The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide for You and Your Ministry Team

Paperback | June 11, 1999

byRory Noland

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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 humility—just 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. 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. “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.

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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 humility—just one aspect of the balanced character God wants to instill in you as an actor, a musician, a visual...

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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 humility?just one aspect of the balanced character God wants to instill in you as an actor, a musician, a vis...

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 Y...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 11, 1999Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310224713

ISBN - 13:9780310224716

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ContentsForeword by Bill HybelsPrefaceIntroduction: Those "Artsy Types"1. Proven Character2. Servanthood Versus Stardom3. The Artist in Community4. Excellence Versus Perfectionism5. Handling Criticism6. Jealousy and Envy7. Managing Your Emotions8. Leading Artists9. The Artist and Sin10. The Spiritual Disciplines of the ArtistNotes