459 episodes

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 • 430 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.

    5 Tips on How to Thrive as an Artist & Fulfill God's Purpose for Your Life

    5 Tips on How to Thrive as an Artist & Fulfill God's Purpose for Your Life

    🎙️ Episode 454: 5 Tips on How to Thrive as an Artist & Fulfill God's Purpose for Your Life

    Welcome to another value-packed episode of The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast! Today, we’re delving deep into the heart of what it means to thrive as an artist, aligning your unique creative journey with God’s divine purpose for your life.

    ✨ In this episode with Christian art mentor, Matt Tommey, you’ll discover:

    1️⃣ Clear Vision: Understand the importance of having a distinct, resonant picture in your heart and mind of what you're called to create and become.

    2️⃣ Consistent Action: Learn how to create momentum by taking consistent steps toward your vision, even if it means beginning with the simplest resources readily available to you.

    3️⃣ Divine Adjustments: Explore the art of listening to God's voice, adjusting and fine-tuning your direction as He leads, ensuring your path is always in sync with His.

    4️⃣ Continual Growth: Emphasize the importance of honing your artistic craft, diving into knowledge, gaining wisdom, and fostering a deeper understanding of both your art and the One who inspired it.

    5️⃣ Community Connection: Grasp why the artistic journey isn't meant to be a solo venture. Connecting with fellow artists and believers not only enriches your experience but also provides essential support and accountability.

    📖 Scripture Inspiration: "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV

    🔗 Connect & Grow:
    Your creative journey isn't just about mastering a skill; it's about merging your passion with God's purpose. Dive into this episode to unearth practical and spiritual insights that will catapult you towards thriving in your artistic endeavors and fulfilling the divine calling on your life.

    🎨 Join the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program here: http://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor 

    👨‍🎨 Watch Transformation Stories from Members of Created to Thrive: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUWo3sYXFmrI9EVu2An41OeR58ZfHD9Lc&feature=shared

    👥 Join the Conversation:
    We'd love to hear how these tips resonate with you! Share your takeaways, experiences, and how you're implementing these strategies in your life.

    Whether you're a budding artist or seasoned in your craft, Episode 454 is a treasure trove of wisdom, insight, and encouragement. Let's journey together to embrace the fullness of God's vision for our creative lives.

    #ThrivingChristianArtist #ArtisticPurpose #GodsCallingForArtists

    1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 corinthians 2:9-10, verse of the day, no eye has seen and no ear has heard and no mind has ever conceived, no eye has seen, thrive as an artist, thriving artist, the thriving christian artist, created to thrive, art biz, prophetic art, christian artist podcast, art podcast, prophetic podcast, prophetic artist, prophetic creativity, christian podcast, creativity,  christian motivation, knowing the will of God, art mentor, artist mentoring, art mentorship, artist mentorship

    • 12 min
    Art Marketing 101: 10 Essential Tips for Promoting Your Artwork

    Art Marketing 101: 10 Essential Tips for Promoting Your Artwork

    Welcome to another exciting episode of "The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast." In this episode, titled "Art Marketing 101: 10 Essential Tips for Promoting Your Artwork," we're diving deep into the world of art marketing, equipping you with indispensable strategies to propel your journey as a thriving artist while thriving as a Christian artist in today's art biz landscape. 

    🎨 Get your FREE 26-Page Christian Artist Starter Kit Here: https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/starterkit

    🧑‍🎨 If you're interested in growing your art biz while you grow as an artist from a uniquely Christian perspective, then check out the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring program at http://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor 

    Join us as we unpack each of these ten crucial tips that will transform the way you promote your Christian art, increase cash flow from your art business, and ultimately help you thrive in your art career:

    ✅ Define Your Target Audience: Discover the power of understanding your audience, a key aspect of making money as an artist, and how it can guide your marketing efforts towards those most likely to resonate with your Christian art.

    ✅ Build an Online Presence: Learn the importance of establishing a strong digital footprint, from a captivating website to engaging social media profiles, essential for thriving artists in the digital age.

