Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0038 – Flow

Do you know what I’m talking about? You know….(long awkward pause)…. quiet song …… (long awkward pause with weird, random instrument noises) …. Loud song (scared to death from the shock of the loud sound, heart rate jumps through the roof). ….. beuler….beuler…. Etc. Picking up from last week’s episode we’re talking once again about creativity, and specifically about how...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0037 – Creativity

Routine, Rut, habit, pattern, whatever you like to call it, we all get into them. Well, this week, we’re trying to Bust Out. Not necessarily on the podcast, but in our Worship Services. Have you found yourself there? You want to be creative, you want to do things that people aren’t expecting, and you want to do things that will inspire people to keep coming back. And yet, for some reason, we keep doing the same old thing....

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0036 – Witty banter regarding Hymns and choruses

In this week’s episode, David and Kevin are once again on location at Laurelwood Baptist Church. This time we’re talking once again about Hymns and Choruses and poke a little fun. We also celebrate a few milestones in this episode, both personally and “organizationally.” If you have some insight to offer on this topic, we’d love to hear from you. One of the ways you can do that is to join our growing...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0035 – Worship Leadership Team

In this week’s episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin talk about the idea of a worship leadership team. Unless we’re still trying to fool ourselves, we’ve all realized by now that we can’t do this thing called worship ministry by ourselves. This is the first time we actually talk about the idea of a worship leadership team, a team that gets together to discuss what’s going on in...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0034 – Contemporary Liturgy Part 2 (of 2)

In this weeks episode of The Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin are joined once again by John Ross. We’re wrapping up our discussion on liturgy. If you missed the first episode you can check it out here. (Also, If you missed the episodes we did about acoustic guitar techniques you’ll definitely want to check those out. Part 1 and Part 2.) and have now moved on to talking about the use of Liturgy in a...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0033 – Contemporary Liturgy Part 1 (of 2)

In this weeks episode of The Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin are joined once again by John Ross. We’ve finished our discussions about Acoustic guitar (If you missed those episodes you’ll definitely want to check those out. Part 1 and Part 2.) and have now moved on to talking about the use of Liturgy in a contemporary setting. It’s a big topic (Just like the acoustic guitar) and there’s no way...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0032 – Acoustic Guitar Workshop Part 2 (of 2)

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin are joined once again by the venerable John Ross to finish up our two part Acoustic Guitar Workshop. We dig a little deeper this week as we talk about the “dynamics” of playing with a band. John gives us some very practical and extremely helpful advice for what acoustic guitarists can do when they’re playing with a band, and also gives worship...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0031 – Acoustic Guitar Workshop – Part 1 (of 2)

In this week’s episode, David and Kevin are joined the the venerable John Ross. John is an Associate pastor at Pearl Church, in the Pearl District in Downtown Portland, OR. In this first part of a two part series, John covers some of the basics of the Acoustic guitar. It’s not only insightful for those of you who are aspiring to be guitarists, but it is insightful for worship leaders who are wanting to know how to talk...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0030 – Being too hard on ourselves

In this week’s episode, David and Kevin talk about “Being too hard on ourselves.” As musicians and artists, we have a tendency to only be pleased with how we perform when the performance is perfect, at least to us. It might not actually be perfect, but it’s perfect to us, we don’t notice any flaws. When that happens, we’re happy. When that doesn’t happen, we beat ourselves up thinking of all...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0029 – Technological Recontextualization

Os Guinness said in his book Prophetic Untimeliness, “After two hundred years of earnest dedication to reinventing the faith and the church and to being more relevant in the world, we are confronted with an embarrassing fact: Never have Christians pursued relevance more strenuously; never have Christians been more irrelevant.” In this week’s episode, David and Kevin breach the topic of “Technological...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0028 – Time management and Rehearsal Preparation

In this week’s episode, David & Kevin talk about Time management and particularly how it relates to being prepared for rehearsals and other events. We talk about some of the struggles in getting prepared and some of the things we can do to be more prepared. This is a very important issue, one that can really add to or take away from our volunteers experience. If we’re prepared, we really set the stage for them to feel...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0027 – Communication

In this week’s episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David & Kevin talk about the art of communication (or the lack thereof). It’s a delicate thing, how much should we communicate, and in how much detail, how often, what should we say, etc. We share some of our personal successes and failures in communicating and talk about some of the goals we have to improve our communication. We hope this episode will...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0026 – Introducing new Songs

Today, David and Kevin tackle a topic that has been a point of contention for many worship leaders for many years – what are the guidelines for introducing a new song? How many new songs can you do throughout the course of a year? When you introduce it, how should you teach it to your congregation? We truly hope that you’ll find this episode of the WMC podcast encouraging and insightful in your pursuit to continually...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0025 – Year End Review (Part 3)

In this weeks episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin do a follow up to the interview of Jodan Fowler from www.worshiptrench.com. It was such a great episode we just had to continue talking about it this week. If you missed last weeks episode, you really should check it out. We talk about some of our thoughts from the interview, as well as give you some of the details for the Reviews we’re doing with...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0024 – Interview with Jordan Fowler of Worship Trench.com

What a great episode we have for you this week. We talked with Jordan Fowler of www.worshiptrench.com about doing a Year End Review. It is a very uplifting and encouraging conversation for us and I’m sure it will be for you too. Jordan not only shares with us some very helpful insight in how to do a Year End Review, but many other little helpful bits of information along the way. If you’re doing a year end review and have...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0023 – Using non-Christian Musicians in the worship band

Break out the Heresy hat because we’re bringing on the controversy this week on the Worship Ministry Catalyst podcast. In this week’s episode David & Kevin talk about using Non-Christian Musicians in the Worship Band. For too many of us, we just answer “no” without ever thinking about it. But could it be possible that we’re missing out on an opportunity by not keeping an open mind? Listen in to find...

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