Acts 2 to U2 – What is the Purpose of the Church and How Do We Get Back?
Jan29

Acts 2 to U2 – What is the Purpose of the Church and How Do We Get Back?

(Yes I realize U2 isn’t the chart-topping machine they used to be, but I like the alliteration and what not…) In episode 0124 of the podcast, we talked about the purpose of the church and how it affects our worship ministry. I wanted to follow up that episode in hopes to get some conversation going about how we should be doing church as opposed to how we are doing church. What is the Purpose of Church? When we look at the...

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WMC – 0120 – Special Services Planning, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Nov15

WMC – 0120 – Special Services Planning, Thanksgiving & Christmas

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David & Kevin talk about planning special services such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course, we also discus football, so if you want to skip that whole discussion, just skip ahead to minute 16:50 in podcast. But, after all that football talk, we get into some very practical advice for planning Thanksgiving Services. It’s something you don’t want to miss,...

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WMC-0117 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 2 of 2
Sep04

WMC-0117 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 2 of 2

Thanks for listening to the second part of our interview with Dan Stevers. Make sure to check out his website at www.danstevers.com and follow him on twitter.If you missed the first part, make sure to check it out here. We talk about some of the nitty gritty of doing mini-movies for worship services and church use. We also get to know a little about Dan and his journey into doing video for his church, as well as getting some great,...

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WMC-0116 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 1 of 2
Aug24

WMC-0116 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 1 of 2

Thanks so much for tuning into the first part of this two part interview with Dan Stevers. If you don’t know about Dan or his work, make sure to check out his website at www.danstevers.com and follow him on twitter. We talk about some of the nitty gritty of doing mini-movies for worship services and church use. We also get to know a little about Dan and his journey into doing video for his church, as well as getting some great,...

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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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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 0101 – Debriefing the Songs & Stories Tour
Nov16

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0101 – Debriefing the Songs & Stories Tour

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin talk about the concert that David had recently attended. The Steven Curtis Chapman, Songs & Stories Tour. As we say on the podcast, if you haven’t been to it, you should go! And there’s plenty of time to go catch a concert!!! We also talk about the solution Keven & the guys from AGI came up with for their Subs and some other fun stuff!!!...

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Got Cliche?
Oct25

Got Cliche?

Not too long ago, I was driving and saw a bumper sticker that was “borrowing” from the very popular “Got Milk” ad campaign. It said “Got Hope.” It was a political bumper sticker, and it drove me nuts. Not because of the political agenda, but for two other reasons. The first being it was an idea that got burned into the ground a few years ago. The times are different, the message should be too. But...

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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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Photographic Team
Jun29

Photographic Team

A while ago, I wrote a post about how I have done photographic teams at churches. I put a lot of practical advice in there for running the team. Today, I wanted to focus in on one aspect of the Photographic team, and that is the Sermon Photography/Stock Photography aspect. We live in a Graphic Design World. And one thing that many graphic designers need/use regularly are images that are isolated. Let’s say for instance your...

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Reminder: Why we have a worship ministry – Jesus Christ
Jun28

Reminder: Why we have a worship ministry – Jesus Christ

Before you read this post, let me warn you, I’m 31. Not that old, but older than some. In my life, I remember a time before computers were really popular. I remember the computers I learned to type on in high school. They were the kind with only orange letters on the screen. No other colors. I remember how cool it to see a screen that was like a TV. I’ve always been intrigued by computers, and their ability to process...

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Creativity the missing pieces(s) – Part 3 – picking the team
May25

Creativity the missing pieces(s) – Part 3 – picking the team

In case you missed them (because it’s been a really long time since I wrote them) here are the first two articles in the series: Part 1, Part 2. In this article, I wanted to address the topic of choosing the team. There are a couple of issues to think about before you pick your team. It’s hard to lead creative people. If you’ve never spent a lot of time with creative type, you may not know, but doing so can be an...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0087 – Taking care of yourself during Easter
Mar31

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0087 – Taking care of yourself during Easter

I once heard Craig Groeschel say (I think he was quoting someone else) “I will never sacrifice my family on the altar of Ministry.”  That statement hit me hard and stuck with me. That doesn’t make it easy. There are times in worship ministry when we have to have things out of balance in one way or another. There are times when our family will come first, but then there are times when ministry will come first. With...

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Morale Monday
Mar21

Morale Monday

There are good ones and bad ones. The good ones help, some more than others. The bad ones hurt, most of them for a while. I know how you feel. Now, before you think I’m going all Whitney Houston on you, let me stop you there. I’m not trying to be sappy or overly emotional. But if I can in some way jump in front a “bullet” for you, (or catch a grenade for you:), I want to do that for you now. And yes, I’m...

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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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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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