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Monday, July 12
 

8:00am CDT

PRE-CONFERENCE CHECK IN/ REGISTRATION
Monday July 12, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
TBD

9:00am CDT

PRE-CONFERENCE: WL MASTERS WORKSHOP for EDUCATORS

Classes Included: The Heart of the Worship Educator led by Rory Noland, The Development of the Worship Educator led by Joshua Waggener, & The Way of Worship led by Dr. Vernon Whaley

Speakers & Artists
avatar for Rory Noland

Rory Noland

Director, Songwriter & Author, Heart of the Artist & South Univ
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. Rory is also a published songwriter and has authored five books, including the best-selling book, The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You... Read More →

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Associate Vice President of Program Development: School of Music and Worship Arts, Trevecca Nazarene University
Vernon M. Whaley (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, D.W.S., Liberty University, D.Min. Luther Rice Seminary) is associate vice president of program development and professor of worship at the school of Music and Worship at Trevecca University.  He served as director of the Center for... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Waggener

Joshua Waggener

Assistant Professor of Music & Christian Worship, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Joshua Waggener serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Christian Worship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he teaches courses in music history, theology, and worship studies. He also directs music ensembles and coordinates degree programs in... Read More →


Monday July 12, 2021 9:00am - 11:45am CDT
The Manor

9:00am CDT

PRE-CONFERENCE: WL MASTERS WORKSHOP for SONGWRITING
Taught by Krissy Nordhoff and friends.
Calling all songwriters. Looking to dive deeper into the process and purpose of your songwriting? Join Grammy-nominated songwriter Krissy Nordhoff, author of Writing Worship “How to craft heartfelt songs for the church” & cofounder of Brave Worship, as she opens the door to discover, cultivate and nurture the songs in your heart in order to write impactful songs of worship. Krissy will be joined by friends including Chris Clayton, Dustin Smith, Crystal Yates, and Tim Timmons

Monday July 12, 2021 9:00am - 11:45am CDT
The Manor

11:45am CDT

LUNCH
Monday July 12, 2021 11:45am - 1:15pm CDT
TBD

1:00pm CDT

PRE-CONFERENCE: WL MASTERS WORKSHOP for VOCALS
“Coaching the whole artist and the ministry of personally developing as we lead.” An interactive workshop in technique and song with a deeper dive into vocal anatomy, explaining the four most common vocal categories that cause problems for singers, and how to remedy them. Vocal Coach Deanna Delore is an award-winning vocalist, Certified Level 3 Voice Coach with IVA* and owner of Studio Vox Box.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Deanna Delore

Deanna Delore

The Performers Personal Trainer, Certified IVA Vocal Instructor, Level III, Vox Box www.KeepSinging.net www.DeannaDelore.com
Deanna Delore is an award-winning vocalist, Certified Level 3 Voice Coach with IVA*,and owner of Studio Vox Box located in Franklin, Tennessee. As a dedicated vocalistwho has studied all things voice since the age of twelve, Deanna brings uniqueperspectives and insight to vocal technique... Read More →


Monday July 12, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Manor

1:15pm CDT

PRE-CONFERENCE: WL MASTERS WORKSHOP for EDUCATORS (CONT)
continued from morning session

Host
avatar for Jason Squires

Jason Squires

Director, Songwriter & Worship Leader, Musictown Studio & WLM
Jason Squires is a worship leader, songwriter, and a storyteller. Jason travels nationally leading worship and teaching at conferences. Along with being an artist, Jason wears a couple other hats. He is the Director of Mentorship for Worship Leader Magazine and owns a music teaching... Read More →

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Associate Vice President of Program Development: School of Music and Worship Arts, Trevecca Nazarene University
Vernon M. Whaley (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, D.W.S., Liberty University, D.Min. Luther Rice Seminary) is associate vice president of program development and professor of worship at the school of Music and Worship at Trevecca University.  He served as director of the Center for... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Waggener

Joshua Waggener

Assistant Professor of Music & Christian Worship, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Joshua Waggener serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Christian Worship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he teaches courses in music history, theology, and worship studies. He also directs music ensembles and coordinates degree programs in... Read More →


Monday July 12, 2021 1:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Manor

1:15pm CDT

PRE-CONFERENCE: WL MASTERS WORKSHOP for SONGWRITING (CONT)
continued from morning session...
Taught by Krissy Nordhoff and friends.
Calling all songwriters. Looking to dive deeper into the process and purpose of your songwriting? Join Grammy-nominated songwriter Krissy Nordhoff, author of Writing Worship “How to craft heartfelt songs for the church” & cofounder of Brave Worship, as she opens the door to discover, cultivate and nurture the songs in your heart in order to write impactful songs of worship. Krissy will be joined by friends including Chris Clayton, Dustin Smith, Crystal Yates, and Tim Timmons

