ArtServe promotes and supports the use of creative arts in Christian worship, including music, dance and drama, visual arts, and creative writing.
Music in its many styles has been prominent in our worship for many years and we uphold and develop all aspects of our musical life including worship bands, music groups, choirs, instrumentalists, organists, songwriters, and composers and arrangers.
Dance and drama play an increasingly significant role in the worship of many churches. Here we include mime, puppetry, circle dance and storytelling as well as the more obvious expressions of these art forms.
Visual arts represent ever-expanding possibilities, whether simply informing or being actively included in our worship: for example banners, flower arranging, paintings, sculpture, and film and photography. We want to develop ways to make these more accessible to all for use in worship.
Creative writers have many opportunities to contribute worship: hymns, liturgies, meditations, and storytelling are just some of the ways in which those who have a gift for the use of language can use their creativity to help others worship.