Our pals over at Media Salt recently penned an article on five ways to kill the creative process at your church. But what’s the best way? Well, only your collective wisdom can answer that question.
47% of you are watching the creative process die a quick death by not planning ahead. Half the time you’re taking care of Sunday on Saturday night, and you end up defaulting to Comic Sans and crosses for t’s.
19% of you have too many hands in the pot. And by the time your creative work passes around all the secretaries and through the pastor’s wife, it just doesn’t have that spark anymore.
11% of you are just copying how another church is doing things and hoping you don’t forget to change their name to yours in any of your printed materials. And 5% of you aren’t copying other churches, you’re going straight to pop culture instead. You’re losing some momentum with your “Extreme Makeover: Soul Edition” series and movie knockoff graphics.
9% of you have gone ahead and thrown the word “deadline” out of your vocabulary, and your creativity has suffered for it. Great ideas end up dying the lonely death of “never got it done.”
And a final 9% of you are thriving by not falling victim to any of these pitfalls. Let’s hear in the comments what good practices you’re putting into place to avoid these. And of course, hilarious stories of failed pop-culture puns are welcomed, too.
This week, let us know: Would you say social media has been a boon for your church?