Don’t worry, pastors – it’s not just you. Many, many have felt like they just don’t know what to do. You may feel that you didn’t handle [or aren’t handling] this whole Coronavirus thing perfectly. You know what? You’re right, you didn’t. Expecting perfection from yourself or others is a tool that Satan will happily use to get you to self-destruct, or to destroy the relationships between you and those around you. Strive for faithfulness, not perfection.
Your home has also likely become your workplace. In some ways, that’s great. But it may feel that your surroundings have surrounded you. Get out, take a walk – somewhere where you don’t normally walk. Break your routine, take a mini-vacation. Above all, keep things in perspective. Very few issues or problems are life and death – don’t blow a “ripple in a puddle” up to where you think it’s an all-encompassing tidal wave. Simply do your best – and let God do the rest. That may sound like a cliché, but that’s because it is glaringly and obviously true when you think about it for more than a minute. So take a deep breath and relax – and then, get back to work… imperfectly.
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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...
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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