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Worship: Worship Arts

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;

Visual Arts

DTW LogoDrawn to the Word: Bringing the Word to Life Before Your Eyes

Paul Oman, ELCA pastor, seeks out and implements new ways in which the arts can revitalize congregations and communities. Learn about his Community Murals, DTW Videos, Live Events, PrintsDownloadable Images, and other Resources for Pastors.

 ART FOR WORSHIP OR STUDY—200+ IMAGES from A Sanctified Art




A Sanctified Art frequently offers 5 theme-based series for summer or fall, including:


  •  a new approach to stewardship
  • a deeply pastoral tone and focus
  • community and connection
  • a study-based series covering bold and often untold scriptures

creates fantastic coloring pages, bulletins and other resources for children to use during worship that spark inquiry and deepen engagement.

Dance, Video, & Multi-Media

Paraphrase Theatre Paraphrase Theatre, aka, Jonathan Swenson

As a former parish pastor of over 25 years, Jonathan knows the rewards and the challenges of being a ministry leader. As a keynote speaker and actor, his aim is to help weary and worn out ministers using a unique combination of drama, creative communication and transformational teaching. HIs keynotes and workshops affirm and celebrate audience members and equip them with fresh and relevant insights.

Two MN-based stole and liturgical arts creators:

Woman of the ClothWoman of the Cloth, aka Sandy Johnson, sews simple, vibrant stoles, ranging between $100-125

Dawn Carlson Conn is a commissioned minister of Liturgical Art in the United Church of Christ and is literally and figuratively "Called to Create." Since before graduating from United Theological Seminary in 1997, Dawn has been creating vestments and various pieces of art for clergy and communities of faith. From a large lighted cylinder for Lyndale UCC to recall the stained glass in its previous building to communion cloth fabric painted during worship at Robbinsdale UCC (her home church), she enjoys the creative energy and process of new challenges giving visual theology a new “voice”. She has a studio where she invites others into the creative process and loves to inspire communities of faith to create their own meaningful liturgical art, as “liturgy” literally means “the work of the people.” Reach Dawn at

Renew the ArtsThe vision of Renew the Arts is to see patrons and artists partnered in communities to create art that enriches our lives, shapes our homes, and helps us love our neighbors.

Art House AmericaArt House America Blog Archive includes hundreds of essays, poetry and interviews curated to promote a seamless life of Christian discipleship and imaginative living, the worth and necessity of all vocations, and the promotion of people and earth care through “the artful, faithful life”.

Sacred Earth Dance HD - Caroline Richardson & David Lanz ~ Connect your  spirit to ancient truths of nature with an extraordinary dan… | Earth,  Dance, Cottage witchConnect to ancient truths of nature: dance performance by Caroline Richardson, music by David Lanz. Sacred Earth Dance, excerpt from “Sacred Earth" directed by Jan Nickman. Sacred Earth Pictures.


 This video is from the 2021 Online ELCA's Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Network's Extravaganza. It is the Story of Confession from Vance Blackfox from the Opening Worship. A powerful confession for us all, based on the story of Joseph in the Pit.


Joe Davis's YouTube page is full of amazing Spoken Word videos. Joe is fantastic - artistically and theologically!!

is a subscription-based streaming service providing video resources to include in online worship or discussion groups; includes visual prayers, poems, and benedictions

OnBeing's Poetry Films forum could be great as contemplative prayer prompts, worship elements or small group discussion starters.

is not only a fantastic book, the trailer, in and of itself, is a beautiful contemplative practice - great for prayer-time!


GenOn MinistriesResources to help all ages become leaders in worship through drama, handbells, choir, drumming circles, and other worship arts. Learn more and find intergenerational ideas and resources here.

Creative Overflow in Worship Design with Andra Moran & Suzanna Castle


Black Liturgies by Cole Arthur Riley     Blessed are the Women: Naming & Reclaiming Women’s Stories from the Gospels     God and Wonder     The Good Shepherd     The Small Church Advantage: Seven Powerful Worship Practices that Work Best  in Small Settings: Stewart, Teresa J.: 9781950899722: Books

In Our Library

Altars for Everyone: Worship Designs on Any Budget  -     By: Nancy C. Townley, Stephanie Davis     Alternative Worship               Brim: Creative Overflow in Worship Design     Front Cover     Crafts for Creative Worship          Creating Holy Spaces: Worship Visuals for the Revised Common Lectionary: Karen Appleby; Delia ...          Gifts of Many Cultures | Worship Resources for the Global Community (Tirabassi & Eddy)     Paperback Handbook for Multi-Sensory Worship, Vol.1 Book     Handbook for Multisensory Worship, Volume 2  -     By: Kim Miller, Ginghamsburg Worship Team     Making Crosses Book cover          main product photo               9781568543680: Raise the Banners High! Making and Using Processional Banners                    Think Like a Filmmaker|Marcia McFee     Worship Without Words: The Signs and Symbols of Our Faith (expanded edition)  -     By: Patricia S. Klein