“The first thing we did was we stopped printing a bulletin,” says Steve Carter, Teaching Pastor and Director of Evangelism at Willow Creek Community Church. The best way to foster creativity and the arts is to find a way to empower artists and give them ownership of the church’s story. Art has the potential to communicate values and truth even when no one is speaking. “The medium is the message. What are we saying about how we value money, how we value creativity, how we value our people?” Finally, is the church’s art actually leaving the building? Another powerful way to unleash artists (and the church’s message) is to find ways to let it out into the community.
From The Justice Conference 2012.