The Visual Arts team of the Commission of Worship aims to promote a deeper understanding of the relationship between visual arts and worship. It also aims to encourage the use of visual arts in worship through initiating activities throughout the church and by acting as a resource and contact point for questions relating to this area.
Visit the Department of Visual Arts website.
Go to the Learn tab or click on the link to watch a video on Visual Arts and Drama in Worship.
There are some great sites with good quality PowerPoint slides and images that you may find helpful:
His Word in Pictures
Refreshed Art Designs
Vanderbilt Revised Common Lectionary - images for each week of the RCL
Art in the Christian Tradition - searchable database of Christian art
Advice and statements
How to prepare PowerPoint presentations for worship PDF / PPT
A practical guide to designing good quality PPT presentations for use in worship. The PPT includes examples to illustrate the advice provided.
How to create and use PowerPoint Master Slides PDF / PPT
Step-by-step guide to using PPT View Master to create master slides, to ensure your PPTs stay consistent in formatting and to make copying in slides from the Worship Planning Page much easier and quicker.
Commission on Worship Statements Relating to the Visual Arts
14. Public worship and its environment
15. The purpose of the visual arts in worship
20. Liturgical vestments and the alb
The drama team is not active at present.
See a drama for the day in Mega Drama resources (Openbook Publishers), originally released on disks. It can be purchased in hard copy form from Australian Church Resources.
CoW Advice and statements
05. Guidelines for the use of drama within the liturgy of the church
Play scripts and scores
Play scripts and scores for a range of skits may be downloaded at a small cost from Our Saviour Lutheran Church Aberfoyle Park.
It is important to abide by copyright guidelines when using short films in worship. Please be aware that YouTube clips are intended for personal, private use only unless specifically indicated. Always go to the original source of a video and seek permission for its use. There are a number of good websites where you can obtain high-quality videos for worship for a low fee. These include: