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7 Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Church

Your congregation is teeming with ingenuity. Here’s how to tap into it.
7 Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Church
Image: Unsplash - Mike Petrucci

“I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”

Have you ever heard someone say this? It’s a common saying, but I don’t buy it. Not only is it untrue; it involves a denial of the image of God in us.

Artistic ability is a talent, but creativity is a trait shared by all humans. Creativity is a capacity that (much like a muscle) can atrophy or strengthen over time. I believe that in order for us to experience the fullness of our humanity and be best equipped for ministry in the church and mission in the world, churches need to learn how to foster creativity.

If we do, we will better be able to engage culture, breathe life into the world, and fulfill our callings as we work toward the reconciliation of all things.

Here are seven ways to foster creativity in your church:

1. Prioritize creativity. Like any aspect of church culture, if creativity is not embraced at the top levels of leadership, it will never make it into the life of the congregation. I remember when I traveled ...

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