3 Examples How Unique Weekly Art Makes A Sermon More Compelling

Many churches that preach in sermon series create a single brand image for the duration, which is often six-eight weeks. I prefer to give each series a family of unique images, one per week, all related to the core theme. I describe it to people as the weekly work of art. Here are three examples.

Stay Geeky

“Geek” used to be a derogatory term. Now it’s a synonym for super-fan.

The Life Cycle of a Creative Idea And A Technique for Growth

There’s a life cycle to every creative idea. You can plot it, on a grid defined by Time on the X-axis and Awesome on the Y-axis. If you chart your current work on this map, you can learn where to apply your creative energy.

How acting fast on your rough idea makes it better

Have an idea? Don’t wait – Use your momentum to activate it, now. Even if it’s not perfect, get it online asap, then if it’s worth it, make upgrades and improvements as you go.

If You Want To Create Great Things, Stop Punishing Failure

The fear that we might get in trouble is so intense that if there’s even a hint of judgment we will shut down our creative thinking. The way past? Stop punishing failure.

What If It Seems Like You Don’t Have a Single Good Moment To Create?

My growing children and intensive day job steadily eroded my ability to pursue side creative projects. Eventually, I went through a bit of a personal crisis. I need time to create! So I made a decision.

6 Career Options for the Creative Arts in Ministry

If you or someone you care for has ever wondered what a creative arts career in ministry or church life might look like, here is a list of 6 options to make an impact (and a living) in creative ministry.

How to unleash your church creative arts ministry in 8 big steps

There’s a tragic, invisible barrier that prevents churches from using talented artists and artists from serving God through ministry in the local church. Both churches and artists want to collaborate, but neither can seem to figure out how. To help, I’ve made a creative arts and communications ministry development roadmap.

Walt’s Breakthrough: 5 Ways Creative Vision Drove Disney’s Early Years

Most of us hope for a future with incremental growth. But what if you could just blow it all up and make something, without limitations? Thinking this way is what we call creative vision. It’s knowing what’s needed, not what already exists or even what’s requested. All great advances – in our personal lives, in culture, in business – start with it. Here’s how Walt Disney expanded his world.

Bring Your Vision to Life with These 8 Free Creativity Resources

Improve your creative thinking and discover great things in your ministry and personal life with 8 practical, free resources from my Creative Toolbox.

What To Do When Your Creative Best Gets Rejected

At some point, it happens to everyone who makes something public. Your work gets rejected, sometimes with pejoratives and sometimes with kind words that kill. How do you react well and maintain your creative energy in the face of such negativity?