Casting Crowns Cast Their Crowns

by Next Level Worship

Casting Crowns was up (again) for an award at the American Music Awards last night. They didn’t receive the award, but as fellow artist, Kirk Franklin, stood behind the winner’s podium and thrust that Contemporary Inspirational trophy upward in the air, he called their name, showing his respect for this amazing band. This morning I went on Casting Crowns’ website looking for information about their…



How One Worship Leader Helped Teach His Church about Worship

by Next Level Worship

I’ve believed for years that we should do more than just lead the congregation in singing. As worship leaders, we need to also teach worship and praise to the people in the pews. Here’s a worship leader that’s doing that very thing! Not only did he bring us in to teach his choir, he used a very common tool called a…



Worship Study Overview Video

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Below is the Week 1 Overview Video for the in-depth worship study, Praise More Powerful: Insights to Transform Our Worship NOTE: If you can’t see the video screen below, please hit the refresh button in your browser. You will also need Shockwave Flash to view the screen. Go here to download the free Flash program. Five Goals…



Redefining “Blended Worship”

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I’m afraid the idea of “blended worship” is often watered down. Blending a few old and new songs in the same service does not necessarily constitute God-honoring and unifying worship among Christ’s body. I discovered this article while perusing New Creation Ministries’ website this morning. I strongly concur… Blended Worship by Robert Webber – January 2003 Throw…



Pray for Rick Warren & His Wife

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Last night I received a second letter from Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church.  He sent it to those on his PurposeDriven.com mailing list, people who (for the most part!) support the tremendous ministry God has raised up through him and his team. (Read entire letter here.) Based on the contents of this letter, he and…



Worship – The Missing Jewel

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Today during my quiet time I came across this commentary by Chuck Swindoll. Powerful reading. This encapsulates the reason we started Next Level Worship, LLC. Enjoy! A.W. Tozer once said, “Worship is the missing jewel of the evangelical church.” Even though decades have passed since Tozer first said it, I’m afraid the jewel, in most places of our…



4 Goals Every Worship Gathering Should Accomplish

by Next Level Worship

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 consistent and of utmost importance. The…



Podcasting Your Worship Service

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I asked my friend, Terry Hadaway, to share his insights about podcasting. Along with his amazing writing and church education ministry, Terry and his son, Daniel, have a powerful internet ministry, called Audio Interactions. They help several churches and well-known Christian leaders produce their podcasts. (You may know Terry as the author who wrote the study guide…



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