Worship in the Home Pt. 1
Nov07

Worship in the Home Pt. 1

A new series from WMC and GCP. Following our Worship Leader Starts @ home. Today we’re beginning a series on what it means to worship and follow Christ in our homes. When I read material written on modern “Worship-Topics” these days, I find 80% of material is primarily framed and formulated for the context of the gathered church in a “building” or “organized service” of some sort. It is also framed around the idea of “Worship...

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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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What is Greatness?
Oct27

What is Greatness?

      I don’t know about you, but when I gaze into the heavens, and when I survey the earth and the nature therein, I’m brought to my knees in awe at the wonders of God’s artistry!  No human can deny that there is an awe and majesty to our universe.  It’s simply dumbfounding.  Sadly, however, I have to confess that my response to such encounters with beauty, and the realizations that follow, do not always lead me to a...

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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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Getting Hired as a Worship Pastor – Part 2
May04

Getting Hired as a Worship Pastor – Part 2

Ask the average church goer what a worship pastor does during the week and you’ll likely get answers like, “play guitar”, “drink coffee”, “pray all day”, “work on his hair”, or for most people “I have no idea, doesn’t he have a real job somewhere else?”.  And while a couple of those may occasionally apply, reality is more complex and less sexy. In this series we’re identifying areas of craft that aspiring worship pastors and leaders...

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Every Sunday is Easter
Mar13

Every Sunday is Easter

It’s the stuff of church staffer dreams.  The parking lot is jammed, teams of coffee-amped volunteers are bustling, the band is running through that great new song, and very soon, crowds of regulars, guests, and returners will begin pouring through the doors.  It’s Easter Sunday, a full house, and the energy is intoxicating. In almost every church across the country, Easter brings more of what we all want most – people.  That’s...

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4 Good Practices to prepare for Easter—the death of death itself
Mar02

4 Good Practices to prepare for Easter—the death of death itself

It’s the resurrection that established and demonstrated once for all the identity, power and mission of Christ… that He is the Son of God that He has the power to lay down His life and rise again (John 10:18) that He will save us from sin, death and hell It’s also a massive event of hope for all humanity—that when we put our trust in Him, we will rise like Him one day, right? Okay, let’s pause here and ask a simple...

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It’s A Man’s World, Even In Worship Music
Feb16

It’s A Man’s World, Even In Worship Music

Here’s how it happens for me. I hear the most AMAZING new song and I can’t wait to put it in the rotation for worship. The words are moving, the music is tugging at my soul…this song is PERFECT! Then I start to sing along. It’s too low for me. *sigh* (Can I get an Amen, ladies?) I’m just going to go ahead and say it. The majority of worship songs are sung by men. And I completely get it. The majority of worship leaders ARE men....

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Getting Hired as a Worship Pastor – Part 1
Feb12

Getting Hired as a Worship Pastor – Part 1

For many of us in the worship industry, our entrance into ministry was anything but conventional.  As the position has evolved over time, so has the skill set and experience we’re expected to bring to the table.  Gone are the days of needing an MDiv with a musical pedagogy sidecar (yea, look that up, I had to).  Today it’s more common to see churches hiring musical artists with good theology rather than theologians who fancy music. ...

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Worship The Creator Instead of Creation (A Thousand Adjustments of .18 Degrees)
Jan09

Worship The Creator Instead of Creation (A Thousand Adjustments of .18 Degrees)

Bob Kauflin wrote this post on his Facebook page this week: Post by Bob Kauflin. And in one short phrase, he summed up so much of the tension I feel on a constant basis about worship in the modern age. “In 2015, let’s be less passionate about worship and more passionate about the triune God we’re worshiping.” It’s something Kevin & I have talked about on the podcast. It’s something I’m...

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WMC – 0137 – The Oregon Trail, Buffalo, Blood Moon and Is Our Worship More Pagan Than Christian
Jan07

WMC – 0137 – The Oregon Trail, Buffalo, Blood Moon and Is Our Worship More Pagan Than Christian

The Oregon Trail & Pagan Worship We talked about a lot of really important things in this episode of the podcast. Things like the Oregon Trail game Kevin played on a 5.25″ floppy drive, Buffalo Steak and Dogs barking at the Blood moon. If you know if there is a connection between the Blood Moon and Dogs Barking, let us know! Plus we get a beard update on Kevin’s beard growth. But that’s not all we talked about....

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WMC Podcast – 0144 – Interview with Don Moen
Dec02

WMC Podcast – 0144 – Interview with Don Moen

Interview with Don Moen I have to say, you are in for a real treat in this episode! We were fortunate enough to be able to interview Don Moen about a new project he’s doing called: “Worship In Action.” Worship In Action (WIA) is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Nashville, Tennessee. Don Moen founded WIA in response to the great needs he encountered while on worship tours around the world. It became very clear to Don...

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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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WMC Podcast – 0136 – “I” songs vs. “global” songs
Oct08

WMC Podcast – 0136 – “I” songs vs. “global” songs

“I” Songs Vs. “Global” Songs “I’ll stand, my soul, Lord, to You surrendered.” “I’m sorry Lord for the thing I’ve made it.” Have you ever struggled with singing that line of “Heart of Worship”? Maybe you don’t feel like you’ve made it something it’s not supposed to be, but here you are in a corporate setting being forced to sing those words....

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WMC – 0122 – Review of Chris Tomlin’s New CD – “Burning Lights”
Dec19

WMC – 0122 – Review of Chris Tomlin’s New CD – “Burning Lights”

Today we are happy to be reviewing the latest from Chris Tomlin. His CD, Burning Lights, is set to release on January 8th. In this episode you will hear us discuss all the things we love about the CD. Make sure to check out the episode. Also, as you heard on the podcast, we are thrilled to be doing a giveaway! We are fortunate enough to be able to give away 5 copies of this album. (It’s actually not us who will be giving away...

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