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A VISION FOR WORSHIP & ARTS MINISTRY

While taking a philosophy of ministry course in seminary in 2001, I crafted three vision statements that have characterized the worship and arts ministries I have overseen for the past sixteen years. The statements are:


Cultivating the Heart of the Psalmist Recapturing the Story of Redemption Celebrating the Gifts of Artistic Expression
Though they have been fleshed out a bit differently, they have given focus and clarity in each unique church and context. Over the years my passion for these three vision statements has only grown stronger. In the following paragraphs I'm including a brief explanation of each statement and some personal and practical examples of how they have been translated into ministry.

CULTIVATING THE HEART OF THE PSALMIST

From the most exuberant of praise to the darkest of lament, the psalms give us a lyrical record of lives lived in perpetual response to God. This dynamic of unceasing worship and honest expression is what we are seeking to cultivate - not a once-a-…

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