MA1-3:  Our Worship is Artful Language

Multi-Sensory Experiential Worship

This exciting workshop will give the creative thought processes a jump start as we think of worship in multi-sensory ways using art as a means of communication in worship.  Specific examples of the auditory, visual, performing, media, and olfactory art used in the Bible will be discussed and related to current worship.  Participants will be engaged in discussions and exercises of topics concerning the theological approach to the arts, the arts as embodiment, arts as a vocation, and using the arts as a sensory celebration in the traditional, contemporary, liturgical, and blended worship services. 


Workshop Objectives

What you will learn in this workshop:

1.  Each Art form functions as a language that conveys meaning.

2.  Each Art form has common elements whose varied combinations create stylistic variations.

3.  Worship in the Old and New Testaments utilized various art forms to engage all of the senses in worship.

4.  Theologically, the arts function as disclosure, embodiment, vocation & celebration.

5.  Many aspects of multi-sensory worship are missing in today’s worship styles

Workshop Outline

1.  Artful Language of Culture:  Embracing Art Forms as Languages

2.  Artful Language of Biblical Worship:  What is the Biblical Precedent?

3.  Theological Approach to the Arts

4.  Multi-Sensory Experience in Today's Worship:  What are the Current Practies?

5.  What is Missing in Today's Worship?


Workshop Category


Workshop Content

Power Point Presentation

Contextual Data


Workshop Logistics

Time:  120 minutes

Power Point Projector needed


Seminar Workshops

MA1-1:  We Become Like What We Worship

MA1-2:  Our Worship Reflects Who We Are

MA1-3:  Our Worship is Artful Language

Seminar 1:  Missional Worship

MA Series:  Missional Arts