Let’s face it, the art made by Christians today is not always good art.
But there was a time when this was not the
In fact the church was where the best
art was created. The Renaissance age
alone gave us numerous artists that are
unsurpassed in their brilliance, and they
did it all in homage to God.
So how did we end up with a lot of
Christian art being underexposed or even
underdeveloped? How do we bring our
work and our message to a wider audience
to save souls?
There are a few things we can do:
CREATE ART SO GOOD
IT CAN’T BE DENIED.
Integrity in your art form, whether it’d be
drama, dance, interpretive dance, singing,
or painting, especially as a Christian, is
key. The world is all too often looking for a
chance to disregard you. We need to push
our worship ministries to higher levels of
both integrity and artistic ability.
Great. Now, how do we do that?
INVEST IN CHRISTIAN
WORSHIP ART STARTING
AT A YOUNG AGE.
Encourage youth groups, youth pastors
and young people across the body of Christ
to make artistic material. Get in there and
work out some of the feelings you have,
share your testimony, explore the word and
new art forms. Try dance, human video,
drama, song writing, spoken word, or
Practice is key, and other kinds of training
will develop naturally from that.
RECOGNIZE THAT WORSHIP
ART IS AN AMAZING WAY TO
ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE.
As a young person, music and worship arts
were the glue that connected me to the
church. It was an easy way to feel God’s
power and to express what He was doing
in my heart and mind. Using easy modes
of communication for young people helps
them connect to God and to the church
Not to mention, the best way to teach
someone something is to ask him or her to
teach it to someone else.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO
START AT THE TOP.
Many of you might be saying, “We don’t
have a drama team, a spoken word team,
or a human video team at our church, so
I can’t join one.” Well, maybe you should
If you are a youth with an idea, approach
your youth pastor or church about what
you’d like to do. Maybe you are a match
that lights the flame for youth in your
Allow for time and training and space for
your team to work on their art form. You
can give them guidance, bring in other performers, watch videos of artists, provide
workshops and instructional handbooks,
or take them to performances.
Time is what is needed to perfect and excel
in anything that is done.
If we want integrity and excellence in our
art of worship, we have to invest in it. Give
our young worship artists opportunities,
tools and time, and watch them be on fire
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Lia Leslie /
Encouraging the art of worship
in our churches