Curating Life as Worship.
Let me explain. If you have ever heard the word curation or curator you probably associate it with the position of curator in an art museum. That person is usually tasked with arranging and featuring artwork in a way that flows and serves to entertain or educate an audience. They don’t create the artwork, they feature it. They sometimes choose it and acquire it to fill a certain spot in the installation or display. They have to understand both intentions of the creator of the artwork, and also understand the museum-goers.
A curator finds their place between artist and audience.
Recently I’ve been reading a book that has significantly enhanced my life. Really what has changed me is the idea presented in the book. The Art of Curating Worship is the name, by Mark Pierson. In this book Pierson applies the concepts of curation to a worship experience. I have found myself to resonate deeply with this idea, so deep that it’s like I’ve finally found a word to communicate what has always been there in my heart. My role at South Bay Church has evolved into one of a worship curator. I don’t create the elements of the worship experience, I help arrange and feature them in a way that points people’s minds and hearts to Jesus, and facilitates personal encounters with the living God. What a dream job.
So about this blog . . . very simply, curating life for worship means taking the elements of life that God has given me and arranging them into a coherent whole that brings Him glory and images Him to the world.
My marriage, my parenting, my finances, my home, my gifts, my experiences, my creativity, my possessions, my goals, my talents and passions…
God is the artist and the audience of my life. I find myself in between, stewarding these elements of life and offering them back to Him. I also have an audience of people. We all do. They are watching our lives. What message am I communicating? What thoughts am I provoking? What questions am I asking? How am I influencing those in my circle?
This blog is designed to display my life in the most honest and accurate way possible. And hopefully as I grow I’m curating my life as worship.