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Creativity In Christian Education

  1. 1. West Coast Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education Rev. Patrick Miller, Moderator “The Incredible Church” January 30, 2010
  2. 2. Creativity Karla Alston, Facilitator Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Orlando, Florida
  3. 3. <ul><li>The key question isn't &quot;What fosters creativity?&quot; But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything. Abraham Maslow (Psychologist) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>When examining the word creativity , </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We look to the source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genesis 1:31, God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take what has been made and bring Him to life . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ephesians 3:7-10, </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. THINK ABOUT IT <ul><li>The world is but a canvas to the imagination. Henry David Thoreau </li></ul>
  6. 6. Creativity should REVERENCE Him <ul><li>Psalm 96:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Declare </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 96:6 </li></ul><ul><li>Honour </li></ul><ul><li>Awe of him. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Creativity should REPRESENT Him. <ul><li>Embody (be, stand for) God. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>II Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Creativity should REVEAL Him. <ul><li>Make Him known. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Galatians 1:15-16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John 12:38-40 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Creativity supports… <ul><li>Ephesians 4:1-16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evangelize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Creative Teaching Provides <ul><li>R eceptive, caring, and enthusiastic environment </li></ul><ul><li>R elevant Material </li></ul><ul><li>R elational Teachers </li></ul>
  11. 11. THINK ABOUT IT <ul><li>Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way. Michael Vance </li></ul>
  12. 12. Receptive <ul><li>1. Intent/Motivation ~ Mark 7:6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are you presenting—YOU or Christ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lesson is prepared for others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Learning Styles </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. THINK ABOUT IT <ul><li>The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort </li></ul><ul><li>and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll </li></ul><ul><li>discover is yourself. Alan Alda </li></ul>
  14. 14. Relevant <ul><li>Connect with your target group. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus used familiar objects/concepts to bring in His audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Multitude teaching vs. Scribes & Pharisees (Luke 8:4; John 8; Matthew 4) </li></ul>
  15. 15. THINK ABOUT IT <ul><li>Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Koestler </li></ul>
  16. 16. Relational <ul><li>Know your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Build background with your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Charlotte’s Web </li></ul><ul><li>Take Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Be Flexible—Remember there is a trashcan. </li></ul>
  17. 17. THINK ABOUT IT <ul><li>The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity. Margaret J. Wheatley </li></ul>
  18. 18. Creative Ideas <ul><li>Took Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Activities: (Attached) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul>