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Five Ways to Sabotage Creativity Poll Results

November 11, 2009 by

2009_11_10_5wayspollresults.jpgOur 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?

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Joshua Cody


Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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2 Responses to “Five Ways to Sabotage Creativity Poll Results”

  • Aurora
    November 12, 2009

    Just so you know, the pastor’s wife is the most creative person on our church’s staff.


  • Joshua Cody
    November 12, 2009

    Aurora,
    That wasn’t meant as a sweeping indictment of pastor’s wives—just a subtle nod to the frequent error that can end with gratuitous use of Comic Sans because someone has a “creative eye.”
    No offense to your pastor’s wife meant.



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