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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

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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.

    362 5-Minute Mentoring: Do You Know Your Business's Numbers?

    362 5-Minute Mentoring: Do You Know Your Business's Numbers?

    Quick question - what’s your number?
    No, I don’t mean your phone number. ☎️
    I mean that specific dollar amount it would take for you to achieve your goals as an artist who’s selling your work in the marketplace.  
    Unfortunately, there’s not a magic number that I can share that applies to everyone.
    Everybody has different goals, and everybody has different situations, so everybody has different numbers.  
    But it’s imperative that you determine your number for yourself so you can set measurable, achievable goals for your art business.  
    But how do you do this?  And how do you translate it into goal-setting?  I’ll tell you all about the hows and whys of determining your number in this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring.  Let’s go!
    Ready to build a business that helps you thrive spiritually, artistically, and financially?  Here are 4 ways I can help: 
    1️⃣ Join Us in November - Every artist was created by God to create with Him to both experience and release His Light and Life through their creative expression. Join us for a powerful 3-day healing event for artists called the “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist Experience” where you can do just that! Click here to learn more  ➡️  https://matttommeymentoring.mykajabi.com/unlocking-2022
    2️⃣  Read the Book: Check out my book “How to Price Your Art: Pricing with Confidence for Sales & Profit” on Amazon ➡️  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XBP733
    3️⃣  Create Art and Profit: Discover how to create the art you love while still providing for yourself financially in my “How to Price Your Art” workshop.
    Get more details here ➡️ https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/how-to-price-your-art-evergreen
    4️⃣  Ready to truly thrive?  Join the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program to discover how to build your art business and live the abundant life Jesus promised you as an artist in His Kingdom! Click here for details and to enroll!  ➡️  https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor.html
    Connect with me online: https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/stay-connected

    • 5 min
    361 - Building An Art Ministry: A Conversation with Greg & Susan Card

    361 - Building An Art Ministry: A Conversation with Greg & Susan Card

    Building up the role of art ministries in the church is a very big task.  In fact, it sure seems like it’s too big for one person to handle.  It’s a good thing that my guests on this episode of the Thriving Christian Artists podcast, Greg and Susan Card, have each other to lean on.  
    Greg and Susan have been creating art their whole lives.  When they met, they bonded over their love for art and their love for the Lord, they got married, and they went about the work of bringing art into the church.  
    Back in the 80s, there wasn’t much of a position for art in the way churches ministered to the people, so Greg and Susan had their work cut out for them.  
    But they’ve stayed at it, keeping their ears to the Spirit, maintaining a flow with creating their own art, and being in the ministry as the Lord directed them.  
    Together, they’ve learned to patiently work on the Lord’s timetable, not their own.  And they’ve always been there for each other.  Their story is really inspiring, and I’m honored to share it with you on the podcast.  
    If you want to see what Greg and Susan are up to these days, connect with them through their websites.  
    https://www.susancardfineart.com/ 
    https://www.gregcard2.com/  
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    When you’re ready to stop striving and start thriving, here are 4 other ways I can help: 
    1️⃣ Join Us in November - Every artist was created by God to create with Him to both experience and release His Light and Life through their creative expression. Join us for a powerful 3-day healing event for artists called the “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist Experience” where you can do just that! Click here to learn more  ➡️  https://matttommeymentoring.mykajabi.com/unlocking-2022
    2️⃣ Unlock Your Heart:  Are you ready to begin a journey of healing and wholeness that will yield deeper Spirit-led creativity and personal fulfillment?  I’ll show you how in the 10th anniversary revised edition of “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist!” Grab the book, ebook, or audio on Amazon ➡️ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1460930258
    3️⃣  Connect with God: Discover how to connect with the Lord and discover His intention for you and your art in His Kingdom in my course, How to Connect with God to Create & Sell Your Art. Get more details here ➡️  https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/how-to-connect
    4️⃣  Ready to truly thrive?  Join the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program to discover how to build your art business and live the abundant life Jesus promised you as an artist in His Kingdom!  Click here for details and to enroll!  ➡️ https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor.html
    Thanks for listening!  You can also watch this podcast on YouTube at youtube.com/matttommeymentoring.  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode

    • 51 min
    360 5-Minute Mentoring: Why You Should Incorporate Your Art Business

