Surge Lunch - April 2017 - Creativity vs. Consistency

Creativity vs. Consistency

One of the most significant tensions that leaders must manage is that balance between creativity and consistency. On one hand, we were created in the image of a creative God who invites us to engage the complex problems of the world with creativity. On the other hand, God is faithful, unchanging, and consistent. We display his character when our work is marked by a long obedience in the same direction. 

For the April Surge lunch, we will explore the tension between creativity and consistency, we will address questions such as: 

  • When do you choose creativity? When do you choose consistency?  
  • How do we cultivate a creative mindset in life and leadership?
  • How can we approach problem-solving with greater imagination?
  • How does the Gospel sustain faithfulness in a world that esteems newness? 

Join us for a free meal, time of fellowship, panel discussion and an important conversation about the tension between creativity and consistency. 

Speaker: Ken Wytsma

Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur respected for his insight and collaborative spirit. He is the president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice. He is the founder of The Justice Conference—an annual international conference that introduces men and women to a wide range of organizations and conversations relating to biblical justice and God’s call to give our lives away.
Ken is a consultant and creative advisor to nonprofits and a sought after speaker on justice, church, and culture. A church planter and lead pastor at Antioch Church, Ken lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife, Tamara, and their four daughters.
Ken’s is the author of, Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger ThingsThe Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith, and Create vs. Copy: Embrace Change. Ignite Creativity. Break Through with Imagination.