This month at the Cory Center, our team is writing about Creativity.
Creativity is nearly a standard job requirement for all children’s and family ministry leaders. We solve problems, learn to tell familiar stories in new ways, shape learning environments, drum up games or activities to spur the soul and the imagination. Children’s pastors, children’s ministry directors, children’s church coordinators, Sunday school teachers – we are creative.
You are creative.
I love how blogger Dick Staub puts this. He writes:
First, the truth about you is that you are creative because God is creative: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). We know that God is creative. Every human makes things. Artists make things with paint. Poets, writers, philosophers and lawyers make things with ideas and the compelling use of words. Doctors make people healthier; consultants make organizations better. Manufacturers make things with raw materials; chefs make things with fruits, vegetables, meats and spices. Every human has the capacity to make things, to create, because we are all made in the image of a creative God.
John Piper writes:
If you are God, your work is to create out of nothing. If you are not God, but like God — that is, if you are human — your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make him look great. (Don’t Waste Your Life, 139).
This month, amid your schedules and preparations – shape what God has made made to make Him look great.