Drawn 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, Prints, Downloadable 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:
creates fantastic coloring pages, bulletins and other resources for children to use during worship that spark inquiry and deepen engagement.
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 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 email@example.com.
The 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 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”.
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.
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!