teaching, worship study, worship teams
FREE E-book on How to Grow Your Worship Team!

Just released! Get your FREE copy of our newest e-book, Building Strong Worship Leaders! The Worship Community calls it a “must-read” for worship leaders and pastors. Go HERE to download your FREE copy TODAY! ShareFollow

seminars & conferences, teaching, worship teams
Spring Online Worship Leader Course Starts Feb. 12!

Worship Leadership Training LEARN FROM A VETERAN WORSHIP LEADER & AUTHOR! Online Worship Leader Course February 12 through April 16, 2015 Come learn from the guy who wrote a required text book on worship for worship students at Liberty University! Dwayne Moore, author of the award-winning Pure Praise study, loves to pour into worship leaders

How Worship Is a Show

By Dwayne Moore In a sense, worship is a show; or to be more specific, praise is a show. Praise is the upward part of worship. Praise is done with our bodies—flowing from our hearts to the outside of us. Therefore, when we praise God, it’s obvious to anyone who’s looking our way. In the

pure praise worship study, teaching
The Priority of Praise

Part 1 of a 3-Part Thanksgiving Series Have you ever looked out the window of an airplane just before it pierces the clouds and noticed how much of the terrain you could see from that one vantage point? You suddenly begin to realize just how enormous this earth of ours really is. Imagine with me

Leaders' Notes, teaching, worship teams
Leadership Qualities in Worship Teams

Our bands are in Week 6 of Pure Praise, so yesterday for our devotional we talked about the leadership qualities listed in Day 4. Here’s what we look for in worship ministry leaders, based on 2 Chr. 20:21: 1. those who “should sing” (have a calling), 2, those who would sing (have desire & enthusiasm),

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

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

teaching, video teaching
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

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