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Discipleship, Guest Posts, pastors, Worship Leaders
WHO IS AT YOUR TABLE? Four Ways to Prepare Your Heart and Make Room for Authentic Worship

Today we are excited to share a guest post by Matthew Craig.  He is a pastor at First Christian Church in Scottsburg, IN. You can learn more about his family and ministry at restoreddiscipleship.com   As pastor, I often challenge myself to apply first the words that I’m preaching in my own life and then

evangelism, Video Interviews
Billy Graham’s TED Talk Video

I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Graham during one of his crusades in the late 90’s. I was with a small group of evangelists that Dr. Graham’s team was training and pouring into. Upon meeting Dr. Graham, I was immediately impressed by his humility and sincerity, as he took time to shake our hands

Resources
Interview with Our NEW Director of Operations! (Podcast)

Below is a transcript from my interview with John Martin. Please leave a comment below to help us welcome him! Want to LISTEN to this blog post. Go to our podcast.   Dwayne: Hi everyone. Welcome to the Worship Q&A podcast. I’m Dwayne Moore and every week we try to answer questions that worship leaders

pastors, Worship Leaders
Worship Leaders Need a Retreat!

As a person in full-time ministry, I’ve learned the importance of taking a retreat. Life and ministry can oftentimes be overwhelming, and at times even hurtful to your body and soul. We must find healing and hope daily through an intimate relationship with God, and sometimes we need to get away, retreat, and go deeper

Missions
Africa Worship Training Tour: Only 6 Weeks Away!

The NLW team is so excited to be heading back to Africa! On this tour, the team will be training church leaders, worship teams, and congregations on the transforming power of God through worship. God has opened the door for NLW to visit 5 countries! Regional conferences and training events are being held in Zambia,

teaching, theology
What Is “Next Level Worship”? (Podcast)

Want to LISTEN to this article? Go to our Podcast! by Dwayne Moore Often we’re asked why we call our ministry “Next Level Worship”? They want to know what that term means and who qualifies to be on the “next level.” I especially appreciate those who want the scriptural evidence for the idea of next-level

Ministry Strategies
6 Characteristics of a God-Sized Vision

Check out this post from last year as you plan for a new year of ministry! As we begin a new year, you’re likely dreaming about the future of your church and ministry. You might be wondering what God might do through you and your congregation or team? Whatever He has for you, you can

Coaching, Training
How Can I Benefit from NLW’s Worship Leader Coaching? (Podcast)

Want to LISTEN to this blog post? Go to our Podcast HERE! With our new round of Coaching starting up this month, perhaps you’re asking, “How can I benefit from taking the Next Level Worship Coaching Program”? Well, I am excited to share that with you! This past year we’ve had students from seven different

Devotional Thoughts
Jonathan Edward’s Resolutions for 2018

To start this new year, I just finished reading Jonathan Edward’s 70 Resolutions. He wrote these as a teen-ager and read them every week to keep his mind focused and renewed. Below are 15 Resolutions that stood out to me the most. These are the ones I particularly need to apply and remember in 2018.

Donate, Missions, teaching
Help Us Help Worship Leaders in Africa

This holiday season, consider giving the gift of hope and encouragement. For about $4, you will provide a child in Africa with the life-changing resources necessary to teach them how to love God and worship Him their whole heart. For $60 you will help provide resources and training to worship leaders in Africa. Next Level

Resources
Mighty Christmas from Next Level Worship

Mighty Christmas from NLWI!  . Greetings friends! Christmas is the season we celebrate the birth of the Messiah, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! It’s more than just a time to be merry and bright. Christmas should be a powerful and mighty reminder to us of the life-change and hope we have

Coaching, Training
Worship Leader Coaching Will Help You Grow 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! Start the process now by signing up today and joining our coaching network in 2018! Our Worship Leader Coaching has 3 phases of growth. Like

Donate, Ministry Strategies, worship teams
A Process to Train Worship Leaders

Our end goal is not to produce great worship services, but rather, to produce great worshipers, who will in turn help produce great worship services. At NLW, we suggest a “funnel process” for discovering and developing worship leaders. This process is intentional, prayerful, and deliberate. It’s intentional because we believe training and discipleship don’t happen by accident. It’s prayerful because we recognize

Christmas, Devotional Thoughts
A Christmas Wrapped in Praise (Podcast)

Want to LISTEN to this read by the author? Go to our Podcast.   Written by Dwayne Moore Let’s start with a question: What is the one thing God made sure Jesus got the best of when He first came to earth? Was it our riches? No, He was born in a stall with barn

Pure Praise Resources, worship teams
Respecting Each Other’s Music Styles in Worship (Repost)

The following is an excerpt from Week 7 of Pure Praise: A Heart-Focused Bible Study on Worship. Any song that honors God and is scripturally accurate is, in fact, “suitable” to be sung at church. However, not every song is suitable every time the church gathers. That is because of a thing called sensitivity… While particular