Hidden Dislike for New Praise Songs

by Next Level Worship

Recently I received a very telling email from a worship leader in Ohio about worship styles in their church. What she described could be written of many churches in America. For so many, the “war” on worship styles has long been over and battlelines drawn years ago. However, there is still an underlying current of discontent and…



Daily Audio Bible Podcast

by Next Level Worship

 Lately I can hardly wait to go running my twenty minute jog. It’s not that I’m some exercise addict; rather I use that time to listen to Brian Harden’s Daily Audio Bible Podcast. Right now he’s reading from the Good News translation. A couple weeks ago it was the New Living Translation. He changes up which gives the…



What should a blended worship service look like?

by Next Level Worship

Hey, I just came across an article in Creator Magazine that challenges a lot of our thinking on what we mean by the word “blended.” Leave us a comment and tell us whether you agree. By Roger O’Neel: Most evangelical churches today have a service they would describe as “blended”. This type of service allows for a broad appeal to many types…



Going and Coming

by Next Level Worship

This Sunday is my last day at Brindlee Mountain Church. I’ve been on staff there over 5 years. My family and I have had a great experience with those incredible people. This Sunday will be tough for many of us. I want to shout out to my band and praise team: Bob Satler, Tim Nelson,…



Fallen Troops

by Next Level Worship

Four of my friends who are worship leaders and pastors have fallen out of the ministry over the past few months. Three out of the four had affairs and one was accused (falsely he said) of inappropriate behavior with a child in his church. These were (are) talented and capable men whom God was using in his…



Humility before honor

by Next Level Worship

I just finished my quiet time. Been reading in Proverbs 15 where it says “The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.” Wow, forget trying to climb some ladder of success today. I just need to humble myself before holy God. He’ll do the honoring how and when he…



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