MDS 006 – The Advantages & Disadvantages Of A Set-Up/Tear-Down Church with Brooks Rice

This week we are joined by a great friend and mentor of mine, Brooks Rice. Brooks along with his wife Christy, are the lead pastors of Westside Church (Westside Faith Center) in Eugene, OR. Brooks and I worked together on staff at New Life Church in Everett, WA for a couple of years. Brooks did premarital counseling with my wife and I and he was the officiant for our wedding. Needless to say, there’s not very many people on this planet I trust more than Brooks. Which is good for you! Brooks has been pastoring his current church for about 4 years now, and they have been meeting in a school gym, not only for that entire time, but also since the church itself was planted over 14 years ago!  That’s a lot of setting up and tearing down every week! I asked Brooks to share with us some advantages and disadvantages that he has come across in his years of setting up and tearing down his church week in and week out. I cant wait for you all to hear what he has to say!

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-RYAN

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Brooks’ Main Points

-Your goal will determine how you look at your set-up/tear- down situation. (06:50)

  • Disadvantages
    • Expends loads of sideways energy (16:02)
    • Lack of pride…feels like sleeping on a friend’s couch (23:53)
    • Inability to leverage a building for ministry (29:49)
  •  Advantages
    • Neutral ground in reaching un-churched (35:32)
    • Cost = Opportunities for connection/significance/serving (37:30)
    • Able to serve the school (42:22)
    • Allows for flexible and adaptable church culture (43:59)

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MDS 005 – How To Create A Great Mix In Your Room with Jeff Weinkauf

This week we are joined by a great friend and mentor of mine, Jeff Weinkauf. Jeff is the Technical Director for New Hope Eugene, New Hope Oahu and New Hope International. He has many years of experience in the audio world, in and out of ministry. I asked Jeff to share with us some basic and easy tips for helping us all achieve a great mix in your room, big or small. You wont want to miss out on this episode.

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-RYAN

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New Hope Eugene:

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Other Good Audio Pieces

Music Suggestions: These have been added to the MDS Playlist on Spotify

MDS 004 – Things You Can Do To Improve Your Church Communications For FREE! with Brady Shearer

This week we discuss church communications with Brady Shearer from Pro Church Tool. Brady is an overflowing wealth of knowledge when it comes to church communications. His entire company is built around it. Every week he helps thousands of church increase their ability to communication with their community in order to effectively spread the gospel. 90% of the things his company does, which is also the meat of our discussion, can be execute by you and your church FOR FREE! You wont want to miss this content.

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-RYAN

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MDS 003 – Creating A Worshipful Experience In Your Service, While Maintaining Musical Excellence with Scott Thompson

In this week’s episode we are joined by one of my best friends and old college roommates, Scott Thompson, Worship Pastor at New Hope Bend in Bend, OR. Join us for this fun and insightful discussion topic of keeping musical excellence in your services while maintaining a worshipful setting. Just because your music is great, doesn’t mean the Holy Spirit is not present.

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-RYAN

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Scott Thompson:

New Hope Bend:

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Music Suggestions: These have been added to the MDS Playlist on Spotify

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MDS 002 – Branding, Marketing, Identity & Social Media with Becca Tapert

On this weeks episode I am joined by my sister, Becca Tapert, the Creative Director at Clearview Foursquare Church. Our topic this week is centered on branding, marketing, identity & social media as it pertains to you specific ministry. You wont want you miss out on this episode as it it packed full of great information to help your ministry not suck!

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Your rating will help the podcast get noticed and positioned in iTunes. I really appreciate it.

-RYAN

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Becca Tapert:

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MDS 001 – Welcome to the Ministry Doesn’t Suck Podcast!

This first episode will give you a brief history of who I am, my experience in ministry and a look ahead of what to expect from this podcast moving forward.

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Thanks for joining me on this journey

-Ryan