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Church, pastors
Pastors and Worship Leaders: Working Together

By John Martin One of the most important relationships within the church world is the relationship between the lead pastor and the worship pastor. Let’s face facts, while many staff relationships can fall below the radar, the lead pastor and the worship pastor are front and center every week. No way to hide any awkwardness

Biblical Perspectives
Barren Places

By Dawn Kelley “In the barren places of my life, I can be assured that God is there as He is when life is fruitful.” – Elisabeth Elliot Here in the Southern states of the USA, we are beginning to see evidence of Spring arriving and I, for one, could not be more thrilled. The

Biblical Perspectives
Our Ultimate Goal as Worship Leaders

What can we accomplish every single time we stand in front of others to lead praise and worship? To begin to “unearth” what we so desperately need to discover, we need look to 2 Chronicles 20. In verse 29, the Children of Judah had just returned from winning their “battle-less battle.” According to that verse,

Biblical Perspectives, Prayer
Pleasing God First Requires Listening

If we are to know how he wants us to praise him – whether we’re alone in our quiet times or with other believers – then we must learn to listen to him speak to us. There are four ways that God speaks to His people today. First and foremost, He speaks through His Word,

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Praise is Universal

Praise is universal. If we could fly over the “plains of praise,” we would see many landmarks that would give us a clearer picture of just how universal and far-reaching praise to God really is. For example, we would see that God’s people have always praised him. In our day many churches and believers are

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
The Secret to Quality Worship Services

By Dawn Kelly Every Tuesday night in Greenville, SC, a group of people meet to praise God.  The service isn’t fancy; it’s held in a high-school student ministry building.  It never starts on time.  The worship usually consists of two to three songs led by one guy on his acoustic guitar.  The transitions from worship to preaching

Biblical Perspectives, Prayer
What Prayer Is and Isn’t

By Dwayne Moore I want you to think back to the first time you prayed. Do you remember it? Perhaps your first prayer was when you prayed to trust Christ as your Savior, or maybe it was when you were in trouble about something and you uttered a prayer. It could be that your first

Biblical Perspectives, Heaven's Praise, Resources
Be a Leader-Servant in Ministry

By Dwayne Moore There’s something very powerful about serving others in Jesus’ name. That’s because, when we reach out to help someone in need, we’re literally serving Jesus. As we take food to a shut-in, we’re taking food to Jesus. When we help build a home for a low-income family, we’re building a home for

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Stop, God You’re Doing it Wrong!

By Dawn Kelley I’ve always had a general plan for my life.  As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be in ministry, specifically music ministry.  It was fantastic knowing what I wanted to do so young and working towards that goal all my life.  Frankly, I love to get stuff done and

Biblical Perspectives
Bring Back the Awe

By Dwayne Moore Ever had a “kairos” moment–you know, one of those moments when time seems to stand still? The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos and kairos. Chronos time is sequential time, basically the ticking of the clock. Time passes with nothing especially memorable or extraordinary happening. But kairos time is when

Resources
We Have a NEW APP!

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Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
My Joy

The following is from Dwayne Moore’s Daily Quiet Time Journal! You can follow and receive updates on Dwayne’s journal at http://quiettimejournal.praisemorepowerful.com. Text: Philippians 4:1-9 Theme: Paul wanted us to have joy from the Lord and from those we disciple–as did he. Key verses: “…stay true to the Lord… you are my joy and the crown I receive

Biblical Perspectives, Resources
Christians, What Should We Aim For?

NOTE: The following article is an excerpt from Week 2 of the 6-week Bible study, Heaven’s Praise: Hearing God Say Well Done by Dwayne Moore. ____________________________________ Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting from you? Sadly, many in God’s family spend much of their lives

Conference, ReFOCUS, teaching
ReFOCUS Conference 2019 Recap

We had an incredible time this past weekend at our 2019 ReFOCUS Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN! In our time together, God moved through song, teaching and discussion in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Thanks to everyone who was a part of the conference, and to all who worked so hard to make it happen!

Culture, Home
First Impressions Visiting a Mega Church

By Dwayne Moore Recently my wife and I visited a large church in Huntsville, AL. This church has campuses in many parts of our state. It’s become quite well-known across the country, no doubt due to its explosive growth and excellent programing. I had visited before, but my wife, Sonia, had never been and knew