Taking Flight With Creativity

Worship Design Teams That Work

Book - Paperback
Taking Flight With Creativity
Paperback ISBN: 9780687657339
$21.99 Show Buy
E-Book ISBN: 9781426724541
$21.99 Show Buy

Published April 2009

A comprehensive guide that helps worship design teams discover their own unique gifts and mission and develop strategies for their congregations

Pastors and church leaders in many congregations have attempted to form teams for the purpose of planning, or designing, worship. Getting a group of people together in one room is fairly easy. But whether large or small church, staff or volunteer, most discover that it is difficult to form a team that actually works.

Using the metaphor of early flight, this resource analyzes how to be a part of a worship design team that works. Major sections include discovering a strategic approach to worship, tips for team composition, a look at how to overcome a series of obstacles that frequently keep teams from finding success together, and some of the usual “mechanical difficulties” that keep teams grounded.

About the Authors

Len Wilson

Len Wilson is an author, speaker, and advocate for creativity in faith and life. He is known for his pioneering work in visual storytelling and has consulted with organizations and ministries across the country. Len is the author or co-author of ten books, has been featured in dozens of articles for major religious periodicals, and has acquired leadership books for Abingdon Press, a division of the United Methodist Publishing House. He currently serves as Creative Director at Peachtree, a large church in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow Len at lenwilson.us or on Twitter at @Len_Wilson.

Jason Moore

Jason Moore runs Midnight Oil Productions and is formerly a co-founder of Lumicon Digital Productions in Dallas, Texas. He has previously worked as a graphic and animation artist at the Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Ohio.

Len Wilson and Jason Moore have co-authored several books, including Design Matters: Creating Powerful Imagery for Worship (Abingdon Press, 2006), Digital Storytellers: The Art of Communicating the Gospel in Worship (Abingdon, 2002) and The Wired Church: Making Media Ministry (Abingdon, 1999). They have been featured in several articles for publications including Clergy Journal, The Ooze, Homiletics, Next Wave, Rev., Technologies for Worship, Wired, Worship Matters, Your Church, Church and Worship Technology, and various newspapers around North America. Their digital productions from Ginghamsburg and Lumicon have received several Telly Awards for excellence in video production.