Ministry Doesn't Suck – A resource to help your ministry not suck!
By Ryan Tapert - Musician | Tech Director | Creative Thinker
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What is ministry? The dictionary defines it as: "A person or thing through which something is accomplished." What exactly is it we are trying to accomplish as believers in Christ? To spread the Gospel (Good News) throughout all the world. Therefore, if I'm a believer in Christ and my goal is to help spread the Gospel, then the act of spreading that gospel is my ministry. Over the past 15 years I have spent in ministry, I have worked with many amazing people, who are amazing at many things. This podcast is meant to be a resource for all creatives who want to get involved with ministry, is just started out in ministry or already finds themselves waist deep in the daily grind that is ministry and have it NOT SUCK! I've been apart of big churches and little churches. Great churches and not so great churches. I've experienced some of the greatest times in my life and also made some of the biggest mistakes in my life, while doing ministry. The great thing about ministry is that there's always something new to learn, something new to apply and something new to teach others. My goal is to help share the wealth of knowledge, that is my network of relationships I've cultivated throughout the years, so that you can have a strategy to improve and increase the end result of your ministry. The world needs more people, doing ministry, that doesn't suck.
||CleanMDS 016 – Relaunch||After taking a 4 month break, the MDS Podcast is back! In this latest episode I explain why I took a break, and why it was so important for me. I also lay out the new direction, purpose and new audience the podcast will be geared towards.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 015 – 3 Ways To Create A Set List with Winston Arblaster||This week we have a great repeat guest on the show with us. Winston Arblaster, the Worship Director from New Hope Eugene and New Hope Christian College, joined us for episode 8 where we talked about how to lead your teams well for a great Sunday worshi.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 014 – 5 Ways To Design, Implement & Execute Effective Church Lighting with Daniel Rethwill||This week I decided it was time to touch on a subject, that in my opinion, is often overlooked but critical to increasing the engagement in your services. That subject is lighting. Most churches lack not only the right equipment,||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 013 – 3 Ways To Develop & Execute Music Ministry Leadership with Scotty Mearig||This week I have the honor of introducing you to one of my favorite people on the planet. My guest this week is Scotty Mearig, the Production Coordinator at Dream Records. Scotty is a phenomenal musician, and one of my personal favorite bass players to.||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 012 – 5 Ways To Improve Your Church Communications with Bo Lane||This week I have a great guest for you, who is what I like to call a communications guru. Today, we are joined by my friend Bo Lane. Bo and I worked together at Timberlake Church in Redmond, WA a few years back.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 011 – The Big 3 Of Youth Ministry with Shawn Roberts||This week we finally jump into the world of Youth Ministry. I know we will do more episodes on youth ministry in the future, but I wanted to start out on this topic with a bang. My guest this week is Shawn Roberts,||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 010 – 3 Ways To Balance Family and Ministry with Signe Tapert||This week we celebrate reaching our first double digit episode by having an extra special guest for episode 10. I’m honored to have my very own wife, Signe Tapert, joining us for today’s discussion. Our topic today centers around our top 3 ways to b||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 009 – How To Be A Creative That Your Leadership Loves with Tristen Cox||This week I am joined by a great friend of mine, the Worship Director at Timberlake Church in Redmond, WA, Tristen Cox. Tristen and I attended college together at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA and worked together at Timberlake.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 008 – 3 Ways To Lead Your Team Well For A Great Worship Set with Winston Arblaster||This week I am joined by one of my greatest friends, Winston Arblaster, the Worship Director at New Hope Eugene, in Eugene, OR. On top of being the worship director at the church, Winston is also on staff as the chair head of music and worship at my Al.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 007 – 3 Ways To Change Your Church Culture with Don Garberg||On this weeks episode of the MDS podcast, we are joined by my father-in-law, the associate pastor at LifePoint Church in Lake Stevens, WA, Don Garberg. I’ve known Don now for close to 15 years. Over the course of that time we have worked together at 3||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 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 Ev.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 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.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 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.||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 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||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 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.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMDS 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. Don’t forget to check out all social media platforms, follow, like, share and subscribe!||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
MDS Podcast #2
Outstanding discussion regarding effective branding and marketing. A "can't miss" resource for anyone and everyone serving in ministry. Thanks, Ryan Tapert and Becca Tapert for sharing your expertise knowledge in this field. Keep the podcasts coming, Ryan. Such an excellent tool for anyone looking to find success in sharing the gospel!
Look forward to hearing more, extremely relevant content for the first podcast!
A really easy listen that provides practical tools, tips and tricks that you can apply not only to your ministry but also to any personal endeavors you may be embarking on. Only two weeks in and my phone is subscribed to receive the update when Week 3 is posted. Looking forward to hearing more.
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