Stay Creative!

Just wanted to share with you 29 ways to stay creative. This list has been out there a while but for many creative people we just need a reminder. Happy New Year!

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Do you have one that you would add to the list share with us, comment below.

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Don’t limit yourself

I have been in Ministry for 14 years and I have been a part of 3 church start-ups. One thing I have had to discover is you have to be flexible and you have to be creative with the space and resources that you have.  I wanted to show a couple of examples of what was thought of as a limit and what a little creativity can do.

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Limit: A church with no kid space needed a room  for kids so they backed a school bus up to the back door and turned it into an awesome kid’s ministry area.

<— Result

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Limit: A children’s ministry meeting in a school at the end of a long hallway with white walls. So they added a little color.

<— Result

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Limit: A children’s ministry that set’s up each week in a school classroom filled with teaching posters and classroom desks. They utilized their resources and created an exciting portable environment.

<— Result

 

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Limit: A church that met inside a borrowed space and was limited in what they could do and all the messes they could make. They created a box and made messes that engaged children in church.

<— Result

 

 

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Limit: A small church with limited space and no outdoor play area wanted to do an Easter Egg Hunt. So they utilized the classrooms and made it glow  with the Blacklight Egg Hunt.

<— Result

 

What limits do you have? What keeps you from thinking differently?

A Creative Find: How to think outside the box

I know we have all heard the saying” Think outside the box” but for most of us it is a lot easier said than done. I recently cam across a list from WikiHow.com of 10 things that will help us be able to look outside the box of comfort and routine and look at things in a new creative light.

  1. Be prepared for a big change.
  2. Learn the terms.
  3. Understand that, for a given problem, some people tend to come up with the more “creative” solutions.
  4. Learn what inhibits your ability to change.
  5. Challenge assumptions.
  6. Break free of dull routine.
  7. Brainstorm.
  8. Think laterally.
  9. Bring your child to work.
  10. Take your vacations.

Read each point of “How to think outside the box” in detail at: WikiHow.com.

or stay inside the box here.

Rethinking my cubicle

Your office space says a lot about who you are. Whether you work from home, at a big corporation or even a small town business, you have the chance to make your mark. It can say your messy, clean, organized, creative or even too busy. So i asked my self this question:

What does my office say about me?

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I have been at my new ministry for about 5 months where I have inherited one of the biggest cubicles I have ever seen. this picture only shows you one corner. I have come to a point where it’s time to make the most of the space I am at almost every day of the week. So I started researching creative offices and ways to jazz up a cubicle and I am officially ready to think creatively. Over the next month I will begin to transform my cubicle into a picture of ME. How about you? Does your desk have stacks and stacks of paper, piles of stuff that need to find a place, left over food wrappers or is it super clean well organized, informative of what you do and looks like you have your act together? Look at this post of Nine Absolutely Crazy Offices.

Inspired?