The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You and Your Ministry Team (Second Edition)
: Discover How to Flourish as an Artist in the Church. Over 150,000 Copies Sold. God is interested in your art and your heart. The Heart of the Artist , now in an updated second edition, deals head-on with...
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Discover How to Flourish as an Artist in the Church. Over 150,000 Copies Sold.
God is interested in your art and your heart. The Heart of the Artist, now in an updated second edition, deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces, including:
Servanthood versus stardom Excellence versus perfectionism Handling criticism Jealousy and envy Managing your emotions The spiritual disciplines of the artist And much more
Each chapter includes provocative questions for group discussion and personal action steps for individual application. Somewhere between pride and self-abasement lies true humility--just one aspect of the balanced character God wants to instill in you as a musician, a technical media artist, or other creative person involved in ministry.
The Heart of the Artist will give you a better understanding of yourself and your unique place in the body of Christ. You'll find wisdom and encouragement that can help you survive the challenges and reap the rich joys of a ministry in the creative arts.
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church (www.heartoftheartist.org). A songwriter, speaker, church leader, and consultant, Rory is also the author of three books, all published by Zondervan: The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You and Your Ministry Team, Thriving as an Artist in the Church: Hope and Help For You and Your Ministry Team, and The Worshiping Artist: Equipping You and Your Ministry Team to Lead Others in Worship. Rory currently serves part-time as Pastor of Worship at Harvest Bible
- Introduction: Those “artsy Types”
- 1. Proven Character
- 2. Servanthood Versus Stardom
- 3. The Artist In Community
- 4. Excellence Versus Perfectionism
- 5. Handling Criticism
- 6. Jealousy And Envy
- 7. Managing Your Emotions
- 8. Leading Artists
- 9. The Artist And Sin
- 10. The Spiritual Disciplines Of The Artist