Craig & Jana Holland
At the end of 2010, we recognized a huge disconnect in our marriage, family, spirituality, global footprint, and finances. We were the typical middle-class American family, working full-time, pursuing our musical passion, school committees, and organizing neighborhood gatherings. Trials came our way which led our family, including our precious children Graciana and Banjo (now adults), through a major transformation process that included deeper connectivity, reconciliation, and purpose. We gave all of our possessions away in 2011, understanding that our call was to be open and available and over the past ten years we have had the privilege of walking alongside thousands of people throughout 26 countries.
We cast a dream/vision for a life that was transparent, holistic, and community-focused. Our desire is to see humanity and all of creation reconciled to one another and to God. Our mission is to reflect the beauty, truth, and goodness of Yeshua and foster a safe space where people can explore faith, wholeness, interdependence, and sacrificial love.
Practically this plays out by openly sharing ourselves, our gifts and talents, music, story, craftsmanship, mentoring, instruction, merrymaking, and community building. Stepping out and being available to go where ever the Spirit weaves us has allowed us the opportunity to sit across the table, encourage and learn from kinfolk from all walks of life, throughout the world.
You are welcome at our table.
Jana and Craig
RULE OF LIFE
Our Rule of Life, the Practice of Vunlerability, was egnited by the words of Yeshua to "love God and love others." In her book, Daring Greatly, Brené Brown describes vulnerability as "uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure." It's that unstable feeling we get when we step out of our comfort zone or do something that forces us to loosen control. This practice requires a posture of openness and trust (both trusting others and being trustworthy). The practice of vulnerability also understands that our unique unity is based on our diversity, not conformity. This sets a tone of “freedom” which allows each member to be oneself. When we are open to one another, including those we do not understand, and above all open to the Spirit in our midst, we find restoriation. Ulitmatly, our rule of life balances, helps to prioritize, interweave, and impregnate our entire way of life, better enabling us to take our ordinary life–our sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering [Romans 12:1].
The Hollands! are a multinational family band with roots in Australia and the US. They are 21st-century nomads and frolic in the Americana/Folk Revival scene.
With four full-length albums under their belt, the Hollands! are seasoned recording artists and concert performers, performing in over 26 countries.
IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH: The Hollands spirit of worship is sensitive and inclusive to all. Over the past 20 years, they have had the opportunity to lead worship in the US, Australia, Canada, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Israel. They are “worship curators,” using scripture, song, and prayer to create a frame of connectivity and depth for participants to fully engage. They are also teachers and have developed worship, prayer, and workshops, trained and taught at a span of conferences, churches, small groups, etc, taking the participants through study and the practical experience of creating a “collective” and curating worship. Their hope is to be a part of a rebirth of artistic expression and thought in worship. Most importantly they hope to invoke openness in the hearts, minds, and eyes of the Saints to the absolute majesty and reality of Yeshua.
Jana is a writer, musician, communicator, and active listener with twenty years of experience immersed in the life study of cultural and spiritual anthropology. She has a BA in Communications and Psychology from UW-Milwaukee and a MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary.
SPIRITUAL CARE PRACTITIONER: In her practice, as a trained Spiritual Care Practitioner, Jana provides soul hospitality, deep listening, and holistic dialog to those navigating their faith journey. She offers insight, wisdom, discernment, and practical contemplative tools in hopes of opening new pathways of knowledge, compassion, and wholeness. (Much of the process of this healing modality engages inner emotional work, but this is not counseling).
TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP COACHING: Jana works with emerging leaders in the areas of career development and personal growth. She takes a holistic approach in her practice and utilizes an inventory of tools that help her clients to capitalize on their strengths, overcome weaknesses, expand their comfort zones, improve their thinking, challenge beliefs, clarify goals and priorities and develop empowering habits and rituals.
PARTNER WITH US
Your act of giving reminds us that we live by the grace of God—like the birds and the flowers. Those creations don’t worry about their future; neither should we. Giving offers us a way to express our confidence that God will care for us just as He cares for the sparrow and lily (Matt. 6:25-34).
Your commitment to prayer for us strengthens our bond with you, and it also strengthens our relationship with the Lord, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ. (Colossians 4:3-4)