Each week, we have an evaluation meeting that we call “Yeas and Heys.” The basic premise is that Tuesday, 10 of us get together for a quick, half-hour meeting to discuss the previous weekend’s services. Each person brings brings on “Yea” (something that went well or stood out as a good thing) and one “Hey” (as in “Hey, that could have been better). Originally, it was going to be “Yeas” and Nays,” but we decided that “Nays” was too negative. By limiting it to one item each, we keep the meeting from spiraling into endless discussion, and by including positive elements, as well as negative, we celebrate our victories (actually, we would hope, God’s victories) and avoid beating ourselves up endlessly for not being perfect. On the other hand, we do talk about what needs fixing, and how to fix it. The system works for us – quick, easy, practical and to the point.
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Hmmm - well, let's see... 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 View all posts by creativeworshipideas