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Monday, July 14
 

1:30pm

Conference Choir Rehearsal (sign up required)
Worship Leaders
avatar for Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Pastor of Worship Ministries, Community Bible Church
Ray Jones has been in worship ministry for over 47 years and since 1992 has been the Pastor of Worship Ministries at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX. With a worship ministry of over 1600 volunteers, Ray has produced over 45 worship CD's and has published multiple volumes of worship music from his church. CBC is over 20,000 in attendance weekly and is seeking to touch the world with its worship. Ray is a leader that believes in... Read More →


Monday July 14, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Church of the Resurrection

4:30pm

Doors Open: Pre-Conference (Registration open)
If you haven't registered, walkins are welcome!  Please visit the NWLC booth.

Monday July 14, 2014 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Church of the Resurrection

5:30pm

 
Tuesday, July 15
 

7:30am

7:30am

Doors Open: Conference (Registration open)
If you haven't registered, walkins are welcome!  Please visit the NWLC booth.

Tuesday July 15, 2014 7:30am - 6:30pm
Church of the Resurrection

9:00am

Worship & General Session: A Morning with Bill and Gloria Gaither
Worship led by Tim Timmons followed by General Session: A Morning with Bill and Gloria Gaither (moderated by Lester Ruth, Chuck Fromm, and Tony Payne) 



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Chuck Fromm

Dr. Chuck Fromm

CEO, Publisher, Worship Leader
Dr. Chuck Fromm is the publisher and founder of Worship Leader magazine, Song DISCovery, and the National Worship Leader Conferences (NWLC). As President and pastor of Maranatha! Music for 22 years, he developed the series: Praise, Kids Praise, Psalms Alive!, and The Words of Worship, among many other projects. His leadership there was rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award from GMA in ’90 and a President’s award from... Read More →
BG

Bill & Gloria Gaither

General Session
For more than a half-century Bill & Gloria Gaither have used music to combine great art with great theology. Their collaborations have yielded more than 700 groundbreaking songs that have been sung for generations all over the world – songs like “Because He Lives,” “Something Beautiful,” “He Touched Me,” “It Is Finished,” “There’s Something About That Name,” and... Read More →
avatar for Tony Payne

Tony Payne

Morning Worship & Workshop Speaker
Tony Payne has served a wide variety of roles during his 30 years at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from Wheaton College, Bowling Green (OH), and Northwestern University. Recent compositions include All is in Christ for choir, and How Exalted is Your Name commemorating the 150th anniversary of the City of Wheaton, IL. Tony enjoys writing vocal music that relates historical characters or events and in 2012, he wrote... Read More →
avatar for Lester Ruth

Lester Ruth

Worship History Professor, Duke Divinity School & The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Lester Ruth is a historian of Christian worship with particular interests in the early church and the last 250 years, especially the history of contemporary worship. He is passionate about enriching the worship life of current congregations, regardless of style. He believes that careful reflection on the worship of other Christians—whether past or present, whether Protestant, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox—can serve to enrich the... Read More →

Worship Leaders
TT

Tim Timmons

Morning Worship & Workshop Speaker, Courtesy of Essential Worship
For 15 years, Tim Timmons served as worship leader at Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Recently, Timmons signed with Provident Label Group’s Reunion Records, and his debut album titled Cast My Cares released on June 4, 2013. Tim and his wife Hilary have been married for 15 years and have four children: Malia, Noah and twins Aaron and Anna. In June 2001, Tim was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Fearlessly, he faces his mortality... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Sanctuary

11:00am

Break
Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Church of the Resurrection

11:30am

11:30am

Acoustic Guitar in Worship: Steel & Nylon String

This class will be a study of the “CAGED” sys­tem for modern chord voicing. Learning to play in five basic keys, learning to transpose, the use of the capo, arranging with common tone open strings, and with pedal tone bass notes. We will also cover the special use of nylon-stringed gui­tar in worship.


Speakers
avatar for Erick Hailstone

Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C139

11:30am

Balancing What’s ‘New and Hot’ with ‘What’s Us and What’s Not’ 

Learn how to develop your church’s unique wor­ship language and identity while avoiding labels, the latest fads, and embracing the timeless.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Foot

Tim Foot

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Tim Foot is worship pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church and also leads the worship division for The Slingshot Group. His passions include leading people in worship, looking for fresh and creative ways to communicate God’s Grace, and mentoring and working with other worship leaders. During his tenure at LifeBridge they have added two satellite worship locations, continued to honor the pioneers of the... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B200

11:30am

Conversations about Contemporary Worship Leadership

Spend time with and ask questions of a handful of the most experienced, honored, and celebrat­ed thought leaders, writers, and artists in the world of music and songwriting. Listen as they discuss and share answers to your questions- -and wisdom regarding the critical concerns you have as worship leaders.

 


Speakers
BG

Bill & Gloria Gaither

General Session
For more than a half-century Bill & Gloria Gaither have used music to combine great art with great theology. Their collaborations have yielded more than 700 groundbreaking songs that have been sung for generations all over the world – songs like “Because He Lives,” “Something Beautiful,” “He Touched Me,” “It Is Finished,” “There’s Something About That Name,” and... Read More →
avatar for Zac Hicks

Zac Hicks

Cathedral Church of the Advent
Zac Hicks is Canon for Worship & Liturgy at Cathedral Church of the Advent (Birmingham, AL), blogger at zachicks.com, and author of The Worship Pastor (Zondervan, 2016). He grew up in Hawaii, studied music in Los Angeles, trained in Philosophy and Biblical Studies at Denver Seminary, and his current doctoral work is in the theology and worship of the English Reformation. Zac's passions include exploring the... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Chapel

11:30am

Creating Flow in Worship

This workshop will seek to answer the question, "How do you, as a worship leader, bring a dis­tracted person into an intimate encounter with the Holy God?" Explore how to lay out a clear path that allows for celebration, illumination, re­sponse and service. Bring examples of your current worship services for comparative discussions.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Gilbert

Dr. Craig Gilbert

Worship Pastor
Dr. Craig Gilbert is a worship leader, consultant, teacher and mentor. Craig has provided worship leadership in churches of all sizes for over 22 years. The founder of TheWorshipDoctor.com ministries, Dr. Gilbert works with churches all over the country to grow, renew, solve, and encourage in all aspects of worship; not just the music! He specializes in congregational worship renewal. His classes at NWLC are always informative and... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C020

11:30am

Enhance Your Bands Sound with Multi Tracks and Loops from LoopCommunity.com

Learn how you can easily make your band sound huge by using Loops, MultiTracks, and Click­Tracks in worship via LoopCommunity.com. It’s easier than you might think. Together, we will build a worship set and you’ll leave this work­shop feeling confident that you can start using tracks this weekend at your church.


Speakers
avatar for Matt McCoy

Matt McCoy

Ableton Trainer, LoopCommunity.com
Matt McCoy is a worship leader and songwriter from Chicago, IL. He has served as worship leader with Willow Creek Community Church and Vertical Church Band, and is also the founder of LoopCommunity.com He is an Ableton Certified Trainer and travels the country teaching churches and worship leaders about using technology in worship. Matt has been using Loops, MultiTracks, and Ableton Live in worship since 2002.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C145

11:30am

Fuel the Dream

Got dreams? God is the “Dream Giver.” Come if you want to be encouraged, empowered, and enabled to fuel the dream God has given you. Biblical, prac­tical, spiritual, and innovative ideas to help you see your dreams come to fruition. Be challenged. Laugh out loud. Get excited ... you’re closer to a dream come true than you think you are.


Speakers
avatar for Debby Berry

Debby Berry

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Beneficiary of Grace. Messenger of Hope. Receiver of forgiveness. Proclaimer of the goodness of God. Grateful recipient of Redemption. Relentlessly desiring to be like Jesus. Happy wife. Eternally thankful survivor of stage 3 and stage 4 cancer. Less significantly; speaker, writer, publishing and music industry consultant, and wearer of black. Stalked relentlessly by Goodness and Mercy. Declarer that God is good and He adores us. When we are sure... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B205

11:30am

Growing A Ministry In A Digital World

In this workshop, we will explore what it means for a ministry to exist and thrive in this digital world. We will discuss various ways to use so­cial media and digital marketing to expand your reach. We will share best practices and tools/ tips to streamline your strategy, no matter what size your ministry. We'll be sure to have plenty of time for Q&A. Churches, nonprofits, and artists are all welcome!


Speakers
WM

Wisdom Moon

Founder, All About Worship
Founder of All About Worship and Kingdom Songs | Resource & Engagement Manager at CentricWorship / Centricity Music Publishing


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C136

11:30am

I Really Don’t Like These People

Many worship leaders come into the worship ministry of the church and give their all—only to find, after a few years, that the church is con­suming their joy and they feel like they need to quit. This seminar is a “working clinic” address­ing your specific issues and collectively finding ways to navigate to a positive outcome – for your sake and the sake of your ministry.


Speakers
avatar for Gareth Goossen

Gareth Goossen

Workshop Speaker
Always waiting, sometimes frustrated, never quitting!


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C143

11:30am

Lighting For Worship - Understanding Lighting Basics

Lighting can greatly enhance or distract in our church services, but when it comes to lighting many of us have a "fake it till you make it men­tality." If you need a better handle on words like DMX, PAR, ETC, three-point lighting and more, join us for this lighting 101 level class as we discuss the basic components of lighting and lighting design. You'll walk out of this class with a better idea of what you need, why you need it and how to effectively implement your lighting.


Speakers
avatar for Duke Dejong

Duke Dejong

Workshop Speaker, CCI Solutions


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C133

11:30am

Navigating Conflict in Ministry Teams

Conflict is everywhere: in our teams, in and around those we serve, and in ourselves. When we engage effectively with conflict, we thrive. When we don’t, unresolved conflict takes a toll on our energy, our relationships, and our min­istry. This workshop explores the fears that get in the way, and the skills that form the building blocks of productive confrontation. It offers an encouraging and practical, step-by-step ap­proach to difficult conversations that resolve conflict and move us forward.


Speakers
MA

Mark Aardsma

Workshop Speaker, ATS Acoustics


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B206

11:30am

Teaching Kids to Worship

Kids love to worship! Come find out how to en­gage children in a worship setting. Get them jumping, dancing, and experiencing the pres­ence of The Lord.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve + Shawn have spent years serving their local church and now travel to churches of all shapes and sizes with their two handsome but unavailable sons and maggie mo the dog... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B209

11:30am

Team Growth & Volunteers

No worship ministry functions successfully with­out a motivated and growing team of volunteers. How do we do this? Am I a boss or a casting director? Do I run a factory or a family? Learn practical, surprising, and challenging ways to succeed at multiplying, nurturing, and motivat­ing volunteers.


Speakers
avatar for Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Freelance Writer - Worship Leader, RKblog.com - A Beautiful Liturgy
Writer, Speaker, and Musician Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition in Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015. He is the author of, The Six Hats of the Worship Leader, building into the life of church ministry through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Rich is a ministry veteran... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C050

11:30am

The Mixer and Why Digital is the Way to Go

First we’ll explain what all the knobs, buttons, and faders do, along with some helpful tips on how to use them. Next we’ll discuss the advan­tages that digital mixers have over their analog cousins. It’s a fun class for volunteers and all who are interested in this aspect of supporting worship.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others. I have... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C041

11:30am

The Worship Service Makeover

In this practical workshop, veteran worship lead­er Rick Muchow unpacks proven principles, tips and habits that will help you to immediately im­prove the quality and effectiveness of your Wor­ship Service. Plus: "How To Succeed in Sound Check Without Really Crying!"


Speakers
avatar for Rick Muchow

Rick Muchow

Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C144

11:30am

Using MultiTracks in Live Worship: Foundations, Gear, and Tips

This class takes a broad approach and it has info for the novice as well as more advanced software users who are looking to refine their live performance skills. Bring your computers, and we’ll show you how to build a custom set in Ableton Live that you could use this Sunday.


Speakers
avatar for Will Doggett

Will Doggett

Workshop Speaker, MultiTracks.com
Will Doggett is the Director of Training and Development at MultiTracks.com and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He has a passion for training Worship Leaders how to use technology as a tool for leading worship. He brings a unique perspective to worship leading and technology having served the Church as a Worship Leader, Music Director, and Creative Director.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C135

11:30am

Visual Liturgy: Exploring Narrative Worship

What if your worship service could be more than a sermon and a setlist supported by a few mo­tion “backgrounds”? Imagine a worship gather­ing that tells a story guided by verbals and vi­suals that work together! In this class, we will explore the concept of “narrative worship” and how to use projected visuals to create a story.

 


Speakers
SP

Stephen Proctor

author + curator, illuminate.us
| illuminator | visual liturgist | worship curator | environmental projection | if that's too confusing for you, just think of it as PowerPoint on steroids. =)


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B214

11:30am

Vocal Technique

This session will focus on the essential build­ing blocks of vocal technique—breathing and breath support, getting rid of tension, and build­ing your head and chest voice and the blend of the two. The goal is to remove the barriers to vo­cal freedom and enhance your ability to engage deeply with God as you worship.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association.  While at Willow Creek, Scott was a worship leader, songwriter and vocalist.  Scott also oversaw the development of Arts products for the WCA... Read More →
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts Conference.  Vonda was the Vocal Director at Willow Creek Community Church for 6 years, and served as a volunteer at Willow Creek... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C028

11:30am

Worship Evangelism

How do I engage my worship ministry in out­reach events in our community? Are you taking the gospel outside the walls of your church? Join Ray Jones as he shares ways to connect with your community.


Speakers
avatar for Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Pastor of Worship Ministries, Community Bible Church
Ray Jones has been in worship ministry for over 47 years and since 1992 has been the Pastor of Worship Ministries at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX. With a worship ministry of over 1600 volunteers, Ray has produced over 45 worship CD's and has published multiple volumes of worship music from his church. CBC is over 20,000 in attendance weekly and is seeking to touch the world with its worship. Ray is a leader that believes in... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B201

11:30am

Youth Choirs Cause Your church to grow!

Baseball has “farm systems,” so does church, and one of the best is youth choirs. Youth choirs cause young people to “stick” to your church. Want to watch talent develop? Start a youth choir and a youth band.


Speakers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Stan Endicott is a nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor, Music Producer and Mentor to hundreds of young leaders. He was producer for Maranatha Music for over twenty years during which time he produced Promise Keepers recordings, including “Stand in the Gap”. This was the theme for the “1997 million man march” in Washington D.C. He produced and directed gospel choirs for many... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B225

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday July 15, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Church of the Resurrection

1:00pm

New Artist Showcase
Host
avatar for Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Feat. New Artist Showcase - Tuesday, New Artist Showcase
Ryan Kennedy is a songwriter and worship leader from Houston, Texas, and is currently the Director of Worship and Creative Arts at Northwest Bible Church in Spring, Texas. Ryan has toured with and opened for acts, such as: Sarah Kelly (two­time Grammy nominee ­ "Take Me Away" and "Where The Past Meets Today") and Jonathan Thulin (two #1 singles "Dead Come to Life" and "Architecture"). Even at his young age, Ryan has an... Read More →
JL

Joshua Lane

Feat. New Artist Showcase - Tuesday, Sarah Kelly Music School
avatar for Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Feat. New Artist Showcase - Tuesday; Worship Concert - Wednesday, Sarah Kelly Music School
Hannah Elizabeth Smith is a singer-songwriter/guitarist based out of Houston, Texas. Inspired by her father, Hannah picked up a guitar at the age of ten. Quickly becoming an obsession, she started to play multiple instruments such as bass and drums. Shortly after, a position opened up at her local church on the worship team. With Shawn Smith (father) on guitar, and Hannah on the drums, the worship team traveled to small... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Exhibitor Hall (Student Center)

2:00pm

2:00pm

And Justice for All

Through inspiring stories from around the world and in-depth Bible study, we’ll discover the link between worshiping God and loving the least.


