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Resources, teaching, worship teams
A Factory Model of Worship Ministry

At Valley View Church where I’m worship pastor, our vision for the worship and creative arts ministry is to be a “sculpturing factory.” The analogy of a factory works especially well in the southwest area of Louisville, where our church is located. Many of our members work at the Ford plants or the major UPS

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The Model Prayer of a Worshiper

The Model Prayer that Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew 6 can be divided into three distinct parts. As we build a daily habit of praying “in this manner,” our prayer lives can significantly deepen and our perspective of things can radically improve. Part 1: Vertical—Start with praise and surrender. When we pray, we should

pastors, Resources, teaching
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

teaching, worship teams
Eight Steps to Transform Your Worship Ministry

By Dwayne Moore [box] Have questions? Need some customized help? Contact us for coaching advice and answers to your questions about using this process in your church. We’d love to help![/box] Below is a step-by-step plan to help your worship team members flourish in three fundamental areas—as worshipers, musicians and mentors. This approach can change the

Easter, teaching, Worship Planning
The Problem with Last-Minute Easter Rehearsals

Yesterday, I received an email from a church musician who was clearly frustrated and concerned, and he was desperate for some advice. He said his worship leader chronically waits until the last minute to start worship team practice for major holidays like Christmas and Easter. They’d only rehearsed and read over one song for Easter before

Ministry Strategies, pastors, teaching, worship teams
How to Develop Your Worship Team to Be True Ministers

The following article by Dwayne was featured this week on Pastors.com and in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. This article is part of the Building Strong Worshipers series, presented by Pastors.com in partnership with Next Level Worship.   Our goal for church musicians and worship teams should be that they become ministers through music. It isn’t enough to be good musicians

Guest Posts, pastors, teaching
Mentoring Leaders through Worship

The following article is a guest post from our good friend, Dr. Vernon Whaley, dean of the School of Music at Liberty University. This is part of the Building Strong Worship Leaders Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox that Next Level Worship is presenting in partnership with Pastors.com.   Did you know that when you and I worship

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FREE Coaching Webinar Videos

VIDEO 1 Managing Healthy Tensions within Your Worship Ministry Creativity in worship services versus familiarity, planning vs. spontaneity, talent of a player versus their commitment level to your church and your ministry philosophy… These are but a few of the many “healthy tensions” many worship ministries struggle with week to week. Rather than seeking to resolve these tensions

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Age and Worship Leaders

I received a question last week from a worship leader in his 40’s who is taking my Fundamentals of Worship Leadership course. I passed this intriguing and important question along to those in my Coaching Network to get their feedback. Below is the thread of the discussion. Please add your own comments and keep the

Resources, teaching
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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To Every Generation: The Importance of Inter-Generational Worship, Part 1

 “One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” – Psalm 145:4  Guest Post by Matthew Price, Part 1 of 3 The Congregation             It was the LORD who first identified his covenant people, Israel as “קָהַל,” “qahal,” or “the assembled.” Learning from covenant statements throughout the first five books of

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Save 20% on Dwayne’s Coaching Network!

Dear friends, Don’t miss an amazing coaching opportunity in 2013. Dwayne Moore is leading another year-long coaching network for worship leaders and pastors! TESTIMONY FROM A WORSHIP LEADER: “Dwayne Moore’s years of experience are evident in every single discussion and online session. Very informative and well worth your investment. If you’ve ever felt called to

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Online Worship Leadership Course with Dwayne Moore!

We’re excited to again offer a tremendous opportunity for you and the worship leaders at your church to grow and learn! Each Tuesday evening starting February 12th through April 16, 2013, please join Dwayne Moore, author of Pure Praise, and several others for our Online Worship Leadership Training Course! This will be our sixth time

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Teaching Video by Dwayne: The Four Levels of Worship Leaders

Dwayne Moore, author of Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship, teaches a webinar on how to grow your worship team spiritually. This is part 1 of the original webinar. In this 40 minute teaching video, Dwayne describes the four levels of effectiveness–one of which every person on your team is on. Want to

Resources, teaching
Teaching Video by Dwayne: Developing Your Worship Team Spiritually

In this second part of a recorded webinar, Dwayne Moore explains how to move worship team members to a higher level of effectiveness as ministers. Dwayne gives four proven methods to bring about real change in your team. Be sure to watch “The Four Levels of Worship Leaders” to understand what a minister through music