Every year during the summer, we pull out the stops for a major week of children’s events. We call it Adventure Week – it’s been described as Vacation Bible School on steroids! Before I became a pastor, I was an elementary school teacher. One thing that I love about Northview is that we don’t treat kids like they are 2nd class citizens. When we did a capital campaign recently to upgrade some areas of the church, the kids area came first – and not because it was bad, but because we wanted it to be great! Our primary children’s area was designed by a former Disney Imagineer, and we were bringing new areas that we’re using for kids up to those levels. The next step – live worship for the large group meetings. Because they’re worth it!
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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