Anyone who thinks "creativity in church" is an oxymoron hasn't met Willow Creek's teaching pastor and doodle-artist, Nancy Beach! In this wise, funny, and whimsically illustrated resource, she offers 10 reasons why some congregations endure Sunday morning yawn-a-thons while others are awed, changed, and moved to tears as they connect intimately with Jesus and each other. 288 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 288 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0310252962 ISBN-13: 9780310252962 UPC: 025986252960 Availability: In Stock
Today's spiritually searching culture is less inclined than ever to attend church. Yet, no time of the week is filled with more life-changing potential than Sunday morning. Imagine . . . experiences that bring people heart-to-heart with God.messages in which God's truth connects to everyday life.transcendent moments that leave people awestruck---and transformed. That's what can happen when you unleash the arts in your church through the power of the Holy Spirit. An Hour on Sunday is not about nitty-gritty programming details or cookie-cutter how-to's. It's about foundational issues---ten enduring principles that: unite artists and ministry leaders around a common language empower artists and pastors to effectively work together create the potential for moments that matter on Sunday morning. An Hour on Sunday is for worship and arts ministry leaders, pastors and teachers, artists---including musicians, writers, dancers, actors, visual artists, film makers, light and sound engineers and anyone who believes in the limitless potential of the arts in their church. Whimsically illustrated, written with passion and humor, and filled with stories of both success and failure, An Hour on Sunday explores the deep, shaping forces that can make your hour on Sunday a time of transformation and wonder for believers and seekers alike.
Nancy Beach is executive vice president of programming and production for the Willow Creek Association and a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. A champion for the arts and artists in the church, she is the author of An Hour on Sunday: Creating Moments of Transformation and Wonder. Nancy holds a master's degree in communication from Wheaton College. She lives in Barrington, Illinois, with her husband, Warren, and her two daughters, Samantha and Johanna. SPANISH BIO: Nancy Beach es vicepresidenta ejecutiva de artes escenicas en la Asociacion Willow Creek y pastora a cargo de la ensenanza en la iglesia Willow Creek Community Church. Es la autora de An Hour on Sundays. Reside en los suburbios de Chicago con su esposo Warren y sus hijas Samantha y Johanna.
Highly recommended. -- Youth Worker
'5 stars! In this book, Nancy shares some of her wisdom on building weekend worship experiences that bring together biblical teaching and art to ultimately lead people closer to God. The book creatively tackles subjects like building a service that reaches your target, preparing relevant sermons, leading a team of artists, evaluating your services, and more.' -- Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox