Thanks for coming to That Church Conference – Chicago Workshop.
I hope you had a great time and hopefully you found some tips that you will apply to develop a thriving culture of volunteers.
Here are the notes from my session.
Also, download these files to help you organize your projects. This can be a great tool to facilitate the work of your volunteers.
Your church senior leadership is more interested in the “why” behind your church activities. Why are we doing this event? Why are we starting this ministry? Because we want to see more people experience Christ. We want to see more people grow. We want families to be healthy.
The problem is that sometimes, we as media practitioners are more excited about the “how” to accomplish the “what.” We could spend many hours discussing mic brands, camera types or certain pieces of software to accomplish something; but if we don’t know why we’re doing it, it’s all for show.
When you understand the why of your ministry… the why of your church… the heart and passion of your pastor; that’s when you’re positioned to do the best work.
Meaning, don’t wait for a position or a job title to empower you to do what you must do well. Do your best in the little that has been given to you now. Take responsibility; own it! (whatever “it” is)
Shelve your ideas.
I wrote that sentence after hearing my pastor drop some knowledge on our team at a meeting. We were deciding what route our Easter services would go, and if we would have a follow up series.
It happened suddenly; genius struck. Continue Reading
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
Lose yourself in it, find yourself in it. But don’t put all your identity in it.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. -Erich Fromm
Maybe it’s time to let go of those go to moves that everyone has. To let go of whatever we default to. Certainty is great to a degree, but to reach the next level we must let go of the certainty of our current level. Continue Reading
A few things that Seth talks about in this first video:
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” Steve Jobs
Isn’t that the way it usually goes?