In my early years of college, I was as guilty as anyone else of cramming for exams. Sometimes I got lucky, but most of the time it held me back from achieving what I could have. I eventually stopped doing that, and recorded my notes to listen to in the car, which changed OK to honor roll. Long story short – putting things off until you’re less busy, or less stress, or less tired, etc… never works. Those times never come, and you just end up overwhelming yourself
Each day, move the ball. Don’t plan to do a month’s work of work in a day, and then get depressed when you come up short. Don’t work for 15 minutes and then “recover” for 45. You know, it’s just not that hard. If you cut the dramatics and hit one thing at a time – until it’s finished, if you can – you will reduce the stress in your life [and in the lives of the people that come in contact with you]. : )
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
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