Leaders’ Notes

Biblical Perspectives, Leaders' Notes, Ministry Strategies, Resources
How to Develop Your Team To Be Ministers Through Music

The following article is featured in the Summer 09 edition of Neue. Neue is a quarterly bookzine produced by Relevant Magazine for emerging ministry leaders. How To Develop Your Worship Team to Be Ministers through Music By Dwayne Moore  The goal for church musicians and assistants should be that they become ministers through music. Ministers through music

Leaders' Notes, Messages on Worship, Pure Praise Resources, Resources, Technology
Pure Praise Audio Devotions

http://files.nextlevelworship.com/podcast/Week1Day4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe are excited to announce an amazing companion resource for the Pure Praise worship study. We have just finished and released brief, daily devotions to compliment all 45 lessons from the Pure Praise book! These are all read by author Dwayne Moore. These audio devotions are only 5 to

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes
Pet Peaves about Worship Leaders

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

Biblical Perspectives, Leaders' Notes
Another Article Featured in Pastors.com

Hey everyone, please take a few moments and go to the link below to read Dwayne’s latest article in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. This is the tenth article that the Toolbox newsletter–which has over 180,000 subscribers–has featured of Dwayne’s. We are thankful for our ongoing relationship with Pastors.com. Link to the article: http://www.pastors.com/RWMT/article.asp?ArtID=11215. ShareFollow

drama, Leaders' Notes, Worship Planning
Powerful Responsive Reading about the Church

Recently, we put together an effective and rousing “responsive reading” that supported our pastor’s message theme that day about the place and importance of God’s Church. Our entire congregation was on their feet clapping by the end of this stirring experience! Click here to download the PDF of the recitation. We adapted this reading/recitation from an old Bill Gaither recitation. We

Biblical Perspectives, Leaders' Notes
More Thoughts on the Title “Worship Leader”

Recently, someone wrote us the following comment about my article, “Worship Leader Is Still a Good Title.” He said, “Whether worship leader is the most accurate description or not depends on our definition of the word ‘worship.’ If worship is ‘to feel in the heart’ as A.W. Tozer has said, then we may never know if we are ‘leading worship.’…we

Book Reviews, Leaders' Notes, Resources
Books We Recommend Page Added!

We are excited to announce a much-needed new resource on our website! On our Books We Recommend page you will find lots of great books that our team has personally read and enjoyed. While many are on worship, there are several other topics covered as well. We will be adding to this page as we discover more

Leaders' Notes, seminars & conferences
Next Level Worship Invited to Lead in AL State Conference

Our good friend, Keith Hibbs, has invited us to help lead a worship leader state-wide conference in May. Part of Alabama Southern Baptists’ Leader Connect emphasis, this conference at Shocco Springs Conference Center near Talledega, AL is for all the associational music directors across the state. I will be leading worship conferences in Botswana, Africa during this time. Thus, John Martin,

Biblical Perspectives, Leaders' Notes
“Worship Leader” Is Still a Good Title

Of late, the term worship leader has come upon hard times. ‘Seems that titles like “lead worshiper” or “worship facilitator” or even “song leader” are more in vogue. I appreciate the careful thought and articulation of my colleagues who want to better define what we do each week when we stand in front of other believers

Leaders' Notes, Worship Planning
30 Days of Praise Church Discovers Breakthrough of Unstoppable Worship!

Hey everyone, I have got to report to you what a pastor from Michigan just called me tonight to tell me! His church in Michigan just started their 30 Days of Praise campaign this morning. They had an amazing first service! They experienced a powerful breakthrough in their worship. This pastor’s exact words to me were,

Audio Teaching, Leaders' Notes, Resources
Audio Teaching Sessions Now Online!

http://www.nextlevelworship.com/media/FiveGoalforLeadWorshipers-DwayneMoore.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLeave This Blank:Leave This Blank Too:Do Not Change This:Your email:  We have just placed two teaching sessions on this site! I recently led a worship conference in Fort Payne, AL. These are recordings from that conference. Let us know what you think. Thanks! Enjoy! (You will need the Shockwave

Leaders' Notes, Resources, seminars & conferences
NLW to be sponsor at National Worship Leader Conference

We are excited to announce that Next Level Worship is sponsoring the Spiritual Growth track at the National Worship Leader Conference in July of 2008. Our ministry exists to provide resources for Believers to be transformed into true, whole-life worshipers of God who impact this world. Sponsoring the Spiritual Growth track perfectly represents who we

Leaders' Notes, Resources, Worship Planning
Chord Chart for “Send Me” Commitment Chorus

http://praisemorepowerful.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/SendMe.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSend Me is a simple-to-teach chorus that can be used during a time of commitment to missions and witnessing or to challenge Believers to share their faith. This song also works well in missions conferences. Please feel free to download the chord chart below and use this song in

Leaders' Notes, Resources
Music Leaders Tips for Working with Your Pastor

I have been blessed to have great working relationships with all of my pastors in the churches I’ve worked in over the past 25 years. Below are some nuggets of proven wisdom that I’ve picked up along the way. These are excerpted from Week 5 of my worship study, Praise More Powerful. They are based from

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes
Practical Team-Building Tips for Your Praise Band

Guest Post by Chris Knox:  The “good ole days” of traveling with my husband in a Christian rock band are long gone.  We’ve “grown up”, had four children, and have excitedly accepted the God-given calling to build a worship culture at our church.  I describe that culture as combining the ingredients of music and art