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.

 

In this episode, we talk about leading a healthy team of creatives who love Jesus and love the Church.

Welcome to episode 13 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

 

Show Notes

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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.

 

Quotes from this episode

There is a huge gap in church culture for artistry… you got to pour water on that to see if flourish Click To Tweet

Are they (creatives) listening to music and laughing? Click To Tweet

You never get it perfect Click To Tweet

Am I loving the gift giver or the gift? Click To Tweet

Am I spending as much time with my savior as I am developing my craft?” Click To Tweet

Be led, and lead someone now Click To Tweet

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Next Episode

Join us next time on the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers. In episode 14 we talk to Justin Herman