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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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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WMC Podcast – Episode 0145 – Interview with Rich Kirkpatrick
Dec23

WMC Podcast – Episode 0145 – Interview with Rich Kirkpatrick

Interview with Rich Kirkpatrick If you’ve been traveling around the Worship blogosphere for anytime, you’ve definitely come across our guest on this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast. “Since 2005, Rich Kirkpatrick’s Blog has consistently been ranked among the top 50 Christianity blogs, awarded in 2012 as the “Best Religion Blog” from the World Media Awards, and was an Editor’s Pick both in...

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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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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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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 – 0124 – What is the Whole Point of Church (And your Worship Ministry?)
Jan28

WMC – 0124 – What is the Whole Point of Church (And your Worship Ministry?)

What is the reason we bother with church? And why does the way we do church affect how we do worship ministry? These are some of the questions we begin to deal with in this episode of the podcast. Why don’t you chime in? TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email: david@worshipministrycatalyst.com or kevin@worshipministrycatalyst.com Don’t forget you...

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Encouraging Volunteers – The Power of a Thank You
Jan17

Encouraging Volunteers – The Power of a Thank You

Unlike any other organization in the world, the church is completely dependent on volunteers. Sure, a lot of churches have some paid staff members. There’s usually a full-time senior pastor, but not always. Then there is usually an administrative assistant. Then maybe some other full-time staff or part-time staff. But, no church is equipped with enough staff to do all the work of ministry with paid personnel. Every church, no...

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I Wanna Be Like Hillsong
Jan10

I Wanna Be Like Hillsong

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Worship Ministry lately. (In part because I have the time to do so.) I’ve been thinking about how we run our ministries and what our motivations are. What is our philosophy for worship ministry and how did we get here? As I have been thinking about it, I’m starting to come to a conclusion. And that is, that we need to be more like Hillsong. Ok, not really. But it seems to be...

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WMC – 0119 – The benefit of unbiased input on your Worship Ministry
Oct11

WMC – 0119 – The benefit of unbiased input on your Worship Ministry

It’s easy to get into a routine and just keep the plates spinning. It’s easy to lose some of the intentionality behind why we do our Worship Ministry. Ministry comes at us fast and often times with no respite. That’s why it can be so beneficial to have someone from the outside come in and give you some feedback on your worship ministry. That’s exactly what David and Kevin talk about in this episode of the...

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WMC – 0118 – Interview with David Santistevan
Sep14

WMC – 0118 – Interview with David Santistevan

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Podcast, we are very fortunate to have as our guest, David Santistevan. If you haven’t been over to his site, you’re going to want to do so, I promise, you won’t be disappointed. He has a ton of very useful content for worship leaders and worship team members. I’m not going to give too much away, though you can check the show notes if your want to wet your appetite!...

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Why building volunteers is so important
Sep11

Why building volunteers is so important

One of my biggest beliefs for Worship Ministry in the local church is that we build up the members of our churches to do the work of the ministry. I truly believe that we are called, as members of the body of Christ to be doing the work were commissioned to do by Jesus. The great commission wasn’t directed at professional ministers. Jesus didn’t even pick trained ministers to do the work of building his Kingdom on the...

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Top 5 Blogs/Forums for Guitarists
Jul09

Top 5 Blogs/Forums for Guitarists

Okay, even though we know that piano is by far the most holy and spiritual instrument for worship, I know a lot of you play some of the lesser instruments. That’s okay, we’re still here to support you in your endeavor. Maybe one day you will aspire to learn the intricacies of such a holy instrument as the piano, but until then, we want to help you use the gifts you have in the best possible way, for God’s Kindgom!...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0111 – Preparing your team for worship not just the performance
Jun18

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0111 – Preparing your team for worship not just the performance

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst podcast, David and Kevin talk about worship. Yes, we’re actually talking about worship on a worship podcast, surprising – we know. However, it’s a very important aspect of Worship Ministry. Often, we spend a lot of time preparing people for the performance of worship, and then spend little-if any-time preparing people to worship. That’s exactly what we talk...

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Top 20 Worship Blogs
Jun07

Top 20 Worship Blogs

One of my goals, is to help equip Worship Leaders and Worship Team members to do their ministry in the best possible way. I wish I knew everything there was to know about Worship Ministry, but unfortunately, I do not. And that’s ok. It’s ok that you don’t know either. But, here are a few people who know worship ministry too, and I think you will benefit from reading their wisdom too! Worship Matters...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0110 – Transitions, leading through change
May23

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0110 – Transitions, leading through change

IN this week’s episode, we talk about having multiple services in different locations. David’s church is just a few weeks into a change which includes two simultaneous services. David & Kevin talk about some of the issues that David and his church have faced. TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email: david@worshipministrycatalyst.com or...

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