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Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Stop, God You’re Doing it Wrong!

By Dawn Kelley I’ve always had a general plan for my life.  As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be in ministry, specifically music ministry.  It was fantastic knowing what I wanted to do so young and working towards that goal all my life.  Frankly, I love to get stuff done and

Biblical Perspectives
Bring Back the Awe

By Dwayne Moore Ever had a “kairos” moment–you know, one of those moments when time seems to stand still? The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos and kairos. Chronos time is sequential time, basically the ticking of the clock. Time passes with nothing especially memorable or extraordinary happening. But kairos time is when

Resources
We Have a NEW APP!

<!– wp:image {“id”:11651,”linkDestination”:”custom”} –> <figure class=”wp-block-image”><a href=”https://subsplash.com/nlwinternational/app”><img src=”https://i0.wp.com/www.nextlevelworship.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Screen-Shot-2019-02-20-at-10.45.25-AM.png?fit=1024%2C614&amp;ssl=1″ alt=”” class=”wp-image-11651″/></a><figcaption>Click on this image to download our new app!</figcaption></figure> <!– /wp:image –> <!– wp:paragraph {“fontSize”:”medium”} –> <p class=”has-medium-font-size”><em>This app is packed with powerful content and resources to help you grow and stay connected with our NLW community. </em></p> <!– /wp:paragraph –> <!– wp:heading –> <h2>With this

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
My Joy

The following is from Dwayne Moore’s Daily Quiet Time Journal! You can follow and receive updates on Dwayne’s journal at http://quiettimejournal.praisemorepowerful.com. Text: Philippians 4:1-9 Theme: Paul wanted us to have joy from the Lord and from those we disciple–as did he. Key verses: “…stay true to the Lord… you are my joy and the crown I receive

Biblical Perspectives, Resources
Christians, What Should We Aim For?

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. ____________________________________ Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting from you? Sadly, many in God’s family spend much of their lives

Conference, ReFOCUS, teaching
ReFOCUS Conference 2019 Recap

We had an incredible time this past weekend at our 2019 ReFOCUS Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN! In our time together, God moved through song, teaching and discussion in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Thanks to everyone who was a part of the conference, and to all who worked so hard to make it happen!

Culture, Home
First Impressions Visiting a Mega Church

By Dwayne Moore Recently my wife and I visited a large church in Huntsville, AL. This church has campuses in many parts of our state. It’s become quite well-known across the country, no doubt due to its explosive growth and excellent programing. I had visited before, but my wife, Sonia, had never been and knew

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Clarity Through the Word of God

It was so dark outside this morning – and cold, and wintry, and still. I looked up into the sky and the moon and stars were shining with a stunning brilliance against the completely black night. The clarity, the power, and the way their bold light separated them from the darkness of the sky took

Prayer, teaching
Asking, Seeking and Knocking

If you are like me, you have known Matthew 7:7-8 for a long time — and claimed it countless times! Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receives, and he that seeks will find, and to him

theology, Worship Leaders
God’s Goodness Is His Glory

In all of years of reading the amazing account of Moses’ intimate encounter with his God, I admit I have always skimmed over the word, “goodness.” I just took it to mean God passed by with his backside. I missed the tremendous significance of that little word. The Lord said He would cause all His goodness to pass in front of Moses.

Resources
Is Your Vision for 2019 Big Enough?

By Dwayne Moore Today we will consider six characteristics of a God-sized vision for your ministry. To put it in the form of a question for you, “What do I do if I sense God has given me an idea or a ministry vision for something in the future? How do I know, and what

theology, worship study
The Cross and Worship

So, what is worship? I’ve heard some say it boils down to obedience. But I believe it’s more than simply being obedient. Worship is obedience to God that’s motivated from a deep love and awe of God. The cross is a powerful place to learn about the kind of worship the Father accepts.

Biblical Perspectives, Worship Leaders
Need Your FAVORITE Worship Verses for our NEW APP!

Hey everyone, we are putting together a Bible Reading Plan on worship for our new mobile app that is releasing soon! We would love to make this a collaborative effort among our NLW community. Please leave a comment below with your FAVORITE passages on worship. They can be full chapters or parts for chapters. They

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Why Do We Suffer?

Why Do We Suffer? By Dawn Kelley, NLW Community Development Director Earlier this year, my husband of 19 years took his own life… He struggled with mental illness and, towards the end of his life, he believed it would be best for me and our two boys if he were no longer a burden on

Devotional Thoughts
Encouragement for Ministers at Thanksgiving

I wrote this for our #NLWI staff but thought others in ministry might also benefit from reading it… It’s easy to grow discouraged in ministry, especially when a potential opportunity we’ve been working on seems to evaporate overnight or when seeds we’ve planted into people don’t grow as we hoped they would. Like a staff