Church Creatives

What You Need to Be a Successful Church Creative

I like John C. Maxwell’s definition of success: “Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”

What unifies you to everyone else likely reading this post is that you have a firm understanding of your purpose in life: to see God glorified and the gospel spread. In seeking to see that happen, you’re undoubtedly “sowing seeds that benefit others.”

But it’s that second characteristic of success Maxwell talks about that church leaders often wrestle with the most: “growing to reach your maximum potential.” 

4 Myths About Creativity and the Church

There’s been a big movement toward more creativity in the Church over the last few years. That gets me excited, because I love when churches can grab people’s attention.

Unfortunately, I think people have a few incorrect theories about creativity and its use in the church. Never fear. I’m clearing them up right here.

Here are four myths about creativity and the church.

Church Leaders: What Prevents Your Best Ideas?

Last week, we asked our email newsletter subscribers one question: what issues most often prevent you from carrying out your best ideas? Though Time and Staff tied, Budget, Talent, and Training weren’t that far behind. To us at Provident Staffing, this quick survey confirmed our hunches.

That In-Between Time

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is strange. 

After churches go all out for a month in celebrating Christ coming to earth, most church staffs go into hibernation for the following week. Then New Year’s arrives, and the next Monday morning the leadership of the church realizes: it’s time to do it all over again.

For some ...

Why We Create

On the website for the Flow Creative Arts Conference, I asked a number of questions:

Why do you create?

Because you have to?

Because you want to?

Because you’re paid to?

Because you were made to?

Of course, every person will answer that first question differently, but if we’re honest, we’ve all created for all of those reasons. Sometimes duty trumps desire. Sometimes we finish a project because we just want to finish that project. Sometimes ...