As I’ve been writing about issues of faith and creativity the past few years, I have seen reoccurring themes and struggles among artists, creative directors, pastors, and lay-people as they wrestle with what it means to live and create a life (and art) that honors God.
Within worship services, at day jobs, and in our communities, these themes reemerge over and over again. And especially since people who have a natural creative bent tend to isolate themselves, it is vital that we come together and work through these in community.
For this reason, I will be hosting a short digital course to give some theologically grounded, highly practical next steps to overcoming common struggles felt by those creating work within the church, and those who are faithfully navigating the daily minutiae in pursuit of honoring God with their work. I will also help facilitate networking (which makes me horribly uncomfortable) with other Christian artists and creative-minded individuals, and discussion around what it means to join God in his good work.
I will be sharing a few concepts such as how to craft 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 6 weeks, and the content will be delivered via email. I’ll utilize long form content, videos, short calls to action, and more. Heck, who knows…maybe we’ll work in some live interaction! Yay internets.
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 in the local church
- Producing deep work and resisting the urge to copy
- How to be both creative and prolific, as required with a 6-day turnaround timeframe in church work
- Releasing artists to join 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 receive an eBook version of Creative Theology. See what people are saying about the book here.
The course is for:
Those who are referred to as “creatives” or refer to themselves as an artist
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