From The Top Arts (est. 1992) is a registered, Christian charity that seeks to Encourage, Exalt and Educate through physical and visual arts.
encourage - exalt - educate
From The Top specializes primarily in Musical Sign, Mime and Drama. Areas of artistic ministry include Dramatic Readings, Readers Theatre, Spoken Word, Physical Theatre, Dance, Music, Video, and more. Kev W Wood and the members of the troupe From The Top enjoy serving in this unique, needed ministry.
Part of the ministry of From The Top is Kev facilitating churches learning more about a variety of creative options that can be added to their worship services beyond, and complementary to, spoken word and music in a way that connects holistically with those present.
Kev and/or From The Top are often booked to minister through Musical Sign and Mime in worship services, conferences, events, and more. Apart from considering booking requests for any date, bookings requests are now being accepted for 2019 and 2020 services and events (including weekend worship services, special services, conferences, banquets, musicals, and more).
This fall From The Top Arts will be re-starting our weekly training and rehearsal evenings. This will be done as part of 'Q2Q Arts Night' - a weekly, Tuesday evening small group of Riverwood Church Community that Kev and his wife Becky will be teaching and facilitating. There will two age groups: '12 and Older' - including adults (led by Kev) and 'Under 12' - Grades 1-6 (led by Becky). Please see the 'Q2Q Arts Training' page here for more details. If you are interested please let us know through our 'Contact Us' form here on our website.
Here you can also follow Kev's blog - 'The Restless Artist' - where he shares his reflections on the arts. Kev shares his reflections from 35 years of training and experience in the arts and with what he is interacting now. This includes what Kev is reading, researching, watching, interactions with people, or other experiences. Posts are written with the objective of not taking more than 1-2 minutes to read.
Kev writes, "I read the following words by Janice Elsheimer in her book The Creative Call: 'Our gifts are not from God to us, but from God through us to the world. When we fail to use these gifts, we suffer the same way a person accustomed to regular physical activity may feel pent up, out of sorts, and off-balance after going for several days without exercise. When we try to live without exercising our artistic gifts we may feel RESTLESS [emphasis Kev's] and empty. Life lacks fullness. Something buried deep within longs to emerge.'
What people are saying about the ministry of From The Top:
"You have a real gift. Thank you for using it to spread God’s abounding love to His people.
"I highly recommend Kev W Wood of From The Top Arts. Students from JK through Grade 8 were engaged in the message that Kev gave and the way it was performed." - School Principal
"I am so glad we were able to have you at our school. I have heard nothing but positive comments from students and staff about what a blessing this morning was." - School Principal
"Way beyond awesome"
"Powerful and beautiful" - Worship Leader