In this day of digital everything, fewer worship team members bother to print out music anymore. That makes sense – there is a real cost to it in paper, and especially printer ink, lol. Many worship teams memorize their music, and those who don’t often use iPads or the like. One of the things that has been lost in this transition is note-taking – ie writing things down that you need to remember or watch out for. It may be a tricky transition, a half-measure, a key change, or the ending that you’re going to do differently from the recorded version, etc… I would encourage you to go through the process of physically writing everything relevant down – even if you don’t print the music, use a piece of scrap paper to write down some notes. Doing that helps to ensure that you’ve looked through your music well, and the physical act of writing it down help to cement it in your memory.
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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