Speakers
avatar for Shaun Groves

Shaun Groves

Workshop Speaker, Compassion International
Shaun is a gifted communicator known by a lot of different titles: Singer/ songwriter. Speaker. Blogger. Husband. Daddy. Friend. He feels and thinks deeply and laughs easily. And he’s helping Christians discover what they were saved for, and being a voice for children around the world, desperate to be saved from poverty.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C145

2:00pm

Bass Guitar

This workshop will cover the essentials for ef­fective bass playing in a worship band. Topics include warm-ups, technique, effective bass/ drum interaction, ear-training, the critical subtle­ties, and much more.


Speakers
PF

Paul Finazzo

Minister of Worship and Music, Trinity Lutheran Church


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B214

2:00pm

Building Better Presentations
Everyone has a projector and screen, but sometimesthose tools don't get used to their fullestpotential. We will cover how to use still imagery,motion loops, countdowns, mini-movies, fonts,and presentation software to enhance your visualmedia ministry. We will also cover a verycool new tool that lets you create your own media,from your phone.

Speakers
avatar for Camron Ware

Camron Ware

visualworshiper.com
Camron Ware is the founder of Visual Worshiper, the originator of Environmental Projection in churches. He travels the country helping churches re-think their visual worship through Environmental Projection, lighting, and visual media. Camron is also a freelance lighting designer and VJ, with a heart and passion for visual worship leading; using technology and environments to create authentic, engaging, transformational experiences... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B229

2:00pm

Church Music And The Copyright Law: Making Sense Of It All

Paul Herman of CCLI leads this interactive workshop that will simplify the key areas of the copyright law that affect the church (and you!). Through presentation, questions and answers, you will learn about the copyright issues you need to be aware of and how to be in compli­ance legally and ethically.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Herman

Paul Herman

CCLI
As a songwriter, worship leader, and a member of the management team, Paul is connected with CCLI in every possible way. | | Paul serves as CCLI's Marketing Manager at the global headquarters in Vancouver, Washington. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from George Fox University and has served as marketing/communications specialist for a number of ministries.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C135

2:00pm

Electric Guitar

Develop effective skills for rhythm playing as a single guitar player or in a group context. We will cover the use of triads, fourths, hammer-ons, and slides with chords. Chords: The “G add9 chord,” Triads, Inversions, 3rds in the bass, sus chords, 2nds. Soloing: Blues based, major and minor pentatonic scales, hammers, slides, bend­ing, and vibrato. Rhythm/lead: combining all of these elements to create a strong basis for solo­ing, comping, and fills.

 


Speakers
avatar for Erick Hailstone

Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C139

2:00pm

Ensemble Singing

Singing in groups, whether small groups of 2-4, large choirs of 100, or any size in-between can be challenging. We will focus on the key ele­ments of singing well together and give the class a chance to experiment and develop a cohesive, powerful sound. Come and learn how to make your group sound twice its size.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association.  While at Willow Creek, Scott was a worship leader, songwriter and vocalist.  Scott also oversaw the development of Arts products for the WCA... Read More →
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts Conference.  Vonda was the Vocal Director at Willow Creek Community Church for 6 years, and served as a volunteer at Willow Creek... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C028

2:00pm

Essential Worship Multitracks

Join Essential Worship/Provident in this work­shop and learn to create engaging and full sounding worship sets using the original record­ed tracks from your favorite Provident artists in­cluding Vertical Church Band, One Sonic Society and Elevation Worship. Learn how to implement original artist multitracks in your worship set this weekend.


Speakers
avatar for Matt McCoy

Matt McCoy

Ableton Trainer, LoopCommunity.com
Matt McCoy is a worship leader and songwriter from Chicago, IL. He has served as worship leader with Willow Creek Community Church and Vertical Church Band, and is also the founder of LoopCommunity.com He is an Ableton Certified Trainer and travels the country teaching churches and worship leaders about using technology in worship. Matt has been using Loops, MultiTracks, and Ableton Live in worship since 2002.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B209

2:00pm

Inductive Worship Leading....How To Invite People To OWN Their Response To Jesus

We could all answer the following questions in our sleep, but are there basics that we may need to unlearn or question so that we can be more effective? I think, yes. So giddy up … let’s explore these together! What’s our role? Who’s our audience? Are we creating good “church go­ers” who know the drill, or are we creating true worshipers of the one and only Jesus the Christ?


Speakers
TT

Tim Timmons

Morning Worship & Workshop Speaker, Courtesy of Essential Worship
For 15 years, Tim Timmons served as worship leader at Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Recently, Timmons signed with Provident Label Group’s Reunion Records, and his debut album titled Cast My Cares released on June 4, 2013. Tim and his wife Hilary have been married for 15 years and have four children: Malia, Noah and twins Aaron and Anna. In June 2001, Tim was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Fearlessly, he faces his mortality... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C020

2:00pm

Leading A Small Church

You can do big things in a small church. That’s because effective worship leading doesn’t re­quire a large team or even a big budget. Come to this fun and empowering class and learn through interactive demonstrations how to get the most out of whatever it is you have.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve + Shawn have spent years serving their local church and now travel to churches of all shapes and sizes with their two handsome but unavailable sons and maggie mo the dog... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B206

2:00pm

Leading by Letting Go

“And the way up is the way down …” offers T. S. Eliot. Many of us find that it is easier to sub­scribe to the idea of servant-leadership than it is to practice it. In this session we will remind ourselves of who our Triune God is: an eternal communion of mutual deference and love. We will consider practical ways that a mindset of leading by elevating others can transform our lives and ministries.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reggie Kidd

Dr. Reggie Kidd

General Session & Workshop Speaker
Dr. Reggie Kidd is a regular columnist for Worship Leader magazine. In his God Still Speaks column, Reggie draws on the history of the church to inform contemporary thinking and shape worship practice. Reggie became a student of “the way of the liturgy” in 2001 when he began teaching at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. His book With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship (BakerBooks, 2005... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C143

2:00pm

Lighting For Worship - Understanding Lighting Basics

Lighting can greatly enhance or distract in our church services, but when it comes to lighting many of us have a "fake it till you make it men­tality." If you need a better handle on words like DMX, PAR, ETC, three-point lighting and more, join us for this lighting 101 level class as we discuss the basic components of lighting and lighting design. You'll walk out of this class with a better idea of what you need, why you need it and how to effectively implement your lighting.


Speakers
avatar for Duke Dejong

Duke Dejong

Workshop Speaker, CCI Solutions


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C133

2:00pm

Lowering Stage Volumes: Clarity for the Congregation and the Worship Team

Whether you are the sound person mixing for the house or you’re a musician playing on the platform, it’s important that we hear everything that we’re trying to hear. This class will help erase the frustration in our attempt to please everybody. We’ll start with common-sense ap­proaches and graduate into some accessible technologies that help us to hear clearly without damaging our ears.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others. I have... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C041

2:00pm

Making the Old New

How and why to bring the richness of our Chris­tian musical heritage into the 21st century. Tips on how to arrange, write melodies for, and adapt the hymn, for your service of worship.


Speakers
avatar for Lance Winkler

Lance Winkler

Workshop Speaker


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B225

2:00pm

Organization and Planning for the Creative Mind

Worship leaders usually have lots of creativ­ity and struggle with organization, but the job requires leading a team, not just songs. Learn some best practices for communicating, sched­uling, and planning efficiently to help retain your sanity and value your team.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Stewart

Aaron Stewart

Planning Center Online
Aaron Stewart is the Co-Founder & Product Manager of PlanningCenterOnline.com, the premiere web-based application that helps thousands of churches worldwide plan and schedule their worship services. Before Planning Center, he was the Pastor of Music at Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, with Sr. Pastor Jud Wilhite, for 6 years. A pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Aaron has had success with his album and concerts in Las Vegas. Now... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B200

2:00pm

Reframing the Worship Conversation: Content, Structure and Style

In this workshop we will answer four ques­tions: 1) Is worship for God or for man? 2) Do we initiate worship or does God initiate it? 3) What makes our worship specifically Christian? And, 4) What does our worship reveal about our theology, the Church's mission, and the person­hood of God Himself? We need to reframe the worship conversation away from the usually un­theological arguments on style we find in North America toward reflection on content, structure and style with a hospitable posture toward a global perspective.


Speakers
JH

Jim Hart

Robert E. Webber Institue for Worship Studies
Jim Hart serves as the President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Dr. Hart was a member of the first IWS doctoral class, the Alpha class, and served as Dean of Students during his matriculation. After graduating from IWS, Dr. Webber appointed him as the Dean of Administration, and then Provost in 2006. In June of 2007 he was inaugurated as the second president of IWS. Dr. Hart served as the Director of Music and Arts... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B205

2:00pm

Songwriting Tuned to God's Story in Your Congregation

The best songs tell a story; they have a begin­ning middle and an end. Your local church com­munity has a unique story to tell in song that celebrates God’s history with you: The ways he has faithfully walked with you through times of blessing and sorrow, abundance and lack, trag­edy and victory. The promises and vision for the future he has given to you. Learn how to write and sing a New Song that encompasses your church’s past present and future and testifies to Jesus glory and grace.


Speakers
BG

Bill & Gloria Gaither

General Session
For more than a half-century Bill & Gloria Gaither have used music to combine great art with great theology. Their collaborations have yielded more than 700 groundbreaking songs that have been sung for generations all over the world – songs like “Because He Lives,” “Something Beautiful,” “He Touched Me,” “It Is Finished,” “There’s Something About That Name,” and... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chapel

2:00pm

The Effective Team

The Effective Team digs into what exactly makes a healthy team and how we as a team can grow together, pulling in the same direction. Many worship teams fall apart over division and dis­unity. This session will look at how to build a foundation together for the years to come.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Cantelon

Ben Cantelon

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Worship Central, Worship Leader
Ben Cantelon is part of the Worship Central team and is one of the worship pastors at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, | Ben’s childhood was rich in both music and faith. His father, Brent, is pastor of Christian Life Assembly Church in Vancouver, a position he took over from his own father, Don Cantelon. From an early age, Ben’s musical talent was evident. And by the time he had reached his teens, he felt challenged to focus his artistic... Read More →
avatar for Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is a British-based Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. Widely respected in Christian music circles, Tim is renowned for his Dove Award-winning modern worship anthem: Here I Am to Worship. Tim & his wife Rachel have been involved with Soul Survivor events around the world as well as the Soul Survivor Watford church for many years. Tim now heads up the worship at Holy Trinity... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C050

2:00pm

The Ever Changing Role of the 21st Century Worship Leader

The Role of Leading Worship in the 21st Cen­tury Church involves more than knowing inspir­ing songs, biblical theology, and the latest in technology. Often, the role of the worship leader changes from week to week, month to month and year to year —sometimes, location to loca­tion. This session deals with the dynamic prin­ciples one must know when responding to these changing roles.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Director of the Center for Worship, Liberty University School of Music
Dr. Vernon M. Whaley is Professor of Music and Worship and Founding Dean of Liberty University’s School of Music. Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for better than thirty-five years, under his leadership, the School of Music is the 7th largest music program in the country with 41 full-time and 31 part time/adjunct faculty, over 1250 students in one of 20 undergraduate, 5 graduate, and Doctor of Worship Studies... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B201

2:00pm

Vertical and Horizontal Worship

In congregational worship, we are the gathered body of Christ in the presence of God. How does our worship service reflect and ultimately sup­port this reality? This class will look at our ac­tions in worship and the natural point of focus for each: God or human. We will work on ways to make sure that actions in worship build both a vertical relationship with God as well as a hori­zontal relationship with the body of Christ.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Gilbert

Dr. Craig Gilbert

Worship Pastor
Dr. Craig Gilbert is a worship leader, consultant, teacher and mentor. Craig has provided worship leadership in churches of all sizes for over 22 years. The founder of TheWorshipDoctor.com ministries, Dr. Gilbert works with churches all over the country to grow, renew, solve, and encourage in all aspects of worship; not just the music! He specializes in congregational worship renewal. His classes at NWLC are always informative and... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C136

3:00pm

Break
Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Church of the Resurrection

3:30pm

3:30pm

And Justice for All

Through inspiring stories from around the world and in-depth Bible study, we’ll discover the link between worshiping God and loving the least.


Speakers
avatar for Shaun Groves

Shaun Groves

Workshop Speaker, Compassion International
Shaun is a gifted communicator known by a lot of different titles: Singer/ songwriter. Speaker. Blogger. Husband. Daddy. Friend. He feels and thinks deeply and laughs easily. And he’s helping Christians discover what they were saved for, and being a voice for children around the world, desperate to be saved from poverty.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C145

3:30pm

Bass Guitar

This workshop will cover the essentials for ef­fective bass playing in a worship band. Topics include warm-ups, technique, effective bass/ drum interaction, ear-training, the critical subtle­ties, and much more.


Speakers
PF

Paul Finazzo

Minister of Worship and Music, Trinity Lutheran Church


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B214

3:30pm

Big Box Makeover : Transforming a Box Into A Dynamic Worship Space

Creating an engaging worship space can be challenging in any building, but how do you create a great worship environment in today's plain box venues? Join us as we discuss the very different directions four different churches took in transforming their venues, each utilizing LED lighting and multiple video displays in order to create dynamic worship spaces.


Speakers
avatar for Duke Dejong

Duke Dejong

Workshop Speaker, CCI Solutions


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C133

3:30pm

Church Music And The Copyright Law: Making Sense Of It All

Paul Herman of CCLI leads this interactive workshop that will simplify the key areas of the copyright law that affect the church (and you!). Through presentation, questions and answers, you will learn about the copyright issues you need to be aware of and how to be in compli­ance legally and ethically.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Herman

Paul Herman

CCLI
As a songwriter, worship leader, and a member of the management team, Paul is connected with CCLI in every possible way. | | Paul serves as CCLI's Marketing Manager at the global headquarters in Vancouver, Washington. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from George Fox University and has served as marketing/communications specialist for a number of ministries.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C135

3:30pm

Growing A Ministry In A Digital World

In this workshop, we will explore what it means for a ministry to exist and thrive in this digital world. We will discuss various ways to use so­cial media and digital marketing to expand your reach. We will share best practices and tools/ tips to streamline your strategy, no matter what size your ministry. We'll be sure to have plenty of time for Q&A. Churches, nonprofits, and artists are all welcome!


Speakers
WM

Wisdom Moon

Founder, All About Worship
Founder of All About Worship and Kingdom Songs | Resource & Engagement Manager at CentricWorship / Centricity Music Publishing


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B206

3:30pm

I'm A Worship Leader, Now What?

You will learn five habits that when applied will help you in your new role as a worship leader. Being new provides the unique opportunity to start well in order to finish well. These five prac­tical and challenging principles are sure to give you help and wisdom.


Speakers
avatar for Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Freelance Writer - Worship Leader, RKblog.com - A Beautiful Liturgy
Writer, Speaker, and Musician Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition in Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015. He is the author of, The Six Hats of the Worship Leader, building into the life of church ministry through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Rich is a ministry veteran... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chapel

3:30pm

Inductive Worship Leading....How To Invite People To OWN Their Response To Jesus

We could all answer the following questions in our sleep, but are there basics that we may need to unlearn or question so that we can be more effective? I think, yes. So giddy up … let’s explore these together! What’s our role? Who’s our audience? Are we creating good “church go­ers” who know the drill, or are we creating true worshipers of the one and only Jesus the Christ?


