WMC Podcast – 0136 – “I” songs vs. “global” songs
Oct08

WMC Podcast – 0136 – “I” songs vs. “global” songs

“I” Songs Vs. “Global” Songs “I’ll stand, my soul, Lord, to You surrendered.” “I’m sorry Lord for the thing I’ve made it.” Have you ever struggled with singing that line of “Heart of Worship”? Maybe you don’t feel like you’ve made it something it’s not supposed to be, but here you are in a corporate setting being forced to sing those words....

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WMC Podcast – 0135 – Building A Strengths Based Team
Oct01

WMC Podcast – 0135 – Building A Strengths Based Team

Building A Strengths Based Team In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David & Kevin talk about the ideas behind the books, “Strengths Based Leadership” & “Strengths Finder 2.0”. As we talk, we discover that the principles of the book are built on a principle of teams that the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write about thousands of years ago. Why don’t you chime in?...

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WMC Podcast – 0134 – Keeping Up in the Technology Race, Is It Worth It?
Sep02

WMC Podcast – 0134 – Keeping Up in the Technology Race, Is It Worth It?

Technology The pace at which technology is advancing is astounding. Since the start of this podcast, technology has exploded. What does this mean for the church, how do we keep up and should we? Why don’t you chime in? TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email: david@worshipministrycatalyst.com or kevin@worshipministrycatalyst.com Don’t forget you...

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WMC Podcast – 0133 – What Does It Mean To Trust?
Aug18

WMC Podcast – 0133 – What Does It Mean To Trust?

Trust Trust is a big deal, but it can be hard to live in a trusting relationship all the time. How can we trust? Why don’t you chime in? TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email: david@worshipministrycatalyst.com or kevin@worshipministrycatalyst.com Don’t forget you can subscribe to our podcast through iTunes as well. Standard Podcast [ 34:31 ]...

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WMC Podcast – 0132 – The Coming Worship Revolution
Aug06

WMC Podcast – 0132 – The Coming Worship Revolution

We Are On The Verge People have been saying this for years, but we are really starting to feel like there is a revolution beginning. One of the facets of that revolution is worship. We are seeing more and more churches turn from a focus on using worship as the wrapping paper for the sermon and the bait to get people in the doors. What’s it going to look like? Let’s talk about it and see. Why don’t you chime in?...

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WMC Podcast – 0131 – The Blessings of America
Jul15

WMC Podcast – 0131 – The Blessings of America

The Blessings of America As Kevin talks about his recent trip to the Dominican republic, we talk about how blessed we are to live in America. All this discussion sets up our next episode of the podcast where we will be talking about the coming worship revolution in the American church. Why don’t you chime in? TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339...

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GIVEAWAY!!! – Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)
May11

GIVEAWAY!!! – Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)

So, you want a free copy of the Passion: Take it All Deluxe Edition CD/DVD do ya? Well, luckily, that’s exactly the kind of thing we do here. Follow the instructions below to be entered to win one of three copies! a Rafflecopter...

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Album Review – Passion – Take It All
Apr29

Album Review – Passion – Take It All

There’s a new album hitting the streets today – “Take it All” – the newest album from passion. Of course it’s not “passion” it’s a live recording of some of todays biggest Worship artists. Names such as: Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill along with special guest performances. Let me start by saying, everything you have come to expect from...

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We’re still around! (And a giveaway…)
May20

We’re still around! (And a giveaway…)

We haven’t been super active online in a few months. And I wanted to let you know why. First, we want to let you know that we’re still around! You can’t get away from us that easily! Second, there is a reason for the break. I (David) took a position at a church as a Lead Pastor as well as Worship. I started just after the latest post before this one. So, I’ve been working hard trying to figure out how to do all...

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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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Going Social
Sep05

Going Social

Worship Ministry Catalyst is going social! And no, there are no political implications in that title. (I also realize that we’re a little behind the times in getting this taken care of, but hey, better late than never…) For a while, I’ve been trying to use my twitter account to get to know some of you on twitter. Which is actually working quite well. It’s been amazing to just get to know a little about a few of...

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Why Sermons? If Jesus came today would he preach?

I know that I’m walking a tight-rope with this post, but it’s something I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about (as with worship services in general). (This post is only meant to invoke thought, not bash sermons.) I know the history. I know that Jesus taught. I know that Peter and Paul and others preached. But why sermons? Why the passive listening? Do we actually learn from sermons anymore? Are that many...

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Building Momentum In a Worship Minsitry during the down months of summer

If you’ve been leading worship for long, you’ve undoubtedly been through a summer lull. I’m definitely there right now. People go on vacation with no consideration, it seems, for your needs as a worship leader. It’s almost as if they have their own lives apart from your worship ministry and that they’d rather be on the beach than playing or singing in your team. The nerve! Well, as I’ve been...

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Tech you should be using in your worship arts ministry

As a follow up to this last podcast I wanted to give you a little more info on some tech you should definitely be making use of in your worship arts Ministry. I know that Kevin & I may not agree on this list, but to me, these are essentials. They may not be the right fit for you, but I think they’re worthy of trying & checking out. 1.) Planning Center Online Okay, this is what sparked the debate in our last podcast....

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Wanna be on the podcast?

Do you want to be on our podcast? We’d love to have you. Yes, You. The person reading this post. Asking yourself, why would they want me. Well, we want you. Why you? Because we want real people on the podcast. Worship Ministry Catalyst is a networking resource for ALL worship leaders and ALL Worship Team members. That means you. If you live in the Vancouver/Portland Area, come by & we’ll do it live. If you live...

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Playing with a Metronome/Click – it will change your life.

If you don’t have your band playing with a metronome or click track, you most definitely should. We do, almost every song of every weekend. It was hard at first. I’ll give you that. It took us some getting used to, but once we did – oh the joy! There’s no longer a question of who was rushing what part, you can hear it. It’s kind of natural too. For a lot of our church musicians, playing to a click track...

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