We believe that we are humans were made to worship. And living in the Kingdom of God means that our worship is aligned to Him, both individually and also as a community of faith. As such, we strive to be a worshiping community which expresses our love and devotion to the Triune God—the community of believers in the presence of the Community of the Godhead.
We believe that the arts are a powerful, meaningful, and necessary expression of life in the Kingdom of God. We are artists because we are made in the image of God, who is the Master Artist. And we seek to build not just a community of Christ-followers, but a community of artists committed to live out their faith and express it in our art. We believe that Christ not only invites us, but calls us to usher people into the Kingdom of God through the arts both inside and outside the walls of Oak Hills Church.
IMPACT’s purpose is twofold: We exist to worship God and to lead others in worship; and we also exist as an intergenerational community of artists, using our gifts to express our faith, encourage the church, and glorify God. IMPACT includes music (worship teams, choir, outreach band, etc.), drama, visual arts, dance, creative writing, the technical arts (including multimedia, sound, lighting, and videography), and other artistic expressions.
Finally, we’d love to have you join us. If you are interested in being a part of the IMPACT worship arts ministries of Oak Hills, please contact Manuel Luz, Creative Arts Pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following are different ministry teams in IMPACT.
WORSHIP TEAMS …Our rotation of Worship Teams provide musical leadership to our worship at all of our services. Made up of instrumental and vocal musicians, they are one of the primary means of artistic expression at Oak Hills.
OAK HILLS ADULT CHOIR …If you love God and like to sing, we have an open invitation for you to join our Adult Choir. The Adult Choir is a no-audition ministry which leads worship at our weekend services monthly. They meet Wednesday evenings for fellowship and rehearsal.
TECH TEAM …are the unsung heroes of IMPACT. They’re made up of sound, lighting, camera, and multimedia technical artists who hang out upstairs in our Tech Booth. If you have skills and/or desire in any of these areas, let us know and and we’ll give you the best seat in the house. We are also looking for people with video editing experience to kick off a Video Media Team as well.
ART & SOUL GALLERY …is the Visual Arts Ministry of Oak Hills, whose vision is to create and encourage visual art as an expression of our faith. ART & SOUL sponsors an art gallery in our lobby which showcases throughout the year. We also have worship artists who regularly paint and sculpt during our services as a visual expression of worship. If you paint, sculpt, graphic design, photograph, or express yourself visually, please contact us.
THE STUDIO …is two things: It is a dedicated studio space on campus where visual artists gather to be creative together; and it is also a community of creatives who seek spiritual transformation through the arts. Interested? See the web link for quarterly events and activities. Cultivate your creative capacity!
OTHER MUSICAL TEAMS We have other musical teams which are featured regularly as well, including bands, solo artists, and specialty teams (like vocal ensembles, horn section, drum circle, etc.). Finally, we put on a quarterly event called SESSIONS, a venue for talented local musicians to express themselves. Let us know if you would like to participate or volunteer for this.
DRAMA MINISTRY …provides dramatic elements to our weekend services and other events. If you act, direct, write, or do stagecraft, let us know!
DANCE MINISTRY …We have occasional opportunities to use dance as an expression of the arts and worship. If you have a dance background, we would love to unleash you in our services and other events.
Finally, here’s a little feature video that we produced a few years ago. We hope you like it.