I Wanna Be Like Hillsong
Jan10

I Wanna Be Like Hillsong

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Worship Ministry lately. (In part because I have the time to do so.) I’ve been thinking about how we run our ministries and what our motivations are. What is our philosophy for worship ministry and how did we get here? As I have been thinking about it, I’m starting to come to a conclusion. And that is, that we need to be more like Hillsong. Ok, not really. But it seems to be...

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E.Q. – From a Worship Pastor’s Perspective…
Jan08

E.Q. – From a Worship Pastor’s Perspective…

In episode 0123 of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, we talked about some of the issues that plague worship ministries around the world. If you haven’t checked out that episode, you’re definitely going to want to do that! You’ll also want to check out the last post I wrote about Gain Staging. Let me issue you the same caveat I issued before, I’m a worship pastor and musician who has had to learn sound...

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Gain Structure (i.e. gain staging)
Dec30

Gain Structure (i.e. gain staging)

In episode 0123 of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, we talked about some of the issues that plague worship ministries around the world. If you haven’t checked out that episode, you’re definitely going to want to do that! What I wanted to do here is to just quickly explain the goal of gain structure for live sound. I specify live sound, because the principles aren’t necessarily the same. I want to give you a...

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WMC – 0123 – Practical Advice for Sound Techs
Dec27

WMC – 0123 – Practical Advice for Sound Techs

You’ve been there. You work for weeks on a big Christmas production, Easter production or even just a big weekend service. You and a team of volunteers pour hours into the service, you work your hearts out, play your hearts out on the day of and then comes the feedback: “I couldn’t hear the vocalists” or “The drums were too loud” or “There was a guitar playing?” And your heart sinks. All...

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Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights – CD Giveaway
Dec20

Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights – CD Giveaway

Alright, I know you’ve been waiting for it for a couple days now, salivating and what not…If you already like us on facebook, you heard me mention it a couple of days ago. If you listen to our worship podcast, you heard it yesterday. If you follow the blog, you read it this morning. So, here it is… Enter to Win your own copy of Chris Tomlin’s newest CD, Burning Lights!! There are four ways to enter, and you can...

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Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin – Album Review
Dec20

Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin – Album Review

I was given the privilege of hearing a preview copy of Chris Tomlin’s newest album, “Burning Lights.” Of course, I was happy to take part. Who doesn’t want to be an insider of sorts. So here goes: First, let me say that Chris Tomlin is a very gifted songwriter. He obviously has a knack for writing worship tunes, and is our generations’ most prolific worship songwriter. You will likely find more of his...

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WMC – 0122 – Review of Chris Tomlin’s New CD – “Burning Lights”
Dec19

WMC – 0122 – Review of Chris Tomlin’s New CD – “Burning Lights”

Today we are happy to be reviewing the latest from Chris Tomlin. His CD, Burning Lights, is set to release on January 8th. In this episode you will hear us discuss all the things we love about the CD. Make sure to check out the episode. Also, as you heard on the podcast, we are thrilled to be doing a giveaway! We are fortunate enough to be able to give away 5 copies of this album. (It’s actually not us who will be giving away...

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A new series on Christmas Songs on davidlindner.net
Dec13

A new series on Christmas Songs on davidlindner.net

I have been going through a series on www.davidlindner.net that I wanted to share with all of you. It’s called 25 days of Christmas songs, where I’ve chosen a song or two (or three) for each day and talk about the stories behind the songs as well as some of the reasons I love them! The reason I wanted to share it with you, is because it can be a nice little transition to share a short piece of history behind the song...

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FREE Christmas Videos & Plan for your church’s Christmas services
Nov29

FREE Christmas Videos & Plan for your church’s Christmas services

I know just how hard planning for Christmas can be! So, why don’t you let me help you out this year, for free! Head on over to www.davidlindner.net and download your copies of the Christmas Letters Videos we talked about on the...

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WMC – 0121 – Planning for Christmas Services
Nov27

WMC – 0121 – Planning for Christmas Services

In this episode David and Kevin talk about planning Christmas services. The topic came up in the last episode of the podcast when we learned that Kevin had just finished his planning when he had hoped to be done with it quite a while ago. As always, we love your feedback, and you can use the links below to get in touch with us! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 –...

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WMC – 0120 – Special Services Planning, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Nov15

WMC – 0120 – Special Services Planning, Thanksgiving & Christmas

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David & Kevin talk about planning special services such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course, we also discus football, so if you want to skip that whole discussion, just skip ahead to minute 16:50 in podcast. But, after all that football talk, we get into some very practical advice for planning Thanksgiving Services. It’s something you don’t want to miss,...

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WMC – 0119 – The benefit of unbiased input on your Worship Ministry
Oct11

WMC – 0119 – The benefit of unbiased input on your Worship Ministry

It’s easy to get into a routine and just keep the plates spinning. It’s easy to lose some of the intentionality behind why we do our Worship Ministry. Ministry comes at us fast and often times with no respite. That’s why it can be so beneficial to have someone from the outside come in and give you some feedback on your worship ministry. That’s exactly what David and Kevin talk about in this episode of the...

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WMC – 0118 – Interview with David Santistevan
Sep14

WMC – 0118 – Interview with David Santistevan

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Podcast, we are very fortunate to have as our guest, David Santistevan. If you haven’t been over to his site, you’re going to want to do so, I promise, you won’t be disappointed. He has a ton of very useful content for worship leaders and worship team members. I’m not going to give too much away, though you can check the show notes if your want to wet your appetite!...

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Why building volunteers is so important
Sep11

Why building volunteers is so important

One of my biggest beliefs for Worship Ministry in the local church is that we build up the members of our churches to do the work of the ministry. I truly believe that we are called, as members of the body of Christ to be doing the work were commissioned to do by Jesus. The great commission wasn’t directed at professional ministers. Jesus didn’t even pick trained ministers to do the work of building his Kingdom on the...

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WMC-0117 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 2 of 2
Sep04

WMC-0117 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 2 of 2

Thanks for listening to the second part of our interview with Dan Stevers. Make sure to check out his website at www.danstevers.com and follow him on twitter.If you missed the first part, make sure to check it out here. We talk about some of the nitty gritty of doing mini-movies for worship services and church use. We also get to know a little about Dan and his journey into doing video for his church, as well as getting some great,...

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WMC-0116 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 1 of 2
Aug24

WMC-0116 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 1 of 2

Thanks so much for tuning into the first part of this two part interview with Dan Stevers. If you don’t know about Dan or his work, make sure to check out his website at www.danstevers.com and follow him on twitter. We talk about some of the nitty gritty of doing mini-movies for worship services and church use. We also get to know a little about Dan and his journey into doing video for his church, as well as getting some great,...

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