A quick post for when you need to be quick… If you have limited worship time in a particular service due to a special element [ex baby dedication, communion, etc…], do several shorter [or partial] songs, rather than one long song. Your congregation is a diverse group with diverse needs at any given moment – sticking with one long song might be the direction you would prefer to head, but there’s likely a significant portion of the congregation who need to hear something in addition to or different than that one song’s message. Besides simply providing variety, a worship medley allows you to take the congregation on a journey, combining songs of encouragement with songs of direct worship to God. And – if you really can only do one song – go with the direct worship. That’s what we’re there for.
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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