Speakers
TT

Tim Timmons

Morning Worship & Workshop Speaker, Courtesy of Essential Worship
For 15 years, Tim Timmons served as worship leader at Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Recently, Timmons signed with Provident Label Group’s Reunion Records, and his debut album titled Cast My Cares released on June 4, 2013. Tim and his wife Hilary have been married for 15 years and have four children: Malia, Noah and twins Aaron and Anna. In June 2001, Tim was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Fearlessly, he faces his mortality... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C020

3:30pm

Leading by Letting Go

“And the way up is the way down …” offers T. S. Eliot. Many of us find that it is easier to sub­scribe to the idea of servant-leadership than it is to practice it. In this session we will remind ourselves of who our Triune God is: an eternal communion of mutual deference and love. We will consider practical ways that a mindset of leading by elevating others can transform our lives and ministries.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reggie Kidd

Dr. Reggie Kidd

General Session & Workshop Speaker
Dr. Reggie Kidd is a regular columnist for Worship Leader magazine. In his God Still Speaks column, Reggie draws on the history of the church to inform contemporary thinking and shape worship practice. Reggie became a student of “the way of the liturgy” in 2001 when he began teaching at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. His book With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship (BakerBooks, 2005... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C143

3:30pm

Motif XF Master Class

The Motif XF is one of the most powerful and ex­pressive tools available to the worship keyboard­ist. Join us as we unpack some of the capabili­ties of this amazing instrument and explain step by step how to get the most out of it.


Speakers
avatar for Ed Kerr

Ed Kerr

Keyboards, Yamaha Corporation of America
Ed Kerr is Director Of Worship Studies at The King’s University/Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. He has a Master’s Degree in piano performance, has written many songs published by Integrity Music and teaches as a clinician with Yamaha and Paul Baloche. He plays Yamaha’s motif xf8. Www.kerrtunes.com


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C139

3:30pm

Multi Tracks And Looptracks In Worship

Using Loops, MultiTracks, and ClickTracks in worship can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. In this workshop, you will learn prac­tical steps you need to take to implement them into your worship service this weekend. Togeth­er, we will build a worship set from scratch and you will leave the room feeling confident that you can do this at YOUR church!


Speakers
avatar for Matt McCoy

Matt McCoy

Ableton Trainer, LoopCommunity.com
Matt McCoy is a worship leader and songwriter from Chicago, IL. He has served as worship leader with Willow Creek Community Church and Vertical Church Band, and is also the founder of LoopCommunity.com He is an Ableton Certified Trainer and travels the country teaching churches and worship leaders about using technology in worship. Matt has been using Loops, MultiTracks, and Ableton Live in worship since 2002.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C041

3:30pm

Singing as Communication

Choosing songs or hymns for use in worship can be challenging. Knowing we want our selections to tell a balanced story of God and be inclu­sive for maximum congregational participation makes choosing even tougher. Together we will examine 10 steps toward a spiritually healthy criteria for song selection in congregational wor­ship. Though certainly not required, if you can bring a recent song set or the titles of your top five worship songs or hymns, that would be ben­eficial (or a web enabled device for on the spot searches).


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Gilbert

Dr. Craig Gilbert

Worship Pastor
Dr. Craig Gilbert is a worship leader, consultant, teacher and mentor. Craig has provided worship leadership in churches of all sizes for over 22 years. The founder of TheWorshipDoctor.com ministries, Dr. Gilbert works with churches all over the country to grow, renew, solve, and encourage in all aspects of worship; not just the music! He specializes in congregational worship renewal. His classes at NWLC are always informative and... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B200

3:30pm

Song Discovery Panel

Worship Leader magazine editor Jeremy Arm­strong will moderate a panel that taps the song­writing experience of prominent industry profes­sionals and worship leaders. Bring your song on a CD along with four copies of the lyrics. Up to five randomly selected songs will be critiqued by the panel during each session.


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Armstrong

Jeremy Armstrong

Managing Editor, Worship Leader Magazine
Managing Editor of Worship Leader Magazine and all-around cool guy.


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B205

3:30pm

Teaching Kids to Worship

Kids love to worship! Come find out how to en­gage children in a worship setting. Get them jumping, dancing, and experiencing the pres­ence of The Lord.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve + Shawn have spent years serving their local church and now travel to churches of all shapes and sizes with their two handsome but unavailable sons and maggie mo the dog... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B209

3:30pm

The Effective Team

The Effective Team digs into what exactly makes a healthy team and how we as a team can grow together, pulling in the same direction. Many worship teams fall apart over division and dis­unity. This session will look at how to build a foundation together for the years to come.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Cantelon

Ben Cantelon

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Worship Central, Worship Leader
Ben Cantelon is part of the Worship Central team and is one of the worship pastors at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, | Ben’s childhood was rich in both music and faith. His father, Brent, is pastor of Christian Life Assembly Church in Vancouver, a position he took over from his own father, Don Cantelon. From an early age, Ben’s musical talent was evident. And by the time he had reached his teens, he felt challenged to focus his artistic... Read More →
avatar for Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is a British-based Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. Widely respected in Christian music circles, Tim is renowned for his Dove Award-winning modern worship anthem: Here I Am to Worship. Tim & his wife Rachel have been involved with Soul Survivor events around the world as well as the Soul Survivor Watford church for many years. Tim now heads up the worship at Holy Trinity... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C050

3:30pm

Visual Liturgy: The Art of the People

The word “liturgy” means “the work of the people.” However, when it comes to church/ worship visuals, it usually feels like "the work of one person.” But what if there could be more? What does it look like for a community to come together to create a unique visual expression of worship?

 


Speakers
SP

Stephen Proctor

author + curator, illuminate.us
| illuminator | visual liturgist | worship curator | environmental projection | if that's too confusing for you, just think of it as PowerPoint on steroids. =)


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C136

3:30pm

Vocal Style

There is so much more to singing than just the notes, rhythms, and lyrics. Mastery of the ele­ments of vocal style will allow you to paint a compelling picture of God and to create a great environment for people to connect deeply with him. We will focus on phrasing, licks, and bends, use of vibrato, head, and chest voice, and many other nuances of vocal style.

 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association.  While at Willow Creek, Scott was a worship leader, songwriter and vocalist.  Scott also oversaw the development of Arts products for the WCA... Read More →
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts Conference.  Vonda was the Vocal Director at Willow Creek Community Church for 6 years, and served as a volunteer at Willow Creek... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C028

3:30pm

What is Environmental Projection?

It’s all the rage these days, but there are so many dangers and ways to do environmental projection poorly. Let’s show and tell about how to do it well, how to not break the bank, and why it’s not simply shining a projector on the wall. My heart is to make it tangible for everyone; I want this class to be encouraging and exciting as you begin to think of your worship space as a blank canvas to paint on. I encourage attendees to bring pictures of their worship space, so we can go over the possibilities one-on-one during the class and conference.


Speakers
avatar for Camron Ware

Camron Ware

visualworshiper.com
Camron Ware is the founder of Visual Worshiper, the originator of Environmental Projection in churches. He travels the country helping churches re-think their visual worship through Environmental Projection, lighting, and visual media. Camron is also a freelance lighting designer and VJ, with a heart and passion for visual worship leading; using technology and environments to create authentic, engaging, transformational experiences... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B229

3:30pm

Worship Evangelism

How do I engage my worship ministry in out­reach events in our community? Are you taking the gospel outside the walls of your church? Join Ray Jones as he shares ways to connect with your community.


Speakers
avatar for Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Pastor of Worship Ministries, Community Bible Church
Ray Jones has been in worship ministry for over 47 years and since 1992 has been the Pastor of Worship Ministries at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX. With a worship ministry of over 1600 volunteers, Ray has produced over 45 worship CD's and has published multiple volumes of worship music from his church. CBC is over 20,000 in attendance weekly and is seeking to touch the world with its worship. Ray is a leader that believes in... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B201

3:30pm

Youth Choirs Cause Your church to grow!

Baseball has “farm systems,” so does church, and one of the best is youth choirs. Youth choirs cause young people to “stick” to your church. Want to watch talent develop? Start a youth choir and a youth band.


Speakers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Stan Endicott is a nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor, Music Producer and Mentor to hundreds of young leaders. He was producer for Maranatha Music for over twenty years during which time he produced Promise Keepers recordings, including “Stand in the Gap”. This was the theme for the “1997 million man march” in Washington D.C. He produced and directed gospel choirs for many... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B225

4:30pm

6:30pm

Night of Worship (tickets avail. to public)
Host
avatar for Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle

Feat. Worship Concert - Tuesday
Growing up in Lafayette, La., singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle had the opportunity to immerse herself in the soulful surroundings brimming with an eclectic mix of zydeco, blues and Cajun music. These diverse sounds inform Lauren’s colorful, distinct brand of worship music. With influences ranging from Adele, Amy Winehouse and Billy Joel, Lauren began leading worship at a small church. Deciding to pursue a degree at LSU in Child and Family... Read More →
avatar for Corey Voss

Corey Voss

Feat. Worship Concert - Tuesday
Corey Voss is a worship leader and songwriter living in Nashville, Tennessee. After giving his life to the Lord at 15, Corey developed a fiery passion for the Lord and His presence, while learning worship songs on his piano. Corey studied church ministries at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. During his college years he grew in ministry while leading worship at university chapel services, summer camps, and his local church... Read More →

Worship Leaders
avatar for Ben Cantelon

Ben Cantelon

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Worship Central, Worship Leader
Ben Cantelon is part of the Worship Central team and is one of the worship pastors at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, | Ben’s childhood was rich in both music and faith. His father, Brent, is pastor of Christian Life Assembly Church in Vancouver, a position he took over from his own father, Don Cantelon. From an early age, Ben’s musical talent was evident. And by the time he had reached his teens, he felt challenged to focus his artistic... Read More →
avatar for Matt Maher

Matt Maher

The front cover of Matt Maher’s latest offering, All The People Said Amen, is a menagerie of old tour posters, handwritten lyrics from songwriting sessions, live and candid shots with fans, even his own wedding photos. No image is random. Each piece was placed purposefully by Maher. Every item has a story behind it and has played a significant role in Maher’s songwriting over the past seven years. “This record is a musical... Read More →
RO

Rush of Fools

Worship Leader
The Alabama-based band took the Christian music world by storm with the release of their self-titled debut album in 2007. “Undo,” their hit-single from the same album, was Radio and Records (R&R) 2007 Song of the Year and the song garnered ASCAP’s 2008 Song of the Year Award. The band released their sophomore project, Wonder Of The World, in September 2008 followed by the album titled, “We Once Were” in September... Read More →
avatar for Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is a British-based Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. Widely respected in Christian music circles, Tim is renowned for his Dove Award-winning modern worship anthem: Here I Am to Worship. Tim & his wife Rachel have been involved with Soul Survivor events around the world as well as the Soul Survivor Watford church for many years. Tim now heads up the worship at Holy Trinity... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sanctuary
 
Wednesday, July 16
 

7:30am

Registration Continues
If you haven't registered, walkins are welcome!  Please visit the NWLC booth.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:30am - 6:30pm
Church of the Resurrection

9:00am

Worship & General Session
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marva Dawn

Dr. Marva Dawn

General Session & Workshop Speaker, General Session
Internationally renowned theologian, author, and educator Dr. Marva J. Dawn serves as Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Under Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Washington, she has preached and taught at seminaries, clergy conferences, churches, assemblies, and universities throughout the United States and Canada and in Australia, China, England, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica... Read More →
avatar for Lester Ruth

Lester Ruth

Worship History Professor, Duke Divinity School & The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Lester Ruth is a historian of Christian worship with particular interests in the early church and the last 250 years, especially the history of contemporary worship. He is passionate about enriching the worship life of current congregations, regardless of style. He believes that careful reflection on the worship of other Christians—whether past or present, whether Protestant, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox—can serve to enrich the... Read More →

Worship Leaders
avatar for Jimi Williams

Jimi Williams

VP, Worship Resources, Capitol Christian Music Group Publishing
Jimi Williams is a veteran of the Christian music business with 18 years of experience in music publishing. Jimi currently serves as the Vice President of Worship Resources for Capitol CMG Publishing and heads up WorshipTogether.com, the leading online resource for worship leaders around the world.Jimi has served the last 15 years as a full-time and part-time worship leader and is a published songwriter. He lives in Spring Hill, TN with his... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Sanctuary

10:30am

11:00am

Break
Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Church of the Resurrection

11:30am

11:30am

8 Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Congregation’s Worship Life

How can we get our congregations motivated? What is the source of worship? What is the pur­pose of worship? What is the goal of worship? This workshop will answer those questions and many more.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marva Dawn

Dr. Marva Dawn

General Session & Workshop Speaker, General Session
Internationally renowned theologian, author, and educator Dr. Marva J. Dawn serves as Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Under Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Washington, she has preached and taught at seminaries, clergy conferences, churches, assemblies, and universities throughout the United States and Canada and in Australia, China, England, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C020

11:30am

A Vision for Worship

We all long to see our churches alive and pas­sionate in worship. To see our gatherings explode in life, color and creativity. To see people en­counter God in a way that leaves them changed forever. But how can we lead and develop a cul­ture of worship in such a way to see this vision become a reality? Join the Worship Central team as they explore a renewed vision for worship and discuss both practically and spiritually, from their own experiences, how as leaders we can step out to see this happen.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Cantelon

Ben Cantelon

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Worship Central, Worship Leader
Ben Cantelon is part of the Worship Central team and is one of the worship pastors at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, | Ben’s childhood was rich in both music and faith. His father, Brent, is pastor of Christian Life Assembly Church in Vancouver, a position he took over from his own father, Don Cantelon. From an early age, Ben’s musical talent was evident. And by the time he had reached his teens, he felt challenged to focus his artistic... Read More →
avatar for Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is a British-based Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. Widely respected in Christian music circles, Tim is renowned for his Dove Award-winning modern worship anthem: Here I Am to Worship. Tim & his wife Rachel have been involved with Soul Survivor events around the world as well as the Soul Survivor Watford church for many years. Tim now heads up the worship at Holy Trinity... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C050

11:30am

Advanced Class for Ableton Live

Join Ableton certified trainer Will Doggett as he shows you advanced techniques using Ableton Live. Speed up your set-building process, and manage your content efficiently. Learn how to use Live to trigger lyrics and videos in ProPre­senter, and learn advanced MIDI techniques that will allow you to control your lights, soundboard, keyboard, or anything that accepts MIDI.


Speakers
avatar for Will Doggett

Will Doggett

Workshop Speaker, MultiTracks.com
Will Doggett is the Director of Training and Development at MultiTracks.com and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He has a passion for training Worship Leaders how to use technology as a tool for leading worship. He brings a unique perspective to worship leading and technology having served the Church as a Worship Leader, Music Director, and Creative Director.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B201

11:30am

Beyond the Piano - Expanding Your Pallet

Ed Kerr is a gifted instructor as well as one of the most recognized worship musicians around. Join him as he shares the sounds and tech­niques available to the modern worship key­boardist. You’ll see that the sound you choose can and should influence the parts you create.


Speakers
avatar for Ed Kerr

Ed Kerr

Keyboards, Yamaha Corporation of America
Ed Kerr is Director Of Worship Studies at The King’s University/Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. He has a Master’s Degree in piano performance, has written many songs published by Integrity Music and teaches as a clinician with Yamaha and Paul Baloche. He plays Yamaha’s motif xf8. Www.kerrtunes.com


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C139

11:30am

Biblical Worship: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs

Scripture suggests a convergence of three kinds of voices in sung worship. “Psalms” keep our own stories centered in God’s story. “Hymns” unite us in the whole church’s celebration of the fact that Jesus Christ is the center of history. “Spiritual songs” remind us of the freshness of the Lord’s moving ... in our lives right now, in our particular church right here. In this session, we will consider how the Bible’s philosophy of song promotes worship that is God-centered, Christ-mediated, and Spirit-led.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reggie Kidd

Dr. Reggie Kidd

General Session & Workshop Speaker
Dr. Reggie Kidd is a regular columnist for Worship Leader magazine. In his God Still Speaks column, Reggie draws on the history of the church to inform contemporary thinking and shape worship practice. Reggie became a student of “the way of the liturgy” in 2001 when he began teaching at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. His book With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship (BakerBooks, 2005... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C143

11:30am

Building Better Presentations
Everyone has a projector and screen, but sometimesthose tools don't get used to their fullestpotential. We will cover how to use still imagery,motion loops, countdowns, mini-movies, fonts,and presentation software to enhance your visualmedia ministry. We will also cover a verycool new tool that lets you create your own media,from your phone.

