How Do We Stay Healthy As Creative Leaders?

God cares a lot more about who you are becoming, than he does about what you are making.

How Do We Stay Healthy As Creative Leaders?
We have to remember that our spiritual health is our responsibility, not the responsibility of someone else.
How Do We Stay Healthy As Creative Leaders?
We have to remember that our spiritual health is our responsibility, not the responsibility of someone else.

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One of the most difficult tensions to manage in church life is the balance of spiritual health while serving. This tension exists in two areas, for your volunteers or staff as well as for you.

Every week, you and your team have the responsibility to take the time where most people find discipleship and focus on the execution of the moment, as opposed to the depth or developmental component of the moment.

Make sure whatever the disciplines are that help you connect to God, are part of your daily flow.

How do we stay healthy as creative leaders?

First, we have to remember that our spiritual health is our responsibility, not the responsibility of someone else.

God is speaking to us.

The truth is that most of us are probably educated way beyond our obedience. Make sure whatever the disciplines are that help you connect to God, are part of your daily flow. For me, it is music and being outside. If I don’t intentionally make those things happen, I can feel myself drift. I fight to find these moments. Another issue we have as creative leaders, is our exposure to senior leadership. We see a different side of the pastor than most. While this can be extremely healthy at times, it also can be detrimental. Your pastor is a gift and is being used by God. Even when he does not like your work, it does not make him less of a pastor.

Serve him and serve him well.

I have also found it is super valuable to use “off times” to refuel. Vacations, rehearsals, online services, times when I am not “on” or responsible, can be vital for my personal development and growth. God is near. He is talking to you and reaching out to inspire you. He is waiting for you to respond. Slow down and listen. Further, remember that Tuesday is just as sacramental as Sunday. Everything we do is “unto the Lord.” Our work is an act of worship. When this becomes our posture, our meetings, our volunteer interactions, and even our emails can take on a different context!

God did not ask you to serve him in ministry to leave you. He cares about you, a lot. He loves you more than you could imagine and has crafted you in His image. He has ideas for you, plans for you, and inspiration for you. Tune yourself into him.


More About Stephen Brewster
Stephen Brewster has more than 15 years in professional creative environments including music marketing and management, artist development, creative team leading and art directing. Currently on staff at Freedom House Church as the Creative Arts Pastor in Charlotte, N.C., Stephen previously led the creative team in dreaming, creating and executing experiences, communications, music and more for all areas of ministry at Life Church in Orlando, Florida and Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He loves to spend time with his wife, Jackie, and their four children. Check out his blog at stephenbrewster.me and follow him on Twitter at @b_rewster.
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