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Author: 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.
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You know, if you love making art as much as I do, it’s really easy to wonder, “Hey!  Is my love of art and creating art crowding out my passion for Jesus and my desire to worship Him?  Is it becoming an idol in my life?  I don’t know if you have ever thought about that, but in this week’s episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, as well as in my Blog, I’ll be sharing some truths that have really helped  bring me clarity and peace on this topic.Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
You are in for a really special treat in this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast. Leif Hetland is a forerunner in modern-day missions and a real voice in what God is doing in the earth today.I know you’ll enjoy listening as Leif shares his beautiful revelation of how to walk as a son and not an orphan. In this episode, Leif talks about two of his books that I want to recommend to you. The first is “Called to Reign: Living and Loving From a Place of Rest,” and it’s available right here from Amazon. The second is his book, “Healing The Orphan Spirit,“ and it is available right here from Amazon.You can connect with Leif and his ministry, Global Mission Awareness, online at www.GlobalMissionAwareness.com and on Facebook @LeifHetlandConnect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, I’m joined by Jason & Dena Hobbs. Jason and Dena are very familiar with the struggle of anxiety, both professionally and personally. Jason as a clinician, Dena as someone with anxiety, and both as pastors of congregations full of anxious people. They also know the shame and confusion that so often accompany these disorders, especially for people who think their faith should be strong enough to overcome these struggles. Jason and Dena will be sharing the story of their journey and some steps you can take today to start finding freedom from anxiety in your own life.Jason & Dena’s book, “When Anxiety Strikes.” is available right here on Amazon.Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
Have you ever wondered how to tell when the Holy Spirit is guiding you and working with you in your art or when you are trying to do it all on your own?" If this is you, you're not alone.  This is a question I get a lot from artists all over the world. In this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, and in my blog, I want to share with you a few things that I've learned over the years that have really helped me definitively answer this question for myself.Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
I am so excited about my guests this week. Frank and Kathleen Monteleone are incredible actors, producers, and filmmakers who are doing incredible things in the Kingdom of God, both through their art and through their encouragement to other creatives to be all that God has called them to be.I just know that you are going to love this interview with Frank and Kathleen as they take the time to share the story of their journeys through family, faith, and creativity.  You can learn more about what they do and connect with them online at www.AmericanReject.movie and www.FullArmorFilms.comConnect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
One of the questions I get from artists all the time is, “Matt, how do I get over the fear of what other people think about my life and my art as a Kingdom creative?”  This is a big problem. In fact, it’s the foundation of just about every problem that creatives face. In this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, and in this week's Blog, I’ll hit this problem head-on. I’ll also give you some real practical steps you can begin to take to move through this and find freedom from these debilitating fears. In this episode, I mentioned two great resources that may help you as you begin to renew your mind.  The first is my book, Created to Thrive, and it's available in Print, Digital, and Audio versions directly from Amazon, right here: https://www.amazon.com/Created-Thrive-Artists-Living-Abundance/dp/1536904279The second resource is my mini-course, Renewing Your Mind.  Inside this 4-part course, you'll find four lessons and four printable worksheets filled with scripture, journaling exercises, and art responses that you can use on your own, at your own pace.I'll be covering topics like:Understanding and Aligning Your Internal Paradigm with God's KingdomRecognizing and Overcoming Self-Sabotage Patterns in Your LifeHow to Build Confidence and Overcome InadequacyDeveloping an Effective Morning Ritual that will Accelerate Your Growth & Energize Your DayYou can learn more about this course that's available right now by clicking the following link: https://matttommeymentoring.mykajabi.com/offers/BZZkLiVQConnect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
In this episode, I sit down for a conversation with my great friend, Amy Haid. Amy is a glass artist and has been a member of my Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program for the last few years.Over the past year, Amy has had to make a lot of big, life-changing decisions. But getting to watch firsthand the intense spiritual grit and grace she’s walked in makes me excited to share her story of transformation and breakthrough with you.You can learn more about Amy and connect with her online at: www.AmyHaidStudio.com and on Facebook and Instagram @AmyHaidStudio Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
With all the opportunities we have today to promote art and connect with buyers via social media, is a website really something you need to worry about?  Well in my blog article and in this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I tackle this question while offering a fresh perspective on how to turn a casual online follower into a connected client.Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
This week, we celebrate the release of my 200th podcast episode. Whether you're a faithful listener, past guest, or question contributor, thank you for making this series the highest rated Christian Arts podcast heard around the world.Join me as I take a little time to reflect on what I’ve learned and gleaned from producing this podcast over the last few years and have a look ahead at what’s to come. You won’t want to miss this.Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
Do you ever wonder how to keep the inspiration going when you are feeling just a little creatively dry?  Well, a lot of people struggle with that and I am going to dive into this subject and give you some real clear help on how to keep the inspiration flowing in my blog and in this episode of Five-Minute Mentoring. Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, I’m joined by a friend of mine that you’re just going to love, Carolyn Edlund. She’s been in the art business making a big impact for the last 20 years as an artist influencer, teacher, and marketing expert. Carolyn was a key part of my journey early on and I can’t wait for you to hear what she has to share with us. You can learn more about Carolyn online at her website, www.ArtsyShark.com.  Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
Do you ever find yourself struggling, out of the blue, with anxiety, or jealousy, or insecurity? I know I do, and in this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I’m going to share a few tips about how to work through it and find freedom from those debilitating thought patterns. Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
I think this might be one of the most important podcasts that I’ve ever done. In this episode, I’ll be joined by my new friend Josh Clemons as we focus on the concepts of racial reconciliation.Josh is the co-director of One Race Movement in Atlanta. This movement is centered on reconciliation and revival in the presence of God. They are seeing tens of thousands of people from all over the Southeast join together to see God’s Kingdom come and His Will be done in regards to race, reconciliation, and justice in our world today.In this podcast, I mentioned Phil Visher’s video, “Race in America.” You can view that video by clicking right here.You can learn more about the One Race Movement online at www.OneRaceMovement.com and on Facebook and Instagram @oneracemovementConnect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
Have you ever wanted to know just what it takes to get into an art gallery? I get asked about this all the time, and in this episode of 5-minute mentoring, I‘ll be sharing three tips, straight from a local gallery director, that will help you get your art ready for submission to a reputable gallery.Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
