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Creative Ministry

Creative Ministry is a group for church leaders who want to learn to utilize their creative folks in ministry and for creative folks who want to use their creativity to serve the Lord in the church and marketplace.

Website: http://amokarts.com
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Aug 2

Discussion Forum

VBS

Started by David Weiss. Last reply by Adam Garey Oct 17, 2016. 6 Replies

Adam Garey sent this…Continue

Tags: day, vBS, bible, school, arts

What Do You Think of This?

Started by David Weiss Jul 17, 2016. 0 Replies

Imagine this for your church or gathering. Saturday starts with a "paint party" where your people can learn to paint their very own acrylic painting. (You might even be able to use it as a fund…Continue

Tags: idea, ministry, art

How do you lead people into trying things?

Started by David Weiss Jun 23, 2016. 0 Replies

A big part of ministry is leadership. A big part of leadership is getting people to work to solve problems. Creativity is all about solving problems and in the church, we have a lot of problems. I'm…Continue

Tags: dave, weiss, speaker, artist, art

Viral Video

Started by David Weiss. Last reply by David Weiss May 30, 2016. 1 Reply

Have you guys seen this viral clip from Lowes yet?It's called House Love and it's brilliant. I decided to share it here. This is succinct storytelling at its best. What a great way to send a message…Continue

Tags: video, storytelling, viral, love, lowes

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Comment by Adam Garey on February 18, 2017 at 10:23am

I just wrote a couple radio "Dramatic" Scripts(or Copy)The only thing I knew was the Theme of the thing I was selling. Writers Block hits sure. What do we know-If Our Eye sees a blank page we can easily think BLANK. But put something down-even instructions or names related to your project. a Page with some material can help your Eye and Mind Trigger! From "I have nothin'! to "Hey!"


Group Leader
Comment by David Weiss on February 18, 2017 at 9:29am

One of the things that seems apparent with most creatives is the need for inspiration. Sometimes it seems the blank page or the blank canvas or the lump of clay or whatever your medium is seems to mock us as we try to figure out what to do. If you've been reading this blog of any length of time, you know I believe sitting around waiting for inspiration is a waste of time (most of the time). Instead we should chase inspiration down. We should seek it. So today I thought I would ask a question. What inspires you? What are your go to "places" to find inspiration? And how do you take that inspiration and put it to work?

I'll share a few of mine tomorrow, but first I want to hear from you?

Come on. Inspire me!

Comment by Camden Ross on February 10, 2017 at 6:58am

Hi David,

I am confused a little as well, so I started a discussion to hopefully get some answers. Feel free to follow it here, and hopefully someone in the loop will share more info about the future of the free site.

~Cam


Group Leader
Comment by David Weiss on February 9, 2017 at 2:54pm

I'm a little confused. Does this site go away as the 48 days eagles comes into play? I hope that is not the case. If it is and you members want more creative ministry stuff, please subscribe to AMOKArts.com of follow me on Facebook. I can't afford to make the jump at this time. 


Group Leader
Comment by David Weiss on January 28, 2017 at 8:57am

I wrote a post for all of us who are involved in creative ministry. I call it "Attention!" Please read it. I think it could probably save some of us some aggravation. http://48days.net/profiles/blogs/attention?xg_source=activity


Group Leader
Comment by David Weiss on January 26, 2017 at 8:26am

Just curious, I am looking for some opportunities to bring my creative arts ministry to churches this year. Would anyone on this group have any interest in having me in? I do a combination of speed painting, storytelling, video drama and flat out preaching. 


Group Leader
Comment by David Weiss on January 26, 2017 at 8:25am

Okay at the end of the day, that's what this blog is all about, but some might ask "Do we really need it?" and "Can it be dangerous?"

Let's answer the last question first. Of course it can be dangerous. Creativity is a wonderful thing, but when you are dealing with a world where absolute truth is reality, what we get creative with matters. So long as we kept creativity to the methods of delivery and never, ever get creative with the truth itself, there is no danger. The danger comes when we attempt to manipulate truth for the sake of creativity. We have the Word of God. It says what it means and means what it says. It's perfect as it is and we have no need to alter it to fit any context or any whim of culture. Truth is truth and God's Word is the truth that sets men free. Don't mess with the truth.

Now to answer the question that will most likely be expressed as we attempt to bring our creativity into the church. Do we really need it? The answer to that question is a resounding yes. We live in a world of rapid change. We live in a world that is bombarded with messages and images on every side. The amount of messages people are confronted with on a daily basis is staggering and one of those messages is the Gospel. Now admittedly the message of the Gospel is empowered by God and therefore it has a huge advantage and yet I a convinced that a big part of the reason God has anointed some of us with creativity is that we might be used as tools to take that message forth and put it front and center in our world. What does it take to do that? God, the Holy Spirit's anointing, literally God triggering our imaginations, inspiring us, and Him helping us to do the work required to bring it forth. This can manifest in a multitude of ways, but here's what we need to do. Seek the Lord and do what He says. It's nothing new but it works.

Go to God and get to work. All creation waits in eager expectation for the sons and daughters of God to be revealed.

Comment by Adam Garey on January 19, 2017 at 3:13am

Our Mens Retreat coming end ofJanuary! Usual our other Media people would be there but now just me. Thanks for your simple prayer Dave. That all pieces go smooth or even that The Lord really minister to the guys and myself. Running Lyrics for Worship singing-Visual Support for Message Speakers, Recording Audio for archive. Thanks.


Group Leader
Comment by David Weiss on January 16, 2017 at 9:02pm

Hi everyone, Just checking to see how things are going in your creative lives. How are your ministries working out? How can we help you? Praying God's blessing on you and your ministry. Please share your stuff here. 


Group Leader
Comment by David Weiss on January 3, 2017 at 10:56am

Artist David Garibaldi made an excellent point today on his video blog. I am sharing it here. It's about falling your artistic (creative) gut. Please take one minute and watch this, It's important. https://amokarts.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/take-action-now/

 
 
 

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