Posts Tagged:worship

“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…



C.S. Lewis’ Prophetic Words Speak to Our Economic Woes

by Next Level Worship

The following is a quote from C. S. Lewis’ book, Mere Christianity (HarperCollins, 1952). It needs no preface or explanation… There is one bit of advice given to us by the ancient heathen Greeks, and by the Jews in the Old Testament, and by the great Christian teachers of the Middle Ages, which the modern economic…



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,…



Teenagers Stand In Cold To Worship at Easter

by Next Level Worship

Below is an excerpt from a newspaper article that just came out this morning. It is an encouraging and powerful story of how love for the risen Christ is still more important to some young people (and older people!) than their own personal comforts. Go here to read the entire article. BANGOR, Maine – The early arrival…



4 New Dramatic Sketches to Enhance Your Services!

by Next Level Worship

My pastor, Randy Norris, has been preaching a series he has entitled, “Why-fi.” I wrote a 3-minute dramatic sketch to support each of the messages. Because of the broad ideas they are presenting, these humorous but thought-provoking skits can be used to enhance any number of sermon topics and services. These are simple to do…



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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