The Asylum Ministries
Christian Goths and Misfits Since 1998
“Asylum” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people… to us, patrons of The Asylum, she is Home, Refuge, Sanctuary…
Once upon a time, The Asylum was a community/family of Christian Goths and Misfits in an online webring… We wanted a place to call “Home” and in 1998, we chose Cornerstone Music Festival; After 14 years, in the ending of Cornerstone Music Festival, The Asylum founded and moved to AudioFeed Music Festival: “Even if we are alone in the middle of a cornfield; somewhere, somehow, The Asylum will do something next summer over the 4th of July.” For seven years, we have called AudioFeed our home; but now, during the Holiday Season of 2019 we are building ourselves a new home in other festivals in other places, and even here online.
Our art, ambiance, coffee, and music; though seemingly morbid, off putting, and somewhat scary is the tool we use as “fishers of men” to fish for the lost in this world and to bring them in as family. Jesus calls His mother, brothers, and sisters “… those who do the work of my father in heaven…” Who is His father? and what is His father’s work? As you gander through our pages, maybe take the time to sign up for our newsletter or follow the Contact link above to drop us a line. It is our hope that what we believe and live in response to these questions will be evident to all who take the time to witness our lives and ministry here.
What is Christian?
1). A belief that Jesus is the prophesied Messiah, Emanuel, the Son of the Living God, justÂ as Peter tells Jesus when asked â€œWho do you say I am?â€
2). A life that demonstratesÂ â€œTrue Religionâ€ as found in the book of Jamesâ€¦
What is Goth?
Many try to make the claim that Goth is all about the initial “shock factor” but this is simply not the case; Â it is first and foremost about not fitting into that socially accepted cookie cutter shape that the world tends to force most people into; it is intentionally and constantly seeking out the flow of artistic individuality that exists naturally in all mankind. It is about stepping up to the plate to reject the views of the world in order to find the true self that lies buried and lost inside oneself.
What is Christian Goth?
1). God created all of us to be unique exhibits of His Shekhinah
2). Each one of us is a collection of masterpieces in this gallery of the terrestrial plane
3). We are all equal and equally treasured, yet all different and unique with our own quirks and marvels.Â Â
How do I become a volunteer?
Can I sell my stuff in the Asylum at festivals and events?
I want to donate something to the Asylum, but I'm not sure how.
Other donations are also welcomed. Please contact us and we would be happy to let you know more about how to ensure The Asylum receives your items.