The Nativity Project™ is a multi-denominational effort to share the hope, joy, light and peace of Christmas with the entire Livingston community.
The first nativity depiction of the birth of Christ is credited to St. Francis of Assisi. In 1223, he mounted the first living nativity scene in an effort to bring the focus of Christmastime celebrations in Italy back to the central story of Jesus.
Centuries later, during the Renaissance, the nativity became one of the most dominate inspirations for works of art. Since that time, myriad artistic representations and interpretations of the nativity have graced churches and homes worldwide.
The Nativity Project™ in Livingston, Montana invites artists to participate using an array of mediums in interpreting the nativity Soli Deo Gloria (for the Glory of God Alone).
Our vision is to provide an array of expression that illuminates the birth and work of Christ and to increase the number of participants and works of art year-over-year.
Our living nativity including live animals is a perfect culmination of the nativity project each season and allows families to explore the wonder of Christmas together in a unique and God-honoring way.