As the Creative Arts Pastor, Ben is responsible for the weekend service, worship experience, video creation, and church online. Ben has a passion for creating and capturing memorable moments designed to bring people closer to Christ.
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Takeaways from the Episode
1. ENCOURAGE A SIDE HUSTLE
Creatives need to have a side hustle from what they do at their church. With some guardrails, a side hustle can help creatives to indulge in their gifting and even help them be better at their job at the church. Restricting a creative to work 110% for ONLY the things you want can stifle their creative juices. Let them run with guidance to the things that fill them up.
2. HAVE A CREATIVE SHOW AND TELL
Give creative’s an opportunity to show you and others what is inspiring them. This gives them a chance to process through their inspirations and it may benefit others as well. If you are overseeing creatives it forces you to value the things that they value and encourage them to do things that inspire them.
3. BURNOUT WILL DISQUALIFY CREATIVES
Creatives aren’t wired for 50-60 hours a week and often require more flexibility to function. If they are burning the midnight oil all the time it will cause them to burnout. For most leaders it ends up being moral failures that disqualify them from ministry, not burnout; with creatives it is usually the opposite.
4. FOLLOW PEOPLE WHO ARE ONE STEP AHEAD
Follow people who are just a little bit farther ahead in ministry then you. People who are just one step ahead, not two, just one. If you just follow superstars, you’ll be left feeling empty and like you can’t measure up. Following people who are closer to you and more accessible will help you go farther faster in your leadership.
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