Resources - Molding Your Creative Efforts

How to Write a Prayer – Suggestions from

Practical advice on how to write a prayer that will work well spoken aloud as part of an alternative worship or emergent church service.

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Alternative Worship Research Directory

An online directory to resources about the creative Christian worship movement often called alternative worship, postmodern worship, or the emergent church.

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The SALT Project

Find creative inspiration on this progressive Christian website featuring original film, music, and writings.

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Ministry Best Practices

This blog by Bill Reichart, an evangelical minister educated at Reformed Theological Seminary, offers suggestions for innovative ministry in areas such as leadership, small groups, and fundraising.

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on Flow

This 19-minute TED Talk by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow theory is a good introduction to the ideas on happiness and creativity explored in his book “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.”

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Creativity, Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Drawing on almost 100 interviews and 30 years of research, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi uses flow theory to explore the creative process.

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Adaptors and Innovators – Why New Initiatives Get Blocked

This online article explains the differences between adoptors and innovators, while exploring why some organizations tend to resist new ideas.

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The Climate for Transformation: Lessons for Leaders

A helpful online summary of research findings about how leaders can cultivate a positive climate and culture for innovation in their organizations.

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Discover Your Spiritual Type: A Guide to Individual and Congregational Growth

Corinne Ware’s 156-page book, Discover Your Spiritual Type, provides a framework for people to articulate their spiritual experiences; clergy may find it helpful in understanding and resolving conflict around liturgy and worship.

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