Monday, October 10, 2011

Creativity In The Church

Many times when people think of church, they don’t immediately picture it as a place where color, imagination, verve, and creativity are welcome guests.

But when you really think about it, who could be more creative than God, who created every thing and every person? I think it would be quite reasonable to say that He is a masterful and incredibly creative Creator.  And so, over the past thirty years of our marriage and ministry, Steve and I have strongly believed that creativity, music, drama, humor, art, and yes, even dance, should be welcome in the places where we gather to worship a creative God.

In our service yesterday we saw a beautiful example of that creativity--creativity fueled by vision and passion and excellence. 

We celebrated Heritage Day in our service, looking all the way back to 1949 when our church was first begun by a handful people,  (We were especially honored to have one of those founding members in the service with us.)

After all the music, reminiscing, and speaking and before the potluck lunch (may I just say church women are amazing cooks?) we watched a presentation by the church’s dance/drama team which Sarah is a part of.  It was one of those presentations that makes you want to cry and smile all at the same time, even as chills dance up and down your spine.

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Creativity in the church?


It’s a beautiful thing.

11 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I LOVE it!!!! Your pictures are simply BEAUTIFUL!

God is the author of creativity and it excites my heart when I see it's beautiful displayed in the church.

Have a GREAT day my friend.

becky m said...

just trying to understand more, what were they dancing about? that is the best way i can think of asking.

Anonymous said...

awesome! love the way you captured the streamers in the foreground of the dancers.

just to brag a little on my creativity in church
(definitely NOT dancing)... but bulletin boards.
twice I won the Diocese of Missouri award for in house communication. and, of course, now that I am so deaf, visual arts are even more important to me.

mrs pam

Jenna said...

Beautiful! I love and wholeheartedly agree with you about how wonderful it is to have beauty and creativity in church. I truly think God is the Master Artist.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!

Jenna Hoff

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love this. We have had dancers in Church too. This looks kind of like a combo of Movement Choir (my kids have done this) and dance.
Jill- FL

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