Every summer, the WorshipArts Editorial Committee spends 24 hours together as we seek to discern what printed resources will best assist Fellowship members to plan transforming worship in the coming year.
This year we were aided in our task by the announcement at the Awaken! 2017 convocation that the theme of the 2019 event will be "A Place at the Table." As we brainstormed and worshiped together, and as we listened to stirrings within us, the words of Shirley Erena Murray's "For Everyone Born" (from which the next convocation's them is derived) spoke loudly and clearly. Phrases from that text gave us inspiration for the year's thematic arc.
In this issue, we look at justice and joy from a variety of perspectives. Our insightful writers include Bishop Laurie Haller, Jeff Lowery, Erika Hewitt, Karen Hernandez, and Johnathan Kana.
As you go about the work of designing your transformational worship in 2018, know that the God who delights when we are creators of justice and joy is not only with you but is leading the way.
The WorshipArts Editorial Committee primarily consists of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds in worship planning, liturgy, and communications. The team is led by our editor, Dave Wiltse.
Do you love to write? Have an idea for an article that would interest readers of WorshipArts? The WorshipArts Editorial Committee actively seeks a variety of articles and reviews in music areas (choral for all ages, piano/organ, instrumental, handbells), arts areas (dance, drama, visuals), and worship areas (preaching, contemporary worship, spiritual formation, worship planning, liturgy). WorshipArts publishes six times each year and deadlines are the 15th of the month, two months prior to publication date.