Speakers
avatar for Camron Ware

Camron Ware

visualworshiper.com
Camron Ware is the founder of Visual Worshiper, the originator of Environmental Projection in churches. He travels the country helping churches re-think their visual worship through Environmental Projection, lighting, and visual media. Camron is also a freelance lighting designer and VJ, with a heart and passion for visual worship leading; using technology and environments to create authentic, engaging, transformational experiences... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B229

11:30am

But It Sounds So Easy! Songwriting for Congregational Worship
Why is writing congregational worship such achallenge? We are writing for a multi-denominational,five generational, cross-cultural family ofbelievers. Come learn how to help a diverse bodyof believers lift one voice as one Bride to OneKing in unifying celebration of the One worthyof it all.

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Jennie is a passionate worship leader, team trainer, songwriter, and conference speaker. She is honored as a five-time Dove award nominee and three-time Dove award winner, top five CCLI songwriter, and BMI award winner for top 25 radio. Jennie is best known for authoring "Revelation Song" which had a 17 week run at #1 and current radio hit, "When The Stars Burn Down." | Numerous artists have covered Jennie's songs, including, Kari... Read More →
avatar for Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Texas native Michael Farren has spent 16 years as the lead vocalist of the worship band Pocket Full Rocks, leading worship at venues nation wide. Pocket full of Rocks released three albums with Word Records (Song to the King, Manifesto, and More Than Noise), garnering three Dove award nominations; Worship Album of the year, for both Song to the King and Manifesto, and New Artist of The Year. | As a songwriter, Michael's work has been recorded by... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Chapel

11:30am

CCLI Resources for Your Church

We'll review the Church Copyright License and SongSelect, learn how the new Rehearse License makes it easy and affordable come practice time, how the Stream License provides the most inexpensive permission for stream­ing your worship service, and how the Church Video License provides the permission needed for churches to legally show videos.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Herman

Paul Herman

CCLI
As a songwriter, worship leader, and a member of the management team, Paul is connected with CCLI in every possible way. | | Paul serves as CCLI's Marketing Manager at the global headquarters in Vancouver, Washington. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from George Fox University and has served as marketing/communications specialist for a number of ministries.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C135

11:30am

Coaching: Loving Your Job
Loving your work is a realistic possibility.

Speakers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Stan Endicott is a nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor, Music Producer and Mentor to hundreds of young leaders. He was producer for Maranatha Music for over twenty years during which time he produced Promise Keepers recordings, including “Stand in the Gap”. This was the theme for the “1997 million man march” in Washington D.C. He produced and directed gospel choirs for many... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C133

11:30am

Enlisting the Worship Army

Build your praise team into a worship army. We will talk about how to start a worship-leading choir from the ground up, as well as how to keep them motivated and growing. Additional topics will include how to rehearse a choir with minimal music training.

 


Speakers
CD

Cliff Duren

Workshop Speaker
Cliff Duren is the Music and Worship Associate Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. From 2006-2012, Cliff served as the Staff Arranger at First Baptist Church Woodstock in Woodstock, GA where he led worship for the contemporary service and played piano for the blended service with choir and orchestra. Cliff arranges, orchestrates, and produces music resources for various publishers while also producing various artist... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C145

11:30am

God's Recipe for Worship

Psalm 96 outlines God's recipe for successful worship, no matter the musical style. And, this recipe will ALWAYS work. Discover how you can integrate these great principles into your wor­ship ministry.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Director of the Center for Worship, Liberty University School of Music
Dr. Vernon M. Whaley is Professor of Music and Worship and Founding Dean of Liberty University’s School of Music. Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for better than thirty-five years, under his leadership, the School of Music is the 7th largest music program in the country with 41 full-time and 31 part time/adjunct faculty, over 1250 students in one of 20 undergraduate, 5 graduate, and Doctor of Worship Studies... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B200

11:30am

Intergenerational Worship

This workshop will explore the biblical founda­tions for intergenerational worship and offer practical suggestions as to how to bring the generations together in worship.


Speakers
avatar for Rory Noland

Rory Noland

Heart of the Artist Ministries/Assoc. Prof. Worship Arts, Nebraska Christian College
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. He leads retreats for artists, speaks at workshops and conferences, mentors worship leaders, and consults with churches in the areas of worship and the arts. Rory currently leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders. Rory is Head of the Worship Department at... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B225

11:30am

Leading A Small Church

You can do big things in a small church. That’s because effective worship leading doesn’t re­quire a large team or even a big budget. Come to this fun and empowering class and learn through interactive demonstrations how to get the most out of whatever it is you have.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve + Shawn have spent years serving their local church and now travel to churches of all shapes and sizes with their two handsome but unavailable sons and maggie mo the dog... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B206

11:30am

Microphone Applications for Modern Worship

Limit your potential problems and maximize bet­ter audio for your church. We will cover how to maximize the level of desired sound and reduce the effects of undesired sounds; reducing the chance of feedback; why fewer mics sound bet­ter than more mics; tips and techniques for vo­calists, drums, guitar cabinets, choirs, acoustic instruments, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others. I have... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C041

11:30am

Organization and Planning for the Creative Mind

Worship leaders usually have lots of creativ­ity and struggle with organization, but the job requires leading a team, not just songs. Learn some best practices for communicating, sched­uling, and planning efficiently to help retain your sanity and value your team.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Stewart

Aaron Stewart

Planning Center Online
Aaron Stewart is the Co-Founder & Product Manager of PlanningCenterOnline.com, the premiere web-based application that helps thousands of churches worldwide plan and schedule their worship services. Before Planning Center, he was the Pastor of Music at Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, with Sr. Pastor Jud Wilhite, for 6 years. A pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Aaron has had success with his album and concerts in Las Vegas. Now... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C136

11:30am

Song Discovery Panel

Worship Leader magazine editor Jeremy Arm­strong will moderate a panel that taps the song­writing experience of prominent industry profes­sionals and worship leaders. Bring your song on a CD along with four copies of the lyrics. Up to five randomly selected songs will be critiqued by the panel during each session.


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Armstrong

Jeremy Armstrong

Managing Editor, Worship Leader Magazine
Managing Editor of Worship Leader Magazine and all-around cool guy.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B205

11:30am

The Journey of Worship: Reaching the Same Destination in Every Season

In this workshop we will discuss the biblical jour­ney of worship and what it means to “ascend the hill of the Lord” in a corporate setting. We will talk about practical ways to lead people well in every season, understanding that the destination never changes.


Speakers
avatar for Meredith Andrews

Meredith Andrews

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Courtesy of Word Worship
Meredith Andrews has always had a gift for writing honest, compelling songs that resonate powerfully with an audience. Over the course of her first two Word albums, people have come to appreciate the Dove Award-winning artist’s love for God and her heart for people. She’s formed a strong bond with her audience, and yet as open and vulnerable as Andrews has been before, the true heart of this gifted artist is best revealed on her new... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C144

11:30am

Vocal Technique

This session will focus on the essential build­ing blocks of vocal technique—breathing and breath support, getting rid of tension, and build­ing your head and chest voice and the blend of the two. The goal is to remove the barriers to vo­cal freedom and enhance your ability to engage deeply with God as you worship.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association.  While at Willow Creek, Scott was a worship leader, songwriter and vocalist.  Scott also oversaw the development of Arts products for the WCA... Read More →
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts Conference.  Vonda was the Vocal Director at Willow Creek Community Church for 6 years, and served as a volunteer at Willow Creek... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C028

11:30am

Yesterday’s Worship Leaders Speak To Leaders Today

What's the best, pithiest wisdom from worship leaders of the past? Come, listen, and learn golden nuggets from worship leaders from across 20 centuries of Christian worship. We'll focus especially on the first 500 years of Chris­tian worship. These jewels of wisdom still offer great insight into the nature of worship, worship leading, the Church, and the God we worship. The passage of time has not tarnished what worship leaders of the past still have to say.


Speakers
avatar for Lester Ruth

Lester Ruth

Worship History Professor, Duke Divinity School & The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Lester Ruth is a historian of Christian worship with particular interests in the early church and the last 250 years, especially the history of contemporary worship. He is passionate about enriching the worship life of current congregations, regardless of style. He believes that careful reflection on the worship of other Christians—whether past or present, whether Protestant, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox—can serve to enrich the... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B214

11:30am

You Are What You Sing! Curating the Songs of Your Church

In this workshop, we will consider the steps to intentionally develop your church's unique "hymnal" (the lexicon of music you sing). Both theological principles and practical tools will be presented to help the worship leader define your church's unique criteria, and bring your song choices in line with that paradigm, all working together to help find your church's authentic worship voice.


Speakers
EW

Eric Wyse

Director of Worship & Music, St. MIchael's Church (Anglican)
Eric Wyse serves as Director of Worship & Music at St. Michael's Church, Charleston, South Carolina, An accomplished keyboardist, songwriter, church musician, and record and video producer, he was previously Organist/Choirmaster (1994-2001) and Director of Music/Organist (2001-2013) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee. | | Eric is a co-writer of the modern hymn, "Wonderful, Merciful Savior," written in 1989 with... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B209

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Church of the Resurrection

1:00pm

New Artist Showcase
Host
avatar for Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve + Shawn have spent years serving their local church and now travel to churches of all shapes and sizes with their two handsome but unavailable sons and maggie mo the dog... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Exhibitor Hall (Student Center)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Acoustic Guitar in Worship: Steel & Nylon String

This class will be a study of the “CAGED” sys­tem for modern chord voicing. Learning to play in five basic keys, learning to transpose, the use of the capo, arranging with common tone open strings, and with pedal tone bass notes. We will also cover the special use of nylon-stringed gui­tar in worship.


Speakers
avatar for Erick Hailstone

Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C139

2:00pm

Biblical Worship: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs

Scripture suggests a convergence of three kinds of voices in sung worship. “Psalms” keep our own stories centered in God’s story. “Hymns” unite us in the whole church’s celebration of the fact that Jesus Christ is the center of history. “Spiritual songs” remind us of the freshness of the Lord’s moving ... in our lives right now, in our particular church right here. In this session, we will consider how the Bible’s philosophy of song promotes worship that is God-centered, Christ-mediated, and Spirit-led.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reggie Kidd

Dr. Reggie Kidd

General Session & Workshop Speaker
Dr. Reggie Kidd is a regular columnist for Worship Leader magazine. In his God Still Speaks column, Reggie draws on the history of the church to inform contemporary thinking and shape worship practice. Reggie became a student of “the way of the liturgy” in 2001 when he began teaching at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. His book With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship (BakerBooks, 2005... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C143

2:00pm

Coaching: Loving Your Job
Loving your work is a realistic possibility.

Speakers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Stan Endicott is a nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor, Music Producer and Mentor to hundreds of young leaders. He was producer for Maranatha Music for over twenty years during which time he produced Promise Keepers recordings, including “Stand in the Gap”. This was the theme for the “1997 million man march” in Washington D.C. He produced and directed gospel choirs for many... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C133

2:00pm

Enlisting the Worship Army

Build your praise team into a worship army. We will talk about how to start a worship-leading choir from the ground up, as well as how to keep them motivated and growing. Additional topics will include how to rehearse a choir with minimal music training.


Speakers
CD

Cliff Duren

Workshop Speaker
Cliff Duren is the Music and Worship Associate Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. From 2006-2012, Cliff served as the Staff Arranger at First Baptist Church Woodstock in Woodstock, GA where he led worship for the contemporary service and played piano for the blended service with choir and orchestra. Cliff arranges, orchestrates, and produces music resources for various publishers while also producing various artist... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C145

2:00pm

Ensemble Singing

Singing in groups, whether small groups of 2-4, large choirs of 100, or any size in-between can be challenging. We will focus on the key ele­ments of singing well together and give the class a chance to experiment and develop a cohesive, powerful sound. Come and learn how to make your group sound twice its size.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association.  While at Willow Creek, Scott was a worship leader, songwriter and vocalist.  Scott also oversaw the development of Arts products for the WCA... Read More →
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts Conference.  Vonda was the Vocal Director at Willow Creek Community Church for 6 years, and served as a volunteer at Willow Creek... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C028

2:00pm

Fuel the Dream

Got dreams? God is the “Dream Giver.” Come if you want to be encouraged, empowered, and enabled to fuel the dream God has given you. Biblical, prac­tical, spiritual, and innovative ideas to help you see your dreams come to fruition. Be challenged. Laugh out loud. Get excited ... you’re closer to a dream come true than you think you are.


Speakers
avatar for Debby Berry

Debby Berry

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Beneficiary of Grace. Messenger of Hope. Receiver of forgiveness. Proclaimer of the goodness of God. Grateful recipient of Redemption. Relentlessly desiring to be like Jesus. Happy wife. Eternally thankful survivor of stage 3 and stage 4 cancer. Less significantly; speaker, writer, publishing and music industry consultant, and wearer of black. Stalked relentlessly by Goodness and Mercy. Declarer that God is good and He adores us. When we are sure... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C136

2:00pm

Guiding Your Church Through a Worship Transition

Based on years of observation plus interviews with dozens of leaders whose churches have gone through a transition in worship, this class will give you practical insights to help your church move forward. More than just theoreti­cal ideas, you will receive proven concepts that really work.


Speakers
TK

Tom Kraeuter

Workshop Speaker, ToMakeYouThink.com
Tom Kraeuter is one of America's leading voices on Christian worship. His popular Worship Seminars (WorshipSeminar.com), have been hosted by churches of all sizes, in nearly every state, from more than 40 denominations. Kraeuter is author of nearly 20 books, most on the topic of worship. At this event he will be teaching two practical classes, “Guiding Your Church Through a Worship Transition,” and “The Too-Often Missing Element of... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B200

2:00pm

Intergenerational Worship

This workshop will explore the biblical founda­tions for intergenerational worship and offer practical suggestions as to how to bring the generations together in worship.


Speakers
avatar for Rory Noland

Rory Noland

Heart of the Artist Ministries/Assoc. Prof. Worship Arts, Nebraska Christian College
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. He leads retreats for artists, speaks at workshops and conferences, mentors worship leaders, and consults with churches in the areas of worship and the arts. Rory currently leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders. Rory is Head of the Worship Department at... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B225

2:00pm

Microphone Applications for Modern Worship

Limit your potential problems and maximize bet­ter audio for your church. We will cover how to maximize the level of desired sound and reduce the effects of undesired sounds; reducing the chance of feedback; why fewer mics sound bet­ter than more mics; tips and techniques for vo­calists, drums, guitar cabinets, choirs, acoustic instruments, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others. I have... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C041

2:00pm

Navigating Conflict in Ministry Teams

Conflict is everywhere: in our teams, in and around those we serve, and in ourselves. When we engage effectively with conflict, we thrive. When we don’t, unresolved conflict takes a toll on our energy, our relationships, and our min­istry. This workshop explores the fears that get in the way, and the skills that form the building blocks of productive confrontation. It offers an encouraging and practical, step-by-step ap­proach to difficult conversations that resolve conflict and move us forward.