    ✅ Develop a Compelling Brand: Explore the art of branding and how it can create a lasting impression, setting you apart as a Christian artist in the art biz.

    ✅ Create High-Quality Visual Content: Dive into the world of visual storytelling and understand how compelling imagery can captivate your audience, critical for your art career.

    ✅ Engage with Your Audience: Discover the art of meaningful engagement, nurturing relationships with your followers, and creating a supportive community, a cornerstone of any thriving artist's journey.

    ✅ Participate in Art Communities and Events: Explore the benefits of connecting with fellow artists and participating in art-related events both online and offline, an excellent way to build your Christian art mentorship network.

    ✅ Utilize Email Marketing: Learn how to harness the power of email marketing to maintain a direct line of communication with your audience and secure cash flow from your art business.

    ✅ Collaborate & Cross-Pollinate: Understand the value of collaboration with other artists, a valuable aspect of art mentorship, and how it can expand your reach and creativity as a Christian artist.

    ✅ Develop Strategic Partnerships: Explore the world of strategic alliances and how they can amplify your marketing efforts, contributing to the success of your art career and your thriving artist's journey.

    ✅ Continually Educate Yourself: Embrace the mindset of a lifelong learner, a characteristic of a thriving artist, and discover how ongoing education can keep your marketing strategies fresh and effective, ultimately contributing to the cash flow from your art business.

    Whether you're just starting your journey as a Christian artist or looking to revamp your marketing approach for a thriving artist's career, this episode provides a wealth of knowledge to guide you toward success. 

    Subscribe now to "The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast" by Matt Tommey and embark on a transformative journey to enhance your art marketing skills, increase cash flow from your art business, and thrive as a Christian artist. Don't miss this invaluable episode packed with insights, tips, and inspiration for artists seeking to make their mark in the world and even become full time artists.

    • 21 min
    Is Every Artist a Prophet? A Conversation with artist, Lynn Rinehart

    Is Every Artist a Prophet? A Conversation with artist, Lynn Rinehart

    Welcome back to The Thriving Christian Artist and my interview with fiber artist, Lynn Rinehart. In this interview, we discuss the prophetic nature of artists, prophetic creativity, prophetic art and why Lynn believes every artist is a prophet.  Be encouraged by this interview as you learn more about walking in your prophetic calling as an artist in God's Kingdom.  

    To contact Lynn for more information on Lynn's upcoming workshop about prophetic art, visit her website at https://www.cottonartstudio.com/

    ✅ Understanding Prophetic Creativity Message from Matt Tommey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxcr3h5Gsng
    ✅ Prophetic Creativity Playlist:  https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUWo3sYXFmrLetFPerJz_hnyicdDpL8FM&feature=shared
    ✅ 5 Biggest Misconceptions about Prophetic Art: https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/5-biggest-misconceptions-about-prophetic-art 
    ✅ Prophetic Art Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098WHPBLS

    Be sure to subscribe! And for the video version of this interview, visit our YouTube Channel.

    For more resources for Christian artists, visit http://www.matttommeymentoring.com 

    Christian art, prophetic art, prophetic artist, christian artist, kingdom art, kingdom creativity, christian imagination, thriving christian artist, christian podcast, christian art podcast, walking in the prophetic

    • 23 min
    451 - The Lovely Mundane: A Conversation with Scott Coats

    451 - The Lovely Mundane: A Conversation with Scott Coats

    The Lovely Mundane - A Journey Into Slow Living, Spiritual Connection, and Everyday Beauty with Scott Coats

    Today, we're diving deep into the enriching world of slow living and how you can find God in the everyday with none other than musician, artist, and missionary, Scott Coats. 🎵🎨✝️ 

    Through his unique mix of creative expression, he has truly discovered art as a soul language and a way to express His heart to God and with God. He's also making his living in the art biz and shares his journey in the marketplace as well.

