Still room for you or your group to come! Register NOW online or at the door on the morning of the workshop! See below image for more information and how to register.

Click here to download this poster for your group!

NOTE: You must register for the workshop in order to participate in the contest (which are both on July 26). ALSO, you can attend the workshop even if you’re not in the contest.

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During this fun and interactive workshop, you and your group will have the opportunity to interact with other praise bands and artists. You’ll see first hand what a true heart of worship looks like. And you’ll be taught how to be a worshiper both on and off stage!

BTW, the workshop is open for everyone, not just students. Adult groups are welcome to come and learn as well!

After the workshop, everyone will have a great time at the BAND CONTEST, where several bands (who apply in advance) will play and be coached by a panel of expert judges (including Juan DeVevo from Casting Crowns!). Groups who don’t compete are encouraged to watch the contest and learn from the judge’s comments. It will be a fun and helpful time for all!

NOTE: 1. Your group can simply watch the band contest–which takes place immediately after the workshop on July 26–and you can learn from what the coaches/judges say, or 2. if you apply in time, your band can participate in the band contest. (Click on the Contest tab for more information.)

This is one day you don’t want to miss! The people who come will leave fired up, heart-focused and ready to minister! So REGISTER TODAY!

Date & Location

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Hope Baptist Church, Pell City, AL (Click here to map)


9:00–2:30 Workshop with Dwayne & Juan (lunch provided)
NOTE: Leaders will eat lunch with Juan & Dwayne to Q&A about how to form and build a praise band.

3:00–6:30 Band Contest & Coaching

Workshop Topics

  • Lifestyle Worship and Expressive Praise
  • Becoming Ministers through Music
  • Leading Worship Both On and Off Stage
  • Essentials Qualities and Goals When Leading Worship
  • Going Deep with God and Staying Faithful Where He Plants You



>>Have questions? Want to register over the phone? Call us 877-261-0521! You can also register online below.

Everyone who attends must register–including those who are playing in the Band Contest.


Registration cost per church is $250 (or $300 the day of the workshop).

Registering as a church or group allows you to bring up to 20 students and leaders.

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Cost per individual is $49.95 (or $60 the day of the workshop).

Register as individuals if you are NOT coming as a large group of 5 or more.

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If you have any questions about registering, please email us at office [at]

You can also mail a check to Next Level Worship, LLC. Please make the check out to Next Level Worship, LLC.

REFUND POLICY: We will refund 75% of the registration fee through Thursday, July 21. No refunds will be given after Thursday, July 21.


Band Contest

Praise bands who attend the workshop with Dwayne can also have the chance to compete in the band contest, which takes place during the workshop.

  • Those who compete will receive some great coaching from top experts in worship bands–including Juan DeVevo of Casting Crowns and Kevin Derryberry!
  • One of the competing bands will have the opportunity to play at Ignite ’11, a large festival in August in Pell City!
  • AND the winner will get to record a demo song in Kevin Derryberry’s state-of-the-art ProTools studio!

Parents are encouraged to attend the contest which will begin around 3PM on July 26. (Family members will not need to pay to come to the contest from 3-6PM.)


1. Register your band for the workshop. (Click on the Register tab above.)

NOTE: Bands must register for and attend the morning workshop on July 26 in order to compete during the afternoon contest that day.

2. Complete the band contest application. (Click here to download it.)

NOTE: Applications are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis, until we have a full roster of bands. As of now, we still have room for more bands to compete. So register today!


Workshop Speakers

Dwayne Moore

Students will be taught by Dwayne Moore, a leading author and instructor on worship. Dwayne is the author of Pure Praise for Youth: A Heart-focused Study on Worship. He recently recorded a video teaching series on worship with Mark Hall, Casting Crowns’ lead singer.

Of Dwayne, Mark Hall said, “He has a desire to see the body of Christ truly understand what it means to honor God with our worship and let our lifesongs sing to God in spirit and in truth.”

Juan DeVevo

Juan is the rhythm guitarist for the Grammy-award winning group, Casting Crowns. He is also the youth praise teams director at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, GA. Eagles Landing is home to Casting Crowns. Juan has years of experience leading worship and teaching students how to lead worship. He knows how to build and grow strong and effective youth worship bands.



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Special Thanks to Our Host Church…

New Hope Baptist Church of Pell City

Paul Brasher, pastor