Posts Tagged:praise

“Worship Influencers Retreat” at Saddleback Church

by Next Level Worship

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…



Lives Being Changed at Liberty University!

by Next Level Worship

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…



Worship Interview on Moody Radio in Illinois!

by Next Level Worship

http://files.nextlevelworship.com/audio/moodyradioILinterviewpart1.mp3Podcast: 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 http://files.nextlevelworship.com/audio/moodyradioILinterviewpart1.mp3 PART 2: http://files.nextlevelworship.com/audio/moodyradioILinterview.mp3   ShareFollow



FREE Easter Dramatic Sketch: He Is Risen!

by Next Level Worship

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…



Awesome Report of On-going Revival!

by Next Level Worship

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…



Next Level Worship Invited to Lead in AL State Conference

by Next Level Worship

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,…



“Worship Leader” Is Still a Good Title

by Next Level Worship

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…



Spurgeon on the Practice of Praise

by Next Level Worship

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,…



Primary Hebrew Words for Praise

by Next Level Worship

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…



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