Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God's People

by Michael J. Bauer. Wm. B. Eerdmans , 2013.


This resource offers a history of the arts in Christianity and shows readers how to establish an arts ministry in their congregations.


art history, benefits of art in ministry, forming an arts ministry, growing ministry of the arts, list of sacred arts organizations, arts questionnaire

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Begin or develop your congregation's arts ministry by using the included arts questionnaire to help identify first steps.
  • Draw from the examples of churches that have an active arts ministry, adapting their strategies for your own congregation.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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