Weekend Review – 12-2627-09 – Worship Confessional – Sunday Setlists

I feel like it’s been years since I last did a weekend review. Ah the joys of the Christmas season. This weekend is one of the first times I feel like we didn’t drop the ball the weekend after Christmas. It seems like every year after Christmas and Easter, we’re always scrambling to get a band together and to get the music worked out, etc., but I didn’t feel like that was the case this year. We had a full band,...

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Weekend Review – 11-2829-09 – Worship Confessional – Sunday Setlists

Ahh, the weekend after Thanksgiving. When people are out of town and the people who are there still have a Thanksgiving – too much turkey – hangover. This weekend, our pastor was talking about the Holy Spirit, which is something we almost never talk about. And since we never talk about it, we also haven’t really introduced any songs in the past that are related to the Holy Spirit. So, unfortunately for some of the...

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LiFT Worship Band – Debut Album

A few years back, (more than a few – but I’m not willing to admit that yet) I was a student at a college in the midwest, where we had this group that I sang in called the University Chorale. It was a great experience, one that I remember fondly to this day. Singing in that choir gave me some of my best musical experiences, it also gave me some friendships that continue to this day. Trevor of the Lift Worship Band was in...

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Thanksgiving Eve Service – 11-25-09

Well, here we are again. I don’t know if very many of you do a Thanksgiving Eve or Thanksgiving day service, but to me these services seem to just creep up on me every year. In the back of my head, I know they’re coming, but between our regular weekend services and gearing up for Christmas weekend, it seems that they just sort of appear out of no where. I find myself on the Monday before the service wondering exactly how...

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Weekend Review – 11-2122-09 – Worship Confessional – Sunday Setlists

What a weekend! It was great! I know that not everyone involved felt like they were “up to snuff” for the weekend, but it was a great weekend – the people of God worshiped! Sure there were things we could have done better, things that could have gone better, things that could have been tighter, notes that could have been “righter,” but when it comes down to it, the bottom line is that people worship and...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0049 – God Songs

If you missed last weeks’ podcast, I’d highly recommend you go check it out here. In this week’s episode, David and Kevin continue their discussion on songwriting through the book “God Songs.” I’d strongly recommend you pick up a copy of the book and go through it with us! We’re going to be going through the book God Songs by Paul Baloche & Jimmy & Carol Owens. (If you click on the...

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Weekend Review 11-0708-09

This was a great weekend! I didn’t do a review last weekend, but should have. We did a worship night, and it was great! We did a lot of music and people really worshiped. I’m really looking forward to the next one we do and the times of worship we will have. This weekend, we used the same band from that night and we did songs that we did at the worship night, so we had already worked on them quite a bit by the time we got...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0048 – God Songs

If you missed last weeks’ podcast, I’d highly recommend you go check it out here. In this week’s episode, David and Kevin continue their discussion on songwriting through the book “God Songs.” I’d strongly recommend you pick up a copy of the book and go through it with us! We’re going to be going through the book God Songs by Paul Baloche & Jimmy & Carol Owens. (If you click on the...

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Weekend Review – 10-25-09

This weekend was missions weekend for us. Some of you know exactly what that means. There may be others of you who have a more positive view of missions services at your church, but my experience thus far in ministry has not been extraordinarily positive. The speakers usually tend to speak longer than they are given, some much longer.  A lot of times, their speaking skills lag behind those who communicate regularly and the point of...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0047 – God Songs

If you missed last weeks’ podcast, I’d highly recommend you go check it out here. In this week’s episode, David and Kevin continue their discussion on songwriting through the book “God Songs.” This week, we’re finishing up the first chapter, I’d strongly recommend you pick up a copy of the book and go through it with us! We’re going to be going through the book God Songs by Paul Baloche...

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Weekend Review – 10-1011-09

This was a great weekend, however if you had asked me at 5:45 yesterday evening how last night’s service was going to go, I would have told you…”This could be bad.” For some reason our practice was just really rough, and we had a hard time getting through several of the songs. But then, when we did the service last night, almost all the songs went pretty well. And this morning, all the songs went really well....

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0046 – God Songs

Well, I have to admit, I’m very excited about this podcast. The topic we’re starting to talk about this week is one that is huge for me. It’s something I’ve been interested in since I was a teenager, and was in fact my first real passion in music. That is the art of songwriting. It is most definitely an art and a craft, one that I’m very passionate about. Kevin & I have been talking about doing a...

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Weekend Review 10-0304-09

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one of these. Partially because I haven’t been leading. In fact, this weekend I played the drums. It’s been a while since I’ve done that, but it was fun, and an experience I think I’ll try to repeat. It gives me a great perspective on the band and how rehearsal is going, it changes my point of view enough that I can really observe how well a lot of things are...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Social Network

Did you know we have a social network? We do! We have our very own social network! If you haven’t checked it out, you should! You can find it at http://worshipministrycatalyst.ning.com. Visit Worship Ministry...

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Free Resource

I just found this great resource I wanted to share with you all. Bob Kauflin over at “Worship Matters” has posted some free recordings from the Worship God 09 conference. Here’s the link:...

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Weekend Review – 09-1213-09

This weekend was a great weekend! We were “back” in the sense that we had a full band which we hadn’t had in quite a while, and I have to say, it was quite nice! Over the summer we’ve had a lot of people gone, so it was nice to be back in full swing. We also did things a little differently this week. Instead of just going through our normal routine, I added some readings from a couple of books to get us started...

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