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Increasing your Creativity Quotient

Here are some practical suggestions for improving the creativity in the life of your ministry:

1. Pray high octane prayers. I've kept a prayer journal since I was seventeen years old. I didn't realize how often I prayed for creativity until, several years ago, I was looking back through the entries and noticed prayer after prayer asking God for creative energy and ideas. I believe God's answers to those prayers have been very specific. Begin to ask God regularly for the supernatural power of creativity, and then be ready for the answer to blow you away.

2. Maintain a vertical vision. Growing up as a pastor's son, serving on a church staff, and then planting a church, I've seen the ministry from many angles. And I've noticed that godly leaders catch their vision vertically, from God. When they apply this passionately and creatively, people are reached for glory of God.

Sometimes people surround you—power brokers or naysayers—insisting you change your approach to their liking. What ...

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