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Worship: What Christians Should Aim for Every Day

NOTE: The following article is an excerpt from Week 2 of the 6-week Bible study, Heaven’s Praise: Hearing God Say Well Done by Dwayne Moore. This article will run in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox and on Pastors.com later this week. ____________________________________ Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting

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Using Visual Arts in Worship (Updated)

Pastors.com asked me to write about visual arts in worship a few years ago. After so many advances in visual technology, I realized we needed to revisit this article. I asked Kyle Gordon who is the creative artist on my worship staff to help me rewrite the article. (Check out his blog at CreativeWorshiper.com.) This

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Worship Leaders, Lead in Awe This Easter!

by Dwayne Moore… One quiet morning a few weeks ago, I decided to take some time to pray alone in our sanctuary. But as soon as I sat down on the front row, my mind began racing about all the stuff that still needed to be done before our Easter services: “How will the lights

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FREE Coaching Webinars

Heard about our Free Coaching Webinars on Pastors.com? Sign up now and join us!! Simply complete the registration form below. UPCOMING FREE ONLINE COACHING MEETINGS: >>January 30: “Developing Your Team to Be Ministers through Music” (THIS WEBINAR IS FULL. Can take no more registrations.)   >>February 13: “Deepening Your Bench of Quality Worship Leaders in

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Words We Use to Teach Our Philosophy (Our Worship Ministry Lingo)

.Learning Our Worship Ministry’s Lingo Below are terms we want everyone in our ministry at Valley View Church to understand and use. We repeat them often when we teach and talk during rehearsals to reinforce our ministry philosophy and culture. More than mere words, each of these represent what we believe and what we value. “Team”

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Want Better Worship Services? Build Better Worshipers

This article was featured on Pastors.com as part of a 10-part series called Building Strong Worship Leaders. Go here to read the articles by Dwayne Moore and other respected worship influencers. ShareFollow

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To Every Generation: The Importance of Inter-Generational Worship, Part 3

 “One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” – Psalm 145:4  Guest Post by Matthew Price, Part 3 of 3 Music              Music is vital to both Old Testament and New Testament worship. One cannot read through the book of Psalms, itself a hymnbook, without seeing the obvious emphasis on

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To Every Generation: The Importance of Inter-Generational Worship, Part 2

 “One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” – Psalm 145:4  Guest Post by Matthew Price, Part 2 of 3 New Signs               “But that was the Old Testament, that was a different time… what could that possibly have to do with New Testament Church?” You may be asking

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Being Truly Thankful In Every Circumstance

This article by Dwayne was featured in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. It is an excerpt from Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship.   Hebrews 13:15 encourages us to “continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name” (NKJV). Praise is primarily acknowledging God

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Video Recap of Worship Leader Intensive 2013

It was an incredible 5 days in Louisville at Worship Leader Intensive 2013! We had students from Maine, Minnesota, Texas, Alabama, Ohio and Dominican Republic. Special guests included Laura Story, Aaron Keyes, Joel Carwile, and Chad Watson (of Sojourn Church). For information about our 2014 Intensive, go here. ShareFollow

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Our Online Resources & Coaching Selected as a Best of the Best 2013!

Worship Leader Magazine has awarded Next Level Worship with the prestigious Editor’s Choice Best of the Best 2013 award! The award is for our online resources and coaching. According to Worship Leader Magazine one should visit us “for the coaching, training, and resources needed to take worship leaders to the next level.” We are grateful

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Unveiling Our New Stage and Digital Sound System

Today we “unveiled” our new modular stage and sound system at Valley View Church in Louisville, where I’m the worship and creative arts pastor. Watch the recorded services here. We ripped out our old stage that was built in 1985, and our old sound system which was at least 13 years old. In their place

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How We Train Worship Leaders at Valley View Church

For the worship ministry of Valley View Church, our end goal is not to produce great worship services, but rather, to produce great worshipers, who will in turn help produce great worship services. Therefore, we have a “funnel process” for discovering and developing worship leaders. Our process is intentional, prayerful, and deliberate. It’s intentional because we believe training and discipleship don’t

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Going from Small Church to Mega-church Ministry: Preparations

(This article was featured at Pastors.com.) Over the past 25 years I’ve served on staff in several different churches. In the majority of those churches I was bi-vocational. And not one of those churches had a membership of more than 500. So, how did I suddenly go from a church of 500 to serving as

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Teaching & Leading Worship at Atlanta Fest

Hey everyone, Atlanta Fest was a major success this year! We saw over 400 people come forward professing Jesus as their Savior and Lord! I was privileged to help lead the invitation/response times when Scott Dawson spoke and when David Nasser spoke. I also led the crowd of 10,000+ in the song “10,000 Reasons” for