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ccwSo here we are, rushing headlong into the Christmas season. The thing is, in creative ministry, the things we do usually take quite a bit of preparation, so by now we would be working well ahead of Christmas. To give you a taste of this, let’s plan ahead.

You see, I often tell my congregation that while Christmas is far and away the most popular holiday in our world, we must never forget that the purpose of Christmas is Good Friday and the purpose of Good Friday is Easter. The creative challenge this week is to create something you could present to share the Good Friday, Easter story. Trust me when I tell you, it will be here before you know it. 

How would you express Jesus laying down His life for you and me? How would you express the glory of His resurrection? Start brainstorming and get some things down on paper. How could your from of creativity portray the rest of (and best of)the story?

For extra credit, share your thoughts with your pastor or church leadership and try to get on the schedule to present it as part of your church’s Holy Week celebration.
Post your results in the comments or on the Facebook Page


Every so often I feel the need to ask the list what you’re working on. I’m on a few projects right now. I’m about a quarter of the way into my last Adult Coloring Book of the year, I’m working on publishing a calendar for speakers. It was complete but I formatted the pages incorrectly, so I have to rework them slightly. My hope is to have this done in a week or two so I can release it to other speakers so they can beta test it. In the speaking realm I just finished a series called Imagination, Inspiration, Perspiration, New Creation, Re-Creation. I presented it for the first time last week and it showed some real promise. I also just signed on to speak at a pretty major Christian Writer’s Conference next summer. At church I am working on a series preaching through the book of Hebrews that may become another book and I just started working on a project called Identify about knowing who you are in Christ. (I am rushing this one to the forefront because it is weighing so heavily on my Spirit at the moment.) I’m also about half way through a book called You’re Not Creative, and other lies you probably believe about creativity as well as an art journaling project for taking sermon notes. Lots of good stuff is coming. What are you working on?

Please take a moment and tell us about your projects in the comments.