Embracing and Learning from Different Perspectives

Embracing and Learning from Different Perspectives

When I was young my dad and I had a special bonding activity. We’d be headed somewhere in the car and he would put me in his lap, let me take the wheel, and “drive.” Obviously, this was long before car seats and maybe even seatbelts. I must’ve been four or five or six to fit on his lap behind the wheel. Try to push down you’re shocked horror at a five-year-old in his dad‘s lap behind the wheel of a two-ton missile traveling 50 miles an hour for a moment to just embrace the sheer beauty of this... Read More
Sparking Creativity: Keeping the Fresh Ideas Coming 

Sparking Creativity: Keeping the Fresh Ideas Coming 

Ideas are everywhere. Like the space around us, ideas and creativity are always within our grasp. Sometimes it takes a little inspiration to make us aware of the ideas and creativity right in front of us. I hope this article becomes that inspiration.  I stare at her and think to myself, “Where does she come up with all of those thoughts? How can she sit there, time and time again, and create these elaborate, complex, exciting worlds with two dolls?” But then I think back and remember how free... Read More
What Does it Mean to Think Orange? 

What Does it Mean to Think Orange? 

Color is an amazing gift from God!  He loves color.  He has decorated our world so beautifully with sunsets, oceans, flowers, and more wonders than we can see in a lifetime! I love that God has created us in His image and has put creativity in the hearts of each one of us. Did you know that there is such a thing as color psychology? It is really interesting that research shows that colors can impact our moods, feelings, and behaviors. We have experts telling us what colors to paint certain... Read More
Helpful Tips For Leading Creative Meetings

Helpful Tips For Leading Creative Meetings

by Colette Taylor The first time I was invited to a “creative meeting,” I had no idea what to expect. It sounded like fun; who doesn’t like to create? But I quickly realized “creative” and “meeting” can have lots of different meanings. Luckily, my first exposure to creative meetings was for a program called KidStuf at North Point Community Church. I figured out right away that a creative meeting is only as good as the facilitator of the meeting, and my first meeting had a... Read More
What is Really Sacred?

What is Really Sacred?

A lot of unnecessary rifts exist because well-intentioned leaders make the wrong things sacred (communication styles, worship, service times, technology, architecture). All of those things should be redefined based on how well they highlight what is timeless. We should constantly be changing certain things for the sake of what is timeless. Our message is timeless, but how we present it can become stale. Worship is timeless, but our style may not resonate with certain cultures. Relationships... Read More