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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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-0115 – W.C.A.’s LIFT courses
Aug07

WMC-0115 – W.C.A.’s LIFT courses

In this week’s episode, David and Kevin talk about the recent experience David had. He was fortunate enough to be able to participate in a course offered by the Willow Creek Association through the L.I.F.T. Project. Listen in to hear how these may be just the thing you need to grow as a leader! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339...

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WMC-0113 – How to handle crisis and how they affect your services
Jul19

WMC-0113 – How to handle crisis and how they affect your services

Music comes natural to a lot of us, however public speaking can be a very different thing. It’s one thing to get up and sing a song, sit at the piano or strum a guitar, but for some of us speaking can be a challenge. For some, it’s saying too much, for others it’s not saying enough. Listen as David & Kevin speak about public speaking! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst...

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16 quotes from Tribes
Jul06

16 quotes from Tribes

Okay, I know most of you probably read this book a few years ago, but I’m just now getting to it. If you haven’t read it, here are a few quotes that might wet your appetite to go out and get it. (Tribes by Set Godin) “When you fall in love with ‘the system,’ you lose the ability to grow.” “Ordinary thinking and ordinary effort are almost never enough to generate leadership.” “The...

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Top 20 Worship Blogs
Jun07

Top 20 Worship Blogs

One of my goals, is to help equip Worship Leaders and Worship Team members to do their ministry in the best possible way. I wish I knew everything there was to know about Worship Ministry, but unfortunately, I do not. And that’s ok. It’s ok that you don’t know either. But, here are a few people who know worship ministry too, and I think you will benefit from reading their wisdom too! Worship Matters...

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Worship Leader, What’s Driving You?
May30

Worship Leader, What’s Driving You?

Today, through that amazing little 140 character powerhouse we refer to as Twitter, I came in contact with this article. I’ve been a fan of Perry Noble and what they’re doing down there at New Spring for quite some time. And the fact that I grew up with that kind of preaching, just makes me reel right at home with Perry! But, it’s worth mentioning, and reiterating here. What is it that’s driving you in your...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0110 – Transitions, leading through change
May23

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0110 – Transitions, leading through change

IN this week’s episode, we talk about having multiple services in different locations. David’s church is just a few weeks into a change which includes two simultaneous services. David & Kevin talk about some of the issues that David and his church have faced. TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email: david@worshipministrycatalyst.com or...

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Potential
May08

Potential

I wanted to share a post with you that I wrote for our Worship Arts Ministry at our Church: Tonight, for the opening session of the retreat at Cannon Beach Conference Center, Dr. Rod Stafford shared a synopsis of “The Princess and the Goblin.” The basic premise of the story is that a grandmother tells her granddaughter to follow a thread wherever it leads. At the end, she the thread will lead to grandma. It may not seem like the path...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0105 – Setting Goals
Feb08

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0105 – Setting Goals

In this week’s episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin talk about setting goals. We discuss the basic principles and the premise that if we never do the work of setting goals, we’ll keep doing the same things over and over and over. Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite some time, we would love to hear form you! Connect with us on twitter (@wmcatalyst) and facebook...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0099 – When things go wrong
Oct20

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0099 – When things go wrong

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin talk about how to respond when difficult situations arise. If an amp goes down in your sound system, what do you do? If your lyric computer crashes what do you do? We’re not necessarily talking about your back-up plans for these situations, we’re talking about how you specifically respond as a leader in these situations. Whether you’re new or...

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Lead Now, or be led
Oct13

Lead Now, or be led

I’ll be the first to admit, leading is hard. And when you have to always be leading, it’s hard to always lead. You know what I mean. Sometimes it would be nice to just let it be, but we’re leaders. As you may (or may not) know, I’ve recently moved into a new leadership position. I’m in a position that hasn’t had a full-time person leading for quite some time. There were some part-timers doing parts...

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Get the Evangelism Monkey off the back of Worship
Oct11

Get the Evangelism Monkey off the back of Worship

He’s a cute little guy. But he sure can cause a lot of problems. Don’t get me wrong. Evangelism is what we’re all about. YES, we want to be relevant. I agree completely! But….(and you knew it was coming)…..evangelism cannot ride on the back of worship. We have to stop trying to make worship – evangelism. Worship is worship, evangelism is evangelism. I agree that a worshiping church is attractive to...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0096 – What to do when you start in a new worship leading role
Aug31

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0096 – What to do when you start in a new worship leading role

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast David and Kevin talk about some of the key things we need to do as worship leaders when we start leading worship in a new role/new church. In case you haven’t heard, David has started in a new position at the Vancouver First Church of God. And in this position, He really wants your advice on what he should be doing! Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite...

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Put Your Dreams to the Test or at least dream a little
Jul08

Put Your Dreams to the Test or at least dream a little

I just finished up another book from Dr. John Maxwell. If you’ve followed me for long, you know I’m a fan of his, and have read and recommended many of his books to you. This book was great on a few different levels so I wanted to take just a minute to share my thoughts with you in case you hadn’t heard about it. (Or in case you had heard about it, but weren’t sure it was for you.) First, it’s not just a...

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