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...

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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 (1274)  Why...

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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...

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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...

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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 (1588)  Why don’t you...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Helping Your Church Navigate Change
Oct27

Helping Your Church Navigate Change

“Annie Hawks would be turning over in her grave if she heard that song!” This was the very passionate statement said to me after church one Sunday. We had just done the Matt Maher / Christy Nockles song, “Lord, I Need You”. The song is largely based and/or inspired by the hymn “I Need Thee Every Hour” written by Annie Hawks. And on this particular Sunday, the song was close enough but different...

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WMC-0159 – Interview with Jon Egan of New Life Worship, Soak
Oct26

WMC-0159 – Interview with Jon Egan of New Life Worship, Soak

Interview With Jon Egan, Soak In this episode, we are privileged to get to hear from Jon Egan and hear him talk about their new album entitled, Soak. It’s an instrumental album. Why would they do an instrumental album? Well, you’ll just have to listen to part 1 of our interview with Jon Egan to find out now, won’t you. Thanks to Joe Brookhouse of Frequency.fm for performing the interview! Soak:...

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The Day I Walked Away From My Church
Oct20

The Day I Walked Away From My Church

Our small church in a Pennsylvania river town had been losing people steadily for months, people who included our senior pastor and our associate pastor, not to mention dozens of others. Why that happened is a long story — too long for this space. But those that remained gathered on a chilly December morning to worship together one last time before our church was dissolved and all our assets were turned over to a megachurch from...

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WMC-0158 – What To Do When People Walk Away From The Church
Oct19

WMC-0158 – What To Do When People Walk Away From The Church

What To Do When People Walk Away From The Church   We live in a time where it is becoming more and more likely that people are leaving our churches. Not all churches, but a lot of them. Chances are, you know someone(s) who has left the church behind. Maybe they were wounded. Maybe they weren’t. Maybe they’re being selfish. Maybe they’re just tired. Maybe They’re burnt out. Who knows. The question is, what...

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Reconsidering The Worship Leader, Part 3: Jesus: The Worship Leader of the Cosmos
Oct15

Reconsidering The Worship Leader, Part 3: Jesus: The Worship Leader of the Cosmos

His call to worship is the rising of the Sun, his Benediction, the Moon. In our previous posts (Part 1 & Part 2) we have looked at Jesus as the supreme and only Worship Leader (High Priest) worthy of such a title—its who he IS.  In Part 2 of our series we considered what he does as our worship leader.  Understanding Jesus’ role is crucial in the universe because the form and duties that he observes and preserves in his kingdom...

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