Here are some quick tips on how to utilize technology in your worship services (click here)…
#4 – I very much recommend this. Like it or not, people (esp. pastors) like to talk, and announcements usually end up being 2-3 times as long as they need to be. We film a weekly video called “Northview in Two” – 2 minutes long, and, by scripting it out and sticking to a high energy, basic info vibe, we’re able to get across more info in a fraction of the time (and the congregation doesn’t “check out”);
#5 – This is very useful, especially for smaller churches. We regularly play along with a click track, and adding in additional string parts, keyboard pads – or even background vocals – can really help to fill out the sound. This really only works well if you’re using in-ear monitors – but, again, in-ears are a major plus no matter what the size of the church!
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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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