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

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

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310224716
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/01/1999
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 335,665
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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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Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide for You and Your Ministry Team 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been a great book to read with our small group. A lot of healing for me.
ScottSAL More than 1 year ago
Awesome book with valuable lessons for anyone in Ministry, not just artists. We are about to have all of our Ministry leaders read it.
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My overview of this book is short but very purposed. I used to think that the book "Exploring Worship" was the only book a Worship Pastor which I am could use until Bro. Rory's book. What exploring worship is to your own personal relationship with God, "The Heart of the Artist" is to yourself, your family, your church, and the ultimately the world, it meets your needs on how to PRACTICALLY walk out your gifts in the erath today! get this manual!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely a must-read for those who are struggling with being an artist and being a leader in a local church! Rory will encourage that you can do both and be successful especially in God's eyes. This book will also encourage you to live a life that pleases God so that you may be blameless while fulfilling your destiny. Great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We are studying this book as a group in choir. It provides some great insights into the artistic personality and some of the challenges that artists face that perform in the Church. It is biblically based teaching that would be helpful to anyone with a melancholy personality, whether an artist or not, and whether or not they are involved in church. Well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Noland pulls no punches in his straight talk about the realities of Christian artistry. The jealousies, rivalries and insecurities wich abound in any artistic group are dealt with according to the Word of God. For ALL ministry leaders: This is a must read for ministry team members.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Heart of the Artist is like no other book you¿ve read. Written for artists by an artist, this frank, knowledgeable book deals head-on with issues every person in an arts ministry faces. With passion and conviction that come from personal experience, Rory Noland, music director for Willow Creek Community Church, addresses topics such as Servanthood Versus Stardom, The Artist in Community, Excellence Versus Perfectionism, Jealousy and Envy, Managing Your Emotions, and The Spiritual Disciplines of the Artist. The Heart of the Artist will help you gain 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. Many of the artists at my church have read and enjoyed this book