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Krissy Nordhoff

Krissy Nordhoff

Artist, Songwriter & Worship Leader, Brave Worship & Writing Worship
Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning songwriter Krissy Nordhoff has written worship songs for many popular artists, including Tauren Wells, Jenn Johnson, Jordan St. Cyr, Natalie Grant, Mandisa, and Darlene Zschech, and for churches including Life. Church and Cross Point Church.  Founder... Read More →


Monday July 12, 2021 1:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
The Manor

4:00pm CDT

CHECK IN/ REGISTRATION
Monday July 12, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
TBD

5:30pm CDT

DOORS OPEN
Monday July 12, 2021 5:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
The Barn

5:45pm CDT

COMMUNITY NIGHT OF WORSHIP
Hosted by Dustin Smith
Special guest artists: Ryan & Charity Gayle, Will & Crystal Yates,
Red Rocks Worship and CeCe Winans



Host
avatar for Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith

Lead Pastor, HOPE UC Nashville

Speakers & Artists
avatar for Crystal & Will Yates

Crystal & Will Yates

Guest Artists & NWLC Worship Team, Worship Leaders
Crystal Yates has been in the music industry for nearly 15 years, she is no stranger to writing, performing, and recording, having played across the US and Western Europe in the last 5 years.  Crystal is a frequent songwriter, with not only her own original writing but also collaborations... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Guest Artist & NWLC Worship Team, Gather House
Ryan Kennedy is a songwriter and worship leader from Houston, Texas. His songs have been translated into many languages and can be heard in churches and gatherings around the globe. Along with his wife, Charity Gayle, Ryan is one of the leading voices in the movement of denominational... Read More →
avatar for Charity Gayle

Charity Gayle

Guest Artist & NWLC Worship Team, Worship Leader
Charity Gayle houses a powerful voice which has a fresh yet reminiscent sound. She loves the Lord with fierce faith and has authored songs such as "Amen" "Enter In (Psalm 100)" "New Name Written Down in Glory" "Cleansed" and more. Charity grew up in a home full of worship and has... Read More →
avatar for Red Rocks Worship

Red Rocks Worship

Guest Artist, Community Night of Worship
avatar for CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans

Artist
The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history.


Monday July 12, 2021 5:45pm - 8:30pm CDT
The Barn
 
Tuesday, July 13
 

8:00am CDT

CHECK IN/ REGISTRATION
Tuesday July 13, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am CDT
TBD

8:45am CDT

DOORS OPEN
Tuesday July 13, 2021 8:45am - 9:00am CDT
The Barn

9:00am CDT

GENERAL SESSION #1
Hosted by Dustin Smith
Guest speaker Rory Noland
Guest artist Hope Darst
Worship with NWLC Worship Band

Host
avatar for Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith

Lead Pastor, HOPE UC Nashville

Speakers & Artists
avatar for Rory Noland

Rory Noland

Director, Songwriter & Author, Heart of the Artist & South Univ
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. Rory is also a published songwriter and has authored five books, including the best-selling book, The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You... Read More →

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Hope Darst

Hope Darst

Guest Artist, The Belonging
Hope Darst is a songwriter and worship leader for The Belonging Co. She has been traveling the world for over a decade leading worship with Women of Faith, Every Nation Ministries, Christ for All Nations and many more. Hope currently lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, David... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
The Barn

11:00am CDT

WL WORKSHOPS: BLOCK #1
Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
TBD

11:00am CDT

5 FUNDAMENTAL MUSICAL COMPONENTS OF ANY ENSEMBLE
Melody, Harmony, Harmonic Structure, Rhythm, and Texture
It’s a way to approach arranging and understanding the roles of the instruments along with some music theory.



Workshop Teachers
avatar for John Chilcote

John Chilcote

Assistant Professor of Worship, Music and Worship, Cedarville University
John Chilcote is a worship professor at Cedarville University, and a former worship pastor with 20+ years of worship ministry. John is passionate about mentoring the next generation of worship leaders while continuing to serve as a guest worship leader, choir director, vocal coach... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 21

11:00am CDT

WORSHIP KEYBOARD: HOW TO BE THE GLUE
Knowing what to do when the written music ends and everyone turns to you to keep the flow going can be challenging. Come learn the skills you need to become confident as you play in the in-between times and in the background times.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Shawn Reed

Shawn Reed

Worship Leader, Songwriter, Piano Teacher & Missionary, WLM
Steve and Shawn Reed are international ministers, worship leaders, and song writers. They both began leading worship in their teenage years and have devoted their lives to studying and teaching on the subject. They are passionate about equipping churches of all shapes and sizes to... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 31

