Awesome Altars: How to Transform Worship Space

Awesome Altars: How to Transform Worship Space

by Judy Christie, Mary Dark

Multimedia(DVD - NTSC - DVD - ROM)



Thousands of church leaders are now looking for fresh ways to transform worship space into an environment that helps people to connect with God in deep and meaningful ways. With all eyes on the altar and the cross each week, thousands of congregations now have an opportunity through imagery to coordinate and reinforce the theme of the preaching and music.

Awesome Altars is an illustrated tool kit—a book and “how-to” DVD—that explains new ways to use altar design to help people more fully worship God. This inspirational package, which includes recipes for many altars, describes how imaginative and creative ideas can come together to prepare and attract the people of God.

By using true and often funny stories, plus specific hands-on examples, this book and disk will help you organize an altar team, work with the pastor and music staff, cultivate fresh ideas, and deliver inspiring worship space, week after week.

To view the introduction to the DVD, click here.
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DVD Contents:

  • Eleven sections including: Crosses, Candles & Candlesticks, Plants, Props, Containers, Fabric & Color, Tools & Storage, Redoing the Altar Table, Dramas & Wedding, Advent, and Basic Arrangements
  • Slideshow featuring the 18 altar examples detailed in chapter 9 of the book
  • Slideshow featuring a calendar of the Christian year
  • Worksheet templates that can be customized for any altar design team

System Requirements:

The DVD is compatible with most DVD set top players and with most PC and Macintosh DVD-ROM players.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780687331819
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Edition description: DVD - ROM
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Judy Christie writes fiction with a Louisiana flavor, including the five-part Green series about a big-city journalist who winds up running a small-town newspaper in Green, Louisiana. With a writing career that began when she was the editor of her elementary school newspaper, Judy has kept a journal since she was nine years old--and still has all of them. She loves to help busy people slow down and enjoy each day more and is the author of the popular nonfiction "Hurry Less Worry Less" series, filled with practical and encouraging tips. She's a fan of porch swings, fried pies and flea markets around her home in Stonewall, Louisiana. She loves to visit with readers and writers and blogs from her green couch at

Mary Dark, aprofessional floral designer for over 30 years, owns and operates New Wine Design in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she teaches workshops on creative and non-traditional altar design with a focus on helping people worship God. She speaks regionally and nationally about integrating altar design into worship and regularly designs unique and inspiring altars for churches. At Grace Community United Methodist Church, she leads a large team of worship volunteers known as the Tribe of Dan,whocreate unique altarsto support any given worship gathering in the congregation.

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