Here’s a letter that I sent to our teams a few minutes ago…
Hello, Most Awesome Worship Arts Team!
Tonight at church we have our Glowing Memories service – it’s specifically for folks that have lost loved one over the course of the past year. It’s designed to be a time to grieve, a time to heal, and a time to hope. As I’ve thought about that, it’s really sunk in that church should be exactly the sort of place that offers those things – especially the hope!
In the midst of our even-busier-than-normal lives, it’s really, really easy to go on auto-pilot. I’m one of those people who could easily spend my time checking off items on my “to do” list, while forgetting to have a life. But tonight reminds me that we don’t have unlimited time here, and that there’s not enough room in life for auto-pilot. It my wish for each of you (and myself) that we’ll spend more of this next year grieving with those who are grieving, helping each other to heal, and – especially – spreading hope in a world that so desperately needs it.
One thing that really does give me hope is seeing the sold-out servants and believers at Northview. I am truly blessed to be able to serve with you, and I wish both you and your families the very best as we head into the holidays.
Thanks – for what you do and who you are, God Bless You, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Creative Arts Pastor
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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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