Just came back from vacation (a week at a cabin in the Smokies)…
I did not:
* Do any work-related reading (ie. church, music or tech)
* See any shows to “get ideas”
* Check my work e-mail
* Call or text obsessively to see how things were going (I sent one text, but only after the point where there was nothing I could do about it anyway – and I sent a couple of “Happy Father’s Day” texts to a couple of dads that work on my staff team)…
The result? The world did not end because of my lack of personal control an guidance, I am still employed (as far as I know), and I had a great time. My name’s Greg, and I’m a workaholic – but at least I’m in recovery… : )
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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
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One Reply to “Vacation”
God wants us to work in our lives, but we are also to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Just read Ecclesiastes and listen to “Dust in the Wind”. You’ll probably be emo in a week tops. :-p