Speaker: Tim Cleary
- Using our imaginations in church is often not encouraged.
- Our imaginations are critical in spiritual formation, because without imagination we can’t experience life to it’s fullest extent.
- Faith, Hope, Love – Story (wrote stories to pass faith on), Innovation (believing that their can be something more), Encounter (an invitation to connect with God)
- It’s important for us to know what God has done so we know what God will do.
- We cannot tell good stories, innovate, or encounter without engaging our imaginations.
- We struggle with our imagination because it’s one of the greatest tools for reaching people with the Gospel.
- We need to use modern stories that are allegories of Biblical stories to share the Gospel with children.
- When we tell stories we are sharing memories. When we hear stories we are making memories.
- We need to let children hear and tell stories to help them better understand the Bible.
- How can we flip the roles in the classroom so children can hear and tell the stories themselves?
- Get kids in serving roles and allow them to use their gifts, imaginations, and creativity.
- It’s a command that we sing a new song, but we settle for singing the same ones. We need to embrace imagination and creativity.
- Too often we tolerate; we need to celebrate.
- He’s not just the Comforter; He’s the Spark of our creativity and imaginations.