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6 Reasons You Aren’t Creative In Your Ministry

Creativity / Leadership //

I hear it all the time from so many Kids Ministry leaders.  It’s the six words that should NEVER come out of your mouth…“I’m just not a creative person.”

Sometimes it comes in more subtle ways such as, “How do you guys at High Voltage Kids Ministry do what you do?”“I could never do that!”  “I wish I could be more creative, but I don’t have it in me.”  “Why are some people creative and others aren’t?”

The 6 reasons most people aren’t creative in their ministry?  It’s because they believe the six words I stated above:  “I’m just not a creative person.”

The truth is everyone has creative potential.  We sell ourselves short thinking that creativity is some mystical ability that few are blessed with.

A large part of the problem is that there is an air of mystery and mysticism around the creative process.  Because people assume and reinforce the idea that some have creative potential and others don’t.  They assume that “creative” people somehow have a super power that others just do not possess.

Think back to when you were a child.  You were able to be kept busy for hours simply by playing with cardboard box.  That box instantly became a house, a fort, a fire station, a cannon – whatever your mind could come up with.  When you were a child, EVERYTHING was a toy.  You were definitely creative!

Somehow, through the years, we lose our fascination with everyday things, begin to lose our confidence, and somehow begin to believe the lie that “creativity is a gift reserved for the few.”  It’s not.  It is, however, a skill that must be developed.  Like any other muscle, your “creative muscle” will atrophy if you don’t put it to work regularly.

Bottom Line:  You were CREATED by the CREATOR in HIS IMAGE!  You are creative!  You were born creative!!  You just need to reclaim your gift that the enemy, the world, and society as a whole has stolen from you by squelching that gift right out of you.

This concept is the very reason why I wrote my latest e-book,“Kidminnovation:  Becoming The Creative Person God Created You To Be.”  I want to help EVERY Kidmin Leader embrace the creative innovator inside of them!  The book releases this month (June 2014 – stay tuned for details)!  In fact, I believe in this so much that I am going to give you a chance to get this book for FREE!

While you wait for the book to be released – this week, take 15 minutes on this creativity exercise.  Walk into a room, find a random object, and see if you can turn it into some sort of spiritual object lesson.  Don’t worry, nobody is watching.  When you have completed this, guess what – you just took a step closer to unleashing the creativity inside of you!

Stop selling yourself short!  You ARE creative!  Now, get out there and create something amazing to change the world for your kids!  You can do it!!!

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About the Author

Brian began in Kids Ministry in 1992. He has served at two churches, The Oaks Fellowship (Dallas, TX 1992-1999) and First NLR (North Little Rock, AR 1999 – Present). He loves kids, Kidmin Leaders, and everything that involves leading children in their spiritual journey! Brian founded High Voltage Kids Ministry Resources in 1998, which creates and provides Kids Church Curriculum, Music, Games, Videos, and more to churches around the world.