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Saying Yes: Accepting God's Amazing Invitation to Artists and the Church

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What will you do with the powerful gift of art? 

It's a question for every artist.  It's also a question for the church.  And while both groups might come up with different answers, God offers a remarkable invitation that encompasses both and enriches the Kingdom at the same time.  Life is filled with the creativity of God. From the rich colors of sunset to the evocative sounds of music, our world displays His infinite ...

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Overview

What will you do with the powerful gift of art? 

It's a question for every artist.  It's also a question for the church.  And while both groups might come up with different answers, God offers a remarkable invitation that encompasses both and enriches the Kingdom at the same time.  Life is filled with the creativity of God. From the rich colors of sunset to the evocative sounds of music, our world displays His infinite imagination. As God's children, our Creator offers us a remarkable invitation:
(c) to enrich His Kingdom through our talents.
(d) a divine collaboration with Him to enrich the church through creativity.

Yet often the desire to merge ministry with the arts seems to inspire more questions than creativity. Do I have talents to offer? Can God use my specific gifts? Is there even room for the arts in today's church?    

Yes!

Cindy West presents an inspiring challenge for artists and the church to collaborate for His glory. As the director of worship arts at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado, Cindy draws from her rich experience as an innovator in connecting artistry with ministry. Inside you'll find insights on

  • Discovering and nurturing your unique talents
  • Finding your role in creative ministry
  • Developing a worship arts program in your church

Most of all, you'll be encouraged to say yes to the creative collaboration of a lifetime.

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Library Journal

West, the director of worship arts at the Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, has written a jazzy, upbeat defense and explanation of the place of the arts in Christian worship. Her book is addressed with equal fervor to artists who might hesitate in their own quest and to congregations, ministers, and committee members who can enrich the worship experience by their understanding support of artists of all kinds in the context of worship. Despite West's troubling tendency to use words and phrases such as impactful and list out, her accessible approach may open a number of minds. For larger collections.
—Graham Christian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434799982
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Cindy West is the director of worshiop arts at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cindy provided creative direction on the DVD/CD project Mission: Worship. She resides in Colorado with her dog, Bo.

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