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

Pastors, You Are Your Church’s Lead Worshiper

The following article was written by John Martin, who is the Vice President of Development for Next Level Worship, LLC. This article was featured in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. We have received tons of positive feedback from this article. Once you’ve read it, we believe you’ll understand why! Enjoy! As senior pastors, if we are fortunate

Requirements for Members of Our Worship Team

Below are the reguirements and expectations that Dwayne places on his praise teams and production teams at his church. We have three basic requirements for those who play and sing in our praise bands at our church: Everyone must be willing to go through the nine-week Bible study, Pure Praise. Everyone must be able to commit

How to Start a Praise Band in Your Church

From time to time, we are asked how to start  a praise team to lead music during worship services in churches. Below are seven lessons Dwayne has learned from several years of leading praise teams in the churches where he has served.  He has been involved with starting two successful praise teams from scratch as well as four choirs. He

Forum Comments from Pure Praise Study

TheWorshipCommunity.com is going together through Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship. You can still jump into their amazing  discussions of what they are learning during each day’s devotional study. Go here to read the forums and get involved. Here are a few quotes from the forum discussion during Week 1: First off, I

How to Develop Your Team To Be Ministers Through Music

The following article is featured in the Summer 09 edition of Neue. Neue is a quarterly bookzine produced by Relevant Magazine for emerging ministry leaders. How To Develop Your Worship Team to Be Ministers through Music By Dwayne Moore  The goal for church musicians and assistants should be that they become ministers through music. Ministers through music

Pure Praise Audio Devotions

We are excited to announce an amazing companion resource for the Pure Praise worship study. We have just finished and released brief, daily devotions to compliment all 45 lessons from the Pure Praise book! These are all read by author Dwayne Moore. These audio devotions are only 5 to 7 minutes each. When you purchase

Pet Peaves about Worship Leaders

Kent Shaffer has highlighted a provocative list of things people hate to see worship leaders do. WARNING: This list is not for the easily offended or closed-minded or convinced-they've-got-it-all-figured-out people. I don't necessarily agree with everything on the list. But I must admit I have been (still am) guilty of some of the "gripes" mentioned here. I challenge us

Another Article Featured in Pastors.com

Hey everyone, please take a few moments and go to the link below to read Dwayne's latest article in Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox. This is the tenth article that the Toolbox newsletter--which has over 180,000 subscribers--has featured of Dwayne's. We are thankful for our ongoing relationship with Pastors.com. Link to the article: http://www.pastors.com/RWMT/article.asp?ArtID=11215.

Powerful Responsive Reading about the Church

Recently, we put together an effective and rousing “responsive reading” that supported our pastor’s message theme that day about the place and importance of God’s Church. Our entire congregation was on their feet clapping by the end of this stirring experience! Click here to download the PDF of the recitation. We adapted this reading/recitation from an old Bill Gaither recitation. We

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