A little bit of Christmas in July… Christmas is a big time of year – it’s one of the few time where average people get a bit more brave about inviting friends and family to church. It’s also one of the times of year when those individuals are more likely to say “Yes!” If you normally do Christmas in a big way, make sure that you have time to plan in advance to make it happen well. The last thing that you want to do is try to throw it all together at the last minute – perhaps ruining your own Christmas in the process [and that of your team]. My usual plan over the years has been to start seriously thinking about the upcoming Christmas in the early fall so that things can be largely nailed down in November. Decembers are full of school concerts, work parties, family gatherings and other events. Give yourself some leeway to celebrate the season by planning early.
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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 View all posts by creativeworshipideas