We are starting to utilize TVs on a more regular basis in our services. They are especially useful during the messages in our case – we have a couple of multi-site campuses, and any images that we show need to be on something besides our side screens. We use the same feed for the side screens as we do for our regional campuses, and if we were to use a photo or a graph, for example, that’s all that the congregation at those sites would see until we cut back to the live shot. Forty-five seconds of looking at a picture (rather than seeing the preacher interact with the picture) is an eternity. Another plus – it’s a lot easier for the preaching pastor to point out details with any images, graphs, Scripture verses, etc… if they’re right at hand.
We’re also going to try an experiment in our youth building by building a video wall – I’ll let you know how it goes – should be up soon!
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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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