Nimbus Collective - Creative Resource Hub

by Martha Shrimpton in Tilehurst, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st August 2020 we successfully raised £15,750 with 156 supporters in 28 days

We are developing a Creative Resource Hub full of fresh ready-made and bespoke creative resources to equip you, your church and community.

by Martha Shrimpton in Tilehurst, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

By reaching our original target and stretching our goal we will be able to further develop the resources we upload and include creative training and extra content. The extra funds will be able to support the work of Nimbus Collective for a longer amount of time and enable us to reach even more people.


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Hello!

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Hello! My name is Martha and I am an actor, presenter and arts facilitator. I founded Nimbus Collective in 2016 to encourage individuals and churches to find inspiring and creative ways to connect with God and share His story with the community they are a part of.

What is Nimbus Collective?

In the last few years Nimbus Collective has run creative conferences, spearheaded interactive workshops and led seminars across the UK. We have been a part of major Christian events including Spring Harvest and The Creative Christianity Summit. Nimbus draws from a wide pool of Creatives including story tellers, illustrators, artists, writers, videographers, actors, makers, designers, to name a few. They are available for the needs of each project; all passionate about sharing the gospel message in a fresh vibrant way.

On a local level, Nimbus has partnered directly with churches to create and deliver one off events aimed to help them connect directly with the communities around them. We’ve built a huge bank of interactive online resources which have been widely used and in high demand- especially over this last season!

What are we about?

At Nimbus we believe that we are all made in the image of God, the “Ultimate Creator”. Therefore, we are all creative in our own way - and have the ability to see things differently! Creativity enables our imagination to be unlocked and gives each individual a chance to reflect and to relate to something on a whole new level.

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The story so far...

Over time, we have created a bank of resources used by our team when delivering events across the UK: numerous Churches have also had direct access to these.

During recent months Church communities across the country have been challenged to communicate in a totally new way using on-line tools.  For many, this has been a huge challenge.  We have responded by creating and sharing new digital and interactive resources online that have been free to access. Churches, schools, families and individuals are all interacting with the content and have said how inspiring they have found it and are asking for more!

The next chapter...

We are developing an online “NIMBUS - Creative Resource Hub” to help equip and empower The Church with top quality, fun and accessible resources. At the heart of all our material is the desire to share the gospel message in a refreshing and engaging way.

The Nimbus- Creative Resource Hub will hold a wide range of content. Much will be free, with some material subject to a fee, depending on the resources required and the extent of a bespoke request.

Examples of the content/ resources to be made available includes:

  • Story Telling Videos
  • Creative Prayer Resources
  • Interactive Small Group Resources
  • Creative workshops
  • Useful content for online church 
  • Missional outreach resources
  • Partnering opportunities to develop events and content bespoke to you.

We also have big plans for the future of Nimbus Collective. These include developing the resources we offer and expanding the size and diversity of our audience.

 

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Why do we think this is important?

At a time when creative and engaging resources are in high demand, but not always easily available for everyone, our aim is to offer high quality and accessible resources to inspire the individual.

This Crowdfunder campaign aims to secure the funding we need to launch The NIMBUS Creative Resource Hub; to enable new content to be created and cover costs during an initial 6-month period. A successful campaign will give us the foundation we need to deliver regular and up-to-date resources and make this and the work of Nimbus Collective sustainable and available for a long time to come. 

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Where will your money go?                 

Since its launch in 2016 Nimbus Collective has always operated project by project on a volunteer basis and finances have come from personal contributions. 

However, in the last few months our creative resources have been hugely successful and Nimbus online platform has grown so rapidly that we want to stretch our reach and continue to expand. This will develop the work we are doing to keep up with demand.  Your money will go to:

  • Developing the NIMBUS- Creative Resource Hub online platform and website management
  • The creation of the content and resources available
  • New software and equipment needed for content creation
  • To further develop the running of The Hub and Nimbus Collective


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“Creativity is a key part of God’s nature and core to everything we do at Spring Harvest as we aim to reflect his image. The work that Martha Shrimpton and Nimbus Collective have done with us has always been of the highest quality and received incredibly well. We can always rely on them to deliver good things on time and help us think more and more creatively. We recommend supporting them as they grow this brilliant work.” Abby Guinness- Head of Spring Harvest Programme 

“Martha listened to what we wanted to do, interpreted it really well and came up with something creative and meaningful. Our guys loved working with her, she was professional, friendly, fun and so easy to work with! At a time when we are all looking for great content and resources it would be well worth your while checking out Nimbus collective!” Leon Evans – Life Central Church, Halesowen 

