Been a little busy…
Dec29

Been a little busy…

It seems that every year I write a post like this. I should just copy and paste from previous years! However, I just wanted to let you all know that we are still here. Kevin & I have both been busy this Christmas season. We both had Christmas productions as well as regular weekend services and Christmas Eve/Day services. I hope our absence of content for the past month or so only reinforces who we are in your minds! As we have...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0101 – Debriefing the Songs & Stories Tour
Nov16

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0101 – Debriefing the Songs & Stories Tour

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin talk about the concert that David had recently attended. The Steven Curtis Chapman, Songs & Stories Tour. As we say on the podcast, if you haven’t been to it, you should go! And there’s plenty of time to go catch a concert!!! We also talk about the solution Keven & the guys from AGI came up with for their Subs and some other fun stuff!!!...

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Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0100 – The 100th!
Oct31

Worship Minsitry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0100 – The 100th!

In this 100th episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst we talk about a lot of the great memories we’ve made over the 100 episodes of this podcast. We specifically want to thank you for listening to this podcast for so long! We love doing this and we’re thankful for all the feedback we’ve gotten from you and your sharing with us how we’ve helped you in various ways. Just so you understand, we’re not...

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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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