    360 5-Minute Mentoring: Why You Should Incorporate Your Art Business

    It’s a question that almost every business owner has to face - should you incorporate your business?
    It feels so…official.  Adult.  😬
    But if you’ve hesitated because you fear that incorporating your art business will take away from your creativity or make you "corporate" (in the sense of being dull and milquetoast), don’t! 
    You still get to be you, and your art still is yours alone.  
    Actually, incorporating your art business is an investment in your business that shows you are professional, protects you against legal issues, and can help you save money - and earn more, too! 
    In this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I'm going to share five good reasons why you should consider taking this step for your art business, plus some pointers on how to go about making it happen.  
    Ready to build a business that helps you thrive spiritually, artistically, and financially?  Here are 4 ways I can help: 
    1️⃣ Join Us in November - Every artist was created by God to create with Him to both experience and release His Light and Life through their creative expression. Join us for a powerful 3-day healing event for artists called the “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist Experience” where you can do just that! Click here to learn more  ➡️  https://matttommeymentoring.mykajabi.com/unlocking-2022
    2️⃣  Read the Book: Check out my book “How to Price Your Art: Pricing with Confidence for Sales & Profit” on Amazon ➡️  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XBP733
    3️⃣  Create Art and Profit: Discover how to create the art you love while still providing for yourself financially in my “How to Price Your Art” workshop.
    Get more details here ➡️ https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/how-to-price-your-art-evergreen
    4️⃣  Ready to truly thrive?  Join the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program to discover how to build your art business and live the abundant life Jesus promised you as an artist in His Kingdom! Click here for details and to enroll!  ➡️  https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor.html
    Connect with me online: https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/stay-connected

    • 4 min
    359 - The Lie We Believe About Creativity: A Conversations with Dan McCollam

    359 - The Lie We Believe About Creativity: A Conversations with Dan McCollam

    One of the biggest struggles that creatives have is finding the time in our lives to be creative.  With all the pressures of the day, we’re lucky if we can let our creative energies flow for an hour on any given day.  
    Dan McCollam, my guest on this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist podcast, has heard this from people all around the world, but he’s not buying it.  
    Instead, Dan will tell you that you need to make your creative time a priority as a part of seeking God’s kingdom.  Don’t wait for inspiration to drop on you.  If you want inspiration, get in the studio and get to work, and you’ll find it.     
    See, one of Dan’s passions (along with playing music, leading worship, and helping people in every nation create their own “sound” for worship music) is to help people hear the voice of God in their lives.  That’s why he co-founded “Prophetic Company,” an organization that helps people recognize God’s voice so they can respond to it and live with greater clarity and purpose.  
    God is already speaking to you - you just have to find the way you are best suited to connect and receive His word, be open to what He is saying, and activate the gifts that are already inside you.  
    All this and more are on tap in my interview with Dan on this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist!   
    Look for Dan’s work at:   https://www.propheticcompany.com/
    https://www.propheticcompanyacademy.com/ 
    https://www.amazon.com/Dan-McCollam/e/B00IZPL3E4?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1654615497&sr=8-3   
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    When you’re ready to stop striving and start thriving, here are 3 other ways I can help: 
    1️⃣ Join Us in November - Every artist was created by God to create with Him to both experience and release His Light and Life through their creative expression. Join us for a powerful 3-day healing event for artists called the “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist Experience” where you can do just that! Click here to learn more  ➡️  https://matttommeymentoring.mykajabi.com/unlocking-2022
    2️⃣ Unlock Your Heart:  Are you ready to begin a journey of healing and wholeness that will yield deeper Spirit-led creativity and personal fulfillment?  I’ll show you how in the 10th anniversary revised edition of “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist!” Grab the book, ebook, or audio on Amazon ➡️ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1460930258
    3️⃣  Ready to truly thrive?  Join the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program to discover how to build your art business and live the abundant life Jesus promised you as an artist in His Kingdom! Click here for details and to enroll!  ➡️  https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor.html
    Thanks for listening!  You can also watch this podcast on YouTube at youtube.com/matttommeymentoring.  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!
    Connect with Matt online: https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/stay-connected

    • 35 min
    358 - 5-Minute Mentoring: The Key To Becoming A Full-Time Artist

    358 - 5-Minute Mentoring: The Key To Becoming A Full-Time Artist

    What’s the one question I hear most frequently?  (Other than “Would you like fries with that?”  What can I say - we’ve been traveling a lot lately! 😆)
    It’s probably some form of:  "How do you go from being a hobby or part-time artist to being able to do art full-time?"    
    This can definitely feel like a massive leap, especially for folks who are currently working a more traditional 40 hour/week job. 
    So how artists make this transition, you ask?  The answer is simple: regulated cash flow.  
    Regulated cash flow is a consistent, predictable, monthly stream (or streams!)  of revenue from your art business that allows you to pay the bills, pay yourself, grow your business, and do the thing that God is calling you to do…
    …without having to worry all the time about whether you're making money. 
    But how exactly do you leverage your art to create regulated cash flow?  Check out this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring and I’ll tell you! 


