Your team needs to know that you care. About them personally, of course, but also about their performance in their jobs. Most church staff really do want to do good work, and often need feedback along the way to help that to happen – especially those newer to their roles. Defining the “win” upfront is critical, but regular check-ins show that you’re engaged and available to offer advice, encouragement and course-corrections, if needed.
“One of the most important maxims of leadership is: ‘Don’t expect what you don’t inspect.’ While leaders tend to be very good at casting vision, they tend to be weak at execution. How often have you conveyed a great idea to your leadership team only to realize months later that it is no further along? When leaders don’t follow up regularly and consistently, associates often become jaded…” – Alan E. Nelson
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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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