Speakers
MA

Mark Aardsma

Workshop Speaker, ATS Acoustics


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C144

2:00pm

Presentation vs. Performance: Where's the line?

There’s a tension that exists in every worship leader and worship musician to present songs in a relevant, compelling way without drawing unhealthy attention to themselves. We differ from performing artists in that we want to be excellent musically, but for the spotlight to be on Jesus. How do we find this balance? Are there elements of performance that are good for wor­ship? How can sound and lighting be a help and a hindrance to authentic worship? We will dis­cuss this topic from a whole-band perspective with much input from the class.


Speakers
avatar for Jimi Williams

Jimi Williams

VP, Worship Resources, Capitol Christian Music Group Publishing
Jimi Williams is a veteran of the Christian music business with 18 years of experience in music publishing. Jimi currently serves as the Vice President of Worship Resources for Capitol CMG Publishing and heads up WorshipTogether.com, the leading online resource for worship leaders around the world.Jimi has served the last 15 years as a full-time and part-time worship leader and is a published songwriter. He lives in Spring Hill, TN with his... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B206

2:00pm

Recording Your Own Song Demos and Tracks

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to record your own song demos and MultiTracks, this workshop is for you. We will start from scratch and record a song together. You’ll learn practi­cal steps and tips on creating your own music and demos. It’s easier than you might think. Join Matt McCoy, worship leader, songwriter and Ableton certified trainer.


Speakers
avatar for Matt McCoy

Matt McCoy

Ableton Trainer, LoopCommunity.com
Matt McCoy is a worship leader and songwriter from Chicago, IL. He has served as worship leader with Willow Creek Community Church and Vertical Church Band, and is also the founder of LoopCommunity.com He is an Ableton Certified Trainer and travels the country teaching churches and worship leaders about using technology in worship. Matt has been using Loops, MultiTracks, and Ableton Live in worship since 2002.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C135

2:00pm

Singing as Communication

Choosing songs or hymns for use in worship can be challenging. Knowing we want our selections to tell a balanced story of God and be inclu­sive for maximum congregational participation makes choosing even tougher. Together we will examine 10 steps toward a spiritually healthy criteria for song selection in congregational wor­ship. Though certainly not required, if you can bring a recent song set or the titles of your top five worship songs or hymns, that would be ben­eficial (or a web enabled device for on the spot searches).


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Gilbert

Dr. Craig Gilbert

Worship Pastor
Dr. Craig Gilbert is a worship leader, consultant, teacher and mentor. Craig has provided worship leadership in churches of all sizes for over 22 years. The founder of TheWorshipDoctor.com ministries, Dr. Gilbert works with churches all over the country to grow, renew, solve, and encourage in all aspects of worship; not just the music! He specializes in congregational worship renewal. His classes at NWLC are always informative and... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B201

2:00pm

Team Growth & Volunteers

No worship ministry functions successfully with­out a motivated and growing team of volunteers. How do we do this? Am I a boss or a casting director? Do I run a factory or a family? Learn practical, surprising, and challenging ways to succeed at multiplying, nurturing, and motivat­ing volunteers.


Speakers
avatar for Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Freelance Writer - Worship Leader, RKblog.com - A Beautiful Liturgy
Writer, Speaker, and Musician Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition in Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015. He is the author of, The Six Hats of the Worship Leader, building into the life of church ministry through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Rich is a ministry veteran... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C050

2:00pm

The Worship Service Makeover

In this practical workshop, veteran worship lead­er Rick Muchow unpacks proven principles, tips and habits that will help you to immediately im­prove the quality and effectiveness of your Wor­ship Service. Plus: "How To Succeed in Sound Check Without Really Crying!"


Speakers
avatar for Rick Muchow

Rick Muchow

Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chapel

2:00pm

Training the Next Generation of Worship Leaders

This seminar is designed to help equip you to share the talents and calling that you have with the next generation. We will be looking at the characteristics of the younger generations, chal­lenges along the way, and the great rewards of multiplying your ministry.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Roger O'Neel

Dr. Roger O'Neel

Workshop Speaker, Cedarville University
Dr. O'Neel serves as Associate Professor of Music and Worship, and as director of music theory. He has served for 11 years as a full-time minister for worship and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of traditional and contemporary worship. He received his Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and has been at Cedarville University since 2002.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C020

2:00pm

What is Environmental Projection?

It’s all the rage these days, but there are so many dangers and ways to do environmental projection poorly. Let’s show and tell about how to do it well, how to not break the bank, and why it’s not simply shining a projector on the wall. My heart is to make it tangible for everyone; I want this class to be encouraging and exciting as you begin to think of your worship space as a blank canvas to paint on. I encourage attendees to bring pictures of their worship space, so we can go over the possibilities one-on-one during the class and conference.


Speakers
avatar for Camron Ware

Camron Ware

visualworshiper.com
Camron Ware is the founder of Visual Worshiper, the originator of Environmental Projection in churches. He travels the country helping churches re-think their visual worship through Environmental Projection, lighting, and visual media. Camron is also a freelance lighting designer and VJ, with a heart and passion for visual worship leading; using technology and environments to create authentic, engaging, transformational experiences... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B229

2:00pm

Yesterday’s Worship Leaders Speak To Leaders Today

What's the best, pithiest wisdom from worship leaders of the past? Come, listen, and learn golden nuggets from worship leaders from across 20 centuries of Christian worship. We'll focus especially on the first 500 years of Chris­tian worship. These jewels of wisdom still offer great insight into the nature of worship, worship leading, the Church, and the God we worship. The passage of time has not tarnished what worship leaders of the past still have to say.


Speakers
avatar for Lester Ruth

Lester Ruth

Worship History Professor, Duke Divinity School & The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Lester Ruth is a historian of Christian worship with particular interests in the early church and the last 250 years, especially the history of contemporary worship. He is passionate about enriching the worship life of current congregations, regardless of style. He believes that careful reflection on the worship of other Christians—whether past or present, whether Protestant, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox—can serve to enrich the... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B214

2:00pm

You Are What You Sing! Curating the Songs of Your Church

In this workshop, we will consider the steps to intentionally develop your church's unique "hymnal" (the lexicon of music you sing). Both theological principles and practical tools will be presented to help the worship leader define your church's unique criteria, and bring your song choices in line with that paradigm, all working together to help find your church's authentic worship voice.


Speakers
EW

Eric Wyse

Director of Worship & Music, St. MIchael's Church (Anglican)
Eric Wyse serves as Director of Worship & Music at St. Michael's Church, Charleston, South Carolina, An accomplished keyboardist, songwriter, church musician, and record and video producer, he was previously Organist/Choirmaster (1994-2001) and Director of Music/Organist (2001-2013) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee. | | Eric is a co-writer of the modern hymn, "Wonderful, Merciful Savior," written in 1989 with... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B209

3:00pm

Break
Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Church of the Resurrection

3:30pm

3:30pm

8 Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Congregation’s Worship Life

How can we get our congregations motivated? What is the source of worship? What is the pur­pose of worship? What is the goal of worship? This workshop will answer those questions and many more.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marva Dawn

Dr. Marva Dawn

General Session & Workshop Speaker, General Session
Internationally renowned theologian, author, and educator Dr. Marva J. Dawn serves as Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Under Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Washington, she has preached and taught at seminaries, clergy conferences, churches, assemblies, and universities throughout the United States and Canada and in Australia, China, England, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C020

3:30pm

A Vision for Worship

We all long to see our churches alive and pas­sionate in worship. To see our gatherings explode in life, color and creativity. To see people en­counter God in a way that leaves them changed forever. But how can we lead and develop a cul­ture of worship in such a way to see this vision become a reality? Join the Worship Central team as they explore a renewed vision for worship and discuss both practically and spiritually, from their own experiences, how as leaders we can step out to see this happen.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Cantelon

Ben Cantelon

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Worship Central, Worship Leader
Ben Cantelon is part of the Worship Central team and is one of the worship pastors at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, | Ben’s childhood was rich in both music and faith. His father, Brent, is pastor of Christian Life Assembly Church in Vancouver, a position he took over from his own father, Don Cantelon. From an early age, Ben’s musical talent was evident. And by the time he had reached his teens, he felt challenged to focus his artistic... Read More →
avatar for Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is a British-based Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. Widely respected in Christian music circles, Tim is renowned for his Dove Award-winning modern worship anthem: Here I Am to Worship. Tim & his wife Rachel have been involved with Soul Survivor events around the world as well as the Soul Survivor Watford church for many years. Tim now heads up the worship at Holy Trinity... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C050

3:30pm

Electric Guitar

Develop effective skills for rhythm playing as a single guitar player or in a group context. We will cover the use of triads, fourths, hammer-ons, and slides with chords. Chords: The “G add9 chord,” Triads, Inversions, 3rds in the bass, sus chords, 2nds. Soloing: Blues based, major and minor pentatonic scales, hammers, slides, bend­ing, and vibrato. Rhythm/lead: combining all of these elements to create a strong basis for solo­ing, comping, and fills.

 


Speakers
avatar for Erick Hailstone

Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C139

3:30pm

Guiding Your Church Through a Worship Transition

Based on years of observation plus interviews with dozens of leaders whose churches have gone through a transition in worship, this class will give you practical insights to help your church move forward. More than just theoreti­cal ideas, you will receive proven concepts that really work.


Speakers
TK

Tom Kraeuter

Workshop Speaker, ToMakeYouThink.com
Tom Kraeuter is one of America's leading voices on Christian worship. His popular Worship Seminars (WorshipSeminar.com), have been hosted by churches of all sizes, in nearly every state, from more than 40 denominations. Kraeuter is author of nearly 20 books, most on the topic of worship. At this event he will be teaching two practical classes, “Guiding Your Church Through a Worship Transition,” and “The Too-Often Missing Element of... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B200

3:30pm

I Really Don’t Like These People

Many worship leaders come into the worship ministry of the church and give their all—only to find, after a few years, that the church is con­suming their joy and they feel like they need to quit. This seminar is a “working clinic” address­ing your specific issues and collectively finding ways to navigate to a positive outcome – for your sake and the sake of your ministry.


Speakers
avatar for Gareth Goossen

Gareth Goossen

Workshop Speaker
Always waiting, sometimes frustrated, never quitting!


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C133

3:30pm

Jesus, Our Worship Leader

This session provides a practical, theological, historical and philosophical study of Jesus as our Great High Priest and Worship Leader. Learn why and how Jesus Christ is the apex and sum­mit of God’s revelation, central to our worship, sufficiently prepared to serve as our own per­sonal high priest, and passionate in accepting his responsibility to lead us in worship.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Director of the Center for Worship, Liberty University School of Music
Dr. Vernon M. Whaley is Professor of Music and Worship and Founding Dean of Liberty University’s School of Music. Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for better than thirty-five years, under his leadership, the School of Music is the 7th largest music program in the country with 41 full-time and 31 part time/adjunct faculty, over 1250 students in one of 20 undergraduate, 5 graduate, and Doctor of Worship Studies... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B206

3:30pm

Leading Effective Worship Team Rehearsals
Team members running late? Musicians withvarying skill levels? Running out of time in rehearsals?This class focuses on practical waysto overcome many of the challenges that we allface regarding rehearsals. The class is tailoredfor teams of all sizes with practical tips to helpyou plan ahead and maximize your rehearsaltime and lead your teams well.

Speakers
avatar for Will Doggett

Will Doggett

Workshop Speaker, MultiTracks.com
Will Doggett is the Director of Training and Development at MultiTracks.com and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He has a passion for training Worship Leaders how to use technology as a tool for leading worship. He brings a unique perspective to worship leading and technology having served the Church as a Worship Leader, Music Director, and Creative Director.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C135

3:30pm

Multicultural Worship

The kingdom of God is multicultural. It is God's design. This greatly affects the way we should approach kingdom activities, and corporate wor­ship is no exception. We will be learning from Scripture, contemporary culture, and philosophi­cal thought to try and discern God's truths and wisdom in aiming at this ever-moving target of creating multicultural worship environments. This will contain theological, practical, and musi­cal takeaways.


Speakers
avatar for Vaughn Thompson Jr.

Vaughn Thompson Jr.

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Worship Leader
Vaughn Thompson Jr. is a worship leader/singer/songwriter and the Worship Pastor of Cathedral of Faith, a multi-cultural, multi-site, 7,000 member church in San Jose, CA. Vaughn is a graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry. He has also received his Masters’ in Theology with an emphasis in Worship and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. With this educational background Vaughn has... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B225

3:30pm

The Art of Co-Writing

Preparation. Technique. Etiquette. Strategy. Come learn the art of writing with writers of dif­fering strengths, creative bents, personalities, and learning styles, in order to create together what you could not have created alone.


Speakers
avatar for Dustin Smith (Here Be Lions)

Dustin Smith (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Dustin is an Integrity Music Artist, Song Writer and Worship leader, who has a desire to see the nations ignited with a passion for worship. With an unyielding love for God and His people, Dustin has been able to cross denominational lines with his music. He has an attitude that gives God all the glory, and that attitude transcends age, race, color and creed. | Dustin is a husband and father of three, who grew up in a Pastor’s home and has... Read More →
avatar for Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Jennie is a passionate worship leader, team trainer, songwriter, and conference speaker. She is honored as a five-time Dove award nominee and three-time Dove award winner, top five CCLI songwriter, and BMI award winner for top 25 radio. Jennie is best known for authoring "Revelation Song" which had a 17 week run at #1 and current radio hit, "When The Stars Burn Down." | Numerous artists have covered Jennie's songs, including, Kari... Read More →
avatar for Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Texas native Michael Farren has spent 16 years as the lead vocalist of the worship band Pocket Full Rocks, leading worship at venues nation wide. Pocket full of Rocks released three albums with Word Records (Song to the King, Manifesto, and More Than Noise), garnering three Dove award nominations; Worship Album of the year, for both Song to the King and Manifesto, and New Artist of The Year. | As a songwriter, Michael's work has been recorded by... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chapel

3:30pm

The Journey of Worship: Reaching the Same Destination in Every Season

In this workshop we will discuss the biblical jour­ney of worship and what it means to “ascend the hill of the Lord” in a corporate setting. We will talk about practical ways to lead people well in every season, understanding that the destination never changes.


Speakers
avatar for Meredith Andrews

Meredith Andrews

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Courtesy of Word Worship
Meredith Andrews has always had a gift for writing honest, compelling songs that resonate powerfully with an audience. Over the course of her first two Word albums, people have come to appreciate the Dove Award-winning artist’s love for God and her heart for people. She’s formed a strong bond with her audience, and yet as open and vulnerable as Andrews has been before, the true heart of this gifted artist is best revealed on her new... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C144

3:30pm

The Mixer and Why Digital is the Way to Go

First we’ll explain what all the knobs, buttons, and faders do, along with some helpful tips on how to use them. Next we’ll discuss the advan­tages that digital mixers have over their analog cousins. It’s a fun class for volunteers and all who are interested in this aspect of supporting worship.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others. I have... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C041

3:30pm

The Songs God Loves: Selecting Powerful Songs for Worship

There is no written job description for a worship leader in the New Testament nor any “how to” guide for writing and selecting the best songs. This class explores insight from the New Testa­ment on the types of songs we should be sing­ing, writing and leading. Drawing from over 20 years in worship resource production, music publishing and music industry experience, Craig will also allow ample time for questions related to the recordings, resources and publishing pro­cesses that help bring churches Christ-centered songs from today’s gifted voices and writers.


