“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” –
Our lead pastor comes in a walks the aisles during our Sat. runthroughs, praying over every seat as he walks past. During the first 10+ minutes of the service, he walks from person to person, welcoming them & asking how they are. We’ve had some pushback that this is disruptive of the proper environment for worship, but I disagree. I think that the care shown, the welcoming feel, the individualized concern (esp. in a big church like ours) more than makes up for a brief interruption in the flow of worship. In fact, I’m constantly on the lookout for more ways to show this care to our people – and our visitors!!!
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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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