Creativity in Worship

Creativity is the defeat of habit by imposing originality and change. — Andy Law

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”.

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