‘Creative God’ brings Chris Perry to Good News church

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM.

Perry finds that leaving behind a lot of good people at his current church, Robinson Springs UMC in Millbrook, Ala., is a hard thing to do, but even harder is making the correct moves right off the bat.

"As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression," he said. "As a new pastor, I generally have a lot of good will and a 'honeymoon period'. If I don't use that wisely I can negatively impact the rest of my ministry at the church."

However, through positive steps, building relationships and relying on the current staff and leadership, a momentum will build that can launch the church to a whole new level.

Ministry Style: Relying on a ‘creative God’

Perry sees his style of ministry as both empowering and creating, not micromanaging the church or the ministry. He likes to use the arts and creativity in worship.

"My job is to help people discover what God has called them to do and then train, resource, and empower them to do it.

"God is a very creative God. He made the platypus, after all. That creativity should be reflected in our ministries and worship."

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