Dave Weiss Masters Portfolio 2017-2019

Video Content
I make a fair amount of video content with my ministry and share it via youtube as well as in my church and speaking ministry.

The Easter Conundrum which answers the question about why Easter falls on different days every year.

The Grateful Series
Each year, I speak at a camp for adults with development disabilities in Rome, New York. Our theme for Fall 2017 was on Gratitude, and I made these videos to go along with my messages.

VBS Video

For our annual Art Day Vacation Bible School, our teaching was based on the Fruit of the Spirit. I wrote a little rap and made an animated video to help the students learn the fruit.

The Enough Series

In the Summer of 2018 I did another series for the camp for adults with development disabilities in Rome, New York. The theme for this camp was Enough. I made a few video clips to help connect the campers to the theme.

Art Videos
Over the course of the year, I have done a few art challenges. These were more about working on my skills than they were about spiritual things at least on the surface. When each collection was finished I made a video of the pieces. In one case I did a testimony on the creative process. The Marchartoon collection ended up getting me the opportunity to share some encouragement via video with a group of youth in Croatia. I have also been sharing art online with several groups of car and Low Brow art enthusiasts, in hopes of making connections for the Gospel.

Blood On Our Hands

I received an invitation from a church in Georgia to create a piece of art for their “Stations of the Cross” art show. Due to the distance and the difficulties with shipping a large piece of art, I chose to do a digital video. My assigned station was Pilate condemning Jesus. The piece was designed to be shown on a loop.

Miscellaneous Worship Videos

These are some clips I did for worship services at my church. In most cases I did them as lead-ins to my sermons.

Books Published

Worship Art
These are the paintings I do in worship, primarily in the context of my ministry at Springfield Church of the Brethren, but also occasionally in other churches as my schedule permits. These are separate from the paintings I do in my speaking ministry.

Lamb of God
Message on Passover

Don’t Miss the
Donkey Palm Sunday Message

“When I Am
Lifted Up” Easter Message

Isaiah’s Suffering Servant Easter

“Didn’t Our
Hearts Burn”
Easter Message

Handout on the
400 years of “silence”

Christmas series: Joseph

Christmas Series: Gabriel

Christmas Series: Shepherd

Christmas Series: John the Baptist

Four Friends 1

Four Friends 2

Four Friends 3

Four Friends 4

The Legend of the Three Trees Triptych
Sketch for a large speed painting on finding fulfillment

Peter Becker Community Flower Show

Our local retirement community has an annual flower show that is something to behold. Each year they do a theme and for 2019 the theme was Superpowers and Flowers. I volunteered to do some of the design work for the characters and displays. I have also included a few photos of the finished work which was done primarily by the residents with some help from me and a few others.

Speaking Ministry Art
These are some of the live paintings I did in my speaking ministry. Please keep in mind my average time to complete one of these is about six minutes.

The Word Became Flesh,
Christmas Speed Painting

Live paintings for
Haven Camp

Gallery of Live paintings
at St. Thomas BiC

Gallery of Live paintings
at St. Thomas BiC

Jesus and the Empty Tomb

Presentation Graphics
I do a lot of Powerpoint Presentations in my my ministry featuring original drawings. I will share a sampling of them here.

My Webcomic Creacher continues. Creacher is a combination of Creature and Preacher and basically what I do is create a new creature each day (most days) and use that creature to comment on the issues of the day, matters of faith, etc. I also use these periodically to link to a page that gives the plan of salvation. I try to do these five days a week, but occasionally the demands of ministry and things like working on my masters keep that from happening. Basically it’s a creative way to spread the Gospel. The idea behind this comes from 2 Corinthians 5:17 from the KJV which refers to those who are in Christ as New Creatures. click the image below to take you to the site.

Paint Parties
One of the things I have really enjoyed lately is leading paint parties. They are great for fund raising and especially outreach.
Here are a few photos.

The Imaginative Church Workshop


Occasionally I will help others realize their visions. My friend Paul Turner is a youth ministry consultant and a speaker. He wrote a curriculum for the camps he will be speaking at this summer. He needed a map style board to help students chart their spiritual growth.