    ⏰ What You'll Discover In This Episode:

    Scott's spiritual journey that has guided him toward embracing the beauty in life's simple moments. 🌳

    How Scott finds God's presence in the mundane and makes it extraordinary. 🙏
    The intersections between Scott’s work as an artist and a missionary. 🎤
    Real talk on the joys and struggles of being an artist from both a creative and business perspective. 🎨💼

    👁‍🗨 Don’t Miss Out!
    Whether you're spiritual or simply someone looking to find peace and beauty in life’s small moments, this episode has a treasure trove of wisdom for you.

    For more information on Scott, visit http://www.scottcoats.com 

    👇🏼 Subscribe NOW 👇🏼
    Don't forget to hit that SUBSCRIBE button so you never miss out on our weekly episodes designed to uplift your spirit and ignite your creativity.

    👍 LIKE this episode if you found value in Scott's enriching perspectives on life and spirituality.

    💬 Leave a Review of your thoughts on finding beauty in the mundane or any questions you might have for Scott or us. We'd love to hear from you!

    🙏 Thank you for joining us, and may you find beauty and divine presence in your everyday life!

    art as a soul language
    slow living
    the thriving christian artist
    the lovely mundane
    spiritual art
    prophetic art
    prophetic creativity
    spirituality in art
    spirituality in contemporary art
    art business
    art career
    how to sell art
    christian artist podcast
    how to be a successful artist
    thriving artist
    thriving as an artist
    art biz
    when god calls you to create
    finding the courage to pursue your art
    christian podcast
    art podcast
    christian art podcast

    • 36 min
    450 - Meditating on Scripture: An Artist's Guide to Peace & Inspiration

    450 - Meditating on Scripture: An Artist's Guide to Peace & Inspiration

    Get the Free Biblical Affirmations Download I mentioned in this video right here: https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/gods-plan-for-living.html  

    Welcome to 5-Minute Mentoring! Ready for a heart-to-heart chat that's sure to touch your creative soul and give you some major artistic motivation? In this episode, we're diving into something truly special: the art of meditating on Scripture. Whether you're a seasoned artist or simply love to dabble in creative endeavors, we've got some golden nuggets to share that will light up your canvas and soothe your spirit.

    Join us as we explore how meditating on Scripture can be your secret sauce for finding that elusive inspiration and much-needed inner peace. Life as an artist always includes reflection, growth, and seeking deeper meaning, and what better way to do that than by weaving the beautiful tapestry of God's Word into your creative journey?

    🎨 For more information on how to grow as an artist spiritually, artistically and in business from a uniquely Christian perspective, visit http://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor and discover the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program. 🎨 

    ❤️ If you like this video, please like, subscribe and comment below! ❤️

    artist, thriving christian artist, thriving christian artist podcast, christian painter, prophetic art, prophetic art painting, christian imagination, christian podcast, art studio, making art for a living, artists making a living, meditating on scripture, bible study, christian motivation, bible study with me, artistic motivation, think on these things, whatever is lovely think on these things, renewing your mind, renewing your mind in christ, reticular activating system, reticular activating system brain

    • 11 min
    449 - How His Quiet Time with God Inspired a Christian Devotional Book

    449 - How His Quiet Time with God Inspired a Christian Devotional Book

    In this episode, Matt interviews author Don Hocker about his latest book, "Just Me, Lucy & the Lord." Grab the book here at https://www.highbridgebooks.com/just-me-lucy-and-the-lord-a-31-day-devotional-by-don-hocker/

    Get Matt's popular new devotional book as well, Awakening to God's Kingdom Within: Daily Encouragement for Kingdom Living. https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Gods-Kingdom-Within-Encouragement/dp/B0C9S7PH84 

    About Don's Book:
    What does your time in the Bible look like?

    Are you an avid student, digging deep into books like Leviticus, Romans, or Hebrews?  Or do you prefer the poetry of Psalms and Proverbs?

    Are you an early morning riser or a late-night studier?

    Have you been walking with Jesus for years, or did you just meet Him?

    Regardless of who you are or where you’re at in your spiritual life, Don Hocker understands the importance of spending time with God and reading His words to us.

