“Worship Influencers Retreat” at Saddleback Church

Hey everyone, I’m excited to be going next week to the first ever "Worship Influencers Retreat" at Saddleback Church in California. Rick Muchow, Saddleback’s long-time worship pastor, told me it’s a small gathering of 12-15 worship mentors and trainers from around the world. Rick Warren’s Chief of Staff, David Chrzan, is organizing the event. It’s an honor to have

pure praise worship study, Resources, reviews, worship study
Lives Being Changed at Liberty University!

We just received an amazing email update from Dr. John Baker Thomas at Liberty University. He leads the graduate class which uses Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship. Pure Praise is required for many of the students in the Center for Worship at Liberty. Here is what Dr. Thomas said about the students going

30 Days of Renewal, Video Interviews
Interview about 30 Days of Renewal on Canadian National Television

Moira Brown of Canada’s “100 Huntley Street” TV talk show speaks with Dwayne about 30 Days of Renewal and how this God-focused experience can impact and renew an entire church. Please go to for more information. Part 1 Part 2 ShareFollow

Heaven's Praise
The Proud Face of a Father

My friend, Jeff Ling, sent me a direct message earlier tonight asking me to read and watch his latest blog entry. Jeff paints an amazing and insightful word-picture about the joy and pride our heavenly Father must have when he looks at us, his children. This is exactly what I am writing about in my new

Devotional Thoughts
God Wants To Give Praise To Us

Here is an excerpt from my new book I have just started writing, called Heaven’s Praise: Hearing Him Say Well Done.  To be a Reading Partner to help and encourage me as I write, please email us at We’ll give you access to a password-protected site where you can read the new lessons as

pure praise worship study, radio interviews
Worship Interview on Moody Radio in Illinois! Play in new window | Download ATTN: Illinois folks in the Quad Cities! Dwayne was interviewed on Moody Radio 89.3 Tuesday,  May 19, at 6:40 and 8:40 a.m. To LISTEN to the recorded interview, click on the gray arrows below. PART 1 PART 2:   ShareFollow

FREE Easter Dramatic Sketch: He Is Risen!

Here is a powerful and simple dramatic sketch written by Dwayne that will work great for your Easter worship service. This 2-minute sketch works for any size congregation. It is taken from Luke 24:1-9 and builds up to a contagious shouting throughout the entire congregation of the words, “He is risen!” This dramatic scripture reading works great after a familiar and powerful resurrection

Worship Planning
Awesome Report of On-going Revival!

Imagine your church leaders saying you don’t need a traditional series of meetings because your church is already IN revival! That’s exactly what happened this past Sunday to a pastor friend of mine. Listen to what he wrote me:  Revival Already Happening! We had a great service with many responding to the altar this morning and one

Leaders' Notes, seminars & conferences
Next Level Worship Invited to Lead in AL State Conference

Our good friend, Keith Hibbs, has invited us to help lead a worship leader state-wide conference in May. Part of Alabama Southern Baptists’ Leader Connect emphasis, this conference at Shocco Springs Conference Center near Talledega, AL is for all the associational music directors across the state. I will be leading worship conferences in Botswana, Africa during this time. Thus, John Martin,

Biblical Perspectives, Leaders' Notes
“Worship Leader” Is Still a Good Title

Of late, the term worship leader has come upon hard times. ‘Seems that titles like “lead worshiper” or “worship facilitator” or even “song leader” are more in vogue. I appreciate the careful thought and articulation of my colleagues who want to better define what we do each week when we stand in front of other believers

Biblical Perspectives, Book Reviews, Devotional Thoughts
Spurgeon on the Practice of Praise

I am reading C. H. Spurgeon’s book, The Practice of Praise (Whitaker House, 1995). This is a power-packed little read! Here are some amazing (and convicting!) quotes that I highlighted from the first half of the book. (Second half coming soon!) ~ Dwayne “They shall abundantly utter the memory of God’s great goodness.” (Psalm 147:5) The word,

Pure Praise Resources, Worship Study Help
Primary Hebrew Words for Praise

This is another extra resource for those going through the Pure Praise worship study. Please utilize this list of Hebrew definitions for words used for praise in the Old Testament. There are several Hebrew words that are translated as “praise” in most English versions. We strongly encourage you to go deeper in studying these amazing word-pictures. NOTE: We’ve