The Difference Between Creative and Effective

The Difference Between Creative and Effective
October 28, 2016 Kate Warnock

We’re grateful when people tell us we produce creative Sunday school curriculum, but that’s not the point.

Creativity is not the goal. We strive for understanding.

The Parable of the Sower reminds us that seeds scattered with the best intention will not take root unless they are planted deep in rich soil.

Mere facts, without understanding, are like scattered seeds on the path with little hope for taking root. Creativity can be used as nutrient-rich soil to cultivate application of biblical truths.

Jesus came to live and die for us not so that we become walking encyclopedias of data, but faithful followers committed to a loving relationship with him.

If your Sunday school curriculum – even if it’s creative – has a primary focus on facts, it’s time to reread the Parable of the Sower.


These thoughts are brought to you by passionate “understanding-seekers” at Group, creators of the powerful new Sunday school curriculum, DIG IN.

Kate fell in love with ministry as a camp counselor at Wapo and a Director of Youth Ministries in Edina, MN. As a marketing manager at Group, she enjoys learning how children's ministers thrive. Kate loves being behind a camera, snuggling with her family in Fort Collins, and asking a lot of questions beginning with "What If…?"


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