“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel
We’re about to jump into a sermon series based on the Bible. The whole Bible. It’ll run for 31 weeks. That’s a long time – an eternity from a programming standpoint! I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out how we’re going to keep things fresh to help people to stay engaged. But that’s my problem – because we need to do this. There are too many forces in our world pushing against a trust in God and His Word, for us to let things slide and play church. My fear isn’t the “haters” – it’s that many people just don’t care or see any value in a relationship with God. They’ve become “comfortably numb,” like the old Pink Floyd song said (or – in reality – probably uncomfortably numb). Something inside of them (and me, from time to time, if I’m honest) has gone to sleep, and we need to help wake it up.
So in 2013, we jump deep into the Bible. Pray for us – it’s my prayer for you that you’ll also help people desperately in need of God to move in His direction.
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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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