Staying Creative (2019)

Christianity.com | 7/18/2019 | Staff
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One of the challenges in any sphere of life, particularly ministry, is staying creative. And it’s an important challenge. We need creativity in our messages, children’s programs, outreach strategies and so much more.

So what is the solution to becoming more creative in your output?

It’s simple.

Become more creative in your input.

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Here are five easy ways to increase your creativity input and, as a result, increase your creativity output.

1. Read – There is no substitute for a steady stream of good books that will fill your mental tank with ideas.

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2. Travel – Exposing yourself to new places, and ideally, different cultures, will expand your creative vision exponentially.

3. Capture – When you have a creative idea, capture it immediately. Write it in a journal, take a note on your phone, jot it down on a scrap of paper. Anywhere ideas tend to come, make sure you have something you can capture them on.

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4. Explore – The internet allows a wealth of opportunities for immediate exploration to what others might be doing in your field. Take advantage of it.

5. Think – If you don’t have times when you simply meditate on things, reflect on things, you aren’t giving your creativity a chance to function at full capacity.

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Here are three more thoughts on creativity that may be helpful:

First, if you want to be creative, then strive to be creative. Not emulative. Some...
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