Weekend Review – 01-2425-09

It’s been awhile. The last time I did this was Dec 13 & 14, over a month. I took a break from blogging and what not during the busy time of getting ready for Christmas and then on vacation, so now I’m finally getting back into the swing of things. This weekend we had one of our volunteer worship leaders lead and she did a great job. I’m happy to have her leading and starting to do it more often. I’m really...

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“The Leadership Challenge” – a few quotes

I know you’ve heard me talk about this book before, but I’ve got to tell you, the more I read of it, the more I love it. I’m taking my time reading this book. It was highly recommened from several leaders that I have a ton of respect for, so I’m reading it much slower, highlighting a lot & rereading my highligted material. I just read the section “Arousing Intrinsic Motivation” and there are...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0019 – Where do Worship Leaders get their fill?

In this week’s episode, David & Kevin talk about some of the places they go, and some of the ways they keep themselves fit for being worship leaders and worship pastors. It’s a big question, one that we don’t have all the answers for and one that both of us are still working on. We hope we can offer some practical advice for you. If you have some advice on this subject, or you would like to respond to the advice...

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Church Leadership Reading Group

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I’m starting a Church Leadership Reading group on www.goodreads.com. It’s a reading group that will read through leadership books and then discuss how they apply to our churches and our leadership roles within the churches. If you’re interested, follow this link to our group. If you don’t already have an account at good reads, you will probably have to register for one, but they’re...

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The Worship Ministry Catalyst Network

Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a second and remind you about the Worship Ministry Catalyst Network. It’s like facebook for Worship Leaders, but better. You can create your own page, upload your own music and videos, have your own blog, comment on other peoples pages, talk about the podcasts, help solve each others worship ministry issues, etc. I’d love to meet more of you over there. Head on over to the...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0014 – Leadership – Inspiring a Shared Vision

In this weeks episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast we talk about Leadership, and specifically about vision. We’re taking part of our discussion from the book “The Leadership Challenge” by by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. We realize that leadership is a huge topic, and is something that we all have a lot to learn about. We also realize it’s probably the most important topic for all of us....

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Tehilla Music

Rich Kirkpatrick has a new blog. It’s Tehlila Music. It’s a blog for his Music Co. that he’s established and other thoughts on worship by Rich and other worship leaders. Please go over and check it out, it’s new but he’s already got some great posts over...

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The Leadership Challenge

I came across this quote in a book I’m reading, The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes, Posner. In some ways, leaders live their lives backward. They see pictures in their minds eye of what the results will look like even before they’ve started their project, much as an architect draws a blueprint or an engineer builds a model. Their clear image of the future pulls them forward. Yet visions seen only by leaders are...

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Christmas is coming the goose is getting…

FAT!!! I don’t know if you’ve been having the same problem I’ve been having, but when it’s 92 degrees outside, it doesn’t matter how loud you crank up the Christmas Music, it’s extremely hard to get into the Christmas mood. And when it’s hard to get in the Christmas mood, it’s hard to plan for Christmas. This year at our church, we really trying to come up with something very different...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0013 – Ownership

First off, let us apologize for the sniffles and ragged voices. Both Davd & Kevin were fighting colds at the recording of this podcast. David and Kevin talk about building ownership among your worship ministry. We talk about some of the things we are going to be trying to do this church year to try to build ownership among the people who serve in our worship ministries. We would appreciate any feedback you have for us and other...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0012 – Kevin gets a cool opportunity, BBQ, Training Worship Leaders

In this weeks’ episode David and Kevin talk about the cool opportunity that he got for his worship team. It’s very cool, and you’ll want to be sure to check that out. We also talked about showing appreciation for your team members as well as more on training up worship leaders. We would love to hear your thoughts on these and any other worship issue you may be dealing with. You can get in touch with us by leaving a...

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Coming Back Soon

I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be back to blogging – probably tomorrow. I’ve been on vacation the last couple of weeks, and decided it would be good to take a little break. But, fall is here and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. So you’ll be hearing more from me again...

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Weekend Review 08-1617-08

This week was great, we had a great worship time with a trio of musicians up there for the weekend. Keys, Bass & Drums. No vocalists except for me. And it turned out pretty good. The upside – I got to experiment with my coldplay keys technique and try to come up with some catchy hooks for some of the songs that are normally acoustic or electric driven, so that was kind of fun. At the same time, doing that takes away from my...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0011 – Olympics, China and Worship Service Evaluation Wrap Up

In this weeks episode David and Kevin spend time talking about their recent Olympics experience and the lack of sleep they have had as a result of staying up too late to watch them. We talk about a topic Rich Kirkpatrick brought up on his blog. After that we get into wrapping up our discussion on Worship Service Evaluation, among other things. We would love to hear your feedback on any of the topics mentioned in this weeks podcast....

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WMC – Now Listed on Alltop!

Worship Ministry Catalyst is now featured on alltop. You can click here to read more about who alltop is. It’s basically a huge feed of related sites. The church.alltop.com section has several different types of sites and blogs listed. Some are are pastors blogs, others are media & design help for chuches, among many others. Head on over there and check out worship ministry catalyst on http://church.alltop.com/. And check...

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Weekend Review 08-0910-08

This weekend was another good weekend. We had a new drummer this weekend – which was great. It’s great to have someone else who’s willing and excited to play. He’s got a big learning curve to pick up a bunch of new songs as he first gets going, but I’m sure he will do great. We did: Rest in Your Peace (my song) Portland City Fest Promo How Great is Our God Holy is the Lord VBS Highlights Sermon Everlasting God Bill was talking...

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