Category Archive for: Guest Posts

How Exciting Should Our Sunday Meetings Be?

by Next Level Worship

Guest post by Bob Kauflin, Director of Sovereign Grace Music for Sovereign Grace Churches. Not too long ago a friend who leads the music in his church mentioned to me that his pastor wanted their meetings to be more exciting. Webster’s says exciting means “causing great enthusiasm and eagerness.” Certainly, nothing should cause greater enthusiasm…



Mentorship – The Way of Discipleship

by Tiffany Montgomery

Guest article by Tiffany Montgomery. She is a homeschooling wife and mom with a passion to encourage and equip women through biblical discipleship! “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with…



Christ Can’t Be Taken Out of Christmas

by Next Level Worship

As much as secular society tries to commercialize Christmas, and no matter how often we see Santa Claus at the mall and on TV, Jesus is still the reason for this season! Do yourself a favor and read the “The Great Christmas Wars” by David Loy. I just came across it today. Below is an except from…



Praise Him In the Furnace

by Next Level Worship

Courtney Beam is a member of The Church at Ross Station, where I have the privilege to lead praise. Her 8-year-old son, Tucker, has been diagnosed again with cancer. (The first time he was only 1 year old.) Courtney herself has recently been diagnosed with cancer as well. Her faith and her family’s faith through…



Communion Shows Us What Worship Really Means

by Next Level Worship

OK, I admit I am mentally challenged and stretched every time I listen to or read anything by Ravi Zacharias. I am half-way through his book, Jesus Among Other Gods, and yet again, I find myself reading and re-reading certain paragraphs and sections in order to try to grasp the full meaning of his words.…



Pet Peaves about Worship Leaders

by Next Level Worship

Kent Shaffer has highlighted a provocative list of things people hate to see worship leaders do. WARNING: This list is not for the easily offended or closed-minded or convinced-they’ve-got-it-all-figured-out people. I don’t necessarily agree with everything on the list. But I must admit I have been (still am) guilty of some of the “gripes” mentioned here. I challenge us…



American Idol Sings Worship Song

by Next Level Worship

Do yourself a favor and go to WorshipMatters.com and read Bob Kauflin’s article about American Idol and the contestants singing Shout to the Lord twice this week. This article is one of the most profound and provocative perspectives I have read on how worship causes our culture and Christianity to both compliment each other and…



A Large Church Worship Leader’s Desire to Help Smaller Churches

by Next Level Worship

Hey everyone, sorry about not posting in over a week. We changed ISPs and inadvertently knocked out our internet service for several days! Below is a video interview with my dear friend, Rhon Carter, worship pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, GA. (Click on the words Read on… below to view the video.) Last weekend, I had the…



Worship God on Vacation Message Series

by Next Level Worship

Holidays and traveling are an integral part of our lives. For we Americans, this upcoming “Labor Day” will be anything but laborious as we take to the highways and waterways to celebrate a reprieve from our labors. Unfortunately, far too many otherwise church-going Christians likewise take a hiatus from church while they are on vacation.…



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