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The official podcast of internationally recognized artist, speaker, author and mentor Matt Tommey. The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast is for artists who want to bust through roadblocks that have held them back for years, create the art they love and live the life the they know God created them to live as an artist in His Kingdom.

The Thriving Christian Artist Matt Tommey: Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur and Artist Mentor

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 365 Ratings

The official podcast of internationally recognized artist, speaker, author and mentor Matt Tommey. The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast is for artists who want to bust through roadblocks that have held them back for years, create the art they love and live the life the they know God created them to live as an artist in His Kingdom.

    248 - 5-Minute Mentoring: Turning Your Art Hobby into a Business

    248 - 5-Minute Mentoring: Turning Your Art Hobby into a Business

    Has your art hobby grown to the point that you're considering turning your part-time passion into a full-blown business? 
    In my blog and in this week’s episode of 5-minute mentoring, I’ll be sharing a few quick tips that will help you know when and how to get started on the road to business success as an artist.
    Connect with Matt online at https://www.matttommeymentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartist
    Get encouraged and connect with other artists on the Thriving Christian Artist Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/thethrivingchristianartist/
    Support the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)

    • 9 min
    247 - Infusing Beauty into Broken Things: A Conversation with Shane Grammer

    247 - Infusing Beauty into Broken Things: A Conversation with Shane Grammer

    You're going to love today's interview. I first ran across today's guest on Facebook. Shane Grammer, a veteran of creating movie sets and sculpted worlds for Universal Studios and Disney, began to be led in a different direction by God.

    Shane now focuses on infusing beauty into broken things. From inner-city murals to inspiring community pieces in the heart of a wild-fire devastated town in California, Shane's work has garnered national attention.
    You can connect with Shane and learn more about his work online at www.ShaneGrammer.com and on Facebook and Instagram @ShaneGrammerArts  
    Connect with Matt online at https://www.matttommeymentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartist
    Get encouraged and connect with other artists on the Thriving Christian Artist Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/thethrivingchristianartist/
    Support the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)

    • 25 min
    246 - 5-Minute Mentoring: Finding Balance In Your Calling

    246 - 5-Minute Mentoring: Finding Balance In Your Calling

    I love talking about the Kingdom of God. It's so simple. It's so clearly laid out in scripture. And yet, so many people, me included for many years, have no clue how the Kingdom works. 
    For instance, have you ever wondered what your responsibilities are when it comes to fulfilling the plan, purpose, and calling that God has for your life?  Well, in my blog and today's episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, we'll dive into what the scripture says about this.  
    Are You Ready to Make 2021 Your Breakthrough Year?
    Then I want to invite you to join me for the 2021 Created to Thrive Experience Course!
    I developed this course to help Christian artists like you become confident and equipped in their creative calling without the frustration of having to figure it all out on their own. 2021 really can be your breakthrough year!
    During this Six-Week Course, I'll show you how to:
    Overcome self-sabotage and feelings of inadequacy by learning how to renew your mind according to God's Word and reset your internal paradigm to one that aligns with God's Kingdom.Know God's plan for your life and art so you can confidently pursue your Kingdom assignment without being dominated by doubt and fear.Walk Confidently as the artist God created you to be without feeling like you're unqualified, unworthy, or just not good enough to make art and see God use you.Understand God's supernatural plan for your finances and how provision flows in the Kingdom so that you can move past lack and into a place of divine abundance.Embrace and start to develop your unique creative voice so you can grow in maturity, be authentically "you," and create work that is truly one-of-a-kind in the marketplace.Gain clarity on how to move from being a Hobbyist to a Thriving Artist in the marketplace or ministry while knowing how to make money from your art and be a blessing to others.Connect with other Christian Artists from around the world on the same journey so you can support each other, learn together and celebrate along the way.The doors to join this year's class are only open for a limited time. So take a few minutes to click the link below to learn more about this life-changing experience.
    https://matttommeymentoring.mykajabi.com/CTTeCourse  
    Support the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)

