Christian musicians are often valued more for what they do than for who they are---until questions of character arise. Examining topics like servanthood vs. stardom, teamwork vs. solitary confinement, and excellence vs. perfectionism, Noland provides a discipleship model to help your ministry team overcome challenges and joyfully serve in the body of Christ. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Over 100,000 sold Great for individuals and teams Includes provocative discussion questions I wish I had your gift! How do you handle those words as a creative artist? Somewhere between pride and self-abasement lies true humilityjust one aspect of the balanced character God wants to instill in you as an actor, a musician, a visual artist, or other creative person involved in ministry. God is interested in your art and your heart. The Heart of the Artist deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces: Servanthood Versus Stardom Excellence Versus Perfectionism The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist The Artist in Community . . . and more The Heart of the Artist will give you a better understanding of yourself and your unique place in the body of Christ. Youll find wisdom and encouragement that can help you survive the challenges and reap the rich joys of a ministry in the creative arts. Breathtakingly personal, practical, and poignant.Timothy Tien, New York, New York I am better for having applied these principles. . . . A must-read for church staff, creative types, growing Christians, human beings.Rev. Ginny Allen, Jackson, Mississippi Rory Noland pinpoints issues that often arise in the life of the artist, and gives good, biblical solutions. A must-have for Christian artists in any field.Tom Hinkle, Tulsa, Oklahoma Rory Noland is director of Heart of the Artist Ministries (www.heartoftheartist.org), an organization dedicated to turning teams of church artists into communities of grace. A composer songwriter, author, and speaker, Rory is a graduate of the Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University and served for twenty years as music director at Willow Creek Community Church.
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 Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, contributes regularly to Worship Leader magazine, and also leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders. Rory graduated from the Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University with a degree in theory and composition and served as the music director at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, I?
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