Every Sunday is Easter
Mar13

Every Sunday is Easter

It’s the stuff of church staffer dreams.  The parking lot is jammed, teams of coffee-amped volunteers are bustling, the band is running through that great new song, and very soon, crowds of regulars, guests, and returners will begin pouring through the doors.  It’s Easter Sunday, a full house, and the energy is intoxicating. In almost every church across the country, Easter brings more of what we all want most – people.  That’s...

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WMC-0152 – The New Regular, Once A Month Attender and The Tension It Creates In Worship
Mar12

WMC-0152 – The New Regular, Once A Month Attender and The Tension It Creates In Worship

The New Regular, Once A Month Attender and The Tension It Creates In Worship I have heard, in at least three separate leadership podcasts that the new regular attender in America is once a month. Two of the podcasts said once a month, another said once every six weeks. Not only does this create problems for the church in too many ways to mention in this post, it creates problems for worship pastors and worship ministries. That’s...

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Ancient to Modern: Tenebrae
Mar12

Ancient to Modern: Tenebrae

As we approach the Easter season, I wanted to bring an often unknown but very powerful type of service to your attention. Practiced since medieval times, the Tenebrae service can be a powerful expression and meditation on Christ’s sacrifice. The Tenebrae service takes place during Maundy Thursday or Good Friday. Though this service is usually practiced by more Liturgical denominations, I believe it can easily be adapted to work in any...

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WMC-0151 – Getting Ready For Easter
Mar06

WMC-0151 – Getting Ready For Easter

It’s Time To Get Ready For Easter! In episode 151, David & Kevin talk about what we need to be doing right now so that our Easter services will do the most to bring glory to God. We talk about some practical things you can do, things you can start now if you haven’t started yet. And we also talk about how the WMC contributors are writing on this topic for the month of March. Our hope is to be a catalyst for your...

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What is Your Easter Song?
Mar04

What is Your Easter Song?

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.” – Matthew 28:1-2 If you’ve listened to the Podcast, or if you know me, you know that I love Easter!  I’ve struggled in the past with Christmas and finding...

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4 Good Practices to prepare for Easter—the death of death itself
Mar02

4 Good Practices to prepare for Easter—the death of death itself

It’s the resurrection that established and demonstrated once for all the identity, power and mission of Christ… that He is the Son of God that He has the power to lay down His life and rise again (John 10:18) that He will save us from sin, death and hell It’s also a massive event of hope for all humanity—that when we put our trust in Him, we will rise like Him one day, right? Okay, let’s pause here and ask a simple...

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Easter Is Coming, Are You Preparing? 5 Steps To Being Ready For Easter.
Feb27

Easter Is Coming, Are You Preparing? 5 Steps To Being Ready For Easter.

I’m excited for Easter. But, I’m also excited about something else this month. Do you know what it is? Do you? DO YOU? March will be the first full month of articles coming to you from our contributing authors. What that means is, you will be hearing from actual worship leaders, serving in the trenches. And they will be sharing with you ideas about how they prepare. I hope you’re excited, because I AM PUMPED! And if...

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WMC-0150 – Kathryn Scott Writing Songs For Corporate Worship
Feb26

WMC-0150 – Kathryn Scott Writing Songs For Corporate Worship

Kathryn Scott on Writing Songs For Corporate Worship In this episode, we had the privilege of interview Kathryn Scott. She has written many of the songs we sing in our churches today, including “Hungry” “At The Foot of the Cross” and “I Belong.” As we got the chance to talk with her for a few extra minutes, we wanted to talk on the topic of writing songs for corporate worship. We also dug into the...

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WMC-0149 – Kathryn Scott on Worship Leading
Feb18

WMC-0149 – Kathryn Scott on Worship Leading

Kathryn Scott on Worship Leading In this episode, we had the privilege of interview Kathryn Scott. She has written many of the songs we sing in our churches today, including “Hungry” “At The Foot of the Cross” and “I Belong.” In this episode, we discuss how worship leaders need to approach choosing and preparing songs for the congregation, especially in the context of having those who don’t...

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WorshipMob, Carry The Fire – Review
Feb14

WorshipMob, Carry The Fire – Review

I’ll admit that prior to reviewing this album, “Carry The Fire”, I was not familiar with WorshipMob.  But over the past couple weeks as I’ve been listening to them, reading up on them, and discovering more of what they are about, I’ve grown to appreciate what they are doing. WorshipMob began as a couple Worship Leaders getting together to sing, worship, and write music in Colorado Springs.  It has since grown into a consortium of over...

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WMC-0148 – The Creation Emancipation
Feb10

WMC-0148 – The Creation Emancipation

The Creation Emancipation We are made in God’s image, but what does that mean? And what are the implications for the church and our worship ministries? In this episode of the podcast, David and Kevin talk about the new eBook, “The Creation Emancipation” that David is releasing at no cost. Ever. In the Book, David talks about the unique voice that each church has to speak the language of the culture they have been...

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Be A Backer for Ross King’s New Album
Feb05

Be A Backer for Ross King’s New Album

Our friend Ross King is gathering his backers for his new album He will be recording entitled: Unfettered. If you don’t know Ross, or you haven’t come across his music before, I’d invite you to check out our interview with him! But, even if you don’t have the time to do that, let me tell you this, it will be worth your investment. Along with being a very talented singer/songwriter, he’s a very humble and...

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Want To Become A Contributing Author for Worship Ministry Catalyst?
Jan26

Want To Become A Contributing Author for Worship Ministry Catalyst?

On April 7th of 2008, we put up our first post here at Worship Ministry Catalyst. Then on May 9, 2008 we released our first episode of the podcast. Just a few weeks ago, we released episode 0147 of the podcast! Not only that, but we’ve also become a resource for Worship Leaders around the world. Quite literally! We have been able to build relationships with worship leaders in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, India and beyond. I...

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Staying Strong
Jan22

Staying Strong

If you know me, you know that when it comes to football I like two teams: The Oregon Ducks and the Seattle Seahawks.  You might also know that this past week both those teams played in a significant and meaningful game: The Ducks played in the College Football National Championship and the Seahawks played in the NFC Championship Game.  And both those games had different results. For the Ducks, they lost to an Ohio State team that was...

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WMC-0138 – Time For A Change: Is There A Need To Reinvent Yourself And Your Ministry?
Jan20

WMC-0138 – Time For A Change: Is There A Need To Reinvent Yourself And Your Ministry?

Time For A Change: Is There A Need To Reinvent Yourself And Your Ministry? Once you get past the outdated football talk (this post was originally recorded and set to air back in October of 2014), you’ll hear David and Kevin talk about the idea of Reinventing yourself. The discussion was birthed out of Kevin’s decision to update his personal look. But it begs the question: Is there really a need to reinvent yourself? Is...

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Worship The Creator Instead of Creation (A Thousand Adjustments of .18 Degrees)
Jan09

Worship The Creator Instead of Creation (A Thousand Adjustments of .18 Degrees)

Bob Kauflin wrote this post on his Facebook page this week: Post by Bob Kauflin. And in one short phrase, he summed up so much of the tension I feel on a constant basis about worship in the modern age. “In 2015, let’s be less passionate about worship and more passionate about the triune God we’re worshiping.” It’s something Kevin & I have talked about on the podcast. It’s something I’m...

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