Weekend Review

I’m thinking back on this weekend. It wasn’t horrible. It wasn’t grand. I made a mistake in picking two songs that the congregation didn’t know. Especially when we only did four in the whole service. The songs fit so perfectly with what Bob was preaching about, that I just couldn’t resist using them. I had to ask myself a question though. Even if the songs were perfect for the sermon, did they add to...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0006 – Hymns, Choruses, Blended, Contemporary – what have you…

In this weeks’ podcast, Kevin & I were joined by Scott Olson mid podcast. We talk about using Hymns in worship, some of the pros and cons to having to fall into a style of music as opposed to using songs based on the content of the lyrics. It’s a topic we are just touching the surface of, but it’s a great start to the discussion. Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast - Episode 6 - Hymns, Choruses, Blended,...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0005 – Relationships

In this week’s episode, Kevin & I talk about some of the important things in keeping relationships healthy among worship team members and church staff members. This one gets off to a hilarious start – at least I think so. We hope it’s full of helpful insight for you, your worship team and worship ministry. If you have some helpful advice about maintaining healthy relationships among worship team members and...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst – Episode 0004 – Confronting in Love

In this weeks’ episode, Kevin and David talk about dealing with confrontation, and to do it in love. All of us, no matter what position we are in will have to confront someone about something, and when that happens we need to be able to do so in a way that not only honors the person we are confronting, but honors God as well. Hopefully what we talk about will be helpful advice for you all. Please feel free to leave a comment on...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0003 – Dealing with Conflict & Criticism

In this week’s episode, Kevin and David talk about conflict & criticism. We deal primarily (in this episode) with criticism from church members at large. Kevin shares another story about the “touring days” with the MBC Ambassador choir. Please feel free to give us some feedback about the episode. If you have further insight into the topic of dealing with criticism, please leave a comment on this post. We really...

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David’s Weekend Review

This last weekend was a pretty good weekend. The set up for the weekend was hectic, (I wouldn’t recommend starting a new series, the day after a wedding) but once we got past that, the actual service was great. The “worship” time might have been perceived as short by some (only 20 minutes) but the entire service had a great flow to it. I tend to think that it’s best to start a new series with high energy, and a...

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Worship Ministy Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0002 – What Worship Is

In this weeks episode, Kevin and I talk about what worship is. (That’s actually what we talk about this week – last week’s episode was mis labeled) We thought about what topic we should start the podcast off with, and really wrestled with whether or not it would be cliche to start the podcast on the topic of worship. We decided to go ahead and do it anyway. If you have feedback for us about this episode, or if you...

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Podcast Recording

I just wanted to let you all know that Kevin & I are recording the first podcast today. We’re both really excited to be finally doing this, and can’t wait to start communicating with all of you. We’ll be posting the introduction to the podcast very soon, and then our first full-length episode about a week after that. Worship Ministry Catalyst is about to get...

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The podcast is coming

We’ve been saying it for quite some time, but the podcast really is coming. Kevin & I will be getting together on Monday to do our first recording of the podcast and, it will be shortly after that that we will post the first episode. The first episode will be a short introduction episode to what the podcast and worship ministry catalyst is all about. We’re really excited to get this underway, and are looking forward to...

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The beauty of absence

Sometimes the absence of a “critical” component to the worship band can enhance the worship experience. We had a couple in our church lead worship this weekend. It was their first weekend leading at our church, and I really wanted to make sure it was a great experience for them, so I was trying to make sure everything was in place, and it just sop happened that this was the weekend that everyone couldn’t participate....

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Artist Evangelism

Who is reaching out to artists? What, if anything, are we supposed to be doing in our worship ministries to be reaching out the artists in our communities? In ages past, churches were hubs for the arts. The most creative music, the most creative artwork was done in and/or for the church. Now, for the most part, the arts are completely separated from the church. Art is taught in schools, and displayed in galleries. Yet, the church...

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