Writing & Creativity Workshops

Heart Rehab – Emergency Support for a Fading Heart

Heart Rehab is a 4-6 45-minutes sessions coaching course I designed out of my own life experience.

I was feeling fragmented, scattered, running in a million directions at once and feeling as if I was never enough. Someone told me to balance all the hats I wear but in the process, God whispered that it’s not about the hats on my head but about the health of my heart.

This led me to a four-chambered review of my loves, my communities, my calling, and my rest – which all flow from a heart surrendered at the cross of Christ. Let me walk you through this process that is simple but profound.

The Big Potential in Short Pieces – Blogs, Devotionals, and Articles.

Short pieces we write have more potential than just being stepping-stones to longer projects. There is an art to writing tight and these pieces are necessary at every stage of the writing life – even when we’re publishing books. In this workshop, we’ll cover the keys to writing short pieces and blog posts including engaging hooks, creative titles, power-packed sentences, and reader takeaways. The ability to write short pieces quickly will serve any writer. This workshop will equip you with the tools.

Blogging – Beyond Platform

Could God have a vision for your blog that is even greater than your own? You want a platform, but could there be even more at work? The answer is a resounding Yes! You’ll come away from this workshop inspired by God’s plan for your blog. You’ll learn key steps that will make the experience of blogging useful for both finding your voice, locating the people God wants you to reach, and expanding your reach. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of your ideal reader, a list of useful guidelines for writing posts people will read, and practical ideas for gaining readers. This workshop will revolutionize the blogging experience for you and for your audience.

10 Disturbing Ways God May Use Your Writing

You have a plan for your writing. You have goals and dreams. God does, too. What happens when they don’t line up the way you thought they would? In this workshop, you’ll learn ten disturbing ways God may use your writing gift, how to survive the disconnect between your plans and His, and why how you handle the disconnect matters. You will leave identifying possibilities for your writing beyond publication. Warning: This is a disturbing workshop. Be prepared to leave unsettled. You’ve been warned.

Beyond Brand

Beyond Brand – What is branding beyond a marketing tool? What is the story God is telling through your life? How does this inform your mission, your tagline, your promise statement, and your brand? How can this transform your motivation to market your work?

Creative Hearts Ascend: Soul keeping for the Creative Christian

How do you keep your soul alive and engaged on the road to publication? Nurturing a creative soul in the context of a relationship with Jesus is an art. It takes time, discipline, and a heavy dollop of strange. In this class, we’ll use several psalms from the Psalms of Ascent as a launch pad for exploring issues of faith and creativity. Topics include Making Peace with Creative Tension, Transforming Suffering into Art, Accepting Strange Travel Companions, Nurturing and Protecting Your Creative Mind, Reverent or Risky – decisions every Christian creative must make, and more. Learn techniques for surviving the writing life with your soul intact. Discover how to tell, write, and share your story in the way that works for you and to the people God’s meant for you to tell.

Creative Hearts Ascend: Using Your Creative Gifts to Free Others

Imagine tapping into the creative potential of every member of your congregation or small group. Imagine appropriating this potential to empower individuals to understand God’s Word. And what if this creative power could help build Christian community and reach the unsaved?

Writers who teach or who create Bible studies and curriculum will benefit from this class on creative methods to help people connect with God and with one another while studying His word. Your creative perspective is exactly the tool needed to engage introverts, hands-on learners, and other creatives in a deeper understanding of Jesus.