worship

Guest Posts
Worship is More Than Music (Repost)

  Our motto at Next Level Worship is “More Than Music.” I love those 3 words because they encapsulate the core message of our ministry. Simply put, our team at Next Level Worship International believes and teaches that worship is more than just music.  If you’re a worship leader, pastor, or paid servant of the

Missions
Africa Worship Training Tour: Only 6 Weeks Away!

The NLW team is so excited to be heading back to Africa! On this tour, the team will be training church leaders, worship teams, and congregations on the transforming power of God through worship. God has opened the door for NLW to visit 5 countries! Regional conferences and training events are being held in Zambia,

Biblical Perspectives, Resources, Worship Planning
4 Goals Every Worship Gathering Should Accomplish (Repost)

Reprinted from Week 7 of Pure Praise.  Every time we come together to worship our Lord on Sundays (as well as at other times), there are four goals our worship gatherings should meet. While we have quite a bit of freedom in how we go about accomplishing each goal, the goals themselves are not optional and not subject to change. They remain

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

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,

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

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

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

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

Biblical Perspectives, teaching, worship study
Part 1: What Is Lifestyle Worship?

Want to LISTEN to this article? Click here The term, lifestyle worship, has been around for a while now; yet, it seems a lot of Christians still don’t quite understand it. A girl in the Philippines and her youth group were going through my book, Pure Praise. On her blog site she wrote, “I’ve always

Biblical Perspectives, Heaven's Praise, Resources, worship study
Worship: What Christians Should Aim For Every Day (Repost)

This article is an excerpt from Week 2 of the 6-week Bible study, Heaven’s Praise: Hearing God Say Well Done by Dwayne Moore. ____________________________________ Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting from you? Sadly, many in God’s family spend much of their lives this way. They walk

reports
“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, seminars & conferences
Dwayne to Speak at 2 Student Conferences about Pure Praise for Youth

Please pray for Dwayne as he speaks at two student conferences in Pigeon Forge, TN. Dwayne will be teaching from his forth-coming book, Pure Praise for Youth: A Heart-focused Study on Worship (June, 2011). Dwayne will speak to the youth leaders at the Strength to Stand Conference on Tuesday, December 28. Then on Wednesday, December 29,