Creating or Repeating?
Mark Batterson has an interesting post from a few days ago about memory and imagination. Here’s an excerpt:
Neurological studies have shown that over the course of time, there is a cognitive shift from right-brain to left-brain. And if we don’t find a way to stop the shift, memory overtakes imagination. We stop creating the future and start repeating the past. We stop innovating and start imitating. We stop doing ministry out of imagination and start doing ministry out of memory.
A team-model for ministry seems like it could help with this as you periodically bring in new people to the team to refresh your thinking and get creative again. We’re starting to see some of this from our communication consultant. I’ve noticed that once a new idea is inserted in the group, the creative process takes off again and gets everyone thinking more creatively.