Day 5 of “12 Days Of Weekend Service New Year’s Resolutions!” Today’s resolution is “Be On Time [or Early].” As a leader, few things irritate me more than team members who are consistently late. Everyone has emergencies, but perpetual lateness is a lifestyle choice that you make, not something that happens to you. If a member of any given team is late on an ongoing basis, what they are say to the other members of the team, in effect, is “It’s OK for me to waste your time, because my time is more important than yours.” It’s not just laziness and/or a dependability issue – it’s an ego issue.
As a team leader, it’s up to you to model being on time – your team will follow your example, and if you are not ready to go when a rehearsal or other event is supposed to begin, you are sending the absolutely clear message that it’s no big deal and the event is really not that important. Time is actually one of everyone’s most valuable resources, so make sure that honoring it is one of the distinctives of your 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...
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