a list of churches with visual arts ministry

Yes there are many types and categories of arts, like visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts. (cf. “These different types of art encompass painting, sculpture, installation art, architecture, literature, music, cinema, and theater.”) And, believe it or not, there are some churches that really value the arts, beyond the music that is played and performed during their worship services. Some incorporate drama, dance, flags, banners, stained glass, architecture, and so on. Perhaps it’s most common, at least, most celebrated and popularized, to have worship arts and songwriting, in the life of more churches than other types of arts.

Here’s a list of churches that make space for artists to share their visual arts beyond a worship service by fostering community, have art galleries, have creative collaborations, have studio hours, have more…

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How to Start an Arts Ministry in Your Church https://www.crosswalk.com/culture/the-arts/how-to-start-and-arts-ministry-in-your-church.html

Building community through arts ministry: Creators of successful arts ministries in two Minneapolis churches offer tips for starting community arts projects. https://faithandleadership.com/joy-skjegstad-building-community-through-arts-ministry

Seven Models: Collaborative Visual Arts Projects for Worship https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/seven-models-collaborative-visual-arts-projects-for-worship/

Visual Arts in Church: Making the invisible Word visible https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/visual-arts-in-church-making-the-invisible-word-visible/

Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God’s People https://voice.dts.edu/review/arts-ministry-bauer/

Visual and Creative Arts as Ministry: A Doorway to Transformation https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/blog/visual-and-creative-arts-ministry-doorway-transformation

Why We Need the Visual Arts in Our Formation https://cckc.church/why-we-need-the-visual-arts/

Directory of Christian Art & Faith Organizations https://www.faithonview.com/art-faith-resources/organizations/