It is in God’s nature to be creative. Therefore, it should be no surprise that people made in His image can display this divine attribute.
“…and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts—to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you: the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent—the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand—and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you” (Exodus 31:3–11).
The gift of creativity can be used for maintenance, care and beautification of God’s Kingdom here on earth. The number of different ways to be creative may surprise you:
The gift of craftsmanship is a special ability to work with your hands in a creative manner. Woodcraft, metal craft, sculpture, painting, and sewing are all examples of hands-on arts that require skill and expertise.
Graphic arts are utilized in multi-media video and PowerPoint; as well as static brochure, poster and website design. This skill can help ministries communicate more effectively to help reach a desired audience, taking advantage of new technologies
The performing arts can be used for short skits or for longer plays or musicals. The use of drama in a worship service can help the congregation connect to the topic or theme being addressed within the program, such as these blacklight presentations by AVBC youth: Mary Did You Know, Who Am I, We Are the Reason
Technical Arts are crucial to contemporary ministry. Sound, lighting, multimedia, computer technology, software, networking and internet-based ministry are all areas that require this non-traditional creative artist.
Some people just have an “eye” for presentation. The Visual Artist may be an interior decorator, floral arranger, stage and set designer, lighting director, etc. They may excel at drawing, painting or photography.