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On the Leadersheep 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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#58 Ben Stapley - Cultivating a Creative Team
3 days ago
Ben currently serves at Liquid Church in New Jersey as the Creative Arts Pastor overseeing the weekend services, mentoring the worship department, leading the video department & pastoring the church online community. Ben is married to his wife, Rose, and is the father of two girls.
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CULTIVATING A CREATIVE TEAM
Building a Team
Someone in your church has the skill set you are looking for that would be willing get engaged on a volunteer time.
The arts are often underutilized for volunteer positions.
Who are the people on your team and what are their gifts that can help you build?
Start with people and not your product.
Strive for communicative clarity.
Asking for Volunteer Work
Lead with vision
Respect their time & their experience: tell them where their work will be, what the effects of their efforts will be.
Make storyline clear to keep the story alignment. The story needs to stay aligned with teaching pastor's message.
Have strong input before releasing final content.
Good leaders want to be led well.
Make sure people know you're on their side by giving public praise and private critique.
Give greater opportunities for failure: give time to craft and fail, to try new things
Give particular praise: be specific about their work.
Encourage a side hustle: encourage work and creativity, but keep them distinct and separate. Encourage projects just for fun.
First approach it as a holy moment: your canvas is completely blank. Be a co-creator with God, asking the Holy Spirit to come into the project.
Communicate the scope of the project beforehand.
Think aspirational before practical: don't set a cap on creativity right off the bat. You can figure out how to make a home-run idea be a practical one, too.
Acknowledge the 9:1 rule: nine ideas wont work, but one will. Let the bad ideas get going so that the good ones can come through.
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