For any team to be successful, they need to know who they are. In other words, someone needs to define what the “win” is for that team – ie how they can judge if they are being successful. It is the job of the team leader to be able to articulate that win.
The live production website for Gateway Church is Dallas has the following descriptor:
“Through every sound transmitted, every light shone, each image displayed, Live Production seeks to steward the atmosphere for the presence of GOD. Live Production prepares for an event through prayer, unity, relationship, community and collaboration. Seeking the Kingdom first leads to a fruitful expression of GOD through audio, video and lighting.”
They then go on to further define the audio portion of production:
“With access to some of the world’s best audio equipment, Gateway Audio makes sure that sound is polished and projected to reach as many ears as possible. They make sure that worship and the word is heard and understood in a clear and precise manner.”
They then go on to define video and lighting in a similar manner. Looking at the audio descriptor, the final sentence is the key. It gives a clear definition of the goal. Once the definition has been nailed down, it’s the team leaders job to articulate it – over and over and over, in as many ways as possible, until it becomes the driver of that team’s culture.
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...
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