Worship Leaders, worship teams
How to Pull Off a Successful Praise Band Set (with Only One Hour of Rehearsal!)

By Dwayne Moore I’ve been traveling in itinerant ministry since I was 10 years old. I’ve literally worked with hundreds of church praise bands over the years. Below is some common wisdom I’ve gained from the school of hard knocks. Every band and tech crew is different, and every one has different levels of musical

Podcast, radio interviews, teaching
Next Level Worship Radio Show launches in Africa!

Big announcement! We have just launched our very first weekly radio show! It airs every Monday morning at 3:40am Central USA time. You can listen to the livestream here: If you live in Zambia, you can listen to the live broadcast on these stations: Lusaka & Chipata 106.1 fm Lstn/Ndola 98.9 fm Kitwe 105.3

artists, Choice Resource
Interview with Aaron Keyes

Through It All, Parts 1&2 by Aaron Keyes has received a Choice Resource Award from NLW International. Congratulations to Aaron! Dawn Kelley, NLW Director of Community, had a conversation with Aaron, discussing how this album project came to be and about the songs he wrote for it. Enjoy! Interview Questions Include… 1. What is the concept of

Book Reviews, Choice Resource
Called to Worship: Interview with Dr. Vernon Whaley

Called to Worship: From the Dawn of Creation to the Final Amen by Dr. Vernon Whaley has received a Choice Resource Award from NLW International. Dwayne Moore, founder of NLW International, sat down with Dr. Whaley for an interview about his books and his expert views on worship… Read the book review here. Interview questions include… 1. What

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Final Words for The Decade

by Dwayne Moore This devotional is taken from Dwayne’s Online Quiet Time Journal. GO HERE to subscribe. Text: 2 Peter 3:11-18 Theme: Peter’s final words summed up the focus of both his letters and on what we need to focus in 2020. Key verses: “Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and

Book Reviews, Choice Resource, Podcast
Book Review: The God You Can Know

The God You Can Know by Dan Dehaan has received a Choice Resource Award from NLW International. Below is a review of this amazing book by John Martin, Director of Ministries for NLWI… I was first introduced to this book as a youth in the early eighties. I have reread it several times and have given copies and

Devotional Thoughts, pure praise worship study
Thankful in Every Circumstance (repost)

by Dwayne Moore Hebrews 13:15 encourages us to “continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name” (NKJV). Praise is primarily acknowledging God for who he is. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is giving thanks to God for what he has done for us.

Choice Resource, Resources
Announcing our 2019 Choice Resource Award Winners!

We are excited to announce our Choice Resource Award winners for this year! These have been selected by our NLW Community because of their strong worship theology, excellence and value. You’re going to want to check out ALL of these great resources and use them in your church, we promise! Go here to see all

reports, Worship
Leaders from 10 Nations Gather to Worship Online!

In October of 2019, our ministry did something very unique and powerful. We brought our NLW community together for an online Praise Gathering! Church leaders from at least 10 countries met in a “virtual room” for two hours of praying, singing, shouting, clapping, teaching and fellowship! The video below is a brief segment that happened

Biblical Perspectives, Culture
Stop Impeding Traffic: How Name-calling Hurts Our Witness

By John Martin I am sitting in a small coffee shop in Guntersville, AL.  It is a rainy and dreary day and I am looking out the window trying to get motivated to start working on my projects for the day.  As I am sitting here, I observe something that was both entertaining and enlightening

Church, songwriting
Songwriting for the Church

Recently during one of our LEGACY Coaching sessions, Dwayne sat down with Stephen Moore, lead singer for Carrollton, to discuss songwriting with the online students. Here is part of that conversation… As we start out tonight having a conversation about this let’s set the stage by saying, trying to write hit songs that everyone likes,

Donate, Missions
Matching Gift Opportunity!

“We are ministering in rural areas where resources and tools for ministry are very rare to come by. Thank you, NLWI, for giving us access to your training…we love you.” Pastor Henry from Kenya “You have motivated and inspired me greatly to continue to pray and seek my dream for God’s Kingdom through worship. I’m

teaching, theology
Worship from the Inside Out (Sermon by Dwayne Moore)

This teaching is foundational for everything in our lives. “The thing that spoke most to me was when Dwayne talked about a man telling a woman, “I love you,” then not seeing or hearing from him for a week, then him coming back saying “I love you” again. I don’t want to be that kind

Coaching, Devotional Thoughts
Stay Spongy

By Dwayne Moore Earlier this week in our online #coaching I taught on the three distinct purposes of worship ministry from Psalm 34. As we talked through them there was a strong sense the Lord was speaking to us though His Word. There were a couple of times when we just stopped talking and sat quietly, reflecting

Biblical Perspectives, teaching
How to Get What You Want in Ministry

How to Get What You Want in Ministry By Dwayne Moore “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” —John 15:7-8 ESV I remember