Creative Church Handbook
:If the future is creative, is it any wonder that sometimes the church seems stuck in the past?Now is the time for the church to reclaim its role as a center of creativity. Among your members are artists, musicians and...
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:If the future is creative, is it any wonder that sometimes the church seems stuck in the past?Now is the time for the church to reclaim its role as a center of creativity. Among your members are artists, musicians and other creatives whose gifts can enhance your worship, inform your theology and impact your community. Christian arts advocate J. Scott McElroy gives a comprehensive vision and manual for unleashing creativity in your congregation so you can connect with the more visual, aural, participatory and expressive generation that is rising up within the church today.In this handbook you'll find clear direction for:
Mobilizing and managing artists and other creatives in your congregation
Establishing structures and parameters for arts ministry
Leading and supporting staff and church members in creative changes
Enhancing the worship service
Adding creative elements to your sermons
Engaging the broader community
Activate your church in every avenue of worship with this practical guide for arts ministry.
- 1. A Renewal Of The Arts And Creativity In The Church2. Ten Ways The Arts And Creativity Support The Church’s Mission3. Envisioning The Arts And Creativity In Your Church4. How To Launch An Arts Ministry In Your Church5. Inspiring, Empowering, And Leading Artists In The Church6. Crafting A Creative Arts Community7. Structure For Arts Ministry8. Building A Creative Congregation9. Applications For The Arts And Creativity In Sermons10. Five Interactive Art Projects For Churches11. Live Art In The Church12. Dance In The Church13. Media, Film And Video14. Creating An Art Studio And Workshops To Foster Creativity15. An Art Gallery In Your Church16. Creating Sacred Space Experiences17. Beyond The Church Walls18. Artists-in-residence In The Church19. Your Church As An Arts Patron, And Working With Outside Artists20. Working Around Barriers To The Arts And Creativity In Your Church
- Appendix: Resources/extras