Leading Creatives

There is a tension between leaders and creatives within any organization. Leaders cast clear vision. Creatives craft subjective art. Leaders push for advancement. Creatives push the envelope. Now there isn’t a complete binary between a leader and a creative but there are some repeating gaps that happen because of how... read more

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Introducing 12:30 Kids

We are so excited to launch our brand new Kids Division of Twelve:Thirty Media! We’re calling it Twelve:Thirty Kids! We have completely duplicated our entire site and directly targeted it to Children’s Pastors and Leaders. Check it out here! Since Twelve:Thirty began in 2015, we have had the honor of... read more

Creativity Hack… Other-Centeredness

Encouraging team members to focus on each other not only bolsters their psychological safety and builds trust, but also boosts their creativity over all. Research suggests that adopting an other-centered perspective can actually spur more creative thought and increase the number and quality of solutions you can generate. Professors Evan... read more

Finding Reality in a Cloud of Unknown

The year 2020 is behind us. Suddenly, we feel a great sense of relief and newness just because the calendar year changed. But in reality, is anything really different? Have we suddenly emerged from the fog with a clear vision? For many of us, the truth is an astounding “no”.... read more

5 Ways the Church Changed in 2020

I am not the first person to say this and this probably won’t be the last time you ever hear this but 2020 changed the Church. 2020 forever impacted God’s people because we were faced with realities that most of us have never had to deal with. Almost overnight our... read more

Small Church—You Have All You Need

The sheer volume and power of 240 voices and 40 instruments thrilled my soul as I led them in worship to an auditorium of several thousand people. I couldn’t imagine anything more exhilarating. Now, fast forward several years and I am no longer a music pastor at a mega church,... read more