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. Wanna know more? Guess you’ll have to listen … Continue reading "MDS 016 – Relaunch"
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 worship set. During that episode we quickly realized that … Continue reading "MDS 015 – 3 Ways To Create A Set List with Winston Arblaster"
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, but the knowledgable volunteers needed to utilize this tool that can vastly help communicate the … Continue reading "MDS 014 – 5 Ways To Design, Implement & Execute Effective Church Lighting with Daniel Rethwill"
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 play with. Did I mention he can also play the … Continue reading "MDS 013 – 3 Ways To Develop & Execute Music Ministry Leadership with Scotty Mearig"
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. I was the technical director and he was the media director so we … Continue reading "MDS 012 – 5 Ways To Improve Your Church Communications with Bo Lane"
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, who is currently the Lead Pastor at The Fathers House Foursquare Church … Continue reading "MDS 011 – The Big 3 Of Youth Ministry with Shawn Roberts"
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 balance family and ministry. Signe and I are celebrating our 5th … Continue reading "MDS 10 – 3 Ways To Balance Family and Ministry with Signe Tapert"
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. Since coming on staff at Timberlake in 2010, Tristen has held a handful of different titles … Continue reading "MDS 009 – How To Be A Creative That Your Leadership Loves with Tristen Cox"
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 Alma Mater, New Hope Christian College. As … Continue reading "MDS 008 – 3 Ways To Lead Your Team Well For A Great Worship Set with Winston Arblaster"
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 different churches and had many, many conversations regarding … Continue reading "MDS 07 – 3 Ways To Change Your Church Culture with Don Garberg"
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 … Continue reading "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, 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 … Continue reading "MDS 005 – How to create a mix in your room"
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. … Continue reading "MDS 004 – Church Communications – Things you can do to improve your church communications for FREE!"
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 … Continue reading "MDS 002 – Branding, Marketing, Identity & Social Media"
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! Thanks for joining me on this journey -Ryan