Reminder Of The Week:
DON’T build a creative planning team of people that think just like you – the whole “I want to hang with people that I feel comfortable ‘doing life’ with” attitude is self-centered. It’s a pretty sure bet that there’s a good amount of diversity (at least in personality types) in your congregation – there should be on your team, as well. Core values needs to be shared, but God hasn’t created each person uniquely for no reason…
Sorry for the negative vibe, let me change it – DO build a diverse team, and challenge each other to grow and excel for the sake of the people that God has entrusted you to serve.
Here’s some other good stuff to do! (click here)
BTW, this isn’t our actual planning team. Our team is actually much more diverse (especially age-wise). It’s a college-age life group. However, it was the only picture that I could quickly find on my desktop that represented a group meeting, so it’s pinch hitting for a real picture of our creative team. : )
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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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