In this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, I’m joined once again by my good friend Casey Corbin. Casey is back to talk about a process he’s just developed called Mind Based Mood Management.Casey is a great artist and teacher, but he’s also a therapist in his full-time job. He loves to help people step in the fullness of who God has called them to be.This interview today is going to leave you with an easy methodology to turn those stressful and fearful situations into an opportunity that God can use in your life to bring growth and maturity.We’ve even posted a blog, stuffed full of notes from this episode that you can find right here. You can learn more about Casey and his Mind Based Mood Management process by clicking right here.Connect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
So everybody wants to be an “influencer” these days, right? The lure of followers, the excitement of sharing your passion with thousands who are listening to your every word. Trust me, it's a thing and it's exciting! But have you ever wondered what’s God’s methodology for becoming a person of influence?I’ll be talking about this and sharing 5 practical ways you can approach your dream of leading and potentially influencing other in the arts in this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring and in my blog article titled So You Want to Be An Artist Influencer, Huh?Take a few minutes to listen on the app of your choice like ApplePodcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, GooglePlay or online at http://www.MattTommeyMentoring.com/podcastOk, enjoy the podcast!PS - Did you review the podcast yet? Screenshot the review, post the screenshot to your Instagram feed, and tag @thethrivingchristianartist. Do that, and I’ve got a surprise for you if you do…. #justsayinPPS - Need help leaving that review - CLICK HERE for the simple instructions on how to leave a review todaySupport the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)
Few books in my life have affected me as much as the one that I’m going to introduce to you today. It's called “The Sound of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty” by an incredible luthier from Germany, Martin Schelske.While this book was initially written in German, it has just been released in English earlier this year.  In today’s episode of the Thriving Christian Artist Podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Janet Gesme, who is responsible for translating this incredible book into English.  You’re sure to be inspired by Janet’s journey as she shares how the Lord bought her through a time of great healing on the way to supernaturally leading her to this book and the translation process.The book, The Sound of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty can be found on Amazon and at other online retailers.You can connect with Janet on line via Facebook.Take a few minutes to listen on the app of your choice like ApplePodcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, GooglePlay or online at http://www.MattTommeyMentoring.com/podcastOk, enjoy the podcast!PS - OK, here’s the deal… I love it when people review the podcast. So, even if you’ve done it before, take a moment to review the podcast on whatever app you’re listening on, screenshot it and post the screenshot to YOUR Instagram feed and tag us by using @thethrivingchristianartist. Do this and I’ll send you my “How to Sell Your Art & Make Money Quick” PDF just to say thanks. GO!PPS - Need help leaving that review - CLICK HERE for the simple instructions on how to leave a review todaySupport the show (https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/)
Do you want different results in life but still find yourself doing the same things you've always done? A lot of us have done that in our lives. In fact, that was my story for many, many years until the Lord began showing me a different way to live.The most exciting part? As I started making the changes He showed me and sharing those changes with others, their lives changed too!  Pretty sweet!In this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, and in my blog article on the same topic, I'm going to be sharing some practical things you can do to stop the cycle and start moving forward in your life and your art. The Doors Are Open NowWe only do it a couple of times a year. But, if you’re ready to join a dynamic life-changing community of artists from all over the world and start seeing real change happen in your life and art, then I invite you to learn more about my Created to Thrive Artist Mentoring Program.The doors to join are open right now through October 4th, 2020 and I would love to have you join us. To learn more, click right here.Take a few minutes to listen on the app of your choice like ApplePodcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, GooglePlay or online athttp://www.MattTommeyMentoring.com/podcastOk, enjoy the podcast!MattPS - Did you review the podcast yet? Screenshot the review, post the screenshot to your Instagram feed, and tag @thethrivingchristianartist. Do that, and I've got a surprise for you if you do…. #justsayinPPS - Need help leaving that review -CLICK HEREfor the simple instructions on how to leave a review todayConnect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
I love it when God surprises us, especially when we think we have life all figured out. That was Phillip Ortiz’s story.  In fact, he’s been on an incredible journey with the Lord over the last few years as the result of realigning his heart with the truth of the Kingdom.You can also find out more about Phillip’s story by clicking right here to watch a brand new video we shot in his studio.  Find out more about Phillip online at peel-creative.com and www.philliportiz.com on Facebook @philliportizart.I can't wait for you to hear this interview, but more importantly, I want to invite you to join us for my Artist Rise Up Masterclass that is taking place RIGHT NOW! The Masterclass is free, but you’ll need to register so you can get reminders, downloads, and access to all the course videos inside the private Facebook group. Click Here to Sign Up for Artists Rise UpTake a few minutes to listen on the app of your choice like ApplePodcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, GooglePlay or online at http://www.MattTommeyMentoring.com/podcastOk, enjoy the podcast!MattPS - OK, here’s the deal… I love it when people review the podcast. So, even if you’ve done it before, take a moment to review the podcast on whatever app you’re listening on, screenshot it and post the screenshot to YOUR Instagram feed and tag us by using @thethrivingchristianartist. Do this and I’ll send you my “How to Sell Your Art & Make Money Quick” PDF just to say thanks. GO!PPS - Need help leaving that review - CLICK HERE for the simple instructions on how to leave a review todayConnect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
Do you ever struggle with the lack of time and feeling like you just can't get everything done?  It’s pretty common for most artists.  In fact, most artists struggle with feeling like they never have enough hours in the day.The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way!In this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I'm going to give you some really practical strategies on how to deal with the time crunch so you can gain victory over your schedule and start really spending time on the things that matter.Now, I can't wait for you to hear this interview, but more importantly, I want to invite you to join us for my Artist Rise Up Masterclass that is taking place RIGHT NOW… like as you’re reading this!Don’t worry, it’s not too late! The Masterclass is free, but you’ll need to register so you can get reminders, downloads, and access to all the course videos inside the private Facebook group.Click Here to Sign Up for Artists Rise UpTake a few minutes to listen on the app of your choice like ApplePodcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, GooglePlay or online athttp://www.MattTommeyMentoring.com/podcastOk, enjoy the podcast!MattPS - Did you review the podcast yet? Screenshot the review, post the screenshot to your Instagram feed, and tag @thethrivingchristianartist. Do that, and I've got a surprise for you if you do…. #justsayinPPS - Need help leaving that review -CLICK HEREfor the simple instructions on how to leave a review todayConnect with Matt online at www.MattTommeyMentoring.com or on Instagram and Facebook @thethrivingchristianartistGet 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/)
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Amber Scally

