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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Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin – Album Review
Dec20

Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin – Album Review

I was given the privilege of hearing a preview copy of Chris Tomlin’s newest album, “Burning Lights.” Of course, I was happy to take part. Who doesn’t want to be an insider of sorts. So here goes: First, let me say that Chris Tomlin is a very gifted songwriter. He obviously has a knack for writing worship tunes, and is our generations’ most prolific worship songwriter. You will likely find more of his...

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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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FREE Christmas Videos & Plan for your church’s Christmas services
Nov29

FREE Christmas Videos & Plan for your church’s Christmas services

I know just how hard planning for Christmas can be! So, why don’t you let me help you out this year, for free! Head on over to www.davidlindner.net and download your copies of the Christmas Letters Videos we talked about on the...

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WMC – 0121 – Planning for Christmas Services
Nov27

WMC – 0121 – Planning for Christmas Services

In this episode David and Kevin talk about planning Christmas services. The topic came up in the last episode of the podcast when we learned that Kevin had just finished his planning when he had hoped to be done with it quite a while ago. As always, we love your feedback, and you can use the links below to get in touch with us! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 –...

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WMC – 0120 – Special Services Planning, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Nov15

WMC – 0120 – Special Services Planning, Thanksgiving & Christmas

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David & Kevin talk about planning special services such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course, we also discus football, so if you want to skip that whole discussion, just skip ahead to minute 16:50 in podcast. But, after all that football talk, we get into some very practical advice for planning Thanksgiving Services. It’s something you don’t want to miss,...

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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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WMC-0114 – The Dominican Republic and cross-cultural worship
Jul26

WMC-0114 – The Dominican Republic and cross-cultural worship

Music is a universal language! Listen in as Kevin talks about his recent trip to the Dominican Republic and what an eye-opening experience it was for him. It serves as a great reminder for all of us as to just how blessed we are, no matter where we find ourselves. We also talk about Kevin’s experience with worship in the local church! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360...

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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 0112 – Public Speaking
Jul02

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0112 – Public Speaking

Music comes natural to a lot of us, however public speaking can be a very different thing. It’s one thing to get up and sing a song, sit at the piano or strum a guitar, but for some of us speaking can be a challenge. For some, it’s saying too much, for others it’s not saying enough. Listen as David & Kevin speak about public speaking! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst...

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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 Prescriptions
Jun07

Worship Prescriptions

What are the few things we are prescribed when it comes to worship? I know there are a lot of things we think we are supposed to do, but most of them aren’t actual prescriptions. Styles aren’t prescribed. Hymns aren’t prescribed. Choruses, nope. Isaac Waats, Chris Tomlin, Martin Luther, no. Decibel Levels. Who and how many on the stage. Most of what we are wrapped up in, are things that aren’t prescribed. And...

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