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The Called Creative

Church Communications

Real Talk: Put Up a Fight

Koby Dickenson, Host • May 5, 2021 • Koby Dickenson

When we overthink things we can quickly become our own biggest critic and in turn be the one to eventually talk ourselves out of doing something that God has gifted us to do. In this episode, Koby talks through some things that you can remember as you put up a fight and use your gifts for what they were intended for.

Recruiting, Resourcing, and Rewarding Creatives

Ben Stapley, Weekend Experience Director, Christ Fellowship, Orlando, FL • April 21, 2021 • Koby Dickenson

Today’s conversation is an important topic for creative leaders to consider when leading their creative teams. In this episode, Koby is joined by Ben Stapley. They will discuss specific ways that you can recruit, resource, and reward your creative teams. Ben consults with churches and speaks at conferences throughout the year on topics surrounding communication and creativity in the church.

Making Your Gifts Available to God

Sherita Harkness, Trading Fourz, Chicago, IL • April 7, 2021 • Koby Dickenson

Today Koby is joined by Sherita Harkness. They discuss the idea of making your gifts available to God. They talk about discovering your gifts, focusing them, and having confidence in them. Sherita is the owner of Trading Fourz in Chicago, IL.

Navigating Collaborative Relationships

Will Welch, Creative and Online Pastor, Eagles View Church • March 24, 2021 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode we talk about the challenges of collaborative relationships, ways to build them from the ground up, and some ideas on how to be a better team player on your staff. Koby is joined by Will Welch. Will is the Creative and Online Pastor at Eagles View Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Real Talk: The Master and Apprentice

Koby Dickenson, Host • March 10, 2021 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode Koby shares a few traits that an apprentice looks for in a master that we should be looking to God for as his apprentices.

Created to Create

Casey Hensley, Songwriter and Worship Leader • February 24, 2021 • Koby Dickenson

Today's discussion is about how creativity plays an active role as part of the Christian life. Casey Hensley and Koby Dickenson talk about ways to integrate your creativity with your everyday work. Casey is a songwriter and is also currently serving as the worship pastor at Old River Baptist Church in the East Houston area in Old River, Texas.

The Importance of Creative Community

Katie Allred, Founder, Church Communications • February 10, 2021 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode Koby is joined by Katie Allred, founder of the nationally known Church Communications group, an assistant professor of marketing at Mobile Alabama and the co author of a new book called, “Instagram Posts that Worked.” They'll talk about the importance of community among creatives. Where you can find it and why you should have it.

2021 Year Preview

Koby Dickenson, Host • December 30, 2020 • Koby Dickenson

2020 is in the books! In this episode, Koby gives a quick preview of what is to come on the podcast in 2021. We can't wait for yall to hear the new episodes!

The Creative's Voice - 5 Voices System

Mitch Tidwell, Lead Associate of Students & Collegiate, SBTC • December 16, 2020 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode, we’re going to discuss a creative’s voice in a team atmosphere. We’ll walk you through a system called 5 Voices and explain how you can use this tool to help discover your voice and be empowered to use it within your team. Mitch Tidwell is the Lead Associate of Students & Collegiate at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

The Relationship of Pastors and Creatives

Keeney Dickenson, Senior Pastor, FBC Crockett, TX • December 2, 2020 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode, we talk about the relationship between the senior pastor and the creatives in the church. We walk through a few ideas on how to improve this relationship. Keeney Dickenson is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Crockett, TX.

Real Talk: The Creative's Mindset

Koby Dickenson, Host • November 18, 2020 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode, Koby talks about Mindset. He gives you three things to focus on as you go about your work week to help your mind stay set on the mission that you are called to do.

Communicating the Gospel Through Visual Story

Tim Lapointe, Youtuber and Visual Storyteller • November 4, 2020 • Koby Dickenson

Today Tim and I will be talking about what it looks like to use visual story to communicate the gospel in today's world. Tim Lapointe is a Youtuber and Visual Storyteller based out of North Carolina.

The Authentic Creative

Jason Earls, Stand-up Comedian • October 21, 2020 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode we’ll be talking about what it looks like to be an authentic creative by staying true to yourself and who you are in Christ. Jason Earls is a Stand-Up Comedian based out of Dallas, TX.

Finding Your Voice - 5 Voices System

Mitch Tidwell, Lead Associate of Students & Collegiate, SBTC • October 7, 2020 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode, we’re going to discuss a creative’s voice in a team atmosphere. We’ll walk you through a system called 5 Voices and explain how you can use this tool to help discover your voice and be empowered to use it within your team. Mitch Tidwell is the Lead Associate of Students & Collegiate at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

Real Talk: The Idea Process

Caleb Lasater, Social Media Catalyst, SBTC • September 23, 2020 • Koby Dickenson

In this episode we’ll cover four different stages that an idea goes through as it goes from concept to completion. Caleb Lasater is the Social Media and IT Catalyst for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

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