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Awesome Altars

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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.

Genre: Inspirational    

Used availability for Judy Pace Christie's Awesome Altars

Paperback Editions

January 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Awesome Altars: How to Transform the Worship Space
Author(s): Judy Christie, Mary Dark
ISBN: 0-687-33181-1 / 978-0-687-33181-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA