Creative Sheep Podcast
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On the Creative Sheep Podcast we talk to people who are good at what they do to inspire leaders to get better.
We create custom and pre-made creative media for churches and ministries. Communicating God's love through excellent content.
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#39: Phil Bowdle - Finding a Weekly Rhythm for Your Creative Process
Phil is the Creative Arts Pastor at West Ridge Church in Atlanta, GA. He is passionate about creating high-impact experiences that lead people to Jesus Christ.
In this episode, Phil talks specifically about the West Ridge Creative Process and getting your creativity into a weekly rhythm.
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FINDING A WEEKLY RHYTHM FOR YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS
Phil's Role As The Creative Pastor:
Focuses on the first 10% and Last 10% of the creative process.
Gives clear vision and direction.
Identifies problems at the beginning so people know what they are trying to create.
Steps away then comes back to finish the last 10%.
Serves as the representative on the leadership team with what they do.
The West Ridge Church Creative Process:
Starts with the culture more than the process.
Everything is evaluated from the beginning, in the middle, and to the end.
There is a flow and a rhythm to what is created.
No established rule book, depends on the project or season.
Nail down the problem first before any work is done.
Goal is to be 6-8 weeks out with the service 80-90% complete.
There is less pressure to innovate every week when there is margin.
With the pressure of a short timeline you tend to do things that are safe.
The Weekly Rhythm:
Sunday - Game Day (morning rehearsal / production run through / service / Evaluation of first service / adjustments / Service two and three
1pm - The Worship and Production team meets to evaluate what happened Sunday and the behind the scenes processes for the weekend. They look at the last 10% for that weekend and the weekend after.
2pm - The Communications and Media teams meet. They go over project management requests.
3pm - The Whole Team meets and discusses vision and direction followed by team prayer.
Touch base if needed throughout the week. The rest of the week is for creating services/elements and developing people.
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