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Pastor CeCe McCoo, Senior Pastor

Mountain of Arts & Entertainment

Also referred to as the Celebration Mountain, this mountain includes arts, music, sports, fashion, drama and every other form of expression and or entertainment. Art is a tongue. Art communicates and intercedes in places where natural dialogue falter.  ‘Real’ art does not solve the mystery, it points to it. In the same way, ‘true’ art does not cater to someone’s faith. In other words, art should not simply reinforce someone’s belief, but it should expand and challenge it.

 

‘Church Art’ has a long history of dominating and a short history that is not favorable. Likened unto being ‘politically correct’, church art has increasingly become ‘religiously correct’ (watered down to the same chords, melodies, colors, steps, and techniques that won’t offend, challenge tradition and won’t get you ‘kicked out’). 

 

The church of today has become preoccupied with plugging cleanly into some cultural socket – hoping to catch a ride on whatever popular culture has found acceptable and exciting…for the moment. In doing so, we fail to leave a legacy for generations. Originality is a hallmark of the Kingdom, and unfortunately, many Christian artists are missing the mark.

 

The mountain will endorse and support this next wave of Christian artists who will not compromise and relegate themselves to the status quo of natural, but who will exemplify the supernatural abilities, gifts and talents of the Kingdom. God will showcase the inexhaustible supremacy of His creativity on the Mountain of Arts and Entertainment.  God’s spirit will saturate the creativity senses and passions of His people.

 

Every form of art, sports, music, literature, film and all other modes of celebration must be produced God’s way – by being in His presence and letting His creativity flow through them. God is the author of creativity. God is Creator of all things. God uses all facets of arts and entertainment to point to His grand mystery. Each chord, every melody, each poem, every scene, all forms should lend a clue to who He was and who He is. Arts and Entertainment is more than music in the air, more than color on a canvas. Art and Entertainment is to be a road map leading persons to the Creator.  The spectrum of art includes chefs, designers, athletes, actors and so much more.

 

The work of an artist has the potential to shape culture, communicate truth, mold generations, and validate emotion. In solidarity, artists are to link with others and watch the world change by simply doing what you love to do…..create!

 

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. ~ Psalm 16:11

 

For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. ~Colossians 1:16 NIV

 

MINISTRIES

 

Worship Ministry (Melodies from Heaven)

Choir (Sounds of The Ship)

Musicians (Anointed Hands)

Drama (No Intermission)

Dance (Wings of Worship, S.T.O.R.M., Seeded Praise, W.A.V.E.S.)

Mime (SeaSikk)

Mountain Leader

Min. Tyla Echols