So…as I think about the new transition that’s on the horizon for me, I can’t stop thinking about film concepts and image designs. In a couple of months, I’ll be our church’s new Creative Arts Pastor. I preferred Creative Arts Director, but since I hold a pastoral license the consensus was to tag on my calling in the pastorate to my title.
No big deal!
Either way, I’m excited about the blank canvases I get to work with, connecting our worship arts team together, forming a more cohesive unit. I imagine what it’d be like to experiment with how our music team collaborates with our dance team in ways that we’ve yet to tap into. I chuckle with eagerness about the possibilities of enhancing our services with a lighting system that we’ve only scratched the surface with. And I dive into waters of elation dreaming of the limitless moments of fun-filled screen shots with our media team.
Speaking of which, it’s the filming and editing part that I get most exuberant about. I studied journalism in college with a minor in creative writing, so it goes without saying that I anticipate being able to use my training. Even more so, I get excited thinking about the opportunity of using my gifts and my talents to communicate God’s message of hope and love.
And, what it comes down to, is the opportunity to tell countless stories of God moving in and throughout humanity. Subjects, in relationship to God, transformed and moved for a greater purpose. Stories crafted to encourage both God’s people and people who’ve chosen to reject His love. Vignettes that capture a moment of newness and rebirth.
Life…captured on the screen.
How about you?
What excites you most about life and the opportunities placed before you?