Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0022 – Crash & burn

A bit over dramatic…but…sometimes things happen. Sometimes plans fail and sometimes not because of anything we did or didn’t do. That’s what David & Kevin talk about in this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast. What do you do when things Crash & burn? We would love to hear from you about this topic. Maybe you found yourself in the same situation this last Christmas. If you did, we’d...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0021 – Doing a year end Review (Part 1 of …)

And we’re back! After a little Break around the busy time of Christmas and then vacation, we’re finally back with an all new episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst podcast. In this week’s episode David and Kevin start talking about doing a year end review. We started this conversation before Christmas, and it sparked both a good discussion and some follow up that is going to bring about another episode or more...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0020 – Perfectionism

Do you ever feel like you’re at war with yourself? Not as in split personalities, but in terms of you desire to have a perfect worship service and your desire to please God. Are these even at odds with each other? In this week’s episode, David and Kevin talk about trying to find a balance between our desire for perfection while at the same time not loosing sight of what’s important. Kevin talks about a recent...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0019 – Where do Worship Leaders get their fill?

In this week’s episode, David & Kevin talk about some of the places they go, and some of the ways they keep themselves fit for being worship leaders and worship pastors. It’s a big question, one that we don’t have all the answers for and one that both of us are still working on. We hope we can offer some practical advice for you. If you have some advice on this subject, or you would like to respond to the advice...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0018 – It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas

In this weeks’ episode David & Kevin talk about what we’re doing for Christmas. We thought it would be good to talk about Christmas while there’s still time to help those who listen to this podcast in their planning. As opposed to simply evaluating the podcast after we’ve finished the season. So, we talk about Christmas, what we’re planning on doing, as well as some other stuff that has been going on...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0017 – The Financial Crisis

In this weeks episode, David & Kevin talk about how the financial crisis is affecting worship ministry. We also talk about improbable pranks, and give a shout out to college football AP poll voters. We know that the current state of the economy has affected how we do worship ministry. That’s why we’re talking about this, because we’re pretty sure that it’s affected the way a lot of worship ministries do...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0016 – The Church Choir

In this week’s episode, David & Kevin talk about Church Choirs. We’ve both been doing a lot of thinking about church choirs, and are trying to determine whether they are relevant for our churches and our communities. It’s a touchy topic because choir has long been an establishment in many churches, and it often involves a lot of people. But, as we talk about on the podcast, we don’t want to do it just to...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0015 – Premier Week and finding new worship songs

In this weeks’ episode Kevin & I talk about some of the shows that we are excited about being back on TV, and then we dive right into our topic of the day, which is the process we use for finding new worship songs. One of the best ways we have found to come across new songs, is by hearing from you. I know that one of the best ways I’ve come across new songs lately (which we talk about in more detail in the podcast) is...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0014 – Leadership – Inspiring a Shared Vision

In this weeks episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast we talk about Leadership, and specifically about vision. We’re taking part of our discussion from the book “The Leadership Challenge” by by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. We realize that leadership is a huge topic, and is something that we all have a lot to learn about. We also realize it’s probably the most important topic for all of us....

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0013 – Ownership

First off, let us apologize for the sniffles and ragged voices. Both Davd & Kevin were fighting colds at the recording of this podcast. David and Kevin talk about building ownership among your worship ministry. We talk about some of the things we are going to be trying to do this church year to try to build ownership among the people who serve in our worship ministries. We would appreciate any feedback you have for us and other...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0012 – Kevin gets a cool opportunity, BBQ, Training Worship Leaders

In this weeks’ episode David and Kevin talk about the cool opportunity that he got for his worship team. It’s very cool, and you’ll want to be sure to check that out. We also talked about showing appreciation for your team members as well as more on training up worship leaders. We would love to hear your thoughts on these and any other worship issue you may be dealing with. You can get in touch with us by leaving a...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0011 – Olympics, China and Worship Service Evaluation Wrap Up

In this weeks episode David and Kevin spend time talking about their recent Olympics experience and the lack of sleep they have had as a result of staying up too late to watch them. We talk about a topic Rich Kirkpatrick brought up on his blog. After that we get into wrapping up our discussion on Worship Service Evaluation, among other things. We would love to hear your feedback on any of the topics mentioned in this weeks podcast....

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0010 – Worship Band Workshop – Drums

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast we talk to Lee Campen. Lee is one of our drummers at our church. In the interview we talk about some philosophical issues when it comes to playing drums. We talk about some of the issues that aren’t talked about all that much when it comes to playing drums. We talked about some things a drummer needs to think when they’re playing the drums, playing dynamically, and...

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My Apologies

I wanted to apologize to you all for not yet getting a podcast up this week. Kevin is out of town at a camp, and I’ve been busy all week working on a new website for our church. I know these are just excuses, but they are the truth. Next week, I have an interview scheduled with a worship leader at a church in Minnesota. I’m really looking forward to that, and I think we will all benefit from what he has to say. He’s...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0009.5 – A Resource and encouragement

You might be wondering why this week’s episode is only episode 9.5. Well, like I explain in the podcast, I accidentally deleted the podcasts that Kevin & I recorded today, and they are unrecoverable. So, I had to record an episode with just me talking, so it’s only equal to half an episode. Since it was just me talking, I decided to share a resource that I use very frequently in worship ministry – planning center...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0009 – Doing a Worship Service Review

This week, Kevin and David talk about doing an evaluation of your worship services. The big question driving this discussion is “how are our worship services going to get any better if we don’t evaluate them?” Evaluating a worship service can be a difficult thing to do, and it’s something that is more complex than we can cover in this podcast. However, we hope that this podcast will serve as a catalyst for...

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