WMC Podcast – 0144 – Interview with Don Moen
Dec02

WMC Podcast – 0144 – Interview with Don Moen

Interview with Don Moen I have to say, you are in for a real treat in this episode! We were fortunate enough to be able to interview Don Moen about a new project he’s doing called: “Worship In Action.” Worship In Action (WIA) is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Nashville, Tennessee. Don Moen founded WIA in response to the great needs he encountered while on worship tours around the world. It became very clear to Don...

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5 Tips for Leading Worship In a Rapidly Changing World
Oct20

5 Tips for Leading Worship In a Rapidly Changing World

As I’ve said in the past, we often wake up to a world that has changed over night. I was looking back through some of my posts from a few years ago, and it was kind of comical to think back through some of the transitions we (as a culture) have had in the past few years. I remember back in the day that we actually had our own social network on Ning. Those were the days. When we started WMC, the iPhone had just come out less than...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0112 – Public Speaking
Jul02

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0112 – Public Speaking

Music comes natural to a lot of us, however public speaking can be a very different thing. It’s one thing to get up and sing a song, sit at the piano or strum a guitar, but for some of us speaking can be a challenge. For some, it’s saying too much, for others it’s not saying enough. Listen as David & Kevin speak about public speaking! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0111 – Preparing your team for worship not just the performance
Jun18

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0111 – Preparing your team for worship not just the performance

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst podcast, David and Kevin talk about worship. Yes, we’re actually talking about worship on a worship podcast, surprising – we know. However, it’s a very important aspect of Worship Ministry. Often, we spend a lot of time preparing people for the performance of worship, and then spend little-if any-time preparing people to worship. That’s exactly what we talk...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0109 – Hand Signals, guiding the band during worship
May16

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0109 – Hand Signals, guiding the band during worship

IN this week’s episode, we talk about having multiple services in different locations. David’s church is just a few weeks into a change which includes two simultaneous services. David & Kevin talk about some of the issues that David and his church have faced. TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email: david@worshipministrycatalyst.com or...

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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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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0091 – Stage Presence while leading worship
May23

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0091 – Stage Presence while leading worship

Fortunately or unfortunately, what we look like while we’re leading worship does have an effect the people we are trying to lead in worship. In this episode of the podcast, David and Kevin talk about their different views on what we should be striving for when we’re on stage leading worship. These views come across a little differently, but in the end it seems as though they end up with more in common than we though....

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3 Tips for Leading Worship

We all have a vision of a worship leader in our heads when we lead worship. At least we probably did when we started leading. At some point along the way we were impacted by someone’s worship leading and we thought it would be cool if we could be like them someday. It doesn’t take long for us to realize that we may never be like someone else. For me, one of my worship leading heroes is Paul Baloche. I love his songwriting,...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0074 – Simplicity – simple worship – simple life
Sep08

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0074 – Simplicity – simple worship – simple life

In this week’s episode of Worship Ministry Catalyst, David & Kevin are stuck on Double Rainbow juice. We also talk about simple worship songs and simplicity in worship – both in music and in worship services. Instead of complexifying our worship services, maybe what we need to do is simply our services and give people a chance to connect with our Eternal God. We also give a challenge to songwriters to explore topics...

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Never a weekend Off

I was blessed today to be able to be off the stage and be in the congregation worshiping. While I was out amongst the people in a way I don’t normally get to be, I got quite a few comments. Some were along the lines of surprise: “I’m not used to seeing you there…” But the most I got were: “Looks like you got the weekend off…” That’s never true for any of us as leaders in our...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0026 – Introducing new Songs

Today, David and Kevin tackle a topic that has been a point of contention for many worship leaders for many years – what are the guidelines for introducing a new song? How many new songs can you do throughout the course of a year? When you introduce it, how should you teach it to your congregation? We truly hope that you’ll find this episode of the WMC podcast encouraging and insightful in your pursuit to continually...

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Weekend Review – 01-31–02-01-09

All the stars aligned and worship was awesome. So, I don’t actually believe in the stars aligning or whatever, but in a sense they did. We did almost everything this week that prepared us as wholly as we could for the worship this weekend. I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like I feel quite regularly (as a worship leader) there is always more I could have done to help us get ready. And it usually shows in some...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0022 – Crash & burn

A bit over dramatic…but…sometimes things happen. Sometimes plans fail and sometimes not because of anything we did or didn’t do. That’s what David & Kevin talk about in this episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast. What do you do when things Crash & burn? We would love to hear from you about this topic. Maybe you found yourself in the same situation this last Christmas. If you did, we’d...

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Weekend Review – 01-2425-09

It’s been awhile. The last time I did this was Dec 13 & 14, over a month. I took a break from blogging and what not during the busy time of getting ready for Christmas and then on vacation, so now I’m finally getting back into the swing of things. This weekend we had one of our volunteer worship leaders lead and she did a great job. I’m happy to have her leading and starting to do it more often. I’m really...

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Weekend Review 09-2021-08 – Connections Weekend

This was a great weekend! We had a full band of some of our most skilled musicians in the band this weekend, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes. I understand that a big part of my job is training up new musicians, but working with trained musicians is a completely different experience. We had our usual practice on Sat. Afternoon that was an hour and a half long. Usually, we’re fighting to just get through...

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Anatomy of a good song chart – pt. 1

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself in this situation more than once. You’re getting your charts ready for rehearsal, and as you’re doing so you come across a chart that you know is weak. But, because you’re running out of time, you just go ahead and shove it into the copier. Not long after that you find yourself in a rehearsal and all of a sudden you’re wishing you had taken the time to...

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