Worship is the Goal of Missions
Nov08

Worship is the Goal of Missions

  As worship leaders, our lives and leadership must reflect the gravity of unreached peoples. John Piper says, “Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” As those who have been commissioned to help lead people in worship, this must break our hearts. Worship leaders are a part of God’s story: we tell the story in song and in prayer. We are a part of the going and sending of the church. The Need for Missions Say among the nations,...

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Responsorial Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord, for You Have Rescued Me
Nov03

Responsorial Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord, for You Have Rescued Me

Responsorial Psalm 30:I will praise you, Lord, for You have rescued me. http://www.worshipministrycatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Rescue-Response-Psalm-30_Jeremy-Mayfield_081215.mp3     Here’s a 3-tiered set of notes to whet your Psalm-singin’ whistle and (hopefully) help you resonate more deeply with this ancient, sacred song: Historical It’s estimated that David penned anywhere from 73-85 of the 150 Psalms. Psalm...

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Isaac Wardell and JBruMay on Music and Culture
Nov02

Isaac Wardell and JBruMay on Music and Culture

  The Worship Ministry Catalyst in partnership with Garden City is proud to present Gospel Song Records and Isaac Wardell. Gospel Song Records is announcing their partnership with Bifrost Arts. Lead by Isaac Wardell, the music collective has released four full-length records and hosted numerous national worship conferences. Since its start in 2007, the continuing ambition for the group is to challenge and equip music leaders to...

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Responsorial Psalm 118: This Is the Day the Lord Has Made!
Nov01

Responsorial Psalm 118: This Is the Day the Lord Has Made!

  Let me begin by saying, “Buckle your seat belts–the holiday season is officially upon us.” While it’s easy to be immediately sucked into Christmas plans, gifts and decorations, Thanksgiving is a holiday that I choose to engage in, even if it has a smaller bling factor. Thanksgiving centers us in reflection and gratefulness. The Psalms, specially Psalm 118, offer practical words and actions we can use to...

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God our Teacher
Oct31

God our Teacher

Take care; do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction. Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him?”                                    – Job 36:21-22 ESV When we suffer… Reading about the life of Job can be terrifying. We read about a man who suffers, and not at the hand of something strictly evil, but under an affliction permitted by a “good” God. Not only is...

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The Purpose of Christian Change and What it Means for Worship Leaders
Jul30

The Purpose of Christian Change and What it Means for Worship Leaders

We all know the cliché that change is the only constant—yet, it’s pretty much human nature to struggle when we are hit with change, right? One would expect Christians to be more receptive to change simply because our very faith is built upon the concept of change—the old giving way to the new. Remember how our Lord famously declared, “Behold, I am making ALL things new” (Revelation 21:5), how about that! But when we speak about change...

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WMC-0155 – Creativity and more with Dave Yauk of The Garden City Project
Jun15

WMC-0155 – Creativity and more with Dave Yauk of The Garden City Project

Dave Yauk of The Garden City Project   In this episode we have the distinct privilege of talking with Dave Yauk of the Garden City Project (http://www.gardencityproject.com/). It’s something you’re going to want to get familiar with. We just scratch the surface of what Dave is doing over there, and we’ll be talking more in the future. If you find yourself intrigued with the content, make sure to get in touch...

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WMC-0150 – Kathryn Scott Writing Songs For Corporate Worship
Feb26

WMC-0150 – Kathryn Scott Writing Songs For Corporate Worship

Kathryn Scott on Writing Songs For Corporate Worship In this episode, we had the privilege of interview Kathryn Scott. She has written many of the songs we sing in our churches today, including “Hungry” “At The Foot of the Cross” and “I Belong.” As we got the chance to talk with her for a few extra minutes, we wanted to talk on the topic of writing songs for corporate worship. We also dug into the...

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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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Staying Strong
Jan22

Staying Strong

If you know me, you know that when it comes to football I like two teams: The Oregon Ducks and the Seattle Seahawks.  You might also know that this past week both those teams played in a significant and meaningful game: The Ducks played in the College Football National Championship and the Seahawks played in the NFC Championship Game.  And both those games had different results. For the Ducks, they lost to an Ohio State team that was...

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WMC Podcast – 0143 – Jonathan Malm – (Part 2 of 2)
Nov25

WMC Podcast – 0143 – Jonathan Malm – (Part 2 of 2)

Interview with Jonathan Malm In this episode we get to finish up our discussion with Jonathan Malm, and we get to talk about his newest book, Unwelcome. If you’re unfamiliar with it, you can go head over to his page and check it out. Jonathan shares with us some practical insights on how to make your church more welcoming to those who may not be familiar with you or your church. If you don’t think you’re familiar...

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WMC Podcast – 0141 – Jonathan Malm (Part 1 of 2)
Nov18

WMC Podcast – 0141 – Jonathan Malm (Part 1 of 2)

Interview with Jonathan Malm In this episode we have the distinct privilege of talking with Jonathan Malm. If you’ve been on any worship site, podcast or blog lately, you’ve come across his name! This guy is everywhere. We don’t know how he does it! As you listen to this part 1 of our discussion, you’ll find out why he’s so popular. He’s not only creative, but he’s got a great heart and his...

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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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5 Tips for Leading Worship In a Rapidly Changing World
Oct20

5 Tips for Leading Worship In a Rapidly Changing World

As I’ve said in the past, we often wake up to a world that has changed over night. I was looking back through some of my posts from a few years ago, and it was kind of comical to think back through some of the transitions we (as a culture) have had in the past few years. I remember back in the day that we actually had our own social network on Ning. Those were the days. When we started WMC, the iPhone had just come out less than...

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Focus – A communion Idea – A set of High Resolution Images
Oct17

Focus – A communion Idea – A set of High Resolution Images

This is an idea I used for communion a while ago, it would also work for a worship starter or sermon illustration… As we think about communion, the point is to remember. We need to remember what Jesus did for us on the Cross. It’s an amazing story and an amazing sacrifice. Without the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, we have nothing. The cross must be central to our churches, our worship and our communion. However,...

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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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