Dwayne Moore

About Dwayne Moore

Dwayne Moore is founder of Next Level Worship. He is also Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts at Valley View Church in Louisville, KY. Dwayne has authored multiple books, including the award-winning Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship and Heaven’s Praise: Hearing God Say “Well Done.” Dwayne has taught and led worship for more than 35 years in over 1000 churches and conferences. He has contributed numerous articles to Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox.

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Worship As the Target for Christian Living

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HeavensPraise

Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting from you? Sadly, many in God’s family spend much of their lives this way. They walk around with an I-hope-so approach to the Christian life—they hope they’re in God’s will, or hope they’re doing what is best and […]


Effectively Using Visual Arts in Worship

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Have you gazed at the sky lately? Have you noticed the amazing colors of an evening sunset? Have you been mesmerized by a gigantic rainbow with its backdrop of smoldering gray rain clouds? Our God is a magnificent designer! It’s as though every day provides Him a brand new canvas and He paints for us […]


Eight Steps to Transform Your Worship Team

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Worship Team

Below is a step-by-step plan to help your worship team members flourish in three fundamental areas—as worshipers, musicians and mentors. This approach can change the culture of your worship ministry and help your team grow spiritually and numerically—no matter the size of your church. I’ve seen firsthand the impact it has made in smaller congregations I’ve […]


Worship Leaders, Lead In Awe This Easter!

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Awe Inspiring

One quiet morning a few weeks ago, I decided to take some time to pray alone in our sanctuary. But as soon as I sat down on the front row, my mind began racing about all the stuff that still needed to be done before our Easter services: “How will the lights be set?” “Where […]


How to Develop Your Worship Team Into True Servants

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Building Strong Worship Leaders

Our goal for church musicians and worship teams should be that they become ministers through music. It isn’t enough to be good musicians or great performers. Worship teams need to minister. Ministers through music have some excellent and unique characteristics. Imagine a worship team who’s passionate about what they’re doing, with a clear sense of […]


How Mentoring Can Change Worship Ministry: a Pastor’s Perspective

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Building Strong Worship Leaders

Allow me to introduce to you my friend and boss, Dr. Joel Carwile. Joel is pastor of the 5800-member Valley View Church in southwest Louisville. I’ve been on staff there for the past 9 months as the Worship and Creative Arts Pastor. Below is a conversation Joel and I recently had about mentoring. As you […]


How We “Deepen Our Bench” of Quality Worship Leaders

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Deepening the Bench

Part 5 of the series: Building Strong Worship Leaders For the worship ministry of Valley View Church, our end goal is not to produce great worship services, but rather, to produce great worshipers, who will in turn help produce great worship services. Therefore, we have a process for discovering and developing worship leaders. Our process is […]


Want Better Worship Services? Build Better Worshipers

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Building Strong Worship Leaders

Part 1 of the series: Building Strong Worshipers Worship services are made up of people. I know that’s not news; it’s obvious. Yet, how often do we overlook this important detail? Most of us would like to take our services up a notch or two. But we tend to focus on things like newer songs […]


Going from Small Church to Mega-Church Ministry: How to Prepare

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Small to Mega

I recently joined the staff of Valley View Church in Louisville. Prior to coming to Kentucky, I was serving as worship pastor at a church plant in Birmingham, AL. Over the past twenty-five years I’ve served on staff in several different churches. In the majority of those churches I was bi-vocational and the congregations were […]


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