Attitude Reflects Leadership, Captain

So, I just finished watching “Remember the Titans” for the 10 thousandth time and every time I watch I’m reminded of what a great movie it is. If you’ve been listening to the podcast, you’ve probably heard Kevin & I talk about this at some point. If you don’t remember, there was one choir tour we were on where Kevin & I watched this movie (it had just come out on DVD) almost every night in...

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Communication Quotes

In light of our podcast on communication, I thought I would share some quotes on communication with you: “Developing Excellent Communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The Leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t...

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Listed in Leadership Journal

I just found out today that Worship Ministry Catalyst got listed in an article in Leadership Journal about Helpful Worship Blogs. Here’s a pic from the blog “Chris from CA” who also got listed. You can see we’re about 6th from the top. Some of my other Blog friends are listed there as well: Fred McKinnon Worship Trench Chris From Canada Rich Kirkpatrick If I can find a link to the article I’ll post it on...

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Year End Review – Where I am & What I’m Learning

If you’ve been listening to the podcast, you know that I’ve been talking a lot about this Year End Review that I’ve been working on. I wanted to take some time to let you know where I am in the process and what I’m already learning. I’ve started asking people the questions. I Started with my Worship Leadership Team. Since I have never done this before, (not at this church and not in this way) I wanted to...

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More from “The Leadership challenge”

I’ve truly been enjoying just about every single word I’ve read from “The Leadership Challenge” by Kouzes & Posner. Today I came across a great line that I just had to share with you. “Great leaders, like great companies and countries, create meaning not just money. The values and interests of freedom, self-actualization, learning, community, excellence, uniqueness, service, and social responsibility...

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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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