Paul Baloche Answers Worship Leaders’ Questions During Webinar

Today I sat in on a live and interactive webinar with song-writer and worship pastor, Paul Baloche – you know, the guy who wrote such great praise songs as Above All and Open the Eyes of My Heart! Paul downloaded some amazing insights onto all of us in this class, which was offered by Worship Leader Magazine. Below is

Worship Leader Magazine’s Summer Netcourses!

I am very honored to be included in the summer line-up of instructors for Worship Leader Magazine’s online courses. These are incredible, completely interactive and live courses that you can take in the comfort of your own home! All you need is a computer with an internet connection to “logon and learn” as Worship Leader puts it!

Handling Interruptions in Worship Services

Here is an excerpt from an excellent article by Joe McKeever. You can read the full article in this week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. Enjoy! Most church interruptions and disruptions are not as dramatic as gunshots, as dangerous as bomb threats, or as unnerving as a wild-eyed schizophrenic. They might be as routine as a

Deep Worship That Reaches the Unchurched

The following excerpt came from an article in last week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. Oh, that every congregation’s leadership understood these powerful truths about corporate worship. Special thanks to for allowing us to feature this excerpt. Guest article by Rick Warren: At Saddleback we believe worship services can be deep, meaningful, and accessible to the unchurched. Your

4 Articles about Worship on!

God is constantly good! Today marks our fourth article to be featured on and Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. is by far the most popular site for pastors and church leaders. And the Ministry Toolbox newsletter has a subscription of well over 180,000. Amazingly, the editor of and the Toolbox, Tobin Perry, has asked us to

Using Visual Arts in Worship

The following article is scheduled to run on Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox soon. I thought I would give you, my faithful readers, a “sneak preview”! Blessings! – Dwayne  Have you gazed at the sky lately? Have you noticed the amazing colors and dazzling hues of an evening sunset? Have you ever been mesmerized by a gigantic

Regaining Credibility in Our Corporate Worship

One of the most powerful messages I have heard preached on the topic of worship came recently from my pastor, Randy Norris. He leads a new church plant in Hoover, Alabama, called The Church at Ross Station. I am privileged to be the worship leader at this tremendous new work. I asked Randy if he would share with

Sound Wisdom on Production in Worship Services

I recently asked my friend, Phil Jenkins of Internally Sound, to write an article that overviews the role and importance of production in a church worship gathering. I have had the privelege to work closely with Phil and his brother, Mark, at Scott Dawson’s conferences and events for several years now. They are incredibly professional

How Much Praise Music Is Enough in a Service?

Forgive me if that sounds like a strange and rather unbecoming question for a major proponent of praise. However, for many of us as worship leaders, it is a question that lurks in the back of our minds week in and week out. I have to admit I am very curious as to why no one

Personal Evaluation of the 5 Necessary Elements

There are 5 necessary elements in order for a worship gathering to be most effective. They are: Prayer Planned Spontenaity Pliableness Power of the Spirit Pastoral Direction  All five of these should be present every time the saints gather to worship. These Biblical elements are explained and studied in detail during Week 5 of my worship