Worship pastors – today, a challenge for you. Make sure that the worship pastor that’s in the green room – and with your friends – and in your home – is the same worship pastor that’s on the platform. We know you’re not perfect – that’s OK – but if you are called to be a worship pastor, people will look to you as an example. Live that out, to the best of your ability. Seek impact, not comfort. Remember who you are – the REAL you that God created you to be.
A quote – or, more accurately, a series of commitments – from Mark Roberts: “As worship pastors, we will attend to our motivations. We will seek to honor God in each moment, not just when we’re in the spotlight. We will put first the spiritual health and growth of our people, surrendering to God our desire for our own success.”
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
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