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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
“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
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”!