Baptism weekends are my favorite – but they also offer some challenges, particularly regarding with the worship team with a baptistry on the [or sometimes built into the] platform. At Northview, the baptistry is center stage in the back – with a semi-circular room, that means it’s even more difficult for people on the sides of the congregation to be able to see. So – we bunched up. We moved the risers to one side and as far back as possible. The team led worship as the baptisms went on, with the side screens showing both song lyrics and closeup iMag shots of the baptisms. If the baptisms finished before the worship set was done, the singers would simply fan out across the front of the platform as soon as the last person came out of the tank.
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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