Carolyn Arends: The Creative Process – Idea and Incarnation

Date(s) - September 16, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Understand two detailed models of the creative process, gain further insight into your own creative process, and identify five practical “tweaks” that will help facilitate your own creativity and receptivity.

Carolyn Arends

Carolyn Arends has released 14 albums and is the author of 3 critically-acclaimed books. 15 of Arends’ songs have become top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. Arends has earned 2 Dove Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year. Her prose has been recognized by The Word Guild, The Evangelical Press Association, and The Canadian Church Press Awards.

In addition to her busy touring and speaking schedule, Carolyn has been a regular columnist for Christianity Today, Faith Today, and CT Women, and has served as an adjunct professor at Trinity Western University, Regent College, ACTS Seminary, Pacific Life Bible College, Columbia Bible College, and Prairie Bible College. She has a degree in Psychology and English from Trinity Western University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Regent College. She lives in Surrey, BC with her husband, Mark, and their young adult children Benjamin and Bethany.

Workshop Description

We are creative because we are made in the image of the Creator. But how does creativity work? What elements and approaches most foster and nurture it? In this workshop, we’ll look at two models of the creative process—one psychological and the other theological. Whatever you are called to create, understanding your process can help you better serve the work … and the world.

Target Audience

All writers who are interested in better understanding and nurturing the creative process.


Three learning outcomes:
1. Understand two detailed models of the creative process.
2. Gain further insight into your own creative process—what nurtures it, what shuts it down.
3. Identify five practical “tweaks” to your own approach that will help facilitate your own creativity and receptivity.

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