Re-emphasizing The Real Essence of Easter In Worship
Apr02

Re-emphasizing The Real Essence of Easter In Worship

It’s that season of the year again; Easter is here again. It’s the season when a lot of folks love to spend time with their loved ones and enjoy themlselves, similar to the Christmas season. But just like the Christmas season, the partying and celebrations overshadow the true essence of this season. It’s not a season of Easter bunnies & eggs, it’s not a seaon to watch the latest movies in cinemas, and...

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Preparing For Easter: Becoming Invisible
Mar31

Preparing For Easter: Becoming Invisible

Easter is one of the big ones.  Every church across the nation is in the midst of preparations for their own Easter services.  Every pastor combing over page after page of sermon notes, volunteers are planning egg hunts, and worship leaders are piecing together setlists.  There is so much detail to pay attention too that I feel my head may actually implode at times.  It can all stack up and completely exhaust us weeks before the...

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Does Your Family Miss Easter While You’re Working At Church?
Mar17

Does Your Family Miss Easter While You’re Working At Church?

My 6 year old loves holidays. I mean, really loves holidays. He will jump out of his bed, sprint into the kitchen and announce, “HAPPY FLAG DAY!!!” We then spend some time looking up the meaning and origin of the holiday for some fun learning. Not joking, this happens for every holiday they mark on the calendar. But I already know what’s going to happen on Easter: “Mom! Mom! It’s Easter! Happy Easter!” I’m sure I’ll reply, “Hurry up!...

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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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Ancient to Modern: Tenebrae
Mar12

Ancient to Modern: Tenebrae

As we approach the Easter season, I wanted to bring an often unknown but very powerful type of service to your attention. Practiced since medieval times, the Tenebrae service can be a powerful expression and meditation on Christ’s sacrifice. The Tenebrae service takes place during Maundy Thursday or Good Friday. Though this service is usually practiced by more Liturgical denominations, I believe it can easily be adapted to work in any...

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WMC-0151 – Getting Ready For Easter
Mar06

WMC-0151 – Getting Ready For Easter

It’s Time To Get Ready For Easter! In episode 151, David & Kevin talk about what we need to be doing right now so that our Easter services will do the most to bring glory to God. We talk about some practical things you can do, things you can start now if you haven’t started yet. And we also talk about how the WMC contributors are writing on this topic for the month of March. Our hope is to be a catalyst for your...

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What is Your Easter Song?
Mar04

What is Your Easter Song?

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.” – Matthew 28:1-2 If you’ve listened to the Podcast, or if you know me, you know that I love Easter!  I’ve struggled in the past with Christmas and finding...

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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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Easter Is Coming, Are You Preparing? 5 Steps To Being Ready For Easter.
Feb27

Easter Is Coming, Are You Preparing? 5 Steps To Being Ready For Easter.

I’m excited for Easter. But, I’m also excited about something else this month. Do you know what it is? Do you? DO YOU? March will be the first full month of articles coming to you from our contributing authors. What that means is, you will be hearing from actual worship leaders, serving in the trenches. And they will be sharing with you ideas about how they prepare. I hope you’re excited, because I AM PUMPED! And if...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0107 – Easter Season 2012
Apr24

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0107 – Easter Season 2012

(Preface: Sorry for the audio glitches – we were using some new technology this week, and had some time code issues…) This week David and Kevin talk about what they are doing for Easter, unfortunately it comes after Easter so, you’ll have to use it to help you for next year! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email:...

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Worship Ministy Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0090 – H4n Handy Recorder – NBA Playoffs – Usama Bin Laden – Easter Review
May16

Worship Ministy Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0090 – H4n Handy Recorder – NBA Playoffs – Usama Bin Laden – Easter Review

We literally talk about everything in this podcast. I’m serious, if it’s going on, we’re talking about it! NBA Playoffs, Usama Bin Laden, Technology, Easter – you name it. Seriously, we do talk about a lot in this episode, but we do talk more about Easter & do some review of what we did at our churches on Easter and how well it worked for us. So, if you listened to the last podcast, this is a review of what...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0089 – Easter, Loops, ipods, abelton, reality TV…
May06

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0089 – Easter, Loops, ipods, abelton, reality TV…

Now that David  and Kevin have recovered (mostly) from Easter, we’ve got a brand new episode of the podcast for you! In this episode of the podcast, we talk about what we did for Easter. We also talk about a lot of other stuff, loops and how we used them for Easter, other ways to use loops, Reality TV and what not. I have a feeling you’re going to like this episode. I know we had a lot of fun recording it. Whether...

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