Worship Planning

Coaching, Resources, Training, Worship Leaders, Worship Planning
FREE Webinar on Planning Worship Sets!

The NLW team is excited to announce a FREE webinar on March 19 at 1pm CST. The event will be hosted by Dwayne Moore, founder and president of NLW. You don’t want to miss this as we discuss ways to plan effective worship sets! Please fill out the form below to register today! We will

Biblical Perspectives, Resources, Worship Planning
4 Goals Every Worship Gathering Should Accomplish (Repost)

Reprinted from Week 7 of Pure Praise.  Every time we come together to worship our Lord on Sundays (as well as at other times), there are four goals our worship gatherings should meet. While we have quite a bit of freedom in how we go about accomplishing each goal, the goals themselves are not optional and not subject to change. They remain

Worship Planning
Planning Effective Worship and Baking a Cake (Repost)

Planning a worship set is like baking a cake?? Check out some important parallels between baking a cake and planning worship! For more, sign up today for the upcoming Webinar: How to Plan a Worship Set. 1. Choose the right ingredients. The ingredients depend on the kind of cake we plan to bake. For example,

Online Worship Leader Training, Worship Planning
FREE Webinar: How to Plan a Worship Set

Join Dwayne Moore for a FREE, hour-long webinar that will encourage and equip you to better plan a worship set! Sign up today! August 3rd at 8pm EDT (New York Time) Click here to register! ShareFollow

Resources, seminars & conferences, teaching, Worship Planning, worship teams
6 Characteristics of a God-Sized Vision (repost)

. Dreaming about the future of your church and ministry? Wondering what God might do through you and your congregation or team?   Whatever He has for you, you can be sure that every God-inspired vision has six distinct characteristics. All of them can be clearly seen when God commissioned Joshua to lead His people

Worship Planning, worship teams
Planning Worship Services on a White Board

By Dwayne Moore At Valley View Church, we use a whiteboard to help us plan our worship services. We try to always plan 6-8 weeks out. So each week we simply erase the Sunday that’s just past and start another Sunday that’s 8 weeks out. Also, we plan as a team as often as possible. Using a

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

pastors, Worship Planning
When Pastor “Requests” a Certain Song

RE-POST: Here was one of our popular posts of 2013… Got this question from a worship leader the other day about his pastor’s song request versus God’s leading him. Would you have advised this person differently? –Dwayne My pastor had requested for us to do a song this past week. I had it on my

Easter, Resources, Worship Planning
Unique Easter Service Order

Here’s our service order for this Easter. It’s simple yet unique–especially the “rumor” dramatic effect at the beginning. (Bet you’ve never seen this done in a service before!) Substitute songs for songs that work best for your congregation. EASTER SERVICE 2012 The Station Church 1. Video about Easter (from Sermon Spice) as a call to

drama, Worship Planning
Mini-musical Drama for Palm Sunday

A Palm Sunday Mini-musical & Dramatic Presentation for Choir & Narrator Written by Dwayne Moore Cast: Choir, narrator, 3 brief speaking parts for choir members, Jesus (no speaking parts) Run-time: approx. 30 minutes Props/costumes needed: palm branches, simple rock or backdrop for the Garden of Gethsemane scene, costumes for some choir members and for Jesus,

teaching, Worship Planning
Rick Warren on Leadership in Worship

This is the final post of my series from Rick Warren’s teaching during our Worship Influencers’ Retreat. (See Rick Warren on Worship Leaders for more details and explanation.) Rick Warren on Leadership in Worship When you tell them to sing louder, you’re cheerleading them. That’s not leading. When we sing with passion, that’s what’s contagious.

teaching, Worship Planning
Rick Warren on Context of Worship (4 Things We’ll Do In Heaven)

This is the 4th post in my on-going series from Rick Warren’s teaching at our Worship Influencers’ Retreat. (See Rick Warren on Worship Leading for more details and explanation.)   Rick Warren on the context of worship: Why are we here? Why did he put us here? Life is preparation for eternity. This is pre-school

teaching, Worship Planning
Rick Warren on Personal Prayer Before a Worship Service

This is the third post in my series on Rick Warren’s teaching during our Worship Influencers’ Retreat at Saddleback’s Rancho Capistrano. (See Rick Warren on Worship Leading for more details and explanation.) ~Dwayne Rick Warren on Personal Preparations Before a Worship Service: While I’m in my car, I start smiling. It releases endorphines that really

teaching, Worship Planning
Rick Warren on Training Worship Leaders

Rick Warren and Dwayne Moore   This is the second post in my series from Rick Warren’s teaching at Rancho Capistrano during our Worship Influencers’ Retreat. (See Rick Warren on Worship Leading for more details and explanation.) ~Dwayne   Rick Warren on Training Worship Leaders: 1. Teach them to worship, not lead worship. Music is

Leaders' Notes, Resources, Worship Planning
Creative Order of Worship to Teach Personal Praise

This order is different than anything I’ve seen before. (In fact, in my 30+ years of planning and leading worship, I have never seen or heard of this approach.) But I can testify that this simple but deliberately planned time of spontenaity helped teach our people a valuable lesson about personal worship and praise. Our pastor, Randy Norris, and the worship planning team at