Speakers
CD

Craig Dunnagan

Workshop Speaker, Integrity Music
Craig Dunnagan is a 20+ year veteran of the Christian Music publishing industry and currently serves as Vice President of Music Publishing and Ministry Alliances at Integrity Music. His passion for ministry has driven his efforts as part of the teams that have launched WeAreWorship.com, WorshipTogether.com, Passion/SixSteps Records, and Integrity’s iWorship, among other products and labels committed to serving local churches.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B209

3:30pm

The Visual Worship Leader

Many times we limit “worship” to the songs we sing. However, just as worship can be audible songs, it can also be a visual representation. In this session, we will look not only at what Scripture says about visual worship, but practical elements (such as video clips, motion backgrounds, light­ing, and environmental projection) that you can implement immediately to affect your worship.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron West

Aaron West

Director of User Experience, MediaShout
Aaron is the Director of MediaShout User Experience. He works daily with customers to make sure they have a great experience with the software. He also runs a church A/V/L consulting company. Previously he was the A/V Director for Dave Ramsey and the Tech Director for Bethel Church in Fargo, ND.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B229

3:30pm

Using Technology to Empower Creativity

Harness technology to increase your worship team’s creativity and collaboration. Write pow­erful, Scripture-based songs, put together wor­shipful presentations, and learn to communicate better as a team with the Logos, Proclaim, and Faithlife-community platforms.


Speakers
JM

Joel Muddamalle

Proclaim Product Manager, Proclaim


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C145

3:30pm

Using the Past

“The way forward is the way back,” notes T. S. El­iot. Innovation often comes from the strange “al­chemy” of familiarity with the past, holy restless­ness in the present, an “aha” idea, discernment as to possibilities, and authority to act. In this session we will look at several “breakthrough” moments in worship innovation in the Church’s history, and then discuss what innovations may still lie ahead for those willing to learn from the past.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reggie Kidd

Dr. Reggie Kidd

General Session & Workshop Speaker
Dr. Reggie Kidd is a regular columnist for Worship Leader magazine. In his God Still Speaks column, Reggie draws on the history of the church to inform contemporary thinking and shape worship practice. Reggie became a student of “the way of the liturgy” in 2001 when he began teaching at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. His book With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship (BakerBooks, 2005... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C143

3:30pm

Vertical and Horizontal Worship

In congregational worship, we are the gathered body of Christ in the presence of God. How does our worship service reflect and ultimately sup­port this reality? This class will look at our ac­tions in worship and the natural point of focus for each: God or human. We will work on ways to make sure that actions in worship build both a vertical relationship with God as well as a hori­zontal relationship with the body of Christ.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Gilbert

Dr. Craig Gilbert

Worship Pastor
Dr. Craig Gilbert is a worship leader, consultant, teacher and mentor. Craig has provided worship leadership in churches of all sizes for over 22 years. The founder of TheWorshipDoctor.com ministries, Dr. Gilbert works with churches all over the country to grow, renew, solve, and encourage in all aspects of worship; not just the music! He specializes in congregational worship renewal. His classes at NWLC are always informative and... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C136

3:30pm

Visual Liturgy: Exploring Narrative Worship

What if your worship service could be more than a sermon and a setlist supported by a few mo­tion “backgrounds”? Imagine a worship gather­ing that tells a story guided by verbals and vi­suals that work together! In this class, we will explore the concept of “narrative worship” and how to use projected visuals to create a story.


Speakers
SP

Stephen Proctor

author + curator, illuminate.us
| illuminator | visual liturgist | worship curator | environmental projection | if that's too confusing for you, just think of it as PowerPoint on steroids. =)


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B201

3:30pm

Vocal Style

There is so much more to singing than just the notes, rhythms, and lyrics. Mastery of the ele­ments of vocal style will allow you to paint a compelling picture of God and to create a great environment for people to connect deeply with him. We will focus on phrasing, licks, and bends, use of vibrato, head, and chest voice, and many other nuances of vocal style.

 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association.  While at Willow Creek, Scott was a worship leader, songwriter and vocalist.  Scott also oversaw the development of Arts products for the WCA... Read More →
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts Conference.  Vonda was the Vocal Director at Willow Creek Community Church for 6 years, and served as a volunteer at Willow Creek... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C028

4:30pm

6:30pm

Night of Worship (tickets avail. to public)
Host
JH

Justin Huey

Feat. Worship Concert - Wednesday, Glory Revival
GLORY REVIVAL is a community of individuals in downtown Kansas City seeking to creatively engage worship through artistic expression, serving God and others.
avatar for Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Feat. Worship Concert - Wednesday, Sarah Kelly Music School
avatar for Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Feat. New Artist Showcase - Tuesday; Worship Concert - Wednesday, Sarah Kelly Music School
Hannah Elizabeth Smith is a singer-songwriter/guitarist based out of Houston, Texas. Inspired by her father, Hannah picked up a guitar at the age of ten. Quickly becoming an obsession, she started to play multiple instruments such as bass and drums. Shortly after, a position opened up at her local church on the worship team. With Shawn Smith (father) on guitar, and Hannah on the drums, the worship team traveled to small... Read More →

Worship Leaders
avatar for Meredith Andrews

Meredith Andrews

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Courtesy of Word Worship
Meredith Andrews has always had a gift for writing honest, compelling songs that resonate powerfully with an audience. Over the course of her first two Word albums, people have come to appreciate the Dove Award-winning artist’s love for God and her heart for people. She’s formed a strong bond with her audience, and yet as open and vulnerable as Andrews has been before, the true heart of this gifted artist is best revealed on her new... Read More →
avatar for Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Pastor of Worship Ministries, Community Bible Church
Ray Jones has been in worship ministry for over 47 years and since 1992 has been the Pastor of Worship Ministries at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX. With a worship ministry of over 1600 volunteers, Ray has produced over 45 worship CD's and has published multiple volumes of worship music from his church. CBC is over 20,000 in attendance weekly and is seeking to touch the world with its worship. Ray is a leader that believes in... Read More →
avatar for Rend Collective

Rend Collective

Rend Collective is a celebration band, collectively wondering how to make sense of the conundrum of life, God and community. This movement of Irish 20-somethings, grew into a collective of musicians and artists re-imagining worship music, or as they call it “The Art of Celebration.” Using a bewildering array of children’s toys, whimsical handmade oddities and folk/rock instruments, the collective have crafted a sound... Read More →
avatar for The Brilliance

The Brilliance

The Brilliance is one of an emerging new breed of Christian artists who are taking our nature as “storied” creatures seriously and putting forward a sort of “new liturgy” which both honors the past and points the way forward into the future. Their music is about our story, exploring the essence of who we are as God’s creation and as His reflection. Taking their musicality to new heights, blending strings, keys... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sanctuary
 
Thursday, July 17
 

7:30am

Registration Continues
If you haven't registered, walkins are welcome!  Please visit the NWLC booth.

Thursday July 17, 2014 7:30am - 6:30pm
Church of the Resurrection

9:00am

Worship & General Session
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reggie Kidd

Dr. Reggie Kidd

General Session & Workshop Speaker
Dr. Reggie Kidd is a regular columnist for Worship Leader magazine. In his God Still Speaks column, Reggie draws on the history of the church to inform contemporary thinking and shape worship practice. Reggie became a student of “the way of the liturgy” in 2001 when he began teaching at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. His book With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship (BakerBooks, 2005... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam

General Session
Glenn Packiam is the lead pastor of new life DOWNTOWN, a parish of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he also serves on the Executive Team. He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith (David C. Cook, 2013), LUCKY: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People (Cook, 2011), Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith (Cook, 2009), and Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life... Read More →

Worship Leaders
avatar for Tony Payne

Tony Payne

Morning Worship & Workshop Speaker
Tony Payne has served a wide variety of roles during his 30 years at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from Wheaton College, Bowling Green (OH), and Northwestern University. Recent compositions include All is in Christ for choir, and How Exalted is Your Name commemorating the 150th anniversary of the City of Wheaton, IL. Tony enjoys writing vocal music that relates historical characters or events and in 2012, he wrote... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Sanctuary

10:30am

11:00am

Break
Thursday July 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Church of the Resurrection

11:30am

11:30am

Balancing What’s ‘New and Hot’ with ‘What’s Us and What’s Not’ 

Learn how to develop your church’s unique wor­ship language and identity while avoiding labels, the latest fads, and embracing the timeless.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Foot

Tim Foot

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Tim Foot is worship pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church and also leads the worship division for The Slingshot Group. His passions include leading people in worship, looking for fresh and creative ways to communicate God’s Grace, and mentoring and working with other worship leaders. During his tenure at LifeBridge they have added two satellite worship locations, continued to honor the pioneers of the... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C020

11:30am

Beyond the Piano - Expanding Your Pallet

Ed Kerr is a gifted instructor as well as one of the most recognized worship musicians around. Join him as he shares the sounds and tech­niques available to the modern worship key­boardist. You’ll see that the sound you choose can and should influence the parts you create.


Speakers
avatar for Ed Kerr

Ed Kerr

Keyboards, Yamaha Corporation of America
Ed Kerr is Director Of Worship Studies at The King’s University/Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. He has a Master’s Degree in piano performance, has written many songs published by Integrity Music and teaches as a clinician with Yamaha and Paul Baloche. He plays Yamaha’s motif xf8. Www.kerrtunes.com


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C139

11:30am

Children's Choirs that Grow Worshipers for Life

Embrace the exciting challenge of teaching children to pursue excellence in the arts while cultivating a true understanding of worship as a lifelong practice not a once-a-week musical experience.


Speakers
avatar for Christy Semsen

Christy Semsen

Workshop Speaker, Word Music
Three time Dove Award nominee Christy Semsen has been passionate about leading children’s choirs for twelve years and is thrilled to have recently completed writing her 7th musical for WORD Music. She has a M.A. in Pastoral Worship Leadership and a B.A. in Music Theory/Composition/Music Education from Azusa Pacific University.


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C133

11:30am

I'm A Worship Leader, Now What?

You will learn five habits that when applied will help you in your new role as a worship leader. Being new provides the unique opportunity to start well in order to finish well. These five prac­tical and challenging principles are sure to give you help and wisdom.


Speakers
avatar for Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Freelance Writer - Worship Leader, RKblog.com - A Beautiful Liturgy
Writer, Speaker, and Musician Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition in Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015. He is the author of, The Six Hats of the Worship Leader, building into the life of church ministry through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Rich is a ministry veteran... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C050

11:30am

Jesus, Our Worship Leader

This session provides a practical, theological, historical and philosophical study of Jesus as our Great High Priest and Worship Leader. Learn why and how Jesus Christ is the apex and sum­mit of God’s revelation, central to our worship, sufficiently prepared to serve as our own per­sonal high priest, and passionate in accepting his responsibility to lead us in worship.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Director of the Center for Worship, Liberty University School of Music
Dr. Vernon M. Whaley is Professor of Music and Worship and Founding Dean of Liberty University’s School of Music. Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for better than thirty-five years, under his leadership, the School of Music is the 7th largest music program in the country with 41 full-time and 31 part time/adjunct faculty, over 1250 students in one of 20 undergraduate, 5 graduate, and Doctor of Worship Studies... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C144

11:30am

Leading After 50

What is the real shelf life of a worship leader? How do I stay current and relevant for my con­gregation after age 50? Join Ray Jones as he leads this discussion.


Speakers
avatar for Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Pastor of Worship Ministries, Community Bible Church
Ray Jones has been in worship ministry for over 47 years and since 1992 has been the Pastor of Worship Ministries at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX. With a worship ministry of over 1600 volunteers, Ray has produced over 45 worship CD's and has published multiple volumes of worship music from his church. CBC is over 20,000 in attendance weekly and is seeking to touch the world with its worship. Ray is a leader that believes in... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B201

11:30am

Leading Effective Worship Team Rehearsals
Team members running late? Musicians withvarying skill levels? Running out of time in rehearsals?This class focuses on practical waysto overcome many of the challenges that we allface regarding rehearsals. The class is tailoredfor teams of all sizes with practical tips to helpyou plan ahead and maximize your rehearsaltime and lead your teams well.

Speakers
avatar for Will Doggett

Will Doggett

Workshop Speaker, MultiTracks.com
Will Doggett is the Director of Training and Development at MultiTracks.com and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He has a passion for training Worship Leaders how to use technology as a tool for leading worship. He brings a unique perspective to worship leading and technology having served the Church as a Worship Leader, Music Director, and Creative Director.


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C135

11:30am

Liturgy & Worship

Whether you are Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, a cutting-edge modern church, or something in-between, your worship has a liturgy. Though it has been characterized as be­ing restrictive, liturgy in and of itself is nothing more than an order of the actions of the people in worship. How you present those actions de­termines the character of your liturgy. This class will give you 10 creative and practical steps to find freedom


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Gilbert

Dr. Craig Gilbert

Worship Pastor
Dr. Craig Gilbert is a worship leader, consultant, teacher and mentor. Craig has provided worship leadership in churches of all sizes for over 22 years. The founder of TheWorshipDoctor.com ministries, Dr. Gilbert works with churches all over the country to grow, renew, solve, and encourage in all aspects of worship; not just the music! He specializes in congregational worship renewal. His classes at NWLC are always informative and... Read More →
avatar for David Gungor

David Gungor

Worship Leader and Workshop Speaker


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C136

11:30am

Lowering Stage Volumes: Clarity for the Congregation and the Worship Team

Whether you are the sound person mixing for the house or you’re a musician playing on the platform, it’s important that we hear everything that we’re trying to hear. This class will help erase the frustration in our attempt to please everybody. We’ll start with common-sense ap­proaches and graduate into some accessible technologies that help us to hear clearly without damaging our ears.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others. I have... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C041

11:30am

Making the Most of Planning Center Online

Planning your worship services and schedul­ing your teams can be overwhelming. Planning Center Online gives you one centralized place for both you and your teams to access personalized schedules, service information, and files at any time. This class will cover basic and advanced functionality to make sure you are getting the most of your Planning Center subscription.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Stewart

Aaron Stewart

Planning Center Online
Aaron Stewart is the Co-Founder & Product Manager of PlanningCenterOnline.com, the premiere web-based application that helps thousands of churches worldwide plan and schedule their worship services. Before Planning Center, he was the Pastor of Music at Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, with Sr. Pastor Jud Wilhite, for 6 years. A pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Aaron has had success with his album and concerts in Las Vegas. Now... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B225

11:30am

Mentoring: It's Not What you Think

Mentoring is more about a relationship rather than a process.


Speakers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Stan Endicott is a nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor, Music Producer and Mentor to hundreds of young leaders. He was producer for Maranatha Music for over twenty years during which time he produced Promise Keepers recordings, including “Stand in the Gap”. This was the theme for the “1997 million man march” in Washington D.C. He produced and directed gospel choirs for many... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B214

11:30am

Recording Your Own Song Demos and Tracks

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to record your own song demos and MultiTracks, this workshop is for you. We will start from scratch and record a song together. You’ll learn practi­cal steps and tips on creating your own music and demos. It’s easier than you might think. Join Matt McCoy, worship leader, songwriter and Ableton certified trainer.


Speakers
avatar for Matt McCoy

Matt McCoy

Ableton Trainer, LoopCommunity.com
Matt McCoy is a worship leader and songwriter from Chicago, IL. He has served as worship leader with Willow Creek Community Church and Vertical Church Band, and is also the founder of LoopCommunity.com He is an Ableton Certified Trainer and travels the country teaching churches and worship leaders about using technology in worship. Matt has been using Loops, MultiTracks, and Ableton Live in worship since 2002.


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C145

11:30am

Song Discovery Panel

Worship Leader magazine editor Jeremy Arm­strong will moderate a panel that taps the song­writing experience of prominent industry profes­sionals and worship leaders. Bring your song on a CD along with four copies of the lyrics. Up to five randomly selected songs will be critiqued by the panel during each session.


