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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!
Do you have one that you would add to the list share with us, comment below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What limits do you have? What keeps you from thinking differently?
I am always intrigued with ways to become more creative or to stretch my creative thinking. This past week I came across this blog post by Harvey Mackay. He has written 6 New York Times bestsellers, including the #1 bestseller Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.
The blog post called “10 tricks to getting the creative juices flowing” is worth the read in detail, HERE.
I also wanted to include a quick summary of the 10 ways for you but I highly recommend reading the blog post in it’s entirety.
10 Tricks to Get the Creative Juices Flowing
1. Keep a journal.
2. Search your environment for inspiration.
3. Question everything.
4. Turn problems around.
5. Combine random elements.
6. Recruit a partner.
7. Read something totally different than usual.
8. Tolerate failure.
9. Listen to your “inner child.”
10. Relax your mind.