Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Creativity is not just a buzzword, it is one of the most underutilized gifts from God in the church. In two weeks you’ll learn about growing faith and discipleship through offering your creativity to God. Find out why some people don’t want to be creative and why others believe they are not creative enough. Apply creativity to your ministry to bring joy to others. Serve and teach to empower others to use their creativity for God.
In this course you will:
- Identify the differences in creative problem-solving between David, Gideon, and Jacob and how this impacts you
- Study some of the creative twists God brought to impossible situations and how this encourages us today.
- Focus on your creative process, timing, and understanding to increase creative effectiveness and collaboration
Take a deep breath and be inspired to bless others with the unique creative gifts God has called you to share.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Teryl Cartwright is a teacher and writer. She has an M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston and B.S. in Education from Clarion University. She worked as a freelance curriculum writer for Group Publishing for ten years and then served as Director of Adult Ministries in a thousand member church for seven years. She has taught various other online courses including “Conference Call,” a personalized “design as you go” curriculum offered by the Susquehanna Conference E& I Committee for those attending a “God’s Calling” workshop on discernment. She loves the “iron sharpening iron” opportunities to learn from her course participants.
She is a member of Spry Church (UMC) in York, PA. Her teaching is based on reflection, discussion, and activity-based learning. She feels blessed to have piloted several unique Bible studies within the local church on bioethics, humor, creativity, and service learning. Some of her hobbies include origami, game creation, pottery throwing (making bowls not breaking them), and Christian fiction writing. An advocate of lifelong learning, she thinks the best part is seeing the wonders God reveals daily!