Acts 2 to U2 – What is the Purpose of the Church and How Do We Get Back?
Jan29

Acts 2 to U2 – What is the Purpose of the Church and How Do We Get Back?

(Yes I realize U2 isn’t the chart-topping machine they used to be, but I like the alliteration and what not…) In episode 0124 of the podcast, we talked about the purpose of the church and how it affects our worship ministry. I wanted to follow up that episode in hopes to get some conversation going about how we should be doing church as opposed to how we are doing church. What is the Purpose of Church? When we look at the...

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WMC – 0124 – What is the Whole Point of Church (And your Worship Ministry?)
Jan28

WMC – 0124 – What is the Whole Point of Church (And your Worship Ministry?)

What is the reason we bother with church? And why does the way we do church affect how we do worship ministry? These are some of the questions we begin to deal with in this episode of the podcast. 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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Encouraging Volunteers – The Power of a Thank You
Jan17

Encouraging Volunteers – The Power of a Thank You

Unlike any other organization in the world, the church is completely dependent on volunteers. Sure, a lot of churches have some paid staff members. There’s usually a full-time senior pastor, but not always. Then there is usually an administrative assistant. Then maybe some other full-time staff or part-time staff. But, no church is equipped with enough staff to do all the work of ministry with paid personnel. Every church, no...

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The Basics of Using Compression
Jan15

The Basics of Using Compression

So far in this series, we have covered a couple of basics in running sound. We first covered setting your gain structure. Then we covered some basics on EQ. And of course, these all go back to episode 0123 of the podcast. Today we’re going to cover the highly useful, yet misunderstood topic of compression. It took me quite a while to get a good understanding of what compression is, what all the controls of compression do and how...

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I Wanna Be Like Hillsong
Jan10

I Wanna Be Like Hillsong

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Worship Ministry lately. (In part because I have the time to do so.) I’ve been thinking about how we run our ministries and what our motivations are. What is our philosophy for worship ministry and how did we get here? As I have been thinking about it, I’m starting to come to a conclusion. And that is, that we need to be more like Hillsong. Ok, not really. But it seems to be...

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E.Q. – From a Worship Pastor’s Perspective…
Jan08

E.Q. – From a Worship Pastor’s Perspective…

In episode 0123 of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, we talked about some of the issues that plague worship ministries around the world. If you haven’t checked out that episode, you’re definitely going to want to do that! You’ll also want to check out the last post I wrote about Gain Staging. Let me issue you the same caveat I issued before, I’m a worship pastor and musician who has had to learn sound...

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Gain Structure (i.e. gain staging)
Dec30

Gain Structure (i.e. gain staging)

In episode 0123 of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, we talked about some of the issues that plague worship ministries around the world. If you haven’t checked out that episode, you’re definitely going to want to do that! What I wanted to do here is to just quickly explain the goal of gain structure for live sound. I specify live sound, because the principles aren’t necessarily the same. I want to give you a...

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WMC – 0123 – Practical Advice for Sound Techs
Dec27

WMC – 0123 – Practical Advice for Sound Techs

You’ve been there. You work for weeks on a big Christmas production, Easter production or even just a big weekend service. You and a team of volunteers pour hours into the service, you work your hearts out, play your hearts out on the day of and then comes the feedback: “I couldn’t hear the vocalists” or “The drums were too loud” or “There was a guitar playing?” And your heart sinks. All...

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Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights – CD Giveaway
Dec20

Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights – CD Giveaway

Alright, I know you’ve been waiting for it for a couple days now, salivating and what not…If you already like us on facebook, you heard me mention it a couple of days ago. If you listen to our worship podcast, you heard it yesterday. If you follow the blog, you read it this morning. So, here it is… Enter to Win your own copy of Chris Tomlin’s newest CD, Burning Lights!! There are four ways to enter, and you can...

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Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin – Album Review
Dec20

Burning Lights – Chris Tomlin – Album Review

I was given the privilege of hearing a preview copy of Chris Tomlin’s newest album, “Burning Lights.” Of course, I was happy to take part. Who doesn’t want to be an insider of sorts. So here goes: First, let me say that Chris Tomlin is a very gifted songwriter. He obviously has a knack for writing worship tunes, and is our generations’ most prolific worship songwriter. You will likely find more of his...

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WMC – 0122 – Review of Chris Tomlin’s New CD – “Burning Lights”
Dec19

WMC – 0122 – Review of Chris Tomlin’s New CD – “Burning Lights”

Today we are happy to be reviewing the latest from Chris Tomlin. His CD, Burning Lights, is set to release on January 8th. In this episode you will hear us discuss all the things we love about the CD. Make sure to check out the episode. Also, as you heard on the podcast, we are thrilled to be doing a giveaway! We are fortunate enough to be able to give away 5 copies of this album. (It’s actually not us who will be giving away...

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A new series on Christmas Songs on davidlindner.net
Dec13

A new series on Christmas Songs on davidlindner.net

I have been going through a series on www.davidlindner.net that I wanted to share with all of you. It’s called 25 days of Christmas songs, where I’ve chosen a song or two (or three) for each day and talk about the stories behind the songs as well as some of the reasons I love them! The reason I wanted to share it with you, is because it can be a nice little transition to share a short piece of history behind the song...

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FREE Christmas Videos & Plan for your church’s Christmas services
Nov29

FREE Christmas Videos & Plan for your church’s Christmas services

I know just how hard planning for Christmas can be! So, why don’t you let me help you out this year, for free! Head on over to www.davidlindner.net and download your copies of the Christmas Letters Videos we talked about on the...

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WMC – 0121 – Planning for Christmas Services
Nov27

WMC – 0121 – Planning for Christmas Services

In this episode David and Kevin talk about planning Christmas services. The topic came up in the last episode of the podcast when we learned that Kevin had just finished his planning when he had hoped to be done with it quite a while ago. As always, we love your feedback, and you can use the links below to get in touch with us! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 –...

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WMC – 0120 – Special Services Planning, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Nov15

WMC – 0120 – Special Services Planning, Thanksgiving & Christmas

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David & Kevin talk about planning special services such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course, we also discus football, so if you want to skip that whole discussion, just skip ahead to minute 16:50 in podcast. But, after all that football talk, we get into some very practical advice for planning Thanksgiving Services. It’s something you don’t want to miss,...

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WMC – 0119 – The benefit of unbiased input on your Worship Ministry
Oct11

WMC – 0119 – The benefit of unbiased input on your Worship Ministry

It’s easy to get into a routine and just keep the plates spinning. It’s easy to lose some of the intentionality behind why we do our Worship Ministry. Ministry comes at us fast and often times with no respite. That’s why it can be so beneficial to have someone from the outside come in and give you some feedback on your worship ministry. That’s exactly what David and Kevin talk about in this episode of the...

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