Conversations: The Church Leader as a Creative

When you think of the word creative, who do you think of? Painters? Writers? Actors? Designers?

Chances are that you would consider each of these professions as creatives, but how about pastors?

Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, author of the book The Accidental Creative, and has a podcast with the same name. He also believes that church leaders who don’t consider themselves to be creatives are shortchanging themselves, and their congregations.

Todd’s new book, Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day releases September 26th, and will be a vital tool for church leaders everywhere who are trying to be good stewards of the gifts and resources that they have been entrusted with:

Here’s the hard truth: sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out, so how we choose to spend today is significant. Each day that we postpone difficult tasks and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation results in a net deficit to the world, our organizations, and ourselves.

 Die Empty is a tool for people who aren’t willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep us in stagnation, and introduces a process for instilling consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a true and steady course.

Todd recently sat down with Matt Steen and myself for a conversation about how to not just survive in the “create on demand world,” but how to thrive as we go about our day to day work. Buckle up, because this conversation is both intense, and insightful:

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  • steve miller September 26, 2013 Reply

    Wow. Todd Henry is a guy to watch. Endlessly fascinating conversation. I need to track down his book.

  • Leigh September 27, 2013 Reply

    Really good. If we want churches to do what they are designed to do in our day, creatitivity in leadership can no longer be optional!

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