We have offered prayer after our services several times this year (including every week during a four week series on The Holy Spirit). We don’t get into a long, drawn-out counseling session – people simply come forward and describe in a few words what they would like us to pray for. We have pastors, elders and prayer team members at the front – people line up, and we probably pray with each person about two minutes.
We started this by asking God to provide miracles in the lives of people who needed them (pretty much all of us, in one way or another). We didn’t know how many people would want prayer, but literally hundreds came forward. We’ve heard story after story of answered prayer (and we were able to address the issue of unanswered prayer).
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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...
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