Worship Is the Fuel of Missions

I am reading a thought-provoking book by Gary Wright, who is a member of my church's praise team. It's called Worship Awakening. At the end of chapter 2, he pulls an insightful quote from John Piper about worship and missions. I have not found a better statement on missions and worship than this one by John Piper: "Missions

Nancy Beach Endorses Pure Praise Worship Study

Nancy Beach served as program coordinator at Willow Creek Church for 20 years and is now the teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church (which averages nearly 23,000 attendees, making it the fourth-largest church in the United States.) Nancy also serves as the executive vice president for the arts at the Willow Creek Association. She is

Saddleback Worship Trainer Endorses Pure Praise Audio Devotions

Al Lowry heads up a large worship leader training ministry at Saddleback Church in CA. His ministry is called GIG, or Guitarists Into God. He works with zillions of worship leaders. This is what he said about our Pure Praise Audio Devotions that he recently reviewed: "I am probably the poster child target for your efforts as

Pray for Vernon Whaley

Please pray for Dr. Vernon Whaley, who is the Director for the Center for Worship at Liberty University. He was in a very serious car accident about two months ago and has had multiple complications since. He has had 3 surgeries to date and has now contracted staph infection, which in his words in an email to

Recording Pure Praise Video Intros This Week

Alas, after several attempts to schedule and reschedule video taping, looks like I will finally get to record the weekly video intros for my worship study, Pure Praise, this week! These 5-minute video segments are designed to encourage and inspire your small group or worship team to stay faithful to the study each week. I will

How God Measures Our Success

Hey everyone, I thought you might enjoy this entry in my Quiet Time Journal from my devotion this morning. I am going through 1 Corinthians. Today's passage was 12:4-6.  The theme of today's quiet time study is that the same God works through each of our individual gifts to accomplish His purpose.  An excerpt is below.

Interview about Worship on Moody Radio

Dwayne Moore was interviewed on the Mornings with Mark show on Moody Radio's WMBI, which is 90.1 FM and 1110 AM.  WMBI is Moody Radio's main radio station located in Chicago, the home of Moody Bible Institute. This interview featured Dwayne's worship study, Pure Praise.   Click on the gray arrow below to listen to the interview. http://files.nextlevelworship.com/music/DwayneMoore4Email.mp3

The Problem with my Blackberry, Twitter, and Facebook

I’ve had my Blackberry Pearl for close to a year. I have been on Facebook for about 6 months, and I started Twittering in earnest a couple months ago. I must say I am feeling quite well-connected and socially relevant! In fact, it’s hard to imagine life without them now. Please hear me say that I

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

FREE Easter Dramatic Sketch: He Is Risen!

Here is a powerful and simple dramatic sketch written by Dwayne that will work great for your Easter worship service. This 2-minute sketch works for any size congregation. It is taken from Luke 24:1-9 and builds up to a contagious shouting throughout the entire congregation of the words, “He is risen!” This dramatic scripture reading works great after a familiar and powerful resurrection