Easter is here. Around the world, church staffs are working incredibly hard to make sure that the truth of God’s amazing love for us is expressed through worship services full of creativity and conviction. Giving your team kudos for that hard work is important. Everyone likes it to be recognized when they do a good job.
However, sharing goes beyond a simple “Well done.” Make the thanks personal this year.
First off, document it – write things down that are awesome that you see happening so that you don’t forget. Then follow up post-Easter with one-on-one thanks – with specifics about what each of the people brought to the table to make it great. A hand-written card [actually written by you] or letter really stands out, since so few of those come our way anymore from anyone other than our grandmas.
Publicly thank your team leaders in front of their teams – and your team members in front of their leaders. And then celebrate! Don’t just jump into the next thing with no break – pause and spend a moment together acknowledging that God does incredible things through people that turn their skills, time and hearts over to Him and simply say “Yes!”
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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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