The arts - whether it's music or dance or drama or visual - are a wonderful way to enhance the worship experience, engage the congregation, bring stories to life in new ways, and create meaningful, memorable experiences for all involved.
Related post: Integrating Visual Arts in Worship
The term "worship arts" means different things at different churches, but often times, it includes things like:
- altar decorations
- banners (including ribbon and streamers)
- visual aids for worship
- flower arrangements, wreathes, and other decorations
- visual art
- audio and visual technology
There's been an effort at my current church to incorporate more of these things into our worship services on a regular basis, so last year, I started a worship arts team.