    And when you’re ready to build a business that helps you thrive spiritually, artistically, and financially?  Here are 4 ways I can help: 
    1️⃣  Join Us in November  -  Every artist was created by God to create with Him to both experience and release His Light and Life through their creative expression.  Join us for a powerful 3-day healing event for artists called the “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist Experience” where you can do just that! Click Here to Learn More ➡️  https://matttommeymentoring.mykajabi.com/unlocking-2022
    2️⃣  Read the Book: Check out my book “How to Price Your Art: Pricing with Confidence for Sales & Profit” on Amazon ➡️  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097XBP733
    3️⃣  Create Art and Profit: Discover how to create the art you love while still providing for yourself financially in my “How to Price Your Art” workshop.
    Get more details here ➡️ https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/how-to-price-your-art-evergreen
    4️⃣  Ready to truly thrive?  Join the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program to discover how to build your art business and live the abundant life Jesus promised you as an artist in His Kingdom! Click here for details and to enroll!  ➡️ https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor.html

    Connect with me online: https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/stay-connected

    • 9 min
    357 - When You’ve Been Brushed By The Spirit: A Conversation with Jeanette Sthamann

    357 - When You’ve Been Brushed By The Spirit: A Conversation with Jeanette Sthamann

    What it is like to go from feeling like you’ve lost your creativity and giving up on art, to creating art that moves and inspires everyone who sees it?  
    Ask Jeanette Sthamann.  
    Jeanette didn’t grow up a Christian, but she did grow up loving art.  That is…until a short-sighted art teacher discouraged her art and made her think she wasn’t creative. It was enough to make her cast aside art for years.
    After some dark and heavy years as a teen and young adult, she found herself at the end of her rope and cried out to God.  
    And He responded, telling her to start drawing.  
    As she did, she felt God’s peace as a gift to her.  In time, she decided to add painting to her repertoire, so she took lessons from an art teacher who happened to be the wife of a pastor.  Before long, she had unburdened herself of the darkness that was on her and gave her life to Jesus, right in the art studio.  
    If you’re hearing God telling you how your art is important and you should use it to spread his message to others, you need to listen to Jeanette’s story on this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist podcast.  
    And while you’re at it, visit Jeanette’s website, Facebook, and Instagram for more of her inspiring art.  
    https://www.brushedbythespirit.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/brushedbythespirit
    https://www.instagram.com/brushedbythespirit/ 
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    When you’re ready to stop striving and start thriving, here are 4 other ways I can help: 
    1️⃣  Join Us in November  -  Every artist was created by God to create with Him to both experience and release His Light and Life through their creative expression.  Join us for a powerful 3-day healing event for artists called the “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist Experience” where you can do just that! Click Here to Learn More ➡️  https://matttommeymentoring.mykajabi.com/unlocking-2022
    2️⃣ Unlock Your Heart:  Are you ready to begin a journey of healing and wholeness that will yield deeper Spirit-led creativity and personal fulfillment?  I’ll show you how in the 10th anniversary revised edition of “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist!” Grab the book, ebook, or audio on Amazon ➡️ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1460930258
    3️⃣  Connect with God: Discover how to connect with the Lord and discover His intention for you and your art in His Kingdom in my course, How to Connect with God to Create & Sell Your Art Get more details here ➡️  https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/how-to-connect  
    4️⃣  Ready to truly thrive?  Join the Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program to discover how to build your art business and live the abundant life Jesus promised you as an artist in His Kingdom! Click here for details and to enroll!  ➡️  https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/artmentor.html
    Thanks for listening!  You can also watch this podcast on YouTube at youtube.com/matttommeymentoring.  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!
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    Connect with Matt online: https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/stay-connected

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

katiebell164 ,

Well done!

Rarely have I gotten such good spiritual advice. The podcast has helped me in the journey of renewing my mind, and reaching all God has for me. I never knew what prophetic art was, and how to be an entrepreneur + an artist. Encouraging, challenging, and practical.

rshererart ,

Finally a community of artist that I can identify with!

These podcasts are a daily source of encouragement for me. I felt alone in the art world and now I know I’m not! Thank you for all you do to build this beautiful community of Christian artists. I can’t wait to see where God takes me on this creative journey!

Ap88keys ,

Spirit-filled AND Business-focused

I’m so glad there’s a podcast like this that doesn’t divide between God’s desire to lead our hearts and our desire to thrive as creative artists. This is such a blessing to all artists who are led by the Lord to maximize their Kingdom impact!

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