesians 3: 17, 18
To “put it in a nutshell”…as Sedric T. Squirrel™ would say…we strive to be the same behind the curtain as we are in front of the curtain. We can only achieve any of this with the Lord’s help.
A little more about us…
- Praise & Worship
- Bible Stories
- Interpretive Movement
- Signed English
- Special Lighting and Effects
- What We Believe
What others are saying…
Evergreen puts on a high energy show, for sure–lights, music, humor and heart. But beyond the obvious talent, every member of the Evergreen Creative Ministries team has a core passion for excellence in creative communication. It really shows.
Evergreen Creative Ministries’ programs engage families of all ages through their outstanding puppetry, praise & worship songs, and their really cool lighting effects. This family ministry clearly demonstrates and shares God’s love through their programs. The Sommerfeld Family does a fantastic job of sharing God’s Word in all aspects of their programs. I highly recommend Evergreen CM for any family or children’s event!!
Evergreen Ministries is a creative and dynamic team of dedicated young professionals who are able to bring Bibles stories and Bible characters to life in ways that are fun and relevant to kids. I’ve seen them minister in several intergenerational settings and they have always been able to connect and engage their audiences through puppetry, interpretive movement, biblical storytelling, and a variety of creative expressions. Besides being entertaining, they are also highly effective ministers of the Gospel and I recommend them for any programming needs that involve kids or family audiences.
Evergreen Creative Ministries is one of the finest young Christian ministry teams I know. Their commitment to biblical truth, their creative approach to presenting it, and their personal talents and energy have been appreciated by those in their audiences. It is my personal joy to have worked with them and I pray for their future successes.
We have partnered with Evergreen Creative Ministries for our vacation bible school. They bring a unique blend of energy, creativity, passion for ministry, and passion for God. We look forward to working with them in the future as we reach out to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
When I think of Kristofer, I have a funny saying. God was giving out talent pouring from his pitcher into everyone and when he came to Kristofer he accidentally slipped and poured too much. But then God said it is good and he will do well because he will handle it well. Conscientious, thoughtful, truthful, and extremely talented.
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