Leadership Qualities in Worship Teams

Our bands are in Week 6 of Pure Praise, so yesterday for our devotional we talked about the leadership qualities listed in Day 4. Here's what we look for in worship ministry leaders, based on 2 Chr. 20:21: 1. those who "should sing" (have a calling), 2, those who would sing (have desire & enthusiasm),

Creative Order of Worship to Teach Personal Praise

This order is different than anything I’ve seen before. (In fact, in my 30+ years of planning and leading worship, I have never seen or heard of this approach.) But I can testify that this simple but deliberately planned time of spontenaity helped teach our people a valuable lesson about personal worship and praise. Our pastor, Randy Norris, and the worship planning team at

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

How To Lead Without the Title Worship Leader

Here's the outline for one of the sessions I'm teaching at the AL Next Level Worship Conference on Saturday, August 15, 2009. Still need some ideas/stories/input about this topic. I hope to make this into a full article soon.  -- Dwayne To lead w/out the title worship leader, one must be: Satisfied (in second place) Submissive

How To Be a Maverick for God

One of the most stirring and important messages I have heard in many years is the one Michael Catt preached recently. Michael is pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA. He is also the executive producer of the movies, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel. Michael and I were working in a conference together when

Dwayne’s Article in National Worship Leader Conference Magazine

We are honored to have one of Dwayne's articles featured in this year's conference magazine for the National Worship Leader's Conference in Leawood, Kansas. The article is called Glow Business: The Worship Leader's Ultimate Mission. It is excerpted from Dwayne's new book, Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship.  This excerpt is perhaps the

Part 2 of Worship Article in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox

Part 2 of Dwayne's article called Developing Your Worship Team to Be Ministers through Music has just been released in this week's edition of Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox. This is becoming one of the most popular articles Dwayne has written.   This latest article is the 15th article on worship that Dwayne has written for the Toolbox

Pure Praise Weekly Introductions DVD Available!

Announcing our most exciting companion resource to Pure Praise yet! Author Dwayne Moore has just released a DVD of weekly introduction videos designed to motivate and inspire you and your group to stay faithful to each week's devotional study in Pure Praise!  The DVD includes intro videos for all 9 weeks of the study, plus

Worship Leader Webinar a Great Success!

Thanks to everyone who attended my webinar today! We've heard great reports from attendees, so it apparently hit the mark and met a need. To God be that glory! Our topic that I taught today was on the 5 Essentials for Effective Worship Services, taken from my study, Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on

Webinar: 5 Essentials for Effective Worship Gatherings

5 Essentials for Planning Effective Worship Gatherings taught by Dwayne Moore Monday, April 13, 2009 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 1:00 p.m. Central (duration 1 hour) There are many elements that go into making a service. However, there are five that need to be present any time the body of Christ gathers to worship. This class