God our Teacher
Oct31

God our Teacher

Take care; do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction. Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him?”                                    – Job 36:21-22 ESV When we suffer… Reading about the life of Job can be terrifying. We read about a man who suffers, and not at the hand of something strictly evil, but under an affliction permitted by a “good” God. Not only is...

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What is Greatness?
Oct27

What is Greatness?

      I don’t know about you, but when I gaze into the heavens, and when I survey the earth and the nature therein, I’m brought to my knees in awe at the wonders of God’s artistry!  No human can deny that there is an awe and majesty to our universe.  It’s simply dumbfounding.  Sadly, however, I have to confess that my response to such encounters with beauty, and the realizations that follow, do not always lead me to a...

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True Beauty
Oct25

True Beauty

  This sounds like a mouthful, but please allow me over the course of the next few months to explain what is meant by the wording in the above statement.  As we contemplate and think through what is truly beautiful innovation and creativity, we must turn to the book of Titus for consideration.  In Titus Chapter 1, Paul very intentionally compares two lifestyles together to make a point: the life of an elder and the life of a...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0170, Persevering in Ministry
Sep20

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0170, Persevering in Ministry

Persevering In Ministry Sometimes it can be a challenge to keep going in ministry. We face challenges that have the potential to knock us down, and even out. The question we are addressing in today’s podcast is, how do we persevere when things don’t seem to work out like we thought they would? Standard Podcast [ 35:46 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1247)  Why don’t you chime in? Leave your feedback in the...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0169 – Catching up with David & Kevin
Sep13

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0169 – Catching up with David & Kevin

Catching Up With David & Kevin It’s been another crazy busy summer for David & Kevin, so we thought we’d take a little time to catch you up on everything that’s been going on. It’s seems a little weird to do so, but we want you to know we’re real people who live real lives. On top of that, we know you care, so we thought you’d like to know! Standard Podcast [ 31:06 ] Play Now | Play in Popup...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0168, Micah Brooks (Part 2 of 2)
Jul15

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0168, Micah Brooks (Part 2 of 2)

Interview With Micah Brooks Today we got the wonderful privilege of talking with Micah Brooks, a worship leader at World Outreach Church in Murphysboro, TN and author of a new book every worship leader should purchase. In this episode we learn a little about Micah, how he came to be a worship leader and about his ministry at World Outreach! http://micahbrooks.com/ MicahBrooksPage (Facebook) mchbrks (Twitter) mchbrks (Instagram)...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0167, Micah Brooks (Part 1 of 2)
Jul07

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0167, Micah Brooks (Part 1 of 2)

Interview With Micah Brooks Today we got the wonderful privilege of talking with Micah Brooks, a worship leader at World Outreach Church in Murphysboro, TN and author of a new book every worship leader should purchase. In this episode we learn a little about Micah, how he came to be a worship leader and about his ministry at World Outreach! http://micahbrooks.com/ MicahBrooksPage (Facebook) mchbrks (Twitter) mchbrks (Instagram)...

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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 (1033)  Why don’t...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 (1521)  Why don’t you...

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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 (1297)  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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