Those of us that work preparing and implementing weekend services work hard (hopefully) to help the services to engage and inspire people. However, it a REALLY healthy thing to remember that we are not the only ones who try to help people to live God-centered lives. There are a whole lot of other people making what we do possible, people who don’t get cudo’s, the spotlight, or even thanks. People cleaning bathrooms, people shoveling snow, people answering phones, people directing traffic, people preparing communion, people updating the website – people doing the hundreds of tasks necessary to help a church to function. Take some time today, if you would, to pray for (and maybe even thank) all of the folks that help you to do what you do! It’s good for the soul.
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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