I often get the question why do you use all those instruments, drama or dance in worship services or special events. Throughout school age years I spent a lot of time playing trumpet and because of the size church I attended there was not much opportunity to use that talent in worship. In high school I got to attend a larger church with friends and I was blown away, they had a band (trumpets, trombones, saxes), there were singers doing choreography and they had a rhythm section with drums. It was during those years that God begin to deal with me about serving in full-time minister in the local church and more specifically through the creative arts. I witnessed the worship pastor at that church use a multitude of talented people and creative arts to share the message of God’s love. I remember thinking if it could be done here it could happen in other churches. Well that has been over thirty years ago and I still believe that as a worship pastor I should look for opportunities to allow people to use their gifts and talents to expand the Gospel and give glory to God. (I should never allow the creative arts to be used in worship just for arts sake. If the arts do not enhance the gospel they should not be used. If the arts communicate something contradictory to God’s Word they should not be used.)
During the last few days I have
been reading the books of Samuel and Chronicles, looking at the events that lead to David
becoming king and the events of him bringing the Ark
David and all the people of Israel
So David went there and brought
, and is still looking for ways to use the creative arts in worship…and so am I.