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Armstrong

Jeremy Armstrong

Managing Editor, Worship Leader Magazine
Managing Editor of Worship Leader Magazine and all-around cool guy.


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B205

11:30am

Speaking To One Another - The Space In Between

Let’s explore the space in between the Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs our congregations sing. What are the ties that bind? The peace we often forfeit? What is the word my hope secures? Participants will work together in this laboratory of learning, exploring perspective, purposes, and theological intent.


Speakers
avatar for Tony Payne

Tony Payne

Morning Worship & Workshop Speaker
Tony Payne has served a wide variety of roles during his 30 years at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from Wheaton College, Bowling Green (OH), and Northwestern University. Recent compositions include All is in Christ for choir, and How Exalted is Your Name commemorating the 150th anniversary of the City of Wheaton, IL. Tony enjoys writing vocal music that relates historical characters or events and in 2012, he wrote... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B200

11:30am

The Art of Co-Writing

Preparation. Technique. Etiquette. Strategy. Come learn the art of writing with writers of dif­fering strengths, creative bents, personalities, and learning styles, in order to create together what you could not have created alone.


Speakers
avatar for Dustin Smith (Here Be Lions)

Dustin Smith (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Dustin is an Integrity Music Artist, Song Writer and Worship leader, who has a desire to see the nations ignited with a passion for worship. With an unyielding love for God and His people, Dustin has been able to cross denominational lines with his music. He has an attitude that gives God all the glory, and that attitude transcends age, race, color and creed. | Dustin is a husband and father of three, who grew up in a Pastor’s home and has... Read More →
avatar for Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Jennie is a passionate worship leader, team trainer, songwriter, and conference speaker. She is honored as a five-time Dove award nominee and three-time Dove award winner, top five CCLI songwriter, and BMI award winner for top 25 radio. Jennie is best known for authoring "Revelation Song" which had a 17 week run at #1 and current radio hit, "When The Stars Burn Down." | Numerous artists have covered Jennie's songs, including, Kari... Read More →
avatar for Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Texas native Michael Farren has spent 16 years as the lead vocalist of the worship band Pocket Full Rocks, leading worship at venues nation wide. Pocket full of Rocks released three albums with Word Records (Song to the King, Manifesto, and More Than Noise), garnering three Dove award nominations; Worship Album of the year, for both Song to the King and Manifesto, and New Artist of The Year. | As a songwriter, Michael's work has been recorded by... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Chapel

11:30am

The Birth of Innovation

Greg Atkinson is an author, speaker, consultant and the Editor of Christian Media magazine. Greg has started businesses including the wor­ship resource website WorshipHouse Media, a social media marketing company, and his own consulting firm. As a consultant, Greg has worked with some of the largest and fastest-growing churches across the United States. Greg is the author of Church Leadership Essen­tials and Strange Leadership: 40 Ways to Lead an Innovative Organization.


Speakers
GA

Greg Atkinson

Workshop Speaker
Author and international speaker Greg Atkinson has been in ministry for two decades and has been writing, speaking and training thousands of Church leaders since 2000. In late 2003, Greg launched MultisensoryWorship.com (mSw) – a website geared to encourage, network, resource, and equip Christian pastors, media ministers, artists and worship leaders – after having served the previous 11 years as a worship pastor himself in the... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B209

11:30am

The Way of a Worshiper: How to Stay Motivated for Ministry

Never get over the wonder of grace. You’re the only person who can keep the fire in your heart from burning out. We’ll talk about how to do that in this session.


Speakers
avatar for Buddy Owens

Buddy Owens

Conference Pastor & Workshop Speaker, Conference Pastor & Workshop Speaker
Buddy Owens is pastor of Spiritual Growth at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He is the author of The Way of a Worshiper: Discover the Secret to Friendship with God, and the General Editor of The NIV Worship Bible. For more information, visit his website.


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B206

11:30am

Using the Past

“The way forward is the way back,” notes T. S. El­iot. Innovation often comes from the strange “al­chemy” of familiarity with the past, holy restless­ness in the present, an “aha” idea, discernment as to possibilities, and authority to act. In this session we will look at several “breakthrough” moments in worship innovation in the Church’s history, and then discuss what innovations may still lie ahead for those willing to learn from the past.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reggie Kidd

Dr. Reggie Kidd

General Session & Workshop Speaker
Dr. Reggie Kidd is a regular columnist for Worship Leader magazine. In his God Still Speaks column, Reggie draws on the history of the church to inform contemporary thinking and shape worship practice. Reggie became a student of “the way of the liturgy” in 2001 when he began teaching at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. His book With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship (BakerBooks, 2005... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C143

11:30am

Vocal Coaching

There is a big difference between performing and ministering through a song. In this session, through a live demonstration of the vocal coach­ing process, we will show you how to work with a singer to help them own, personalize, and com­municate the message of a song.

 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association.  While at Willow Creek, Scott was a worship leader, songwriter and vocalist.  Scott also oversaw the development of Arts products for the WCA... Read More →
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts Conference.  Vonda was the Vocal Director at Willow Creek Community Church for 6 years, and served as a volunteer at Willow Creek... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
C028

11:30am

What's New with MediaShout

Come visit with our team and learn about the new things MediaShout is doing. We will share information about current products as well as additional ideas and projected solutions on the horizon.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron West

Aaron West

Director of User Experience, MediaShout
Aaron is the Director of MediaShout User Experience. He works daily with customers to make sure they have a great experience with the software. He also runs a church A/V/L consulting company. Previously he was the A/V Director for Dave Ramsey and the Tech Director for Bethel Church in Fargo, ND.


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
B229

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday July 17, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Church of the Resurrection

1:00pm

New Artist Showcase
Host
VW

Vessel Worship

Feat. Worship Concert - Thursday & New Artist Showcase
About Vessel Worship:Vessel Worship is a community of artists who worship with their lives. Their songs are simply their prayers. Vessel Worship gathers and serves at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. About Cory Ryan (Vessel Worship Director):Cory Ryan, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Nashville at 18 where he honed his art at Belmont University. His formal music training moved him to album development, touring and... Read More →

Thursday July 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Exhibitor Hall (Student Center)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Artist Temperament: Friend or Foe?

If you’re not careful, your greatest strengths as an artist can become your gravest weaknesses. Join us as we discuss how to prevent those strengths from sabotaging your life, your mar­riage, and your ministry.


Speakers
avatar for Rory Noland

Rory Noland

Heart of the Artist Ministries/Assoc. Prof. Worship Arts, Nebraska Christian College
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. He leads retreats for artists, speaks at workshops and conferences, mentors worship leaders, and consults with churches in the areas of worship and the arts. Rory currently leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders. Rory is Head of the Worship Department at... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B225

2:00pm

But It Sounds So Easy! Songwriting for Congregational Worship
Why is writing congregational worship such achallenge? We are writing for a multi-denominational,five generational, cross-cultural family ofbelievers. Come learn how to help a diverse bodyof believers lift one voice as one Bride to OneKing in unifying celebration of the One worthyof it all.

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Jennie is a passionate worship leader, team trainer, songwriter, and conference speaker. She is honored as a five-time Dove award nominee and three-time Dove award winner, top five CCLI songwriter, and BMI award winner for top 25 radio. Jennie is best known for authoring "Revelation Song" which had a 17 week run at #1 and current radio hit, "When The Stars Burn Down." | Numerous artists have covered Jennie's songs, including, Kari... Read More →
avatar for Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Texas native Michael Farren has spent 16 years as the lead vocalist of the worship band Pocket Full Rocks, leading worship at venues nation wide. Pocket full of Rocks released three albums with Word Records (Song to the King, Manifesto, and More Than Noise), garnering three Dove award nominations; Worship Album of the year, for both Song to the King and Manifesto, and New Artist of The Year. | As a songwriter, Michael's work has been recorded by... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C020

2:00pm

Drums

In this workshop, Carl will cover set-up, tuning, groove and fill development, playing with loops, flowing with different leaders, ministering to the people, and more.


Speakers

Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B214

2:00pm

Everchurch: Digital Solution for Churches

Everchurch platform can assist in establishing a strong digital presence and better communica­tion with your congregation through a custom designed website, native mobile app and social media integration.


Speakers
CJ

CJ Jordan

Business Development, Everchurch
CJ Jordan currently serves as New Business Development lead for Speak Creative, where he oversees the business and platform development of various products created by Speak Creative, including the Everchurch platform. He helps churches assess the effectiveness of their communication strategies while creating solutions that drive results. Additionally, he assist churches in finding new and innovative ways to communicate with their congregation... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C133

2:00pm

Getting the Most Out of Your Keyboard
This class will open your eyes to the tech that isavailable to support what you do as a keyboardplayer. Learn to expand the palette of your musicthrough the creation of pads and loops as wellas the addition of software synths on your computeror iPad. Join us as we unlock the capabilitiesof today’s modern keyboard in worship.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Kerr

Ed Kerr

Keyboards, Yamaha Corporation of America
Ed Kerr is Director Of Worship Studies at The King’s University/Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. He has a Master’s Degree in piano performance, has written many songs published by Integrity Music and teaches as a clinician with Yamaha and Paul Baloche. He plays Yamaha’s motif xf8. Www.kerrtunes.com


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C139

2:00pm

Getting Your Church to Sing

Effective worship leading through music isn’t about how well you sing; it’s about how well you can get others to sing with all their hearts. Come and learn the hundreds of practical ways you can help people do what God is looking for in this fun and interactive class.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve + Shawn have spent years serving their local church and now travel to churches of all shapes and sizes with their two handsome but unavailable sons and maggie mo the dog... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C050

2:00pm

Leading After 50

What is the real shelf life of a worship leader? How do I stay current and relevant for my con­gregation after age 50? Join Ray Jones as he leads this discussion.


Speakers
avatar for Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Pastor of Worship Ministries, Community Bible Church
Ray Jones has been in worship ministry for over 47 years and since 1992 has been the Pastor of Worship Ministries at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX. With a worship ministry of over 1600 volunteers, Ray has produced over 45 worship CD's and has published multiple volumes of worship music from his church. CBC is over 20,000 in attendance weekly and is seeking to touch the world with its worship. Ray is a leader that believes in... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B201

2:00pm

Liturgy & Worship

Whether you are Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, a cutting-edge modern church, or something in-between, your worship has a liturgy. Though it has been characterized as be­ing restrictive, liturgy in and of itself is nothing more than an order of the actions of the people in worship. How you present those actions de­termines the character of your liturgy. This class will give you 10 creative and practical steps to find freedom


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Gilbert

Dr. Craig Gilbert

Worship Pastor
Dr. Craig Gilbert is a worship leader, consultant, teacher and mentor. Craig has provided worship leadership in churches of all sizes for over 22 years. The founder of TheWorshipDoctor.com ministries, Dr. Gilbert works with churches all over the country to grow, renew, solve, and encourage in all aspects of worship; not just the music! He specializes in congregational worship renewal. His classes at NWLC are always informative and... Read More →
avatar for David Gungor

David Gungor

Worship Leader and Workshop Speaker


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C136

2:00pm

Live Streaming A to Z: For Basic and Advanced Broadcasting

We will discuss the basic concepts of live streaming, equipment, and bandwidth require­ments, as well as hardware and software setup and configuration, live recording, and embed­ding players in your own website. We will also cover adaptive bitrate streaming and what to look for when selecting a streaming vendor. We will conclude with an open forum to answer questions and discuss your specific needs.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Desilets

Rob Desilets

Workshop Speaker, ChurchStreaming.tv


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C135

2:00pm

Presonus StudioLive Digital Mixer Guided Tour

The PreSonus StudioLive digital mixers have won TEC Awards for Best Small Format Digital Mixers for years. They have sold over 50,000 in that time, and the majority of these are in churches. Find out why this could be the best choice for your church’s sound system.


Speakers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others. I have... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C041

2:00pm

Songwriting: Paul Baloche

Paul will take you through the steps of writing worship songs that have impact, from capturing inspired moments, to making sure that all the elements of your song work together to support the feeling of your message.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Baloche

Paul Baloche

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Paul Baloche is an American Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. A native of New Jersey, Baloche is currently the worship pastor at Community Christian Fellowship in Lindale, Texas. Baloche composes on piano and acoustic guitar, favoring guitar when leading worship. His wife, Rita Baloche, is also a Christian songwriter. Several Christian artists, such as Michael W. Smith and Sonicflood, have recorded Baloche’s songs... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chapel

2:00pm

Student Led Worship Teams

This workshop we will explore training students in worship ministry, and how student-led wor­ship can bring diversity and passion to your youth, as well as your church as a whole. We will discuss the unique challenges as well as the rewards. Both adults and students are welcome to come join the conversation!


Speakers
WM

Wisdom Moon

Founder, All About Worship
Founder of All About Worship and Kingdom Songs | Resource & Engagement Manager at CentricWorship / Centricity Music Publishing


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C143

2:00pm

The Birth of Innovation

Greg Atkinson is an author, speaker, consultant and the Editor of Christian Media magazine. Greg has started businesses including the wor­ship resource website WorshipHouse Media, a social media marketing company, and his own consulting firm. As a consultant, Greg has worked with some of the largest and fastest-growing churches across the United States. Greg is the author of Church Leadership Essen­tials and Strange Leadership: 40 Ways to Lead an Innovative Organization.


Speakers
GA

Greg Atkinson

Workshop Speaker
Author and international speaker Greg Atkinson has been in ministry for two decades and has been writing, speaking and training thousands of Church leaders since 2000. In late 2003, Greg launched MultisensoryWorship.com (mSw) – a website geared to encourage, network, resource, and equip Christian pastors, media ministers, artists and worship leaders – after having served the previous 11 years as a worship pastor himself in the... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B209

2:00pm

The Too-Often Missing Element of Worship
Want to learn how you can have a positive ef­fect on the congregational worship experience at your church? According to Scripture, our relationship with one another will impact our worship. This class will challenge and equip you with practical tools to help bring these proven concepts back to your congregation.

Speakers
TK

Tom Kraeuter

Workshop Speaker, ToMakeYouThink.com
Tom Kraeuter is one of America's leading voices on Christian worship. His popular Worship Seminars (WorshipSeminar.com), have been hosted by churches of all sizes, in nearly every state, from more than 40 denominations. Kraeuter is author of nearly 20 books, most on the topic of worship. At this event he will be teaching two practical classes, “Guiding Your Church Through a Worship Transition,” and “The Too-Often Missing Element of... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B200

2:00pm

The Visual Worship Leader

Many times we limit “worship” to the songs we sing. However, just as worship can be audible songs, it can also be a visual representation. In this session, we will look not only at what Scripture says about visual worship, but practical elements (such as video clips, motion backgrounds, light­ing, and environmental projection) that you can implement immediately to affect your worship.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron West

Aaron West

Director of User Experience, MediaShout
Aaron is the Director of MediaShout User Experience. He works daily with customers to make sure they have a great experience with the software. He also runs a church A/V/L consulting company. Previously he was the A/V Director for Dave Ramsey and the Tech Director for Bethel Church in Fargo, ND.


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B229

2:00pm

Vocal Coaching

There is a big difference between performing and ministering through a song. In this session, through a live demonstration of the vocal coach­ing process, we will show you how to work with a singer to help them own, personalize, and com­municate the message of a song.

 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association.  While at Willow Creek, Scott was a worship leader, songwriter and vocalist.  Scott also oversaw the development of Arts products for the WCA... Read More →
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts Conference.  Vonda was the Vocal Director at Willow Creek Community Church for 6 years, and served as a volunteer at Willow Creek... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C028

2:00pm

Vocal Health

In this session we will look at the singer as an athlete. You will gain a greater understanding of nutrition, hydration, and sleep, along with ap­propriate warm-ups, good technique, and vocal maintenance for breathing—and how traditional breathing techniques may actually have an ad­verse effect. We will also debunk vocal health myths and discuss how to avoid potentially trau­matic voice production.


