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August Africa Trip Update!

We just finished up our Intensive School in Zimbabwe!! We had an amazing time of fellowship, worshiping, learning about biblical worship, and musical training with over 150 leaders from 11 Africa nations.  Picture below is our Africa Director, Donald (right) with a worship leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kayemba (left).  Kayemba traveled over 3500 kilometers (2200 miles) to attend

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Hang On

by Christopher Tippins Some days you may feel like you’re hanging on for dear life.  Keep hanging on!  But also… let go.  Let go of trying to control.  Let go of trying to keep it all together.  Let go of managing everything on your own. There is a popular message lately which says, “You can do

Missions
Update from Africa

Greetings friends! Thank you for your continued prayers for our 2019 Africa Mission. It’s hard to put into a few words what the Lord has brought together for this incredible mission effort. As I write I am sitting in a mission house in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. It’s early on Friday morning. The rest of the team

Church, Leadership
WHAT WORSHIP LEADERS NEED FOR GREAT STAGE PRESENCE CONT. (PART 3)

By Dwayne Moore The following is the third a three part post on the five things worship leaders need for great stage presence. For part 2 of the post, click here! 5. Authenticity Another vital characteristic is authenticity. This is a really important one. It’s subjective idea, because people can’t know your heart when you’re on

Church, Leadership
What Worship Leaders Need for Great Stage Presence (Part 2)

By Dwayne Moore The following is the second a three part post on the five things worship leaders need for great stage presence. For part 1 of the post, go here! 3. Communication There are several ways we can communicate as we stand on the platform. To most effective, our team needs understand what each

Biblical Perspectives
God Reigns, God Wins, God’s Will, God’s Way

By Suzanne Provagna The curve ball.  As many times as I get thrown the curve ball, it always catches me by surprise.  I know it doesn’t catch Jesus Christ, my Savior, as a surprise and if I could just remember that, it would make a big difference.  Last Sunday, I sensed God speaking these four truths to me.      

Biblical Perspectives, Missions
God is on the Move Around the World

In May, we learned one of our free resources, Building Strong Worship Leaders, was translated into Vietnamese. This was quite a shock considering we had no idea a church in Hanoi had taken on this huge task. The following quote is from the website which offers the free Vietnamese version: For churches, building a strong

Devotional Thoughts
Be Still

Sometimes I hate it when I’m right…  Yesterday morning, as I was getting ready for the day and running my schedule through my mind, I thought to myself, “I’ve got too much going on.”  And I knew I was right.   The price we pay when we’re too busy isn’t something to ignore.   Be still and know

Resources
Improving Your Personal Leadership (Webinar)

Don’t miss our next FREE WEBINAR with Dwayne Moore! Tuesday, July 30 11:30am Central (Chicago) time Best-selling author and respected worship influencer, Dwayne Moore, will unpack time-tested and proven tips to help you lead your team and church more effectively. Be sure to register NOW and reserve your spot in this webinar! Those who attend

Biblical Perspectives, Worship
More Than Music

By John Martin The tagline for our ministry is “More than Music”, but what do we mean by that? When many people hear the word worship they think of worship as something that we do in church on Sundays. We hear people say things like, “Man, we really worshiped last Sunday! Why, our preacher didn’t

Worship
Love, the Base of Worship

by PG Athui If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do

Resources
The Relationship Between God and Music

By Suzanne Provagna One of the characteristics I love about God is that He is direct. Every word has direction and meaning. Like the first commandment: Deuteronomy 5:6 “I am the LORD your GOD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.” Please

Biblical Perspectives
Gracefully Broken

Rewritten/adapted by Dawn Kelley, original author unknown Just the other night, I was in a long line at a local store when I noticed a mother with two children behind me.  One of the children was just a toddler and the other was older, probably in his early teens.  The older brother had a pack

Biblical Perspectives, Culture
The Open Door

By John Martin I have a question that I would like to ask my fellow pastors; “Do you have an open-door policy?” I once prided myself on having an open-door policy with any and every organization that I worked with. I would tell people, “Please, stop by anytime. I’m always ready to listen.” It was

Biblical Perspectives, Pure Praise Resources
Thankful in Every Circumstance

This article is an excerpt from Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship by Dwayne Moore. 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 for who he is. Thanksgiving, on the