    After spending ten years studying the Bible each morning, his dog Lucy nestled at his feet, Don now pours his wisdom, insights, and humor onto the pages of Just Me, Lucy, and the Lord.

    This 31-day devotional contains:

    daily Bible passages
    amusing and engaging commentary
    insightful questions and thoughts that take you deeper
    prayers to help you begin your conversation with God
    Through this devotional, you will not only gain fresh perspectives on well-known Bible verses but also discover hidden gems in Scripture that will draw you closer to the Lord.

    Grab your morning coffee (or nighttime tea). Settle into your favorite chair. And join… Just Me, Lucy, and the Lord.

    christian devotional books, best christian devotional books, quiet time with god, devotional books christian, devotional, devotional books, christian encouragement, christian inspiration, daily devotional, daily devotions with god, christian books, best christian books, christian devotional books to grow your faith

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
430 Ratings

430 Ratings

UNIesque ,

-+Game Changer+-

There’s really no way I’ll be able to adequately explain how impactful this podcast has been for me in a review, but I’d like to at least try to sincerely thank you for the series. I grew up knowing I was made for creative purpose, but was told over and over that art isn’t a wise pursuit, we don’t need artists in the places God was taking me, and that I was “fooling around” and selfishly “wasting time” by spending countless hours immersed in it. While I outwardly rejected those notions, there was a dark seed planted in my subconscious about what I was trying to do and be. Even though I went on to earn a degree in Studio Art, God still very pointedly took me into a career where my passion, while proven a desired skill in some circumstances, is not seen as a priority, or even important, in the grand scheme of things. This is part of the reason I’ve struggled with mental health over the past decade and lost my sense of self-worth. Having the time and energy to do what makes me feel alive taken away as a byproduct of this career made things much worse. In the battle to reclaim my mind, I began learning what neuroplasticity is and how to properly align my identity with Christ by renewal of the mind. The idea that I am enough the way I was made seemed so simple, yet so novel to me. This year, as I worked on that, I began praying for the strength to get up in the morning. I am not a morning person, but depression exacerbates that struggle 10-fold. Specifically, I prayed, “Father…give me SOMETHING I can look forward to in the morning that involves You and art. But make it simple…You know how I am.” Then, in March 2023, The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast episode 411, talking about finding identity by co-creating with God, slipped into my YouTube feed. My soul leapt at the mere title, and after watching, I couldn’t get enough. Then, I realized there are apps out there that allow me to load podcasts in as a morning alarm. So, guess what I’ve been waking up to almost every, single day for the past 5 months… :] I’m not waking up in utter defeat anymore, Matt. There’s a light breaking through. And there is still so much work to do in my heart and mind; however, once I realized I’m not only allowed to be an artist, but am encouraged to thrive as one by God’s own design…the game was changed for me. God says it’s not time to leave my current career…yet, but my desire to do what He made me to do has strengthened. The Lord recently put me in a place where I could finally buckle down and start the art business I’ve dreamed of for near 20 years, and I am hoping to join your mentoring program very soon. Thank you so much for heeding God’s call and renewing this kind of hope for so many~

Meag H ,

So much gold for artists!

I found this show from Matt’s website last week. I wish that I would have known about this podcast years ago when I started painting at church and struggling to define if it’s a hobby or vocation for me and what a good kingdom mindset is for a Christian artist. I’m going back and getting the gold from the beginning. This has been extremely helper for me as he breaks down all parts of arts (business, etc) and Christian principles. You definitely feel the compassion for his listeners and the joy he has in sharing “trade secrets”.

EquineArtist! ,

Encouraging, practical and thought-provoking

Matt does a great job of addressing both practical and emotional challenges faced by artists in their art business journey. That he does so from a Christian perspective, with deep understanding of the God-artist relationship as it’s designed to be, makes his insights all the more relevant.

Top Podcasts In Arts

The Moth
Roman Mars
Snap Judgment
Rusty Quill
Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod

You Might Also Like

Shawn Bolz
Graham Cooke
Emily Jeffords
Shawn Bolz
Kris Vallotton
Matt Tommey