Finding Divine Inspiration: Artist Interview with Scott McElroy

[I]f you’re looking to find divine inspiration in your life, art and creative work, you just may want to check out Scott McElroy’s excellent book, Finding Divine Inspiration: Working with the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity. Scott and I recently had a video conversation about his book, art in the Church and the upcoming Creative Church Conferences that he is hosting June 15-17 in Indianapolis, Indiana and July 13-15 in Boise, Idaho. Scott has a deep passion for God and seeing the arts thrive in the Church. I hope you enjoy this conversation we had and that you share it with your friends. Scott and I talked about a number of important things for seeing both artists and art flourish in the Church…

In this interview, I asked Scott several questions about artistry, walking with God, Finding Divine Inspiration and the upcoming Creative Church Conferences…

  • What was the process for you getting involved with the arts?
  • Why did you write Finding Divine Inspiration and what is the essence of the book?
  • Why is it important for artists to listen for God’s voice as they create?
  • Why did you develop the Creative Church Conference?
  • Why are arts conferences like this important for artists in the Church?
  • Who’s going to be speaking at the conference and what will artists experience?


 Interested in the Creative Church Conference? Here’s more info…

Creative Church Conference: Embracing the Arts in Your Church

When: June 15-17 (Indianapolis), July 13-15 (Boise)

Where: Indianapolis Vineyard Community Church  8383 Craig St. Indianapolis, IN 46250

Website & Registration:

Who: Speakers include:

Cost: Full Conference $75
Single Day (Fri or Sat) $45
Evening Sessions  Fri. –Rory Noland $15, Sat.–Theresa Dedmon $15

Who should attend? If you are an artist, pastor, or leader interested in the arts in the local church, you need to be a part of The Creative Church Conference.

Special Offer: All who register for the Indianapolis Conference will receive a free copy of Finding Divine Inspiration: Working with the Holy Spirit in Your Creativity! (To be picked up at the conference.) The Creative Church Conference is hosted The New Renaissance Arts Movement, a non-profit organization through ACT Intl. and by the Vineyard Community Church Indianapolis.

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Questions: In your creative life, how do you listen to God for divine inspiration? What thoughts did Scott share that encouraged you as an artist?

I’d love your comments and feedback.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, snarky or off-topic.

  • create4jc

    Both weekends are already spoken for.  Any chance dvd’s of the conference will be available at a later date for those who can’t make it?

    • Joey O’Connor

       Hi Create4jc, great question. If you go to the, send Scott an email and see if they can fulfill your request…I’m sure a lot of people are wondering the same thing. Thanks for posting!

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