“Integrity” by Henry Cloud
This really isn’t a book specifically about creative worship (or uncreative worship). It’s a book about personal integrity, obviously, given the title. However, the book is also very helpful when you’re thinking about how to plan services – especially why other people are sometimes cranky about your ideas and music choices.It also reminds us of the fact that we’re imperfect people who do not (and CAN not) control the universe.
In all seriousness, Henry Cloud has great insight – it’s a very good book for anyone who leads a team of any sort. It’s really aimed at businesspeople, but the ideas are all transferable. Good audio book version, too. 4 out of 5 stars
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I'm a Christian, a husband, a dad, a son, a pastor, a consultant, a musician, a writer, and bits and pieces of a bunch of other things. My work life has followed three main phases - business to teaching to church. I was the Weekend Services Pastor for nine years at Northview Church, an awesome church in the Indianapolis suburbs. I used to work for Willow Creek, another awesome church in the Chicago area. Plus I've written for various magazines and websites, and other freelancy sorts of things... My life mission is to help the church be as excellent as it can be.
Oh yeah - the name's Greg. Greg Wallace. But not the race car driver or the major league pitcher or the British celebrity chef. Just the creative worship guy. Hi.
It's my hope that these ideas, musings, rants, raves, etc... will inspire you. They're just my opinions - but again, I hope that they'll help to inspire you. Because the church really, really needs inspired creative types. If you're a creative type (and most people are, deep-down), ask God for help. Then take any ideas that are useful to you - borrow them, nab them, use them, adapt them - and make them into something greater...
You can head over to my Instagram site for an abundance of shorter posts: creativeworshipideas. If you're looking for consulting - especially on weekend services, team leadership or multi-site strategies - I'd love to help. Just message me here, and I'll be in touch - Greg
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