Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0166 – Dave Yauk
Jul07

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0166 – Dave Yauk

Interview With Dave Yauk Several months ago we gave you a brief introduction to Dave Yauk and The Garden City Project. Today, we sat back down with Dave to give you more information about what Dave’s got going on over there and how you can get involved! For more information on the Garden City Project, visit http://www.gardencityproject.com/ Standard Podcast [ 40:48 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1078)  Why don’t...

Read More
Flexibility: A Precursor for Unity
May26

Flexibility: A Precursor for Unity

About 8 months ago, our church discovered that the multipurpose room we were meeting in (I call it a sanctuasium) was structurally unsafe. See, our meeting space is a pole building design and the posts that are holding everything up were rotten. So in a matter one week, we had to move our entire worship service out into the Fellowship Hall. Luckily, we have a Fellowship Hall that is large enough where we can squish everything and cram...

Read More
Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 5: Target Practice
May19

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 5: Target Practice

Part 5  |  What about Target Practice By Dave Yauk In Review… Before you read this visit Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 and Part 4. In previous posts we’ve looked at reconsidering the nature of our corporate singing in church. We’ve considered our singing through the use of these words: total, text, tone and target. I’ve also provided a resource called the Song Selection Rubric, that enables one to plug in their songs and categorize them...

Read More
Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 4: Songs For The Forgotten
Apr21

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 4: Songs For The Forgotten

Part 4  |  Songs for the Forgotten By Dave Yauk What about the affections… Before you read this visit Part 1 | Part 2 and Part 3. Recently, I found myself sipping beer and carrying on conversation with some good Christian blokes around a table at a local restaurant. We were philosophizing over the state of singing in the church, and talking about how the church has grown too “happy.” On a typical Sunday morning, a Western church goer...

Read More
WMC-0165 – Interview With Zach Loomis
Mar31

WMC-0165 – Interview With Zach Loomis

Interview With Zach Loomis We are fortunate to be able to introduce you to someone you may not yet know – Zach Loomis. You may want to check out his website, or look up some of his music on YouTube! He’s a great new writer coming onto the scene, a worship leader out of Cleveland Ohio – but don’t hold that against him! Standard Podcast [ 39:43 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1580)  Why don’t you...

Read More
Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 3: Text Is Important
Mar17

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 3: Text Is Important

Part 3  |  Text is Important By Dave Yauk The Total Story in Text… In case you haven’t tuned into previous posts, In Post 1, I introduced our series by considering Paul’s exhortation in Colossians as to why and how he thinks we should sing as Christians. In Post 2 I first explored how a good approach to singing would be to first ensure that we are singing the total scope of God’s story. I included a document for Corporate Worship...

Read More
WMC – 0164 – Interview With Jason Squires
Feb18

WMC – 0164 – Interview With Jason Squires

Interview With Jason Squires We are fortunate to have great friends like Joe Brookhouse who take advantage of opportunities to do interviews on our behalf. That’s exactly what you’re going to hear in this episode as Joe interviews Jason Squires while attending Christian Musician Summit Northwest. Take a listen for a lot of good tips for ministry! Standard Podcast [ 34:35 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1332)  Why...

Read More
Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 2: Total In Scope
Feb18

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 2: Total In Scope

Part 2  |  Total in Scope By Dave Yauk See Part 1 for Series Introduction  A (c)anon within a (C)anon…. I heard a Professor in college once say that most Christians are struggling deeply with their faith because they believe in a “canon within a Canon.” He made this statement while teaching the history behind how we received the 66 book Canon of The Bible. What he meant in this statement is that most Christians are like flower pickers...

Read More
Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 1: For The Mind, Body and Soul
Jan21

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 1: For The Mind, Body and Soul

Part 1  |  For the Mind, Body and Soul By Dave Yauk Songs are important to us!  They not only have the power to equip us for a good car ride but they rise to even higher levels of influence. Songs like My Generation, written by The Who, came to define actual points in history.  Jimi Hendrix defined a time period with All Along the Watchtower.  Fast forward into today with U2’s With or Without You, and again we find that a song’s...

Read More
WMC-0163 – A primer on using Mainstage for Worship keys
Jan19

WMC-0163 – A primer on using Mainstage for Worship keys

A Primer on using Mainstage for Worship Keys. You have probably heard about it, but may have never given it a second thought. What is main stage? Why should I use it? What are the pros and cons? Well, in this episode of the WMC podcast, we get into some of the reasons why you should consider using Mainstage for playing keys in your worship band. Standard Podcast [ 32:08 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1676)  Why don’t you...

Read More
Reconsidering the Worship Leader, Part 5: Jesus: The Worship Leader of Culture
Dec17

Reconsidering the Worship Leader, Part 5: Jesus: The Worship Leader of Culture

What is culture anyway? Etymologically, the word culture comes from the Latin verb colere, which refers literally to agriculture, tilling the ground in order to grow things.  “Culture is not only what we grow what we make, both with our hands and with our minds.  It incudes our houses, our barns, our tools, our cities and towns, and our arts and crafts.  It also includes the systems of ideas that we build up:  science, philosophy,...

Read More
WMC-0162 – Raising Up Youth Worship Leaders
Dec16

WMC-0162 – Raising Up Youth Worship Leaders

Raising Up Youth Worship Leaders In this episode, we have a special guest joining us – Zack Shoote. Who is Zack? He’s one of the student worship leaders at Kevin’s church. In this episode we will be talking about how they have built a relationship and some things you may consider doing as you think about raising up youth worship leaders in your church. Standard Podcast [ 32:20 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download...

Read More
WMC-0161 – It’s Time To Get Ready For Christmastime
Nov30

WMC-0161 – It’s Time To Get Ready For Christmastime

It’s Time To Get Ready For Christmastime!   It’s that time of year! If you haven’t started planning for Christmas, it’s time to start now! Well, yesterday would have been better, but today will work too. Let’s get going on Christmas, and some things that might help you prepare. If you’re looking for an idea for a family service or a theme to tie your Christmas service, or kids Christmas...

Read More
Reconsidering The Worship Leader, Part 4: Jesus: The Worship Leader of the Church
Nov19

Reconsidering The Worship Leader, Part 4: Jesus: The Worship Leader of the Church

We began in Part 1 of our 5 part blog series concerning Jesus as Worship Leader by considering the writer of Hebrews reference to Jesus in Hebrews 8:2 as “minister.”  Not only is Jesus’ identity that of High Priest in the heavenly realms, but the work he performs on our behalf is that of ministry.  I’d encourage you to check out why Jesus is the only one able to bear the title Worship Leader (Part 1).  Secondly, we considered in Part...

Read More
WMC-0160 – Jon Egan, New Life Worship, God Uses The Valley (Part 2 of 2)
Nov03

WMC-0160 – Jon Egan, New Life Worship, God Uses The Valley (Part 2 of 2)

Interview With Jon Egan, Part 2 The interview was so good, we had to split it into two episodes. That’s right, it was that good. If you missed part 1, make sure to go check it out. In part 2, Joe & Jon talk about some of the struggles they have had at New Life, and more importantly how God has shaped Jon and the church through them. If you’ve ever struggled or gone through the valley at your church or in your ministry,...

Read More
Do We Believe What We Sing?
Nov03

Do We Believe What We Sing?

In most modern day churches we sing.  Whether your church is modern or traditional, liturgical or free, you probably have singing as some part of your service.  Now the question of “Why do we sing?” is another matter for another time, but do we ever pay attention to what we sing? Recently I have moved and started at a new church as their Minister of Technical Arts.  This is a huge change for me, first just moving to a new church in a...

Read More