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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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0109 – Hand Signals, guiding the band during worship
May16

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0109 – Hand Signals, guiding the band during worship

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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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0108 – Multisite Worship
May07

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0108 – Multisite Worship

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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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 Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0099 – When things go wrong
Oct20

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0099 – When things go wrong

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin talk about how to respond when difficult situations arise. If an amp goes down in your sound system, what do you do? If your lyric computer crashes what do you do? We’re not necessarily talking about your back-up plans for these situations, we’re talking about how you specifically respond as a leader in these situations. Whether you’re new or...

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Get the Evangelism Monkey off the back of Worship
Oct11

Get the Evangelism Monkey off the back of Worship

He’s a cute little guy. But he sure can cause a lot of problems. Don’t get me wrong. Evangelism is what we’re all about. YES, we want to be relevant. I agree completely! But….(and you knew it was coming)…..evangelism cannot ride on the back of worship. We have to stop trying to make worship – evangelism. Worship is worship, evangelism is evangelism. I agree that a worshiping church is attractive to...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0098 – Worship Auditions
Sep27

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0098 – Worship Auditions

On this episode, David & Kevin talk the ins and out of doing auditions for worship ministry. We all have to do them at some point in time. We either do them before we let someone participate, or we let them participate as their audition (and sometimes regret we didn’t audition them first). Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite some time, we would love to hear form you! Connect with us on twitter...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0096 – What to do when you start in a new worship leading role
Aug31

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0096 – What to do when you start in a new worship leading role

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast David and Kevin talk about some of the key things we need to do as worship leaders when we start leading worship in a new role/new church. In case you haven’t heard, David has started in a new position at the Vancouver First Church of God. And in this position, He really wants your advice on what he should be doing! Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite...

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