I loved Matt's short mentoring program on Facebook and had to instantly subscribe to the podcast. I have stepped out in faith this year with my art and music and my mantra is to "keep my eyes above the waves" (thank you Hillsong UNITED). Matt's podcasts help with that! The heart of my focus must be Jesus and Matt helps merge that reality with practical applications to life and the arts. Thank you!!

Oct 20th
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Linette Penney-Gainham

How absolutely wonderful to hear two of my favourite people talking and sharing ! Rebecca, you are as vibrant and life affirming as ever. Your enthusiasm is infectious and your faith shines strong. Thank you for being on the podcast with Matt. And Matt thank you for sharing Rebecca's awesomeness with the world!!

Mar 24th
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Melissa Franklin

I love this podcast!! If you are an artist, get ready for fun stories, encouragement and amazing resources for your business. There is no other podcast that speaks straight to the artist heart and has so much kingdom talk in it. Wow! It has been amazing and it keeps me excited for the next one! Thanks Matt Tommey!

Mar 24th
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Chris Rogers

My absolute favorite podcast!!! Its encouraging, uplifting, & informative! Yes, Matt Tommey and his guest speakers' teachings are geared towards Christian Artists but honestly, many artists as well as people who aren't artists could benefit a great deal from the information that is shared. I've recommended "The Thriving Christian Artist" podcasts to quite a few of my friends.

Aug 12th
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