Every Sunday is Easter
Mar13

Every Sunday is Easter

It’s the stuff of church staffer dreams.  The parking lot is jammed, teams of coffee-amped volunteers are bustling, the band is running through that great new song, and very soon, crowds of regulars, guests, and returners will begin pouring through the doors.  It’s Easter Sunday, a full house, and the energy is intoxicating. In almost every church across the country, Easter brings more of what we all want most – people.  That’s...

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Getting Hired as a Worship Pastor – Part 1
Feb12

Getting Hired as a Worship Pastor – Part 1

For many of us in the worship industry, our entrance into ministry was anything but conventional.  As the position has evolved over time, so has the skill set and experience we’re expected to bring to the table.  Gone are the days of needing an MDiv with a musical pedagogy sidecar (yea, look that up, I had to).  Today it’s more common to see churches hiring musical artists with good theology rather than theologians who fancy music. ...

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WMC-0148 – The Creation Emancipation
Feb10

WMC-0148 – The Creation Emancipation

The Creation Emancipation We are made in God’s image, but what does that mean? And what are the implications for the church and our worship ministries? In this episode of the podcast, David and Kevin talk about the new eBook, “The Creation Emancipation” that David is releasing at no cost. Ever. In the Book, David talks about the unique voice that each church has to speak the language of the culture they have been...

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WMC Podcast – Episode 0145 – Interview with Rich Kirkpatrick
Dec23

WMC Podcast – Episode 0145 – Interview with Rich Kirkpatrick

Interview with Rich Kirkpatrick If you’ve been traveling around the Worship blogosphere for anytime, you’ve definitely come across our guest on this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast. “Since 2005, Rich Kirkpatrick’s Blog has consistently been ranked among the top 50 Christianity blogs, awarded in 2012 as the “Best Religion Blog” from the World Media Awards, and was an Editor’s Pick both in...

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WMC Podcast – 0144 – Interview with Don Moen
Dec02

WMC Podcast – 0144 – Interview with Don Moen

Interview with Don Moen I have to say, you are in for a real treat in this episode! We were fortunate enough to be able to interview Don Moen about a new project he’s doing called: “Worship In Action.” Worship In Action (WIA) is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Nashville, Tennessee. Don Moen founded WIA in response to the great needs he encountered while on worship tours around the world. It became very clear to Don...

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The Creation Emancipation – Free eBook Download
Nov14

The Creation Emancipation – Free eBook Download

The Creation Emancipation – Free ebook! We are excited to share with you, for the very first time, the brand new eBook, “The Creation Emancipation.” What is it about? We’re glad you asked! It’s a plea for creativity in the local church. As you know, that’s what drives us, the local church. There is so much potential in the local church, and we’re afraid it’s being lost. How? Well, you’ll have to read the book. But, what we want you to...

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WMC – 0124 – What is the Whole Point of Church (And your Worship Ministry?)
Jan28

WMC – 0124 – What is the Whole Point of Church (And your Worship Ministry?)

What is the reason we bother with church? And why does the way we do church affect how we do worship ministry? These are some of the questions we begin to deal with in this episode of the podcast. Why don’t you chime in? TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email: david@worshipministrycatalyst.com or kevin@worshipministrycatalyst.com Don’t forget you...

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Encouraging Volunteers – The Power of a Thank You
Jan17

Encouraging Volunteers – The Power of a Thank You

Unlike any other organization in the world, the church is completely dependent on volunteers. Sure, a lot of churches have some paid staff members. There’s usually a full-time senior pastor, but not always. Then there is usually an administrative assistant. Then maybe some other full-time staff or part-time staff. But, no church is equipped with enough staff to do all the work of ministry with paid personnel. Every church, no...

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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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