Category Archive for: Leaders’ Notes

Creative Order of Worship to Teach Personal Praise

by Next Level Worship

This order is different than anything I’ve seen before. (In fact, in my 30+ years of planning and leading worship, I have never seen or heard of this approach.) But I can testify that this simple but deliberately planned time of spontenaity helped teach our people a valuable lesson about personal worship and praise. Our pastor, Randy Norris, and the worship planning team at…



Should Praise Team Members Be Paid?

by Next Level Worship

From time to time I am asked if church musicians should be paid to play or sing in a church’s weekly services. In a sentence, I would say don’t pay them–especially not up front. And don’t make any promises for it to come in the future. (Please see the exceptions below.) The scriptural principle is 1 Chronicles 21:24 where…



How To Lead Without the Title Worship Leader

by Next Level Worship

Here’s the outline for one of the sessions I’m teaching at the AL Next Level Worship Conference on Saturday, August 15, 2009. Still need some ideas/stories/input about this topic. I hope to make this into a full article soon.  — Dwayne To lead w/out the title worship leader, one must be: Satisfied (in second place) Submissive…



How To Be a Maverick for God

by Next Level Worship

One of the most stirring and important messages I have heard in many years is the one Michael Catt preached recently. Michael is pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA. He is also the executive producer of the movies, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel. Michael and I were working in a conference together when…



Dwayne’s Article in National Worship Leader Conference Magazine

by Next Level Worship

We are honored to have one of Dwayne’s articles featured in this year’s conference magazine for the National Worship Leader’s Conference in Leawood, Kansas. The article is called Glow Business: The Worship Leader’s Ultimate Mission. It is excerpted from Dwayne’s new book, Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship.  This excerpt is perhaps the…



Part 2 of Worship Article in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox

by Next Level Worship

Part 2 of Dwayne’s article called Developing Your Worship Team to Be Ministers through Music has just been released in this week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. This is becoming one of the most popular articles Dwayne has written.   This latest article is the 15th article on worship that Dwayne has written for the Toolbox…



Pure Praise Weekly Introductions DVD Available!

by Next Level Worship

Announcing our most exciting companion resource to Pure Praise yet! Author Dwayne Moore has just released a DVD of weekly introduction videos designed to motivate and inspire you and your group to stay faithful to each week’s devotional study in Pure Praise!  The DVD includes intro videos for all 9 weeks of the study, plus…



Worship Leader Webinar a Great Success!

by Next Level Worship

Thanks to everyone who attended my webinar today! We’ve heard great reports from attendees, so it apparently hit the mark and met a need. To God be that glory! Our topic that I taught today was on the 5 Essentials for Effective Worship Services, taken from my study, Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on…



Webinar: 5 Essentials for Effective Worship Gatherings

by Next Level Worship

5 Essentials for Planning Effective Worship Gatherings taught by Dwayne Moore Monday, April 13, 2009 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 1:00 p.m. Central (duration 1 hour) There are many elements that go into making a service. However, there are five that need to be present any time the body of Christ gathers to worship. This class…



Pastors, You Are Your Church’s Lead Worshiper

by Next Level Worship

The following article was written by John Martin, who is the Vice President of Development for Next Level Worship, LLC. This article was featured in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. We have received tons of positive feedback from this article. Once you’ve read it, we believe you’ll understand why! Enjoy! As senior pastors, if we are fortunate…



Requirements for Members of Our Worship Team

by Next Level Worship

Below are the reguirements and expectations that Dwayne places on his praise teams and production teams at his church. We have three basic requirements for those who play and sing in our praise bands at our church: Everyone must be willing to go through the nine-week Bible study, Pure Praise. Everyone must be able to commit…



How to Start a Praise Band in Your Church

by Next Level Worship

From time to time, we are asked how to start  a praise team to lead music during worship services in churches. Below are seven lessons Dwayne has learned from several years of leading praise teams in the churches where he has served.  He has been involved with starting two successful praise teams from scratch as well as four choirs. He…



Forum Comments from Pure Praise Study

by Next Level Worship

TheWorshipCommunity.com is going together through Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship. You can still jump into their amazing  discussions of what they are learning during each day’s devotional study. Go here to read the forums and get involved. Here are a few quotes from the forum discussion during Week 1: First off, I…



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