churches

Leaders' Notes
Should Praise Team Members Be Paid?

From time to time I am asked if church musicians should be paid to play or sing in a church’s weekly services. In a sentence, I would say don’t pay them–especially not up front. And don’t make any promises for it to come in the future. (Please see the exceptions below.) The scriptural principle is 1 Chronicles 21:24 where

Next Level Worship Conference
Pray for the AL Next Level Worship Conference

We would appreciate the prayers from you, our faithful readers, as we head to Madison, AL for our Next Level Worship Conference Saturday (August 15) at CrossPointe Church. We have several churches from the Huntsville and Madison who will be atending with many different denominations represented at the conference. This will truly be a multi-denominational worship conference. We are going to

Resources, worship study
Why Pure Praise Doesn’t Quite “Cut It”…

Last night, I sat up until midnight reading page after page from Google about Pure Praise. I was overwhelmed at how many churches and people are going through this Bible study. (I remember as I was writing it how I wondered if anyone other than my mom would read it!) However, it has already sold more in 6

Next Level Worship Conference, seminars & conferences, worship teams
Pray for the Ohio Worship Conference!

We would appreciate the prayers from you, our faithful readers, as we travel to Columbus, OH for our Next Level Worship Conference Saturday (July 11) at Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala. We have several churches from across Ohio and other states who will be atending. We will also have at least 5 different denominations represented at

Leaders' Notes, worship teams
How to Start a Praise Band in Your Church

From time to time, we are asked how to start  a praise team to lead music during worship services in churches. Below are seven lessons Dwayne has learned from several years of leading praise teams in the churches where he has served.  He has been involved with starting two successful praise teams from scratch as well as four choirs. He