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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How to Develop Your Worship Team Into True Servants

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

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

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

Building Strong Worship Leaders

Part 1 of the series: Building Strong Worship Leaders 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 […]


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

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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