Friday, July 25, 2008

Creativity and the Church

On vacation I was speaking to a fellow minister and he said to me, "I want to be more creative."

What does that mean? More creative?

First of all, is he creative already? Yes he is.

We are all creative. Everyone is creative just as much as all of us can kick a ball.

Then how do you "be more creative?"

The answer is the difference between you kicking a ball and a professional soccer player kicking a ball. The answer is one word: discipline. The professional soccer player has worked really hard at kicking a ball for a long time and your career at kicking a ball might have ended in little league soccer.

Creativity is a discipline. As we develop the discipline we can have better...
... messages.
... meetings.
... ways to solve the myriad of ministry challenges.
... ways of connecting to our culture.

Inscape means seeing something new in something familiar. In a manner of speaking ministers are challenged to take something that is familiar to them, the Bible, and discover new insights that will apply to living in our culture and world.

That's what this blog will be about. It will look at the discipline of creativity and the ministry. This blog will not give you creative products, but strategies on how you can be creative yourself.

God created you. You were created in his image. It's time we reflected our creator in the culture.

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