“Instead of playing at them, play to them.” – John Standefer
Worship is for God. We don’t worship people. We don’t worship music (hopefully). But we have a responsibility as worship team leaders/members to help the folks in our churches to engage in worship. That means interaction.
I’ve heard a phrase many times that goes something like: “Just worship God – the people can come along if they choose to.” The core of that idea is true (The Great Commandment), but it ignores the fact that God calls us into relationships not only with Him, but with each other (The Great Commission).
Interactions are essential in worship leading. We started having our worship team interact with the congregation before the services begin, and it’s clearly good stuff. More on this to come, I would guess… : )
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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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