As I’ve been writing about issues of faith and creativity the past few years, I have seen reoccuring themes and struggles among artists, creative directors, pastors, and lay-people as they wrestle with what it means to live and create art, and a life, that honors God.
Within worship services, at day jobs, and in our communities, these themes reemerge over and over again.
For this reason, I created an ecourse to give some theologically grounded, highly practical next steps to overcoming common struggles felt both by those creating work within the church, and those who are faithfully navigating their daily work in pursuit of honoring God.
A group made up of worship leaders, artists, business people, nonprofit leaders, and an entire creative arts church staff went through the course last year. I learned some things, got feedback, and made the course better. This 2.0 course has similar content, but is more focused, deeper, and more immediately applicable. Here’s what’s in store:
We will discuss what it means to join God in his good work. I will be sharing a few concepts such as how to creaft your life (and art) in response to the Creator, how the burden of creation may seem inevitable but how it can be conquered, and what it means to take our place in the restorative work of God.
The course will run for 2 weeks, and the content will be delivered via email daily (10 total).
Here’s some of the content we’ll cover within the course:
- Creating a body of work with your life
- Living in response to God’s work all around you
- How working in bursts creates much needed margin
- Cultivating creative talent
- Curating artwork and a life well lived
- Producing deep work and resisting the urge to phone it in
- Joining in the work of the gospel
Registration secures you a spot in an exclusive online community that will receive resources and an opportunity to connect throughout the year. All attendees will also receive an eBook version of Creative Theology. See what people are saying about the book here.
The course is for:
- Creative Directors
- Those who are referred to as “creatives” or refer to themselves as an artist
- Worship Leaders
- Those interested in exploring the intersection between faith and creativity
The course is not for:
- Those with all the answers
- Those who can fit faith, creativity, and work into three different compartments
Secure your spot today!
Q: I’m not on staff at a church, should I attend?
A: Absolutely! There will be some content specific to those who work in the church, but the concepts are not exclusive to church work.
Q: When does the course start?
A: The first email of the course will be in your inbox on Monday morning, September 1st.
Q: Are there group discounts?
A: Yes. Email Smahlstadt at gmail dot com
If you have unanswered questions send them to smahlstadt at gmail dot com