About Us   |   What is Rushingwater Art Center?

Mission Statement


To express and communicate God's heart for His church and the world through prophetic art. We accomplish this by practicing intimacy with Him, understanding His love for people, also by equipping others to release Kingdom creativity through teaching and training.



What is prophetic art?


A working definition for prophetic art is man partnering with God and creating from our intimacy with Him in ways that reflect and display His heart of love. Prophetic art is positive, encouraging, and uplifting (1 Cor. 14:3). It reveals God's nature, and desire for man, inviting people to wonder and understand their place in history.


Excerpt from 'Cultivating Kingdom Creativity' by Theresa Dedmon

Bethel Church, Redding, California.



The Origins


Rushingwater Art Center was founded in 2009 by Nathan and Nicki Rhoads. It is a culmination of a vision that has been on Nathan’s heart to see the arts usher in the Kingdom of God to a hurting, broken world that needs an encounter with the Living God. We create live art at churches, conferences, retreats, trade shows, and street fairs. We take on commissioned work, and teach anyone how to partner with God to create prophetic art through our Prophetic Art Training Course.


Here is the story...


Back in 2003, while I was serving with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), I received revelation from the Lord. I felt that it was on His heart to redeem the arts - on all levels. Visual, film, theatrical, and music. This area of culture has long been controlled by the enemy, and by his control, influencing culture both in the world and in the church to see his purposes accomplished. At that time I felt like God was saying, 'It is time for artists who belong to the King to take back the arts, to fight and win. To be used by Me to see My Spirit move through the arts in a way that has never been seen before.' I wondered 'What will that look like?'


What I sensed God meant by 'redeeming' the arts was a new move of His Spirit to influence culture, to change lives by His power. Today, prophetic art is fulfilling the vision I had back in 2003. There have been numerous testimonies coming out of Spirit-Filled churches of supernatural healing and transformation through prophetic art. What God is doing through prophetic art now, far exceeds what I had anticipated and hoped this redemption of the arts would look like.


Back then, I had received only a glimpse. I am excited to see what lies on the horizon as artists continue to seek God and allow the Holy Spirit to move freely growing creatively and accomplishing His purposes supernaturally with Heaven being released on the earth.


Nathan Rhoads, Artist


The Artist

Nathan Rhoads



Nathan has been creating art most of his life. His passion for art led him to earn a Bachelor of Art degree in Fine Art from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1998. He works as a graphic designer and fine artist. He is one of the artists in residence at Imago Dei Community. His prophetic art is powerful and his artistic talent continues to flourish as he continues to partner with God to release His heart and purposes to people.  Nathan works on personal art projects and commissions in addition to leading the ministry.

Artwork  |  Partnering with God to bring Heaven to earth.

Our artwork is a diverse range of representational art to abstract works. The mediums used are just as diverse: oils, acrylics, watercolor and pen and ink. Click on the thumbnails below to see each work of art and to read the prophetic word that coincides with each piece.


Art Print reproductions are available for purchase on all these pieces. Some of the originals are available for purchase as well. The cost includes shipping and handling to the 48 states. Contact us if you have any questions.

Contact  |  Get in touch with us.

We are based in beautiful Portland, Oregon. If you are interested in having us come and create live prophetic art at your church or conference, or to teach a 'how to' prophetic art class, we'd love to hear from you. Furthermore, if you would like to commission a custom prophetic art piece or are interested in a different size reproduction, please connect with us.


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