We believe that God not only created us in His image but also created us to Worship. We are called to reflect Him through our creative spirit and to redeem the culture around us through our work. The church has historically been an advocate for the use of the arts in worshiping God and in sharing His love with the world. We desire to cultivate this within future generations of those who serve Him.
Students who lead worship on campus go through a one and a half year mentorship with the Director of Creative Arts in the areas of:
- Band Leading
- Technical Arts
- Personal Growth
We teach our students that worship is both a lifestyle and a calling from God. Students can be involved in Worship Arts Ministries through classes, earning SAO credits and becoming a part of local church ministries.
TFC has a production team comprised of students (primarily Worship Arts students) that run the sound, media, lighting and live-streaming ministries of Grace Chapel and other on-campus events. Production Team-PT Job Description and Production Team-Job Application.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY:
Summer Camp Band
TFC has a long tradition of having traveling music teams each summer. The latest summer band ministry is our Camp Band. As a part of this team, students are sent out for the summer months to lead worship for youth camps, church retreats, and other national events.
Grace Chapel & Performing Arts Center Rental
TFC has a 1,500 seat auditorium that can be made available for larger events in North Georgia. The facility has been used in recent years for conferences, concerts, camp meetings, drama/dance performances and a host of additional campus activities. Book Grace Chapel for your next event by completing the Grace Chapel Reservation Form.
STAFF BIO: Chris Shoaf, Director of Creative Arts
Chris Shoaf is honored to serve at Toccoa Falls College as the Director of Creative Arts. Chris is a 2010 graduate of Toccoa Falls College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Music. Since graduation, Chris earned a Master of Science in Information Technology at the Florida Institute of Technology and is working on a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Music Production through the Berklee College of Music. In the past many years, Chris has served TFC well in several roles—accompanying (piano) the music department, adjunct professor in Sound and Lighting Techniques, and administrative assistant for Teacher Education, Business Administration, and the Music Department. Due to his personal experience with Creative and Performing Arts at TFC and his fine skills in Worship Arts and Production, Chris combines continuity with the strengths of days past, new energy for the present, and a clear vision for the coming days.