My 2017 Church Creative Goals

I work as a church creative director. A lot of people ask me what that means. To give you a glimpse, here is a list of organizational goals for my creative team and I for 2017.

Stop Worrying About Making It Look Perfect

When you’ve got a good idea, and you’re using it and it’s developing, the temptation is to hold on to it until you can get it completely sorted out and organized for consumption. This is another form of self-glory, one of the lies that steals creativity, because it’s a self-protection mechanism that convinces you about your own hero status. It’s better to publish than to publish perfectly.

Information Alone Isn’t Enough

Some people call this the age of Big Data. We’re swimming in data. But if there’s one thing the information age has taught us, it’s that information alone isn’t enough.

Combine Two Things

What I learned was that the secret to creativity and innovation, and good career launches, isn’t to have a passion. It is to have two passions. And to hang on to both for dear life until it shakes out.

6 Options For When You Grow Up

Here are six messages I hear about what will happen when you grow up. These options are the end game of our creative dreams.

A Brand is What Makes You Burn

A good brand is not calculated. It is simply the ability to clearly communicate what burns inside you. Here’s my definition of a brand, with a stunning example.

Make a Mark on Your Growth Chart This Week

When we become adults, most of us stop making our mark on the wall, and in the world. We adopt a fixed mindset about our identity. But God has a bright future for us, which we discover as we un-learn how to conform to the world and rediscover our innate creativity.