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Devotional Thoughts, Missions, Resources
Lessons from Being Deported

By Dwayne Moore I got deported. Yep. Never thought I’d have to put those three words together in the same sentence. But it’s true. Bottom line: India wouldn’t let me in. I can’t really blame them. The customs agents were just doing their job. It was really my fault. In a nutshell, I had ordered

Church, pastors
What Worship Leaders Need from Their Pastors– Part 2

By Dwayne Moore In our first part to this series, we discussed the worship leader’s need of inspection from their pastors. Today we will discuss something that I believe is even more important, and that’s involvement! The pastor needs to be involved with the music or worship or arts ministry. This is very important to

Biblical Perspectives, Church
Don’t Forget About Hur

By John Martin Whether you are a pastor, a worship leader, or a member of the praise team then you know what it is to be front and center. You understand the rush of adrenalin when you walk out onto the stage. You know what it is like to receive the praise and accolades of

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Forgiveness

By Suzanne Provagna Forgiveness has been on my mind these last couple of weeks. I can’t begin to understand the depth of God’s love for us and the pain that He went through to watch His only Son take on our sins so that we could live a beautiful life in eternity with our Father

Church, pastors
What Worship Leaders Need from their Pastor– Part 1

By Dwayne Moore I have been leading worship and working as administrative pastor and other capacities in churches for many years. I’ve sung and spoken in over 1,000 churches and conferences. I’ve met many worship leaders and I’ve also spoken with many pastors over lunch in other places. And some things that I’ve noticed from

Biblical Perspectives, Worship
When I fall at Your Feet

By Suzanne Provagna When I fall at Your feet, I find Your favor, I fix my eyes on You.  The most important thing I can do today is worship Jesus. In college when I was preparing for a piano recital, I would practice each difficult measure or phrase until I could play it just as

Missions
Africa Update: Zambia!

What an amazing time we had in country #4 of our training tour! Check out these pics from the conferences & lead team retreat we did in Zambia. We’ve already trained over 1000 pastors, worship leaders and worship team members, seen at least 8 people saved, AND taught over 3400 people about lifestyle worship! Now

Biblical Perspectives, pure praise worship study
Thankful in Every Circumstance

This article is an excerpt from Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship by Dwayne Moore. 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

Biblical Perspectives
Praise Impacts Our World

The praise song the People of Judah sang in 2 Chronicles is an excellent example of the kind of worship song that both honors and pleases the Lord. Not only was it scripturally accurate (what God said), it was a redemptive song that epitomized the very heart of God (who God is). “His mercy endures

Missions
Africa Training Tour Update!

Thus far on this amazing tour we’ve trained more than 600 worship team members & church leaders in 3 countries. These were from 60+ different churches & multiple denominations. In total, we’ve already taught over 2700 people about true, biblical worship! What’s more, we’ve had at least SEVEN SAVED on this trip thus far! A

Missions
Africa Update: Ethiopia

Over the past week we’ve trained more than 400 worship team members, pastors & church leaders in Ethiopia. These were from 24+ different churches & multiple denominations. A huge thanks to our in-country host & coordinator, Demeke Daniel, for a job well done! Please pray for our team as we now travel to Zimbabwe to lead conferences

Church, pastors
Pastors and Worship Leaders: Working Together

By John Martin One of the most important relationships within the church world is the relationship between the lead pastor and the worship pastor. Let’s face facts, while many staff relationships can fall below the radar, the lead pastor and the worship pastor are front and center every week. No way to hide any awkwardness

Biblical Perspectives
Barren Places

By Dawn Kelley “In the barren places of my life, I can be assured that God is there as He is when life is fruitful.” – Elisabeth Elliot Here in the Southern states of the USA, we are beginning to see evidence of Spring arriving and I, for one, could not be more thrilled. The

Biblical Perspectives
Our Ultimate Goal as Worship Leaders

What can we accomplish every single time we stand in front of others to lead praise and worship? To begin to “unearth” what we so desperately need to discover, we need look to 2 Chronicles 20. In verse 29, the Children of Judah had just returned from winning their “battle-less battle.” According to that verse,

Biblical Perspectives, Prayer
Pleasing God First Requires Listening

If we are to know how he wants us to praise him – whether we’re alone in our quiet times or with other believers – then we must learn to listen to him speak to us. There are four ways that God speaks to His people today. First and foremost, He speaks through His Word,