Do you GET TO or do you have to?

Why do you do wake up? What motivates you to create the art you are creating? Do you have a passion for what you are doing everyday or has it become mundane? We GET the chance to create art every single day. We GET TO build things and simplify things.  We have the honor of taking ideas,…

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Excuses Are Keeping You From What You Want!

Every day we are going to get better or worse but we will never stay the same. One of the biggest reasons innovation doesn’t soar in organization is because amazing people like us fall victim to excuses. Excuses are a waste of time and energy. Excuses like: I don’t have the time. My boss will never…

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Why Does Creativity Matter In The Church?

I believe that creativity in the church matters. It matters because Creativity Is An Expression Of God’s Plan. He created the earth and He created you to be creative. He gave you the gifts required to create and the mind that works creatively to solve mysteries. Creativity matters in the church because it is Important….

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Everything We Do Is Leadership

I was asked the other day what is the biggest lesson that I am learning right now? The answer is simple. Everything I do is Leadership. What do I mean? Everything you say as a leader carries weight. Measure your words and your opinions. You set the tone. Every decision you make impacts other people. It is…

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Have You Ever Forgot To Lead?

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. – Omar N. Bradley There are a few traits that creative leaders have to remember. Sometimes we just need a little check up to remind us the influence that our leadership carries and the importance of our actions. What would you add to…

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Does Your Team Have An Architect

Every person who is part of your creative process should bring some FLAVOR to your team. We have talked about the importance of every full creative team having a Conceptualist as well as a Pioneer. It is also important to make sure there is someone on your team that can fill the role of the…

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Does Your Team Have A Pioneer

Healthy, well-rounded creative teams are made up of different personalities – not just different responsibilities. This misconception is so common that when we’re working to fill out a team, we focus on “jobs” more than we do the flavors of the people who make up those teams. As we discussed, conceptualists are idea generators. But…

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Do You Have Clout?

Author, leader, and my former boss Jenni Catron has written an amazing book on leadership, CLOUT, that really speaks to the heart of a lot of artists out there. As a creative leader this book spoke volumes to me and to the areas of my leadership life that I need to invest in to grow…

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How We Pick Our Next Worship Song

I am blessed to get to work with some really awesome people. Matt Warren (Music Director) leads Jarrod Morris (worship leader) and the worship department at Cross Point that is made up of hundreds of the most talented and awesome volunteers on the plant. A question we often hear is “How do you guys pick…

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You Better Get Your Reps

Linus Pauling was a biochemist, author, educator and activist. He won multiple Noble Prizes for his work in different fields. Pauling was gifted and talented, but he understood the value of “doing reps” when it came to ideas and creativity. Pauling was credited with the quote: “The best way to get a good idea is…

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