Speakers
avatar for Diane Sheets

Diane Sheets

Sheetsy Music Inc
With more than 20 years of music business experience, Nashville-based celebrity vocal coach Diane Sheets is the magic behind some of the best voices in music today. For two decades, artists like Little Big Town, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Lauren Daigle and Casting Crowns have depended on Sheets’ renowned vocal techniques and progressive approach to vocal production, which allows them to give award-winning performances both... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C144

2:00pm

Worship Technology

AVMAN will be discussing the impact of Audio, Video, & Lighting technology during worship and how to implement this technology correctly and effectively.


Speakers
avatar for Jay Jones

Jay Jones

Workshop Speaker, AVMAN
Jay Jones is a AVL professional and is the president of AVMAN Presentation Systems in Springfield, Missouri.


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C145

2:00pm

Worship Walk: Where Worship And Life Intersect

Jesus said that the Father isn’t looking for people who show up at an event; he’s looking for people who are worshiping him in spirit and truth. This workshop explores ways we can worship God, Monday through Sunday—actively engaging with God in the ordinary, daily, activity of life.


Speakers
avatar for Gareth Goossen

Gareth Goossen

Workshop Speaker
Always waiting, sometimes frustrated, never quitting!


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B205

3:00pm

Break
Thursday July 17, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Church of the Resurrection

3:30pm

3:30pm

Artist Temperament: Friend or Foe?

If you’re not careful, your greatest strengths as an artist can become your gravest weaknesses. Join us as we discuss how to prevent those strengths from sabotaging your life, your mar­riage, and your ministry.


Speakers
avatar for Rory Noland

Rory Noland

Heart of the Artist Ministries/Assoc. Prof. Worship Arts, Nebraska Christian College
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. He leads retreats for artists, speaks at workshops and conferences, mentors worship leaders, and consults with churches in the areas of worship and the arts. Rory currently leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders. Rory is Head of the Worship Department at... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B225

3:30pm

Children's Choirs that Grow Worshipers for Life

Embrace the exciting challenge of teaching children to pursue excellence in the arts while cultivating a true understanding of worship as a lifelong practice not a once-a-week musical experience.


Speakers
avatar for Christy Semsen

Christy Semsen

Workshop Speaker, Word Music
Three time Dove Award nominee Christy Semsen has been passionate about leading children’s choirs for twelve years and is thrilled to have recently completed writing her 7th musical for WORD Music. She has a M.A. in Pastoral Worship Leadership and a B.A. in Music Theory/Composition/Music Education from Azusa Pacific University.


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C133

3:30pm

Creating Flow in Worship

This workshop will seek to answer the question, "How do you, as a worship leader, bring a dis­tracted person into an intimate encounter with the Holy God?" Explore how to lay out a clear path that allows for celebration, illumination, re­sponse and service. Bring examples of your current worship services for comparative discussions.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Craig Gilbert

Dr. Craig Gilbert

Worship Pastor
Dr. Craig Gilbert is a worship leader, consultant, teacher and mentor. Craig has provided worship leadership in churches of all sizes for over 22 years. The founder of TheWorshipDoctor.com ministries, Dr. Gilbert works with churches all over the country to grow, renew, solve, and encourage in all aspects of worship; not just the music! He specializes in congregational worship renewal. His classes at NWLC are always informative and... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C136

3:30pm

Drums

In this workshop, Carl will cover set-up, tuning, groove and fill development, playing with loops, flowing with different leaders, ministering to the people, and more.


Speakers

Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B214

3:30pm

Fuel the Dream

Got dreams? God is the “Dream Giver.” Come if you want to be encouraged, empowered, and enabled to fuel the dream God has given you. Biblical, prac­tical, spiritual, and innovative ideas to help you see your dreams come to fruition. Be challenged. Laugh out loud. Get excited ... you’re closer to a dream come true than you think you are.


Speakers
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Debby Berry

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Beneficiary of Grace. Messenger of Hope. Receiver of forgiveness. Proclaimer of the goodness of God. Grateful recipient of Redemption. Relentlessly desiring to be like Jesus. Happy wife. Eternally thankful survivor of stage 3 and stage 4 cancer. Less significantly; speaker, writer, publishing and music industry consultant, and wearer of black. Stalked relentlessly by Goodness and Mercy. Declarer that God is good and He adores us. When we are sure... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C020

3:30pm

Getting the Most Out of Your Keyboard
This class will open your eyes to the tech that isavailable to support what you do as a keyboardplayer. Learn to expand the palette of your musicthrough the creation of pads and loops as wellas the addition of software synths on your computeror iPad. Join us as we unlock the capabilitiesof today’s modern keyboard in worship.

Speakers
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Ed Kerr

Keyboards, Yamaha Corporation of America
Ed Kerr is Director Of Worship Studies at The King’s University/Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. He has a Master’s Degree in piano performance, has written many songs published by Integrity Music and teaches as a clinician with Yamaha and Paul Baloche. He plays Yamaha’s motif xf8. Www.kerrtunes.com


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C139

3:30pm

Getting Your Church to Sing

Effective worship leading through music isn’t about how well you sing; it’s about how well you can get others to sing with all their hearts. Come and learn the hundreds of practical ways you can help people do what God is looking for in this fun and interactive class.


Speakers
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Steve Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve + Shawn have spent years serving their local church and now travel to churches of all shapes and sizes with their two handsome but unavailable sons and maggie mo the dog... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C050

3:30pm

Live Streaming A to Z: For Basic and Advanced Broadcasting

We will discuss the basic concepts of live streaming, equipment, and bandwidth require­ments, as well as hardware and software setup and configuration, live recording, and embed­ding players in your own website. We will also cover adaptive bitrate streaming and what to look for when selecting a streaming vendor. We will conclude with an open forum to answer questions and discuss your specific needs.


Speakers
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Rob Desilets

Workshop Speaker, ChurchStreaming.tv


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C135

3:30pm

Making the Old New

How and why to bring the richness of our Chris­tian musical heritage into the 21st century. Tips on how to arrange, write melodies for, and adapt the hymn, for your service of worship.


Speakers
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Lance Winkler

Workshop Speaker


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C145

3:30pm

Mentoring: It's Not What you Think

Mentoring is more about a relationship rather than a process.


Speakers
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Stan Endicott

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Stan Endicott is a nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor, Music Producer and Mentor to hundreds of young leaders. He was producer for Maranatha Music for over twenty years during which time he produced Promise Keepers recordings, including “Stand in the Gap”. This was the theme for the “1997 million man march” in Washington D.C. He produced and directed gospel choirs for many... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B205

3:30pm

Multicultural Worship

The kingdom of God is multicultural. It is God's design. This greatly affects the way we should approach kingdom activities, and corporate wor­ship is no exception. We will be learning from Scripture, contemporary culture, and philosophi­cal thought to try and discern God's truths and wisdom in aiming at this ever-moving target of creating multicultural worship environments. This will contain theological, practical, and musi­cal takeaways.


Speakers
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Vaughn Thompson Jr.

Night of Worship & Workshop Speaker, Worship Leader
Vaughn Thompson Jr. is a worship leader/singer/songwriter and the Worship Pastor of Cathedral of Faith, a multi-cultural, multi-site, 7,000 member church in San Jose, CA. Vaughn is a graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry. He has also received his Masters’ in Theology with an emphasis in Worship and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. With this educational background Vaughn has... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B201

3:30pm

Songwriting: Paul Baloche
Speakers
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Paul Baloche

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Paul Baloche is an American Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. A native of New Jersey, Baloche is currently the worship pastor at Community Christian Fellowship in Lindale, Texas. Baloche composes on piano and acoustic guitar, favoring guitar when leading worship. His wife, Rita Baloche, is also a Christian songwriter. Several Christian artists, such as Michael W. Smith and Sonicflood, have recorded Baloche’s songs... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chapel

3:30pm

Speaking To One Another - The Space In Between

Let’s explore the space in between the Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs our congregations sing. What are the ties that bind? The peace we often forfeit? What is the word my hope secures? Participants will work together in this laboratory of learning, exploring perspective, purposes, and theological intent.


Speakers
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Tony Payne

Morning Worship & Workshop Speaker
Tony Payne has served a wide variety of roles during his 30 years at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. He holds degrees from Wheaton College, Bowling Green (OH), and Northwestern University. Recent compositions include All is in Christ for choir, and How Exalted is Your Name commemorating the 150th anniversary of the City of Wheaton, IL. Tony enjoys writing vocal music that relates historical characters or events and in 2012, he wrote... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B209

3:30pm

Student Led Worship Teams

This workshop we will explore training students in worship ministry, and how student-led wor­ship can bring diversity and passion to your youth, as well as your church as a whole. We will discuss the unique challenges as well as the rewards. Both adults and students are welcome to come join the conversation!


Speakers
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Wisdom Moon

Founder, All About Worship
Founder of All About Worship and Kingdom Songs | Resource & Engagement Manager at CentricWorship / Centricity Music Publishing


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C143

3:30pm

The Too-Often Missing Element of Worship

Want to learn how you can have a positive ef­fect on the congregational worship experience at your church? According to Scripture, our relationship with one another will impact our worship. This class will challenge and equip you with practical tools to help bring these proven concepts back to your congregation.


Speakers
TK

Tom Kraeuter

Workshop Speaker, ToMakeYouThink.com
Tom Kraeuter is one of America's leading voices on Christian worship. His popular Worship Seminars (WorshipSeminar.com), have been hosted by churches of all sizes, in nearly every state, from more than 40 denominations. Kraeuter is author of nearly 20 books, most on the topic of worship. At this event he will be teaching two practical classes, “Guiding Your Church Through a Worship Transition,” and “The Too-Often Missing Element of... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B200

3:30pm

The Way of a Worshiper: How to Stay Motivated for Ministry

Never get over the wonder of grace. You’re the only person who can keep the fire in your heart from burning out. We’ll talk about how to do that in this session.


Speakers
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Buddy Owens

Conference Pastor & Workshop Speaker, Conference Pastor & Workshop Speaker
Buddy Owens is pastor of Spiritual Growth at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He is the author of The Way of a Worshiper: Discover the Secret to Friendship with God, and the General Editor of The NIV Worship Bible. For more information, visit his website.


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B206

3:30pm

Understanding Room Acoustics and Acoustical Treatments

Learn the basics of room acoustics and how to solve common acoustical problems in simple and affordable ways. Do-it-yourself and com­mercial solutions will be discussed, with plenty of time for Q&A.


Speakers
MA

Mark Aardsma

Workshop Speaker, ATS Acoustics


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C041

3:30pm

Visual Liturgy: The Art of the People

The word “liturgy” means “the work of the people.” However, when it comes to church/ worship visuals, it usually feels like "the work of one person.” But what if there could be more? What does it look like for a community to come together to create a unique visual expression of worship?


Speakers
SP

Stephen Proctor

author + curator, illuminate.us
| illuminator | visual liturgist | worship curator | environmental projection | if that's too confusing for you, just think of it as PowerPoint on steroids. =)


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B229

3:30pm

Vocal Health

In this session we will look at the singer as an athlete. You will gain a greater understanding of nutrition, hydration, and sleep, along with ap­propriate warm-ups, good technique, and vocal maintenance for breathing—and how traditional breathing techniques may actually have an ad­verse effect. We will also debunk vocal health myths and discuss how to avoid potentially trau­matic voice production.


Speakers
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Diane Sheets

Sheetsy Music Inc
With more than 20 years of music business experience, Nashville-based celebrity vocal coach Diane Sheets is the magic behind some of the best voices in music today. For two decades, artists like Little Big Town, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Lauren Daigle and Casting Crowns have depended on Sheets’ renowned vocal techniques and progressive approach to vocal production, which allows them to give award-winning performances both... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C144

3:30pm

Worship as Discipleship
Gospel-centered worship is transformational. The communal act of worship, with God as the object of our worship, will lead to communal and personal discipleship, not only on Sunday mornings but throughout the week. From the weekly corporate gathering, centered on Word and Table, to small group fellowship and study, family devotions, and our individual interior devotional life centered in prayer, study, and Christian action, worship that is joined to the ceaseless worship of the Trinity transforms the heart.

Speakers
EW

Eric Wyse

Director of Worship & Music, St. MIchael's Church (Anglican)
Eric Wyse serves as Director of Worship & Music at St. Michael's Church, Charleston, South Carolina, An accomplished keyboardist, songwriter, church musician, and record and video producer, he was previously Organist/Choirmaster (1994-2001) and Director of Music/Organist (2001-2013) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee. | | Eric is a co-writer of the modern hymn, "Wonderful, Merciful Savior," written in 1989 with... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C028

4:30pm

6:30pm

Night of Worship (tickets avail. to public)
Host
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Sean Carter

Feat. Worship Concert - Thursday
Sean Carter - Twitter Facebook YouTube Instagram | | BIOGRAPHY - Sean Carter is a leader in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. As a worshipper, he has an unquenchable love for the Church of the Jesus Christ. He is a uniter of hearts and has been very successful in building a community of local worship leaders that is now over 300 members strong. | | As an artisan, Sean’s music breaks through walls built around hearts, reaches deep... Read More →
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Vessel Worship

Feat. Worship Concert - Thursday & New Artist Showcase
About Vessel Worship:Vessel Worship is a community of artists who worship with their lives. Their songs are simply their prayers. Vessel Worship gathers and serves at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. About Cory Ryan (Vessel Worship Director):Cory Ryan, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Nashville at 18 where he honed his art at Belmont University. His formal music training moved him to album development, touring and... Read More →

Worship Leaders
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Charles Billingsley

Worship Leader
Charles Billingsley was a junior in high school when a friend dared him to sing for his Sunday school class. From the first note he sang, he felt very comfortable and natural, like he was doing what he was meant to do. In 1992, the day after his graduation from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, he began his solo career. He married Shae in 1994, the same year that he joined NewSong as their lead vocalist. After two successful years with... Read More →
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Dustin Smith (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Dustin is an Integrity Music Artist, Song Writer and Worship leader, who has a desire to see the nations ignited with a passion for worship. With an unyielding love for God and His people, Dustin has been able to cross denominational lines with his music. He has an attitude that gives God all the glory, and that attitude transcends age, race, color and creed. | Dustin is a husband and father of three, who grew up in a Pastor’s home and has... Read More →
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Jennie Lee Riddle (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Jennie is a passionate worship leader, team trainer, songwriter, and conference speaker. She is honored as a five-time Dove award nominee and three-time Dove award winner, top five CCLI songwriter, and BMI award winner for top 25 radio. Jennie is best known for authoring "Revelation Song" which had a 17 week run at #1 and current radio hit, "When The Stars Burn Down." | Numerous artists have covered Jennie's songs, including, Kari... Read More →
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Michael Farren (Here Be Lions)

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Texas native Michael Farren has spent 16 years as the lead vocalist of the worship band Pocket Full Rocks, leading worship at venues nation wide. Pocket full of Rocks released three albums with Word Records (Song to the King, Manifesto, and More Than Noise), garnering three Dove award nominations; Worship Album of the year, for both Song to the King and Manifesto, and New Artist of The Year. | As a songwriter, Michael's work has been recorded by... Read More →
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Paul Baloche

Worship Leader & Workshop Speaker
Paul Baloche is an American Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. A native of New Jersey, Baloche is currently the worship pastor at Community Christian Fellowship in Lindale, Texas. Baloche composes on piano and acoustic guitar, favoring guitar when leading worship. His wife, Rita Baloche, is also a Christian songwriter. Several Christian artists, such as Michael W. Smith and Sonicflood, have recorded Baloche’s songs... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sanctuary