That’s exactly what we are doing over the next several weeks and years in our worship space.
For years our Worship Team has talked about how to develop an environment free of distractions so people can encounter our amazing God.
We’ve talked about creating worship experiences in such a way that we utilize all of our senses - sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. We are interested in engaging the entire person - body, mind and spirit. We are dedicated to utilizing the style, language, aesthetics and music of the people we are trying to connect to God and to his church. We are committed to creating an environment that is welcoming, inviting and contagious to those who have little, no or bad church background.
Some of the physical updates you will see over the next several years in our worship space include a solid front wall that will draw the focus of our attention, warmly painted side walls to set us at ease, a central screen that can be included in streaming and front lighting that better reveals the faces of those in leadership.
These enhancements that will help us build a better canvas will begin now and be completed over the course of several years.
It’s not about smoke and lights, or glitz, glamour and rockstars.
It is about reducing obstacles and reducing distractions, so that we can increase focus and increase awareness.
It’s about building a better canvas.
If you were able to worship with us this past Christmas, then you know the awesome creative decorating abilities of our people.
If you were a part of last Easter or a recent Night of Worship, then you know the enhancement special lighting can make.
It’s all about building a better canvas.
And that’s just the canvas. All of us together, as we bring our heart of worship, help to paint the beautiful picture of the good news for all to see and make an offering for God to enjoy.
May we all be blessed as we build a better canvas.