Leaders’ Notes

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes, Resources, Video Interviews
A Large Church Worship Leader’s Desire to Help Smaller Churches

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

Leaders' Notes, Technology, Worship Planning
What Our Praise Team Learned at a Larger Church

Last night my praise team and I visited a church of several thousand in Birmingham, AL. We opted not to have our own rehearsal in order to go and observe what this larger, more developed ministry is doing. Their music style (praise band based) fits our approach, so we felt it would be a good choice to get ideas from. It is always a

Leaders' Notes, Messages on Worship, seminars & conferences
Statewide Worship Leaders’ Seminar in Ohio

The Ohio Baptist State Convention has invited Dwayne to lead a Worship Leaders’ Seminar on Monday, October 15. The seminar is centrally located in Newark, OH just a few miles outside of Columbus. It will be held at and hosted by Northside Baptist Church. The seminar will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. This seminar

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes, Resources, Worship Planning
Worship Tips and Techniques

Hey everybody! Heads up on some great ideas and tips for leading worship that I just ran across. Go to http://www.kuesterlaw.com/worship/tips.htm and check them out. Well worth your time to read! Thanks to Kelly Sparks for his work on gathering these thoughts into one location! – Dwayne ShareFollow

Biblical Perspectives, Church-wide Campaign, Family Devotions, Leaders' Notes, Resources
Family Devotional on Meaning of Worship

The following is an excerpt from the WorshipLife Journal. Week 1—What Is Worship Family Worship Time Say this week’s memory verse together: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.—Deuteronomy 6:5 (NKJ) Have everyone say this together: Worshiping God means loving God. Say: We

Devotional Thoughts, Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes
Study Finds Pastors “Too Busy for God”

OK, an article in this week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox hit me hard. Our ministry is right now in the midst of launching a major church-wide emphasis on worship (called 30 Days of Praise). At the heart of its purpose is to get people to slow down and make time daily to focus on God and

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes
Real Worship Produces Willing Volunteers

The following is a guest post by Dr. Terry Hadaway. He has just written an amazing Bible study called “Where’d the Army Go?” which is timed perfectly as churches are looking now for volunteers to fill much needed positions this fall. Be sure to go his ministry’s website (www.EquipBibleStudy.com) and consider downloading this entire study for your church or

Leaders' Notes, Random Thoughts, Worship Planning
2 Publishers Looking Seriously at Praise More Powerful

As many of you know, we have been trusting God for close to 2 years now to lead us to the publisher He wants for Praise More Powerful. Our literary agent, David Sanford, and his amazing staff have worked tirelessly to present our worship study to several different major publishers. While many of them have shown interest, no

Leaders' Notes, Resources, Worship Planning
30 Days of Praise Launches Internationally!

Last week, our ministry, Next Level Worship, introduced 30 Days of Praise, an emphasis on worship for the entire church. The response has been incredible! Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox featured a link to our 30 Days of Praise website last week. As a result, we have had literally hundreds of responses from churches in 32

Biblical Perspectives, Leaders' Notes, Resources
Download Worship Planning Helps from Dwayne Moore’s Webinar

Thanks to all who attended my webinar Saturday through WorshipLeader.com! Special thanks to Julie Reid and Suzie Stablein at Worship Leader Magazine for giving me this incredible and unique opportunity to teach and for pioneering such a cutting edge and practical approach to training worship leaders. ~ Dwayne In case you missed the webinar, below are links to the downloads

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes, Worship Planning
Growing Your Church the Simple, Scriptural Way

Guest Post by John Martin:  Often times doesn’t it seem that we find the most difficult of solutions to the simplest of problems?  Let me give you an example.  At the height of the space race during the 1960’s, NASA took on the arduous job of finding a way to write in space. Normal pens

Leaders' Notes, Worship Planning
Repetition in Praise Can Be a Good Thing!

From time to time, we plan to bring a old post back from out of the archives of Next Level Worship. Below is an article from a post that received a great deal of hits and comments back in its “heyday” last year. ~ The NLW Team I was talking on the phone recently with a

Leaders' Notes, Resources, Worship Planning
Your Invitation to a Worship Webinar!

We are grateful to the thousands who read our blog each week and for your interest in Dwayne Moore’s worship study, Praise More Powerful: Insights to Transform Our Worship. Worship Leader Magazine has invited Dwayne to teach a live and interactive online seminar from Week 5 of Praise More Powerful. It’s entitled Five Necessary Elements for Effective Worship

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes
Information Is Key Essential in Music Ministries

Guest Post by Michael Adler, Worship Arts Pastor at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama:  While certainly the needs of today’s music ministry include the most obvious disciplines such as worship philosophies, musicality, recruiting, and others, I would like to add another essential to that list.  Any organization operates best when those charged w/ creating

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts, Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes, Worship Planning
Reinventing Our Predictable Worship Subculture

I just read a powerful dialogue on Nancy Beach’s blog. (Nancy is programming director at Willow Creek Church in Chicago and author of a challenging book entitled, An Hour on Sunday: Creating Moments of Transformation and Wonder.) Please do yourself and your congregation a favor: Go to her blog site and read Nancy’s entry, The