Episode 9 – Church Tech Wars & the Myth that Leading Technically Is NOT Leading Spiritually

I could feel the tension. There was a tech war going on. This rehearsal in a new church had frustrated musicians demanding EQ settings, monitor level changes and lighting fast reaction from the audio engineer. The stage was barking back at the booth. The booth was scowling at the stage. The “us and them” mentality was clearly present and one thing I knew I had to tackle as soon as possible. A full on Tech War was in place. Continue reading “Episode 9 – Church Tech Wars & the Myth that Leading Technically Is NOT Leading Spiritually”

Episode #8 – The Myth of the Quick Fix, Joel Klampert & ForgeCON

 

The Myth of the Quick Fix

Could it be that the most simple and achievable investment is discarded for the myth of the quick fix?

 

Here’s a story.

I was a young adult working in a large church as their interim worship leader. Our Sunday night service did not have drummer. It was sparsely attended and our main drummers on the roster were not interested. Then I was introduced to a teen named Sean. He had a huge heart, but could barely keep time and his playing was about as stiff as you could imagine, too. Sean, however, wanted to learn. Continue reading “Episode #8 – The Myth of the Quick Fix, Joel Klampert & ForgeCON”

Episode #7 – Women in Worship Leadership: Where are they?

Welcome to Worshipmythbusters.com. I am Rich Kirkpatrick, your host. Worship Mythbusters is about debunking damaging thinking that gets in the way of our worship. Employing the Socratic method, this podcast explores popular notions that may be more myth than truth.

My two roundtable guests on this episode are amazing creative leaders, worship leaders and serve on the senior leadership of their respective ministries. I met these two women as part of the recreate conference and think tank in Franklin, TN, founded by Randy Elrod. They are friends of mine, and impressive leaders. With out topic today, they bring an additional expertise beyond being creative leaders, of course. Cynthia Cullen and Kim Bontrager’s stories will encourage and challenge you.

After that, I interview worship pastor Jan Owen of Give Worship Project (www.giveworship.com) who tells the story about her endeavors to help equip and resource indigenous worship leaders around the globe.

TOPIC: Women as Worship Leaders: Where are they? Continue reading “Episode #7 – Women in Worship Leadership: Where are they?”

Episode #6 – Don Moen Interview/Technology & Innovation: to be feared or embraced in worship?

My special guest this podcast episode is Don Moen, noted worship leader and artist. After innovating during the launch of the praise and worship movement of the late 1980s, Don is innovating still today with his DonMoenProject.com on kickstarter.com. Hear his inspiring story.

Then there is a roundtable with two innovative Internet church pastors. Tony Steward of LIfeChurch.tv in Oklahoma and Vince Marotte of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas as well technology thinker and Worship Leader Magazine online guru DJ Chuang. We talk about the fears and opportunities of online technology in worship.

Technology has taken out the middleman. Now the gatekeepers do not have control. Good ideas and products can take off. Some see this as a good thing, but in ministry change is not easy. Tech has always had implications for faith. The Roman’s had hi-tech roads for their day that allowed the gospel to be spread along with move of troops and commerce. The late 20th Century saw our modern freeways create the mega-church where thousands could worship in one spot.

The Gutenberg printing press gave the Bible in the hands of the masses and caused the Reformation. Today, iPods can have the Bible on them in several languages. We can stream worship to places all over the world. People can create, work and share online globally. And, we can worship that way, too. But, is this a good thing. Should these new tools cause fear? Or, are these innovations opportunities to embrace?

Episode #5 – Original music & worship: Are we just a cover band each Sunday?

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INTRO:

Welcome to Worshipmythbusters.com. I am Rich Kirkpatrick, your host. Worship Mythbusters is about debunking damaging thinking that gets in the way of our worship. Employing the Socratic method, this podcast explores popular notions that may be more myth than truth.

Episode 5: Worship Myth: “Original music and worship: Are we just a cover band each Sunday?” Continue reading “Episode #5 – Original music & worship: Are we just a cover band each Sunday?”

Episode #4: I Am Disappointed With Worship

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Welcome to Worshipmythbusters.com. I am Rich Kirkpatrick, your host.  Worship Mythbusters is about debunking damaging thinking that gets in the way of our worship. Employing the Socratic method, this podcast explores popular notions that may be more myth than truth.

I have with me today a group of guys for a round table discussion about today’s topic “I Get Disappointed With Worship”


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Episode #3: Five bad ideas that can make worship services fake


INTRO: Guests and the Socratic Method

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Worship Mythbusters is about debunking damaging thinking that gets in the way of our worship. Employing the Socratic method, this podcast explores popular notions that may be more myth than truth.

In today’s show I interview Ben Abu Saada, a fellow worship leader and blogger who is also the co-host of AllAboutWorship.com. Ben and I explore how we have become friends and support to each other through New Media.

Two other worship leaders join me today. Jason Shafer form Indian Wells, CA (AfterTheThrillisGone.blogspot.com & twitter @jasonshafer) and Rob Rash from St. Louis, MO (worshipcohort.com & twitter @robrash/@STL_Cohort). You cannot have a Socratic conversation with one person, so Jason and Rob dig in with me for a roundtable. Continue reading “Episode #3: Five bad ideas that can make worship services fake”