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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

Missions, sponsorships
Sponsoring Worship Leaders in Africa: From Dream to Reality (Update)

This week, we will finish a sponsorship season where we paired 22 leaders in Africa with 22 leaders in the US. It is good to remember how it all started, and to see it actually happening today!  by Dwayne Moore “I’m just one guy, Lord. How can I help these leaders? I don’t have the

teaching, theology
Part 4: Why Should We Worship

In Part 1 and Part 2, we looked at “What Is Lifestyle Worship?” Part 3 of this 4-part teaching series is “Whom Do You Worship?” Today we will consider some reasons we should worship.

Worship Planning
Planning Effective Worship and Baking a Cake (Repost)

Planning a worship set is like baking a cake?? Check out some important parallels between baking a cake and planning worship! For more, sign up today for the upcoming Webinar: How to Plan a Worship Set. 1. Choose the right ingredients. The ingredients depend on the kind of cake we plan to bake. For example,

Online Worship Leader Training, Worship Planning
FREE Webinar: How to Plan a Worship Set

Join Dwayne Moore for a FREE, hour-long webinar that will encourage and equip you to better plan a worship set! Sign up today! August 3rd at 8pm EDT (New York Time) Click here to register! ShareFollow

teaching, theology
Part 4: Whom Do You Worship?

Want to listen to this teaching? Go here!   In Part 1 and Part 2 of this 4-part series, we looked at “What Is Lifestyle Worship?” Today we will consider the choices we have for whom we can worship… Notice the question isn’t if you worship, but whom you worship. All of us worship something

evangelism, Missions
Africa Training Tour: Serving Worship Leaders Around the World

This August the NLW team will be heading to Africa again! We will partner with multiple churches and host worship leader training events in four countries! We expect to serve hundreds of worship leaders and praise teams, and we can’t wait to see how God works in all of it. God is faithful! Will you

Ministry Strategies, worship teams
How Worship Ministry Is Like Football (Repost)

A worship ministry should help in serving the overall purposes of the church. A worship ministry is not a stand-alone entity that operates separately from the other vital ministries within a church. The best way I know to explain this unique philosophy and approach to ministry is through the analogy of American football. And I’m

Audio Teaching, teaching, theology
Part 2: What Is Lifestyle Worship?

Want to LISTEN to this article? Click here. In Part 1 of this series, we learned that lifestyle worship means walking through our days with a surrendered heart to God, so that everything we do brings glory to Him. Today we’ll look at the three directions of worship: inward, upward, and outward. Inwardly Jesus said

Guest Posts, Mentorship
Mentorship – The Way of Discipleship

Guest article by Tiffany Montgomery. She is a homeschooling wife and mom with a passion to encourage and equip women through biblical discipleship! “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with

Ministry Strategies, worship teams
Eight Steps to Transform Your Worship Ministry (Repost)

Check out this step-by-step plan to help your worship team members flourish in three fundamental areas—as worshipers, musicians and mentors. This approach can change the culture of your worship ministry and help your team grow spiritually and numerically—no matter the size of your church. We’ve seen firsthand the impact it has made in small congregations and