Workshops & Worship

Marissa Jacobs (The Art of Ecology) is an Environmental & Conservation Educator who focuses on blending the arts with science to bring glory to God’s Kingdom by educating others about the wonderful world that God created and how to be stewards of His creation. She is an international speaker, professional development educator, award-winning nature photographer & eco-gardener, Certified Tree Tender, Certified National Geographic Educator and has spent the past two years as a Mentor for their Certificate Program. She holds a B.S. in Conservation & Wildlife Management with a focus in Media & Art. Marissa has almost 10 years of education experience for all ages, from Pre-School through retired adult education.


Psalm 96: 11-12 | Let the Heavens Rejoice, let the Earth be glad, let the sea resound and all that is in it! Let the fields be jubilant and everything in them. Let all of the trees of the forest sing for joy. – Share Christ’s Love with one another all while investigating the ways that God’s hand is in the natural world.

Perfect for Youth, Young Adult, or Women’s Groups. Each “Workshop & Worship” includes a 30 minute dive into His Word to learn more about the natural world (all based on the workshop theme) and an hour of DIY and Fellowship time. By combining a lesson about Christ and His amazing Creation with a hands-on, engaging project, we can enhance and deepen our understanding and relationship with Christ.

Interested in having me speak or lead workshops at a conference? Let’s talk! Large group rates and special event discounts provided.

DIY Workshop & Worship Programs (1.5 hours, in-person only)

Through each workshop session, we will take a closer look at God’s hand in the natural world and enhance our understanding by creating a trendy, take-home art project! Large Group Rates (such as conferences) & Workshops Scheduled in Bulk Discounts Available for churches. Choose from session themes below:

  • God of the Universe ($25/pp). – Participants will learn more about God’s power, omnipotence, and creative approach to creation while creating Galaxy Print Wine Glasses/Tea-Light Candle Holders.
  • Planting Seeds & Establishing Roots ($35/pp) – Explore what it means to be “Rooted and Built up in Him” as we compare our relationship to Christ with the relationship between plant roots and their foundation and purpose all while creating terrariums.
  • Being a Fishermen of Men ($25/pp) – How can we be fishermen of men? We’ll examine some of Christ’s instructions to us as we create a hanging fish & nautical mobile.
  • Like Clay in His Hands ($35/pp)- How does Christ act as a potter; molding and sculpting us to be the beautiful creation he wants us to be? We’ll take a deeper look at how to be the most flexible clay we can be as we create Clay Leaf Jewelry or Trinket Dishes.
  • Light of the World ($35/pp)- Explore how the Bible instructs us to not walk in darkness, but with the light of life as we create outdoor herbal candles.
  • Birds of the Hills ($25/pp) – Christ knows every bird of the hill and has called them by name. We’ll take a look at His abounding love for His creation as we create specialized bird feeders.
  • Splendor of Lilies ($50/pp) – God has created the most beautiful creation! we’ll take a look at the beauty and intricacy of the natural world as we create live floral arrangements.
  • Being a Fragrant Aroma ($35/pp) – Our prayers are as a fragrant aroma to Christ. How can we make our prayers appealing and pray according to His word? We’ll discuss as we create Oil Wax Melts from locally foraged plants.
  • Raining Down His Love ($25/pp) – The Bible often compares Christ to a Fountain of eternal water or how His love is like a rain upon us. We’ll take a look at the water cycle, how it’s so specially made to bring life while creating all-natural rain chains for our downspouts.
1 Chronicles 16: 31 | Let the Heavens rejoice, let the Earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord Reigns!”

What an engaging presenter! …Marissa brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to her presentations..

Lori Helkowski,  teacher at Snyder-Girotti Elementary School in Bristol School District


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