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.

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?

3 traps of growth and how to overcome them

Growth is dangerous. We labor to see things grow, yet when we become enamored with the fruits of labor, bad things happen. Here are 3 simple things to overcome growth’s problem.

My Word For the Year Is a Plea To Recognize Our Most Precious Commodity

Presence is a plea to recognize the fleeting nature of this life and to fully appreciate the scarce and valuable commodity of time, and to be able to purposefully waste time on activities whose value isn’t easily quantifiable, which don’t serve immediate needs and which don’t add to the bottom line. Creativity depends on it.

Why Sermon Images Fail and 5 Steps to Make Them Better

Preaching is changing, and more and more preachers are learning to communicate with images. But just because many congregations can now project an image in a worship service doesn’t mean we’re using them in ways that improve our ability to communicate. How can we do it better?