    • 7 min
    245 - Finding Focus: A Conversation with Matthew Peterson

    245 - Finding Focus: A Conversation with Matthew Peterson

    As creatives, it's easy to become so focused on the cares and worries of this life that we lose sight of the things that God's called us to. But when that switch happens inside your heart and mind, and you realize that God's got this, that He's got your back, all of a sudden, things change. 
    That's been my story, and it's been the story of almost every artist we share here on the podcast. This is certainly true for my guest today, Matthew Peterson. Matthew takes time to share his incredible story of how he's learning to cooperate with God on every step of his journey. 
    You can connect with Matthew on Facebook® @TheArtofMatthewPeterson and Instagram® @matte_paintings
    Are You Ready To Find Your Focus?
    If so, then I want to invite you to join me for the Artist Mindset Makeover. 
    This FREE five-day art challenge and Masterclass is happening now, and is open to anyone ready for breakthrough in their life and art. In the Masterclass, you'll learn
    Why your mindset is the number one factor holding you back from thriving as an artist.How to identify and breakthrough your biggest internal roadblocks in life.A simple 5-step process for aligning your thoughts with the truth of God's word. The art challenge + Masterclass is free, but you will have to register to participate in this event. 
    Register Now at www.ArtistMindsetMakeover.com
    Once you've registered, you can request access to a private Facebook® group I've created just for the Masterclass so you can start connecting with other participants.  
    I'll also send you a quick follow-up email with the printable Masterclass Workbook and some practical things you can do now to prepare for this Masterclass.  
    Be sure to take a few minutes to listen on the app of your choice like ApplePodcasts®, Amazon Music®, Stitcher®, Spotify®, GooglePlay® or online at MattTommeyMentoring.com/podcast
    Support the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)

    • 22 min
    244 - 5-Minute Mentoring: Letting Go of the Past

    244 - 5-Minute Mentoring: Letting Go of the Past

    All of us have a past; it's just a normal part of the human condition.  But have you ever wondered how to let go of the past so that you are free to do all the things God has called you to do in life?
    Well, in my blog and this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I'm going to share a really practical strategy, right out of God's word, that will help you let go of the past.  
    Are You Ready Breakthrough Your Biggest Internal Roadblocks?
    If you answered yes, I would love for you to join me for the Artist Mindset Makeover. 
    This FREE five-day art challenge and Masterclass starts next Monday, on April 26th, and is open to anyone who is ready to make 2021 their breakthrough year. In the Masterclass, you'll learn:
    Why your mindset is the number one factor holding you back from thriving as an artist.How to identify and breakthrough your biggest internal roadblocks in life.A simple 5-step process for aligning your thoughts with the truth of God's word. The art challenge + Masterclass is free, but you will have to register to participate in this event.
    Register Now at www.ArtistMindsetMakeover.com
    Once you've registered, you can request access to a private Facebook® group I've created just for the Masterclass so you can start connecting with other participants.  
    I'll also send you a quick follow-up email with the printable Masterclass Workbook and some practical things you can do now to prepare for this Masterclass that starts on Monday, April 26th. 
    Ok, enjoy the podcast, and I look forward to seeing you at the Artist Mindset Makeover.

    To read the blog mentioned above, visit:
    https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/blog/letting-go-of-the-past
    Support the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)

    • 7 min
    243 - Rewriting The Story of Your Life: A Conversation with Valerie Wiebe

    243 - Rewriting The Story of Your Life: A Conversation with Valerie Wiebe

    All of us, at one time or another, have probably wanted to rewrite the story of our lives, or at least the perspective on some of the things that we've walked through. My guest today, Valerie Wiebe, has done just that.
    Hailing from Canada, Valerie is an incredible artist with an amazing story of hope and transformation as she has started waking up to the reality of who she is in the Kingdom and all that God has for her.
    You can connect with Valerie and see her creations online at www.Wiebe.works
    Are You Ready To Rewrite Your Story?
    If so, then I want to invite you to join me later this month for my Artist Mindset Makeover. 
    This FREE five-day art challenge and Masterclass is open to anyone ready for breakthrough in their life. In the Masterclass, you'll learn
    Why your mindset is the number one factor holding you back from thriving as an artist.How to identify and breakthrough your biggest internal roadblocks in lifeA simple 5-step process for aligning your thoughts with the truth of God's word. The art challenge + Masterclass is free, but you will have to register to participate in this event.
    Register Now at www.ArtistMindsetMakeover.com
    Once you've registered, you can request access to a private Facebook® group I've created just for the Masterclass so you can start connecting with other participants.  
    I'll also send you a quick follow-up email with the printable Masterclass Workbook and some practical things you can do now to prepare for this Masterclass that starts on Monday, April 26th. 
    Support the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
365 Ratings

365 Ratings

MeetMeInZion ,

Hooked!

Last month a friend “randomly” sent me the neuroscience episode, and after a handful of other episodes this is now my new fave podcast! Hearing every guest’s story is like unearthing a gem out of a treasure chest. It gives me much hope for the church. Matt , you’re a brother who loves to encourage his siblings. Thank you! Your God-given wisdom and hospitable spirit keeps me coming back from more. Sincerely,
A “lost” artist

Grace808089 ,

Way to speak into my life, Matt!

Hey! I found this podcast last week, literally the week I made the leap from my full-time corporate job into being a full-time artist! I’m in that beginning phase that’s super vulnerable where I go from thinking I’m insane to feeling empowered. It’s been these podcast episodes that have helped me stay sane and confident that I’m living into my God-given purpose. Thanks for your faithfulness, Matt!

Jen Alward ,

Encouraging and helpful

I like the brevity of these and hearing from guests. Episode 211 with Shae Bynes was my favorite so far! It was about setting kingdom goals.

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