Got Cliche?
Oct25

Got Cliche?

Not too long ago, I was driving and saw a bumper sticker that was “borrowing” from the very popular “Got Milk” ad campaign. It said “Got Hope.” It was a political bumper sticker, and it drove me nuts. Not because of the political agenda, but for two other reasons. The first being it was an idea that got burned into the ground a few years ago. The times are different, the message should be too. But...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0099 – When things go wrong
Oct20

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0099 – When things go wrong

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin talk about how to respond when difficult situations arise. If an amp goes down in your sound system, what do you do? If your lyric computer crashes what do you do? We’re not necessarily talking about your back-up plans for these situations, we’re talking about how you specifically respond as a leader in these situations. Whether you’re new or...

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Lead Now, or be led
Oct13

Lead Now, or be led

I’ll be the first to admit, leading is hard. And when you have to always be leading, it’s hard to always lead. You know what I mean. Sometimes it would be nice to just let it be, but we’re leaders. As you may (or may not) know, I’ve recently moved into a new leadership position. I’m in a position that hasn’t had a full-time person leading for quite some time. There were some part-timers doing parts...

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Get the Evangelism Monkey off the back of Worship
Oct11

Get the Evangelism Monkey off the back of Worship

He’s a cute little guy. But he sure can cause a lot of problems. Don’t get me wrong. Evangelism is what we’re all about. YES, we want to be relevant. I agree completely! But….(and you knew it was coming)…..evangelism cannot ride on the back of worship. We have to stop trying to make worship – evangelism. Worship is worship, evangelism is evangelism. I agree that a worshiping church is attractive to...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0098 – Worship Auditions
Sep27

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0098 – Worship Auditions

On this episode, David & Kevin talk the ins and out of doing auditions for worship ministry. We all have to do them at some point in time. We either do them before we let someone participate, or we let them participate as their audition (and sometimes regret we didn’t audition them first). Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite some time, we would love to hear form you! Connect with us on twitter...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0097 – Remembering 9-11 and the Patriotic Music Debate
Sep20

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0097 – Remembering 9-11 and the Patriotic Music Debate

This week, David & Kevin talk about what we did in our churches to remember September 11th, 2001. We also talk about the struggle some churches face in whether or not to do things like this, especially when it comes to Patriotic themes. Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite some time, we would love to hear form you! Connect with us on twitter (@wmcatalyst) and facebook...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0096 – What to do when you start in a new worship leading role
Aug31

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0096 – What to do when you start in a new worship leading role

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast David and Kevin talk about some of the key things we need to do as worship leaders when we start leading worship in a new role/new church. In case you haven’t heard, David has started in a new position at the Vancouver First Church of God. And in this position, He really wants your advice on what he should be doing! Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0095 – Honoring our Heritage; Different forms of services
Aug01

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0095 – Honoring our Heritage; Different forms of services

This week we’re talking about two topics that come together as one. We are talking some about our Musical Heritage – honoring the people who have paved the way for us to be doing what we’re doing today, and we are also continuing to talk about the different formats of services that Kevin started talking about in the last episode of the podcast. Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite some time, we...

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A new start for me! – Kind of Like a Rubiks Cube.
Jul31

A new start for me! – Kind of Like a Rubiks Cube.

I’m sure some of you remember, and others of you don’t, and most assuredly we will talk about this on a future episode of the podcast, but I wanted to share with you in this way as well. August 13th and 14th will be my last weekend at Gateway Community Church in Washougal, WA. I have accepted a full-time Worship Pastor Position at the Vancouver First Church of God. (http://vanfcog.org/ – new website coming soon!) I...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0094 – Catching up
Jul18

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0094 – Catching up

In this episode of the podcast we talk about a lot of stuff. Since we’d been off for a while, we had a lot to catch up on. We do talk about some worship stuff though, so you’ll want to listen to this episode for sure! Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite some time, we would love to hear form you! Connect with us on twitter (@wmcatalyst) and facebook...

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Put Your Dreams to the Test or at least dream a little
Jul08

Put Your Dreams to the Test or at least dream a little

I just finished up another book from Dr. John Maxwell. If you’ve followed me for long, you know I’m a fan of his, and have read and recommended many of his books to you. This book was great on a few different levels so I wanted to take just a minute to share my thoughts with you in case you hadn’t heard about it. (Or in case you had heard about it, but weren’t sure it was for you.) First, it’s not just a...

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Reminder: Why we have a worship ministry – Jesus Christ
Jun28

Reminder: Why we have a worship ministry – Jesus Christ

Before you read this post, let me warn you, I’m 31. Not that old, but older than some. In my life, I remember a time before computers were really popular. I remember the computers I learned to type on in high school. They were the kind with only orange letters on the screen. No other colors. I remember how cool it to see a screen that was like a TV. I’ve always been intrigued by computers, and their ability to process...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0093 – Worship Evangelism
Jun13

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0093 – Worship Evangelism

Does Worship Evangelism work? Is it even a good idea? What do we mean when we talk about worship evangelism? Should we be doing worship evangelism? All these questions and more are the questions we talk about in this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast! Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite some time, we would love to hear form you! Connect with us on twitter (@wmcatalyst) and facebook...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0092 – Planning a Worship Service
Jun01

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0092 – Planning a Worship Service

Perhaps it’s second nature for you, but maybe for others it’s brand new. Today, we’re talking about planning a worship service and picking a worship set, focusing a lot on the flow of the service. We talk about the “Big Three” things to keep in mind while planning a worship set: 1.) Theme 2.) Key 3.) Tempo. Of course we talk about a lot more when it comes to planning a worship set, but we do talk about...

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Creativity the missing pieces(s) – Part 3 – picking the team
May25

Creativity the missing pieces(s) – Part 3 – picking the team

In case you missed them (because it’s been a really long time since I wrote them) here are the first two articles in the series: Part 1, Part 2. In this article, I wanted to address the topic of choosing the team. There are a couple of issues to think about before you pick your team. It’s hard to lead creative people. If you’ve never spent a lot of time with creative type, you may not know, but doing so can be an...

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Lessons in Leadership from Boston Rob
May24

Lessons in Leadership from Boston Rob

Since Kevin and I talk about Survivor from time to time, I wanted to share two lessons I learned from Boston Rob this season on Survivor: 1.) Most people would rather be led than lead. I was so frustrated with most of the people on Survivor this season. Especially those on Boston Rob’s team. I can’t understand why no one would stand up and try to take the narcissistic leadership belt from him. Rob would tell people what...

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