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Training, worship teams
When Worship Team Members Are Too Spontaneous and “Free” on Stage (Repost)

Someone sent the team at Next Level Worship this question. How would you advise this her? “I have a guy I am letting vocal lead a song here and there in the Sunday set. He leads his songs pretty well…I am training him and helping him learn to do vocal cues, signal the band, sing

Missions
Help Us Teach Children in Africa to Love God! #GivingTuesday

Dear friends, NLWI is trying to raise $6000 to develop and print children’s church materials for kids in Africa to teach them about true, lifestyle worship. For #GivingTuesday this week, would you consider giving an end-of-year gift to help us reach our goal? It takes about $4.00 per child to provide them with 8 weeks

Resources
Just Added Dr. Vernon Whaley to our ReFOCUS Worship Conference!

 Dr. Vernon Whaley, Aaron Keyes, and Dwayne Moore! Don’t miss this amazing line-up at ReFOCUS Worship Conference February 1-3, 2018! We’re excited to announce that we just added Dr. Vernon Whaley, Dean of Music at Liberty University, to our list of high-quality speakers in Pigeon Forge, TN! Bring your worship team to the Smokies for 3 incredible days

Resources
How to Be Thankful in Every Circumstance (Podcast)

Want to LISTEN to this blog article? Go to our Podcasts! 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 other hand, is giving thanks to

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

Resources
Part 2: How to Change the Culture of Your Worship Ministry (Podcast)

Want to LISTEN to this post? Check out our podcast here! Hey everyone. Welcome to the Worship Q&A podcast. I’m Dwayne Moore. Each week, we try to answer questions that worship leaders are asking. Today the topic is how to change the culture of your worship ministry. We are going through eight practical steps to

reports
Highlights from 2017: God is Faithful!

Dwayne Moore, founder and president of Next Level Worship International, gives some highlights of 2017 for our supporters and NLW community. Highlights include a testimonial video of our Worship Leader Sponsorship program, a testimonial video from one of our online class students from India, pictures and stories from our 2 internationals trips to Africa, along

Resources
Why God Is First of All a Father (Repost)

The following excerpt is taken from Heaven’s Praise: Hearing Him Say Well Done. You’ve no doubt heard the old saying, “You are what you eat.” That may be true of our bodies, but when it comes to our minds, emotions, and spirits, we are what we think. And the most profound thoughts any human can

Training
Worship Leader Coaching in 2018

EXPAND YOUR INFLUENCE. IMPACT YOUR TEAM. LEAVE A LEGACY. Dwayne Moore and our team at NLW want to help YOU grow and succeed in your ministry of worship leading within your church! Our Worship Leader Coaching has 3 phases of growth. Like ripples in water, we start with your personal growth, then move outward to your worship

Mentorship, Missions, sponsorships
Worship Leader Sponsorship Stories

Check out our newest video! It shares a few stories of this past year’s sponsorship season! If you’re interested in being a sponsor, or if you’d just like to know more, we’d love to talk! You can email office@nlwinternational.com. We have a new season of sponsorships happening in 2018! You can be a friend and

Next Level Worship Conference, seminars & conferences, worship teams
Area-wide Worship Conference in Oklahoma!

Join Dwayne for our area-wide worship conference in Enid, OK October 28, 2017! Click here to register today!     You’re invited to the ReNEW Worship Conference in Enid, OK. It’s on Saturday October, 28 at Emmanuel Enid Church. We’ll have lunch, and you can bring your whole team! We’ll be sharing our joys, struggles, and

Christmas, Devotional Thoughts, worship study
Purest Praise for the Greatest Gift: Preparing Our Hearts for Worship This Christmas

As you plan all the details of Christmas at church and at home, we encourage you to take some time this week to reflect on the reasons why we worship and adore Christ. God bless you as you not only physically prepare, but also spiritually prepare! Here is a great devotional, written by Dwayne Moore,

teaching
Advice for Worship Leaders 38 and Older

During one of my sessions recently at the Sweetwater worship conference, someone asked me, “Dwayne, what do you tell worship leaders who are 38 and older?” The first thing that comes to mind is that if a person is 38 years old, then he or she has already started into their second half of life. Wish

evangelism
Worship Ministry Ideas for Christmas!

It’s that time of year again! As you plan your church services this year for Christmas, we wanted to give you some different ministry ideas that you and your worship team could do to reach others in a new way! These are just some ideas, and we’d love hear yours! Be sure to leave a

Ministry Strategies
How to Develop Your Team To Be Ministers Through Music (Repost)

The goal for church musicians and assistants should be that they become ministers through music. Ministers through music have some very distinguishing characteristics. They are passionate about what they are doing. They have a sense of calling. They are disciplined. They are full of integrity, and they clearly exhibit a servant heart toward God and