A practical guide, full of wisdom, encouragement, and pastoral guidance from the author of The Heart of the Artist (100,000 copies sold).
It's not easy being an artist in the church. In this sequel to The Heart of the Artist, Rory Noland encourages and equips Christian artistsmusicians, painters, actors, dancers, sound and lighting technicians, etc.to not only persevere in ministry, but to thrive in a church setting. Combining scriptural principles with the author's twenty-five years of experience, this book offers proven advice to help artists deal with the conflicts and issues that threaten to sabotage both art and ministry. Readers learn how to:
- Sustain passion amidst the rigors of weekly services
- Cope with rejection and failure
- Develop key relational skills
- Cultivate confidence
- Resolve artistic differences
- Fall in love with the church and stay there.
An excellent resource for both individuals and arts ministry teams, the book includes slice-of-church-life scenarios, group discussion questions, and personal action steps. Drawing on a variety of artistic examples, it features literary quotes, four-color reproductions of fine art masterpieces, and devotional reflections that help artists experience as well as understand what it means to thrive in ministry.