Creativity is critical in any organizational leadership. When it comes to planning worship, it seems it’s even more critical. We are created by a creative God and we are by nature, creative. All resources need to be used to give God glory and here are some thoughts on how creativity does.
- Creativity will spark people
- Creativity will capture people’s attention.
- Creativity with help people be inspired
- Creativity will help people learn and enjoy the time
- Creativity can help people feel connected
- Creativity can help increase momentum
- Creativity can engage the senses and emotions
- Creativity can cost nothing (how can we add value with out a penny)
Here are three cautions for creativity in worship planning:
- We don’t want to worship creativity… we want to worship God creatively.
- We don’t want to mistake creativity with innovating – creativity is thinking of things and innovating is acting on them.
- We don’t want to assume that the church, as a whole, is ready to embrace every creative idea – since the the act of worship is participatory for the whole congregation, help all generations, personalities and styles worship in their “native tongue”.