This week I am joined by a great friend of mine, the Worship Director at Timberlake Church in Redmond, WA, Tristen Cox. Tristen and I attended college together at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA and worked together at Timberlake. Since coming on staff at Timberlake in 2010, Tristen has held a handful of different titles and positions at Timberlake within the creative department, yet no matter what his title and job description is, he continues to be a creative force that his leadership team loves. Typically in churches, the leadership just doesn’t quite understand us creative people, but with Tristen’s advice, I firmly believe you can change that mindset around and become a voice that cannot be ignored.
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Tristen’s Main Points
How To Be A Creative That Your Leadership Loves
- Your creative vision is never bigger than your church’s mission (13:24)
- Don’t use creativity for the sake of being creative, use it to accomplish a goal
- Everyone has the opportunity to hear the gospel, just not everyone has that opportunity twice, so it’s our job to eliminate distractions.
- Nothing replaces hard work (29:30)
- If your only creative outlet is church, you’re going to frustrate alot of people
- Understand the curse that comes with your gift (36:30)
- You have no excuse to not do your job well just because you’re a creative
- You have to remember you’re getting paid from people sacrificially giving
- We are in the people business
- Big Magic -Creative Living Beyong Fear – by, Elizabeth Gilbert
- High Definition Living – Bringing Clarity To Your LIfe’s Mission – By Ed Young
- 10 everyday things creative people do to succeed
- 7 creative habits of highly successful people
Music Suggestions: These have been added to the MDS Playlist on Spotify