"My daughters (7 and 9) have absolutely loved Martha’s drama sessions. Her smiley face, encouragement and ability to bring biblical stories to life and explanation of how we can know God now, is wonderful and has lead to a deeper faith journey for my children. She has lead with honesty, humility, lightness, fun and passion. Highly recommend!" Laura Oxley, Milton Keynes

“Martha is extremely creative and talented, her work with us for our Christmas production really helped to unpack the theme in a fun and engaging way. Martha is not only talented but she’s a real joy to work with, our team loved every second of her input.” Andy Hancock- Life Central Church, Halesowen

"Martha is a nugget of gold! So we were thrilled that she agreed to co-present the enormously popular Big Start, for Spring Harvest Home, reaching tens of thousands across the globe this Spring 2020. Martha is a charismatic and clear communicator, on screen and stage, her warmth and engaging nature means she is instantly loved by all. She is an utter joy to work with too, and always delivers prepared, polished top quality performances. If Martha has anything to do with it - you know its going to be fab!" Hilary Sanders, Creative Coordinator, Spring Harvest.

"Martha is incredibly gifted at portraying gospel encounters in a way that encapsulates the true message and meaning of the scripture. The short videos have bought to life so many incredible Bible stories that have reached and connected with Church and non-Churched people. Martha is really easy to work with and really took time to understand our aim and needs. Amazing!" Sam Beazley- The Bridge Church, Cornwall

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Launching a Crowdfunder campaign in the thick of a global economic crisis takes a massive step of faith – in the middle of such uncertain times we are especially thankful for your generosity, your belief in Nimbus Collective and for this project. 

We want to say a huge “THANK YOU” to each-and-every-one of our supporters. As a small gesture we’ve put together some amazing rewards for you to choose from – our way to simply say “Thank you”!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

First access to new Nimbus Resources

Be one of the first to know when new creative resources are available on our Resource Hub.

£10 or more

Digital Prayer Resource

You will be emailed a digital prayer resource created by illustrator Sarah Nolloth.

£15 or more

13 of 50 claimed

Nimbus Collective Tote Bag

You will get your hands on a limited edition Nimbus Collective Tote Bag!

£15 or more

13 of 200 claimed

A pack of Encouragement Cards

A pack of 6 Encouragement Cards designed by illustrator Sarah Nolloth.

£20 or more

New Nimbus Story Video

You will be sent access to a new and exclusive Nimbus Story Video.

£20 or more

5 of 200 claimed

A Print by Sarah Nolloth

You will receive a print designed for Nimbus Collective by illustrator Sarah Nolloth.

£25 or more

3 of 100 claimed

A Paper Cut by Sarah Watts

You will get a limited addition Paper Cut by Sarah Watts exclusively made for Nimbus Collective.

£25 or more

4 of 100 claimed

Wall Hanging By Sarah Nolloth

You will get a Wall Hanging designed by Sarah Nolloth for Nimbus Collective.

£30 or more

Creative Writing Workshop

Have a go at creating your own content with this digital creative writing workshop with Emily Feltham. (A video workshop to do at your leisure)

£50 or more

Creative Prayer Resource Pack

Receive a digital Creative Prayer Resource Pack suitable for all ages.

£50 or more

Print Bundle by Sarah Nolloth

Receive a print, a set of 6 encouragement cards and a digital prayer resource all designed by Sarah Nolloth exclusively for the Nimbus Collective Crowdfunder campaign.

£100 or more

Small Group Resource Pack

Receive an exclusive 4 week small group digital session pack- including video resources, creative prayer and discussion points.

£100 or more

Creative Consultancy Session

Spend an hour with Martha, founder of Nimbus Collective, in an online creative consultancy session tailored to your needs. Date to be confirmed when best with you.

£150 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Drama Workshop with Martha

Martha Shrimpton will run a 1 hour group drama workshop tailored for adults, children or youth. Terms to be discussed based on location and Covid 19 guidance.

£500 or more

Four Tailored Story Resources for you

Four bespoke story videos for you to use in your community and church. Talk with Martha about your specific needs and Nimbus Collective will record material that will be tailored to fit these.

£500 or more

2 of 25 claimed

Team Creative Consultancy

Two, two and a half hour sessions with your leadership team and Martha, founder of Nimbus Collective. She will spend time getting to know your team and help them to think creatively and outside the box. This will be tailored to your needs and situation. (Time and date to be discussed when is best for you. Remote training or in-person training to be confirmed depending on location and Covid 19 updates)

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Christmas Immersive Community Event

We will work in partnership with you and your community to plan and deliver an immersive outreach event for Christmas! Terms to be discussed according to location and Covid 19 guidance.

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