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New Resources

March 26, 2009

We have just posted several new resources in our new resource gallery, so check out the link below. RESOURCE GALLERY   You’ll especially want to reserve your copy of ‘Millenium Matrix- the DVD’ scheduled for release on May 1st.  Author Rex Miller will provoke your thinking as you plan and lead your church into the future […]

Worship Leadership: 5 Stages – stage 3

March 21, 2009

If you are at stage 3, you have successfully navigated the painful realization of your talent limitations and the frustrations that come from misplaced expectations on a few friends.  Now you are engaged in building a team.  The first step is to understand you are coordinating multiple parts…not just musically.  Personalities and capabilities will also […]

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 7 of 7

January 19, 2009

A new scorecard A new model meant we had to redefine what a “win” looks like. If we continued to use the same measuring stick for success, we were utter failures, especially since our attendance and the quality of our worship service sharply declined. Honestly, those things still matter to some extent, but they aren’t […]

Worship Leadership: 5 Stages – stage 2

January 12, 2009

Putting together a band is not as easy as it sounds, but we tackle the task with vigor.  Actually, we get excited about the possibilities.  We can envision a full band just like we see at some of the larger churches and conferences we attend.  We have no illusions of finding the level of talent […]

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 6 of 7

January 12, 2009

Pruning and bearing fruit This wasn’t incremental change. It was immediate. We released all the paid performers and began to use volunteers with a heart for God to lead worship. We no longer asked musicians to dazzle us; we wanted worshipers to lead us. But pruning is painful. The crowds, who were expecting a show, […]

Worship Leadership: 5 Stages – stage 1

January 7, 2009

This will be a 5 part series on the stages of worship leadership…emphasis on leadership.  Each stage represents a distinct level of knowledge, philosophy, attitude and service. Each stage is manifest in distinct ways and with measurable results.  At the end of the series, you will be invited to take a self assessment survey that […]

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 5 of 7

January 5, 2009

No more church as usual That’s when I came back to Joy and felt sick to my stomach. The contrast between Joy and the transformational churches we visited on sabbatical was stark. We were entertaining people as a substitute for leading them into the presence of God. I fell on my face before God and […]

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 4 of 7

December 29, 2008

A new heart We prayed. We talked to other Christian leaders. We made pilgrimages to churches that were creating empowered disciples. Most of them were emergent or missional churches, but others were mainline churches, like St. Thomas Church in Sheffield, England, an Anglican church with charismatic leanings. At St. Tom’s, we saw God move in […]

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 3 of 7

December 22, 2008

One in a million

“Showtime!” No More – by Walt Kallestad – part 2 of 7

December 15, 2008

Entertainment Evangelism