Coffee and Creativity

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Noel Heikkinen sits down with Steve Saccone and Eric Bramlett to talk about the creative ways they are doing ministry. Noel Heikkinen is a pastor at Riverview Church in the Lansing, Michigan area. He also serves as the US Midwest Network Director for Acts 29. Steve Saccone is Executive Pastor at Awakening Church in San Jose, California and the author of two books: Protege and Relational Intelligence. Eric Bramlett is the Creative Arts Director at Community Christian Church in the Chicago area and the co-author of The Big Idea.   


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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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Steve talked about officing out of the coffee shop his church owns and operates. It has provided so many opportunities for he and his staff to connect with unbelievers about coffee, music, and culture. Eric talked about corporately brainstorming creative ideas for worship to help campus pastors and leaders. Consider how you can employ more creativity in where you office and how you worship. 


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