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Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
The Ultimate Blessing

by Chris Tippins The beatitudes remind us that, as believers, we live in the “already, not yet.”  While we can and do experience the blessing of God’s promises now, the ultimate blessing and promise is of a future and eternal glory, which is yet to come. True blessing and comfort is found in eternal peace

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Hang On

by Christopher Tippins Some days you may feel like you’re hanging on for dear life.  Keep hanging on!  But also… let go.  Let go of trying to control.  Let go of trying to keep it all together.  Let go of managing everything on your own. There is a popular message lately which says, “You can do

Devotional Thoughts, Guest Posts
The Work that is Unseen

By Suzanne Provagna This morning I awoke before dawn and went outside.  It was completely dark and yet the birds were incessantly chirping.  It sounded like hundreds of birds happily singing while working.  I couldn’t see anything but it was obvious that there was immeasurable activity going on.  If you couldn’t hear, you would not have known that the

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, 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, Guest Posts
Clarity Through the Word of God

It was so dark outside this morning – and cold, and wintry, and still. I looked up into the sky and the moon and stars were shining with a stunning brilliance against the completely black night. The clarity, the power, and the way their bold light separated them from the darkness of the sky took

Guest Posts, Podcast, teaching, Worship Leaders, worship teams
How to Attract Quality Musicians for Your Worship Ministry

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Worship is More Than Music (Repost)

  Our motto at Next Level Worship is “More Than Music.” I love those 3 words because they encapsulate the core message of our ministry. Simply put, our team at Next Level Worship International believes and teaches that worship is more than just music.  If you’re a worship leader, pastor, or paid servant of the

Guest Posts, Worship Leaders, worship study
Worshiping God With My Life

Today NLWI is excited to feature John Martin. John recently joined the staff team as the Director of Ministries. He has a heart for worship and helping others grow in their love for God and others. NLWI is greatly blessed to have him on the team. For my first official blog post as a full-time employee of

Guest Posts, Worship Leaders
Performance vs. Ministry – Part II

Check out Part II of the Performance vs. Ministry blog series! Donald is a pastor and worship leader in Zambia, and he is the director of NLW’s ministry in Africa. He works and travels with the NLW team multiple times per year, helping lead and teach at the various events hosted throughout Africa. Click here

Guest Posts, Worship Leaders
Performance vs. Ministry – Part I

Today NLW is excited to introduce Donald Kutala as a guest writer for the blog! Donald is a pastor and worship leader in Zambia, and he is the director of NLW’s ministry in Africa. He works and travels with the NLW team multiple times per year, helping lead and teach at the various events hosted

Discipleship, Guest Posts, pastors, Worship Leaders
WHO IS AT YOUR TABLE? Four Ways to Prepare Your Heart and Make Room for Authentic Worship

Today we are excited to share a guest post by Matthew Craig.  He is a pastor at First Christian Church in Scottsburg, IN. You can learn more about his family and ministry at restoreddiscipleship.com   As pastor, I often challenge myself to apply first the words that I’m preaching in my own life and then

Guest Posts
How Exciting Should Our Sunday Meetings Be?

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

Guest Posts, Mentorship
Mentorship – The Way of Discipleship

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

Guest Posts, teaching
The Relationship of God and Music

The Relationship of God and Music Guest Post by Suzanne Provagna   One of the characteristics I love about God is that He is direct. Every word has direction and meaning. Like the first commandment: Deuteronomy 5:6 “I am the LORD your GOD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.