Worst Case Scenario vs. Best Case Scenario
Mar15

Worst Case Scenario vs. Best Case Scenario

As the news around us is filled with horror stories pouring out of Japan, I’m finding it harder and harder to pay attention. Not because I don’t care. I do. It’s because the bent of the news. All of it. It’s all focused on all the bad stuff that’s happening. One of the top 5 most powerful earthquakes in hundreds of years. Towns have been lost because of the Tsunami. Nuclear reactors are melting down &...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0082 – Vancouver Christmas Project (Part 2 of 2)
Jan03

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0082 – Vancouver Christmas Project (Part 2 of 2)

You might have heard of it, but do you know what it’s about? In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David & Kevin are joined by DJ Jackson as they talk about the Vancouver Christmas Project. If you didn’t read the post, you might want to go check that out (here). To get us started, it was an event to unite churches and present the person and story of Jesus to people in our area. Whether you’re...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0081 – Vancouver Christmas Project (Part 1 of 2)
Dec25

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0081 – Vancouver Christmas Project (Part 1 of 2)

You might have heard of it, but do you know what it’s about? In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David & Kevin are joined by DJ Jackson as they talk about the Vancouver Christmas Project. If you didn’t read the post, you might want to go check that out (here). To get us started, it was an event to unite churches and present the person and story of Jesus to people in our area. Whether you’re...

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Going Social
Sep05

Going Social

Worship Ministry Catalyst is going social! And no, there are no political implications in that title. (I also realize that we’re a little behind the times in getting this taken care of, but hey, better late than never…) For a while, I’ve been trying to use my twitter account to get to know some of you on twitter. Which is actually working quite well. It’s been amazing to just get to know a little about a few of...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0071 – Brent Hodge of brentinworship.com (Part 1 of 2)

This week we get the awesome privilege of talking with Brent Hodge of brentinworship.com. If you haven’t met him, you should. You can also check him out on twitter. @inworship. (You can also follow me @lindnerphoto.) Brent is a mover and a shaker in the Worship Ministry World. We get to know Brent a little more in this episode and talk about some of the things he does at Table Rock Fellowship and some of the things he just...

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Why Sermons? If Jesus came today would he preach?

I know that I’m walking a tight-rope with this post, but it’s something I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about (as with worship services in general). (This post is only meant to invoke thought, not bash sermons.) I know the history. I know that Jesus taught. I know that Peter and Paul and others preached. But why sermons? Why the passive listening? Do we actually learn from sermons anymore? Are that many...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0070 – Do you need a degree to be a worship leader?

Ever wondered if you need a degree to be able to lead worship? Do you feel that if you had a degree in music, you’d be better prepared to do your job as a worship leader? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions, this episode of the WMC podcast is for you. Take a listen, you might be surprised. If you’re a faithful listener to the worship ministry catalyst podcast, we would love to hear from you and we’d...

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Building Momentum In a Worship Minsitry during the down months of summer

If you’ve been leading worship for long, you’ve undoubtedly been through a summer lull. I’m definitely there right now. People go on vacation with no consideration, it seems, for your needs as a worship leader. It’s almost as if they have their own lives apart from your worship ministry and that they’d rather be on the beach than playing or singing in your team. The nerve! Well, as I’ve been...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0069 – Dealing with discouragment in the weekly grind

Summer is here in full swing, and if you’re anything like us you’re experiencing a full-blown case of the “summer slump”. And with the slump comes the challenge of keeping yourself in good spirits whilst you try to keep momentum going in your worship ministry. That’s what Kevin & I talk about in this episode of the WMC Podcast. If you’re a faithful listener to the worship ministry catalyst...

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WMC Network/Directory Submissions.

I’m in the process of creating a directory of as many worship leaders as possible around the world. For me, this could be a huge way to do some networking with other worship leaders in the area and when traveling. If you wouldn’t mind taking a minute and putting your info into the directory that would be amazing. I’ve created categories for states and some states have more than one category, so please look through to...

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Never a weekend Off

I was blessed today to be able to be off the stage and be in the congregation worshiping. While I was out amongst the people in a way I don’t normally get to be, I got quite a few comments. Some were along the lines of surprise: “I’m not used to seeing you there…” But the most I got were: “Looks like you got the weekend off…” That’s never true for any of us as leaders in our...

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S.O.S. – A parishoners guide to being prepared to Worship

What would the fly on the windshield say? Nothing now. No, not the one on the outside, the one on the inside.  You know, when you get to Gateway on a Saturday evening or a Sunday morning, if the little fly followed you into church and told someone what had been going on what would he say? I’ve heard from these flies (I don’t want to take this metaphor too far for fear that you actually start to think I talk to flies, like I’m some...

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The Oscars and your Worship Ministry

Granted, the people we might have watched on TV, Sunday night, March 7th, weren’t volunteers, there’s a lesson we can learn – Appreciation. You don’t have to watch any awards show for long to recognize two things: first, people like being appreciated, second people need an opportunity to thank people who have helped them succeed. When working with volunteers we need to create these opportunities. We need to...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Social Network

Did you know we have a social network? We do! We have our very own social network! If you haven’t checked it out, you should! You can find it at http://worshipministrycatalyst.ning.com. Visit Worship Ministry...

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Leadership 101 – a few quotes from John Maxwell

At the end of his little book “leadership 101,” John Maxwell talks about leaving a legacy. As I’ve been going through this book again, I’ve been thinking about where I was in my leadership path when I first read this little book and where I am now. This chapter has been one that is really sticking out to me right now. If you don’t have this book, I’d really recommend picking it up. It’s a...

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Doing what we’ve always done

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this lately, and it turns out I’m not the only one. I’ve found myself both in regards to myself and in some relationships needing to remind people of this: “If we continue to do what we’ve always done, we will get the results we’ve always gotten.” (I didn’t come up with that quote, someone else did, I just can’t remember who.) John Maxwell is...

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