PURPOSE FOR WORSHIP ARTS MINISTRIES
Art should move people. Simply put, good art moves people; bad art doesn’t. So, any art done in the name of God, under the banner of Christianity, ought to be done in such a way that it moves people. If it isn’t moving people, then it must be improved upon or not used at all. This is not to say that it has to be perfect, but it must be done with excellence – the best one can do with what he or she has been given. As artists offer their gifts and abilities to be used by God, they create moments of awe that effectively resonate His life-changing message to others, moments of awe where the hearts of others are opened to the grace and goodness of God.
HOW CAN WORSHIP ARTS BE USED IN THE CHURCH?
As an instrument to bless, inspire, teach, and encourage (in a word, move) the church body
The arts have always been used to bless, inspire, teach, and encourage (beginning with God creating the universe!). Following His example, art – done well – can be used in the church to bless God’s people. God, the prophets, Jesus, and many others used songs, stories, dramatic elements, and visuals to minister in one way or another. Good art moves people emotionally and paves the road for a life-changing message. Good art provides an avenue for people to express their worship of God.
As a tool to proclaim God’s glory to those who don’t know Him
Whether creating, performing, or displaying the arts to the community outside the church, they can be used as a tool for outreach and proclamation of the name of Jesus. Art can be used to convey a message that sometimes words alone cannot.
As an opportunity for artistic people to express worship in creative ways, individually and corporately
Singing, painting, acting, etc. are outlets for artists to create and perform for the glory of God, whether they do it privately or collectively. Not only is it gratifying for the artists to use the talent God has given them, but it is also a privilege to present it as worship to Him.
As a bonding agent to bring and hold together a community of creative, talented believers
Everyone has been created to know and be known, love and be loved, and serve and be served. Though commonly introverted, artists still share that same need. Having artistic tendencies and characteristics, artists can draw from a natural synergy and relate together well as a community of artists.
CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE IN WORSHIP ARTS MINISTRY
Audio Visual Team (Camera operation, lighting, audio, media presentation)
Responsibilities include attendance at Wednesday evening rehearsal, Sunday morning run through and service, and special events. If interested, please contact the worship pastor at the church office.
Band (Rhythmic and orchestral instruments) and Vocal Team
Responsibilities include attendance at Thursday evening rehearsal, Sunday morning run through and service, and special events. For band and vocal team, please contact the worship pastor at the church office.
POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE IN WORSHIP ARTS MINISTRY
We are always looking to expand our worship arts ministry. If you’re gifted and interested in any of the following areas, please contact the worship pastor at the church office: Drama, Dance, Writing/Poetry, Visual Arts, Videography, Photography.