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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

worship teams
Should We Pay Church Musicians? (Podcast)

Our question today is should we pay our church musicians. The short answer is maybe…if certain criteria are met. To help us answer this difficult question, we first need to look at the Levite musicians. We’re not told in scripture if the Levite musicians were actually paid for their services. However, in 1 Chronicles 9

Next Level Worship Conference, seminars & conferences, teaching, worship teams
Announcing a ReNEW Worship Conference in Enid, Oklahoma!

We’re excited to announce a ReNEW Worship Conference in Enid, OK! You can REGISTER NOW! Bring your entire worship team for a day of encouragement and teaching by Dwayne Moore. Check out the video below to learn more. Feel free to contact us for more information or questions! WHERE: Emmanuel Enid Church  //  Enid, OK

teaching
The Model Prayer of a Worshiper (Repost)

The Model Prayer that Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew 6 can be divided into three distinct parts. As we build a daily habit of praying “in this manner,” our prayer lives can significantly deepen and our perspective of things can radically improve. Part 1: Vertical—Start with praise and surrender. When we pray, we should

Next Level Worship Conference, Training
ReFOCUS Worship Conference with Special Guest Aaron Keyes

See what Aaron Keyes has to say about the ReFOCUS Worship Conference and register today! Let us help you refocus on the Lord, on your spouse and worship team, and on who God made you to be. The ReFOCUS Worship Conference is specially designed for key leaders of worship teams. It’s ONLY $199 per person for 4

evangelism, Missions
Africa Worship Training Tour: Pray With Us

The worship training tour is almost over! Thank you for following along, and more importantly, thank you for your prayers and support! We’ve been here 18 days! On this trip we’ve trained hundreds of worship leaders, worship team members, and pastors. God has been working in many lives. We’ve seen some place their trust in

Missions, pastors, reports, worship teams
How Can Our Worship Team Get Involved in Missions? (Podcast)

Click here to LISTEN to this podcast. In this Worship Q&A podcast Dwayne has a conversation with fellow NLWI team members, Jordan Hutton and Donald Kutala, who head up NLWI’s missions efforts. Topics covered in this podcast include: Local missions ideas to get your worship team “outside the walls” of your church ministering in your community

Resources
Whys and Hows of Using Visual Art in Worship (Podcast)

A couple of years ago Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox asked me to write an article about using visual art in worship services. Here is an updated version of that article… Mandate If one has ever questioned the need of visual art as a part of worship, all he or she needs to do is consider

Missions
Africa Worship Training Tour: Week 1 Update

The NLW team is having a great time this week in Livingstone, Zambia! We just finished a 2-day Regional Conference here! Our team is made up of people from all over the U.S., and we’re so grateful to spend time with our Livingstone friends. Today our team taught on studying God’s Word, leadership, Biblical worship,

Guest Posts
How Exciting Should Our Sunday Meetings Be?

Guest post by Bob Kauflin, Director of Sovereign Grace Music for Sovereign Grace Churches. Not too long ago a friend who leads the music in his church mentioned to me that his pastor wanted their meetings to be more exciting. Webster’s says exciting means “causing great enthusiasm and eagerness.” Certainly, nothing should cause greater enthusiasm

Resources
How to Be Spirit-led while Time-restrained in Worship (Podcast)

<strong><a href=”https://www.nextlevelworship.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Worship.png”><img class=”alignright wp-image-4663 size-medium” src=”https://www.nextlevelworship.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Worship-300×210.png” alt=”Spontaneity and Structure for worship leaders” width=”300″ height=”210″ /></a>T</strong>he topic of how much structure we should have in our worship gatherings is often on the mind of worship leaders. A few weeks ago at one of our Worship Leader Lunches, a worship pastor from a large congregation said to

Mentorship, Missions, sponsorships
Worship Leader Sponsorships: Testimonies

Guest post by Suzanne Provagna. Suzanne leads one of three sponsorship teams, and she collected a few testimonies from the recent sponsorship season that just ended last week! If you want to know more about Sponsorships, then check out a couple of the stories below. During the last six months, I have had the privilege

Audio Teaching, pastors
Why Do Churches Need Worship Pastors?

Let’s say you’re a lead pastor, and you need someone to lead the music in your church. You have enough money to hire a permanent worship leader, but you’re thinking about trying a different approach. Instead of paying a worship leader a full-time salary, you could use that same money to bring in some professional