Easter is coming soon. For many of us, that’s exciting. But, for many others, it’s terrifying.
What if the weather is bad…? What if a key worship team member gets sick…? What if not very many people come…? What if the toilet backs up again in the kids ministry area? What if…? What if…? What if…?
Turn off the “what ifs” by remembering what your job is: to be faithful. Your job is NOT to get inside people’s hearts, heads, and souls – that’s God’s job. Your job is to simply turn YOUR heart, head, and soul over to God and allow Him to make happen what he determines should happen. Do your best (your very best) and let God take it from there…
“The part of your brain that sees the worst, that extrapolates out the craziest scenario and consistently underestimates your ability to handle it? That is not your friend. Nor is it the truth. The voice that roots against you? The tendency to catastrophize and exaggerate? This is not helpful. It’s not giving you an accurate picture of the world.” – Ryan Holiday
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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