Today on the Creatively Christian podcast we are joined by John Mays. John is a songwriter and an A&R Representative for Centricity Music where he finds new musical talent and oversees the administrative aspects of music production. John works with artists like Jason Gray, Jordan Feliz, Unspoken, and Lauren Daigle. John Mays talks with Andrea about the Christian music industry and the importance of stewarding our creative gifts for the benefit of God’s Kingdom--even when balancing faith, art, and business is messy! He encourages creatives to develop the right character and he shares an extensive list of resources for creative encouragement too. You can follow John on Instagram or send a message to email@example.com. This episode (part 1 and 2 together) can be found on YouTube. Show Notes The following resources were mentioned in the show or are useful resources recommended by the guests. Links might be marked as affiliate links, meaning we earn a commission if you buy through the link. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft [Affilaite] by Steven KingWalking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art [Affiliate] by Madeleine L’Engle Credits This show is produced by Theophany Media. The theme music is by Bill Brooks and Andrea Sandefur. The logo is by Bill Brooks. Our wonderful hosts are Brannon Hollingsworth, Lynn Baber, Andrea Sandefur, and Bill Brooks. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.