The Top 10 Most Helpful Posts of 2016

2016 may have been a strange year for a lot of people, but it was a record-breaking year for this blog. In spite of a big drop in productivity through the fall while I transitioned to a new job in Texas – I only published 41 new posts this year, my lowest year –  some amazing things have happened. Everything is way up:

These stats are just a small sample of the growth this blog has experienced. Here’s what people have been coming for – the top posts of the year, all in one spot.

#10 suggested there’s a reason why the “team” approach often misses, and offered a way to do it better.

Leadership to unlock team creativity, not destroy it

#9 promoted the concept of creative vision, and how it was a key part of Walt Disney’s story.

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

#8 celebrated what makes for good content, here and perhaps in your world too.

the best of what you need to know about crafting compelling content

#7 was an executive summary of much of what I’ve learned about doing creativity and communications in church.

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

#6 looked at common mistakes churches make with technology.

Avoid Making These Five Technology Mistakes in Your Church with This Free Worksheet

#5 commented on Chick-Fil-A’s decision to do something besides the cows.

They’ve since backed off the anti-cow stance.

By Dropping the Cow, Has Chick-Fil-A Jumped the Shark?

#4 documented the roll out of a little promotional effort at the church where I worked.

A Little Idea to Kill Clutter and Improve Communication with 3×3 Cards

#3 reviewed a really great book called Jesus Speaks.

Hearing a Word from the Lord: My Review of Jesus Speaks by Leonard Sweet and Frank viola

#2 gave a full checklist of things to accomplish in a worship design meeting.

The Complete Checklist For Designing Creative Worship In 60 Minutes

And once again, #1 was my annual top 25 list of fast growing, large United Methodist churches.

Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches, 2016 Edition

Thanks for being a part of my blog and let’s keep creating in 2017!

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Len Wilson

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Christ follower. Storyteller. Strategist. Writer. Creative Director at St Andrew. Tickle monster. Author, Think Like a Five Year Old (Abingdon).