Faith Communities Today
New Fact Information
Music, Art and Drama
Only one in ten Adventist churches has an ongoing performing arts ministry throughout the year. This includes music, art and/or drama activities other than a choir or choirs. About two in five (22%) have an activity of this type at least once a year or on a seasonal schedule.
Adventist congregations are less likely to have a year-round performing arts ministry than are other religious groups, but they are somewhat more likely to do so on a seasonal or occasional basis. More and more Adventist churches are discovering that concerts can be effective outreach events, regardless of the style of music.
1. When was the last time our congregation had a music, art, or drama event other than a choir?
2. Are there significant numbers of our members who have an interest in music performance, drama or creating and displaying art? What about our inactive or younger members?
3. Would a performing arts event or ministry sponsored or co-sponsored by the church reach out to people in our community?
4. What steps should we consider in starting a performing arts ministry?
New FACT Information, Center for Creative Ministry