What is Worship Arts?
Worship: to show homage, respect, and reverence to God; to make obeisance, whether in order to express respect or to make supplication; kneeling or prostration in honor of God.
Arts: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings; a skill or craft.
Worship Arts is a way for people to show honor and respect to The Lord by means of their personal skills. To create, in order to express devotion to a God, who deserves homage.
Worship Arts Ministry Department Areas:
Drama: In every culture, storytelling has been used as a means of entertainment, education, and teaching moral values. Drama is simply a mode of storytelling represented in performance. Drama is one of the most effective ways to engage an audience and portray a particular message. Drama can also be used as a tool for ministry rather than just an opportunity for entertainment.
Stage Design: Decorating the sanctuary stage differently for each sermon series will create interest in, and excitement about, the pending series. Visual arts aid in personal engagement, speaking to people without words.
Event Decoration: Decorating the church for special events and holidays.
Construction: Building set designs, and painting backdrops for dramas and sermon series.
Note from Director:
Growing up with an artistic, creative mind, I always found it difficult to figure out how I could incorporate my gifts and talents in worship. When you are musically gifted, there are always places you can be plugged in. When you are a gifted teacher, there are areas where you are needed. But when you are an artist, there doesn't seem to be an area developed for involvement. I was often told that I should use my gifts and talents for The Lord, but I just didn't know how. I tried to attribute credit to God when people noticed my abilities, but I found it hard to worship God with my gifts in a church setting.
My vision is to create a place for artists to use their trades and crafts to worship God in the church. I’d like to provide an environment where, those who may not necessarily be gifted in the arts, can worship God through the creativity of others.
Although art does ornament a space, that is not the main goal here. Art always communicates, and the goal is to communicate the gospel anew through the arts.
Char Black - Worship Arts Director