The Real God vs. Allah

This website is about Biblical worship. And sometimes we just need to make clear exactly who the real God is that we are worshiping! Last week, my thirteen-year-old son told me something that stopped me in my tracks. He said, "Dad, did you know that our God and Allah are really the same god?" He had watched a

Pure Praise Impacts Lives in The Worship Community

Here are some comments from a few in TheWorshipCommunity forum who finished all 9 weeks of Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship. I came to this study wanting, seeking, and asking God for one or two things in my life; and He gave me much more…When I came, I felt so overwhelmed that I

1000+ Decisions for Christ on Guatemala Mission Trip

Thanks to everyone who prayed and supported us on our nine-day mission tour in Guatemala this past week! My 13 year old son, Stephen, and I joined 15 college students from Northeast Junior College to do street, school and village evangelism in several cities throughout Guatemala. This trip was a great example of "next level worship,"

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

Office Closed for Mission Trip to Guatemala

Our Next Level Worship office will be closed from Thursday, March 12 through Friday, March 20. We will not be answering calls, shipping store orders, or responding to emails during this time. Pray for us while we are gone on a mission trip to various parts of Guatemala. We will be doing street and village evangelism

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

First Next Level Worship Conference a Great Success!

Our very first Next Level Worship Conference in Deridder, LA went incredibly well! We had close to 120 people who attended, representing several local area churches. We received the letter below from Frank Nihart, who is the worship pastor who hosted our first Next Level Worship Conference. It is clear from this letter that he was very satisfied

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

Life of Worship Means Fighting to the Finish

The following article by Dwayne appears in Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox, Issue #371. This is an excerpt from Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship. Specifically, this is taken from Day 1 of Week 9 called Finishing Well. If we are to finish well the mission God has given us on this earth, one very