Reasons not to have a garage sale

So, we’re having a garage sale today, (actually my wife is doing the garage sale while I am inside with the kids). And I’ve pretty much decided we’re never doing this again. Here are some reasons why: The paper could get your ad wrong and have people show up an hour earlier than you expected. You can say in your ad “no earlies” but that means nothing to most “earlies.” Those...

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Like being on Vacation, without the Vacation

My wife and I are moving. I accepted a job at a new church last November and have been commuting 56 miles one way, for the last 7 months. We’re very excited that we have sold our house and have bought a house where our new church is. The interesting thing about it is that my wife has been packing stuff in boxes for months now, and for the last two weeks has really been hitting it hard. She’s great! The thing is, that...

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Being a leader requires courage

Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps. – David Loyd George Sometimes in leadership something becomes obvious to us, and yet, we ignore whatever it is. Sometimes, it’s extremely obvious, so obvious that all the people around us see that we ought to be doing this thing, and still we don’t do it. Often times in leadership, we don’t do what...

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Weekend Review

I’m thinking back on this weekend. It wasn’t horrible. It wasn’t grand. I made a mistake in picking two songs that the congregation didn’t know. Especially when we only did four in the whole service. The songs fit so perfectly with what Bob was preaching about, that I just couldn’t resist using them. I had to ask myself a question though. Even if the songs were perfect for the sermon, did they add to...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0006 – Hymns, Choruses, Blended, Contemporary – what have you…

In this weeks’ podcast, Kevin & I were joined by Scott Olson mid podcast. We talk about using Hymns in worship, some of the pros and cons to having to fall into a style of music as opposed to using songs based on the content of the lyrics. It’s a topic we are just touching the surface of, but it’s a great start to the discussion. Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast - Episode 6 - Hymns, Choruses, Blended,...

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New Look

I decided that our old layout was too old school web for me, so I’ve been searching for a new and improved layout and design for our website. Here it is:...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0005 – Relationships

In this week’s episode, Kevin & I talk about some of the important things in keeping relationships healthy among worship team members and church staff members. This one gets off to a hilarious start – at least I think so. We hope it’s full of helpful insight for you, your worship team and worship ministry. If you have some helpful advice about maintaining healthy relationships among worship team members and...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst – Episode 0004 – Confronting in Love

In this weeks’ episode, Kevin and David talk about dealing with confrontation, and to do it in love. All of us, no matter what position we are in will have to confront someone about something, and when that happens we need to be able to do so in a way that not only honors the person we are confronting, but honors God as well. Hopefully what we talk about will be helpful advice for you all. Please feel free to leave a comment on...

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David’s Weekend Review

This weekend was kind of a let down for me, being perfectly honest. The band that we had, did a phenomenal job, as did the vocalist and tech team. The reason it was kind of a let down for me was that I was trying to schedule a very full band, and I was pretty sure most of them would be able to make it, and we ended up with only three pieces to the band. But, aside from that it was a good weekend. We’re in the second week of our...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0003 – Dealing with Conflict & Criticism

In this week’s episode, Kevin and David talk about conflict & criticism. We deal primarily (in this episode) with criticism from church members at large. Kevin shares another story about the “touring days” with the MBC Ambassador choir. Please feel free to give us some feedback about the episode. If you have further insight into the topic of dealing with criticism, please leave a comment on this post. We really...

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Worship Ministy Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0002 – What Worship Is

In this weeks episode, Kevin and I talk about what worship is. (That’s actually what we talk about this week – last week’s episode was mis labeled) We thought about what topic we should start the podcast off with, and really wrestled with whether or not it would be cliche to start the podcast on the topic of worship. We decided to go ahead and do it anyway. If you have feedback for us about this episode, or if you...

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Podcast Alley

For those of you looking for another way to subscribe to our podcast, you can now do so through Podcast alley. Here’s the link. My Podcast Alley feed!...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst – Episode 0001

In this weeks episode, Kevin and I talk about what worship is. We thought about what topic we should start the podcast off with, and really wrestled with whether or not it would be cliche to start the podcast on the topic of worship. We decided to go ahead and do it anyway. If you have feedback for us about this episode, or if you have a topic you’d like us to discuss in future episodes, please feel free to email us. You can use...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0000 – Introduction to Worship Ministry Catalyst

Here it Is! The very first episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast. This is Episode Zero. That means it’s just a short episode on what we at Worship Ministry Catalyst are about, and what the podcast is aiming to do. Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast - Episode 0 - Introduction to Worship Ministry Catalyst [ 1:56 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download...

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The podcast is coming

We’ve been saying it for quite some time, but the podcast really is coming. Kevin & I will be getting together on Monday to do our first recording of the podcast and, it will be shortly after that that we will post the first episode. The first episode will be a short introduction episode to what the podcast and worship ministry catalyst is all about. We’re really excited to get this underway, and are looking forward to...

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