Stop Asking For Permission To Create

You don’t need permission to create. The fact you were hired, invited, or asked to do what you do is all the permission you need. A funny thing happens, as a creative person you inevitably at times have shuttered in fear and hid behind “permission” in order to protect you from the criticism or failure that comes…

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Why We Have Show & Tell In Our Meetings

I kept hearing a very sad, funny, and scary conversation happening in the halls and in meetings. “I wish I could prioritize being creative.” “I don’t have time to invest in my own creativity.” “If only we could prioritize being creative.” Basically, we had become so busy as a team creating that we stopped being…

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I have an idea…now what?

In 1939 James Webb Young, an advertising executive created the “Technique for Producing Ideas.” While this list may be older than anyone reading this blog, the concepts are not only still relevant…they actually work. Every week in our churches we are trying to come up with ideas. Every creative team has felt the tension of…

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Fighting Volunteer or Team Burn Out

We have all been there. The passion is gone, the excitement is missing, and the responsibilities just keep coming, and we are fighting to care! No one wants to burn out or worse lose valuable volunteers or teammates to the dreaded “burn”. Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo! has an awesome quote about burn out:…

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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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Do You Think Creativity Is A Habit?

Do you think that your creativity is a habit? I have never thought about creativity as a habit, but could it be? Habits are things that we do repeatedly that become a pattern in our lives. Not like taking the same route to work but the things that become so much part of who we…

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