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I’ve lost my burden for the unsaved; Why am I still leading worship?

I had the privilege to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC last week. It is a place filled with information and inspiration about Dr. Graham’s ministry over the past 60 years. As I went from room to room of this interactive and visual walk through godly history, the Holy Spirit spoke very strongly to me. He

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Group to Publish Pure Praise Worship Study!

Finally, after two years of waiting, praying and diligently searching for a publisher, we have signed a contract with Group Publishing in Colorado! They plan to release Pure Praise (formerly titled Praise More Powerful) in the United States and in Canada in December of 2008. They also plan�to promote Pure Praise�in some of their other international markets,

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Look! Our website has a fresh new design!

Hey everybody, we’re excited to roll out our newly designed ministry website here at Next Level Worship! After some debate, we have decided to keep our blogging at the forefront of our online ministry. Thus, our home page – the first page people see – will continue to feature our most recent blog posts. Our online presence has

Biblical Perspectives, Church-wide Campaign, Devotional Thoughts, Family Devotions, Random Thoughts
Family Devotional on Knowing God More

This is the third installment of family devotions we have posted. Each of these brief, but effective family devotions are taken from the 30 Days of Praise Devotional Journal. 30 Days of Praise is a church-wide emphasis on worship that includes daily devotions, small group Bible studies and messages on worship by your pastor. Go here to

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

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Our VP of Development Featured on Pastors.com!

A huge congrats goes to our new VP of Development, John Martin, for his article this week on Pastors.com! The article is entitled, “Pastors, You are Your Church’s Lead Worshiper.” It is an amazingly challenging and pointed piece that every pastor in America should read and heed. Go here to check it out. John is

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes, Missions, Random Thoughts, Worship Planning
Deep Worship That Reaches the Unchurched

The following excerpt came from an article in last week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. Oh, that every congregation’s leadership understood these powerful truths about corporate worship. Special thanks to Pastors.com for allowing us to feature this excerpt. Guest article by Rick Warren: At Saddleback we believe worship services can be deep, meaningful, and accessible to the unchurched. Your

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Necessary Ingredients for Success in Life

I am currently going through Joshua in my devotion times. Below is from a recent post in my online quiet time journal. “But how does this title and theme fit with worship?” you may ask. That is simple: To live a life of success means to live a life that honors/worships God! Enjoy. – Dwayne Text: Joshua 1:6-9 Theme: God gave Joshua 5 directives necessary

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Listen to Christian Music Online While You Read!

Why not listen to some great Christian music while you enjoy reading our hundreds of articles and while you are checking out our many resources for worship?! Come on! Sit a spell, read a while, and worship with your favorite Christian music to boot! Simply click on the blue words beside the station you wish

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Worship In the Midst of Tragedy at VA Tech

I received this email today from a friend who pastors just north of Blacksburg, VA where the Virginia Tech shootings took place earlier this week. Michael is a former college roommate of mine and pastor at First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Virginia. This is an example of how God can be worshiped and glorified even in

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Thank God for Beth Moore

My wife, Sonia, just returned today from a Beth Moore Conference in South Carolina. Although she was exhausted physically from her 7-hour trip, spiritually she was pumped. In the few hours that she’s been back, she has used words like “awesome,” “incredible,” and “encouraging” over and over to describe what she experienced and learned. I put Sonia on the

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Gone Writing!

Hey everybody! I will not be posting this week. I am hiding away for another season of writing on a new book on worship that I have started. I truly sense this book idea has potential to impact both believers and non-believers alike in a huge way. For those of you who feel led to pray for

Leaders' Notes, Missions, Random Thoughts
Botswanan Government Urges Church: Please Teach Our Children

Try to imagine this if you possibly can: Imagine for a moment that our government has come to us, the Church, and asked us to please help them. Imagine further that our less-than-godly government has opened up every one of our public high schools to us. In fact, they have not only invited us, they

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Next Level Worship Celebrates First Year!

Next Level Worship, LLC was founded on March 26, 2006 by Dwayne Moore. Since its inception, God has blessed this ministry with His clear stamp of approval. He has already opened up several amazing doors of opportunity and used NLW to challenge thousands of believers toward a life of transformational, whole-life worship to our awesome

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Thank God for People Who Still Take a Stand

Look, I’m not one to often make public remarks about politically-charged situations. And I try hard to keep the focus and purpose of this blogsite on worship of our awesome God.  So, why have I posted an article like this on a blogsite about praise? you may ask. It’s simple: I PRAISE GOD for people who are still willing