11:00am CDT

LEADING ON EMPTY: FINDING YOUR INSPIRATION WHEN YOU'VE LOST YOUR MOTIVATION
To some extent probably all of us have been spiritually empty, dry, dull, devoid of joy, devoid of life, frustrated, unhappy, discontent, completely out-of-sorts with God, with our families, with our brothers and sisters, seemingly out-of-sorts with the entire world, and even out of sorts with ourselves. When we find ourselves in this spiritual state, awakening like the prodigal son in the pigpen of existence, how do we get home? We will explore the effects of sin and suffering on worship leadership.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Dr. James Hart

Dr. James Hart

President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies., IWS
Dr. James R. Hart has served as President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) since 2007. He has been involved in worship leadership and music ministry in various contexts around the globe for over 40 years, and has taught in the areas of worship, theology... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 22

11:00am CDT

SETTING THE CORNERSTONE: WORSHIP IS CENTERED IN JESUS CHRIST
 An interactive session having students recall previous worship experiences and the message that was being delivered through the songs. A focus will be given to lyric analysis as it reflects the attendees' theological heritage and Biblical principles. The session will not be lecture-driven, rather it will be engaging in interactive ways.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Dr. Sam Green

Dr. Sam Green

Chair, Department of Worship Director of the Center for Worship School of Music and Worship Arts, Director of Undergraduate Research, Trevecca Nazarene University
Dr. Sam Green has been on the faculty at Trevecca University since 1998 in various roles, including chair of the Division of Music, associate provost and dean of Enrollment Management, and currently director of the Center for Worship. Sam is an ordained deacon in the Church of the... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 3

11:00am CDT

CULTIVATING AN ENRICHING & CREATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SENIOR PASTOR & WORSHIP LEADER
Speakers & Artists
avatar for Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith

Lead Pastor, HOPE UC Nashville

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Charlie Wier

Charlie Wier

Lead Pastor, Gateway Franklin
avatar for Chris Clayton

Chris Clayton

Worship Pastor, Gateway Franklin
Chris Clayton is a producer, songwriter and worship pastor at Gateway Church in Franklin, TN. As a producer/songwriter he has worked on worship projects with a variety of worship leaders and churches across the country. Clayton’s heart is for the Church including serving the artists... Read More →
avatar for Crystal & Will Yates

Crystal & Will Yates

Guest Artists & NWLC Worship Team, Worship Leaders
Crystal Yates has been in the music industry for nearly 15 years, she is no stranger to writing, performing, and recording, having played across the US and Western Europe in the last 5 years.  Crystal is a frequent songwriter, with not only her own original writing but also collaborations... Read More →
avatar for Rory Noland

Rory Noland

Director, Songwriter & Author, Heart of the Artist & South Univ
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. Rory is also a published songwriter and has authored five books, including the best-selling book, The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You... Read More →
avatar for Steve Fry

Steve Fry

Lead Pastor, Songwriter & Artist, The Gate
As Lead Pastors of the GATE Steve Fry’s life message aspires to awaken in people a passion for God and summon the church to align to the kingdom. As a pastor, author, composer and recording artist, Steve blends worship and Scriptural teaching in a way that is relevant and revelatory. Steve received... Read More →
avatar for Tim Timmons

Tim Timmons

Guest Artist, Songwriters in the Round
After two decades of ministry and a lifetime of looking for Jesus, Timmons is no stranger to pain, cancer, sorrow, failure, joy and hope. Since his 2013 debut, Cast My Cares, and his 2015 Sophomore project, Awake Our Souls, Timmons has been writing songs for himself and with other... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
The Barn
  Panel
  • about How Did Jesus Lead Worship?<br>Inductive worship leading: inviting people into their own worship. How do we lead people into practicing worship on a daily basis.<br><br>The 10,000 Minutes Worship Leader<br>Outside of the 80 minute gathering. There are 10,080 minutes in a week. If we gather for 80-ish minutes as the church, how do we invite our people and teams to join Jesus as we scatter for the next 10,000 minutes until we meet again?<br><br>

11:00am CDT

LIVE-STREAMING 101
Workshop Teachers
avatar for Jeff Barnett

Jeff Barnett

director of Worship Sales, Sweetwater
Jeff Barnett is the director of Worship Sales at Sweetwater and an instructor in Sweetwater's Academy of Music and Technology. He has 25 years of experience in worship technology as a live sound and recording engineer, system designer, installer, educator, and musician. In his role... Read More →
avatar for Kent Morris

Kent Morris

Teacher & Author, Sweetwater


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 23

11:00am CDT

"PILLOW TALK" FOR WORSHIP MINSTRY COUPLES
All Christian ministry is tough work, but couples who share a calling to worship ministry face some unique challenges as well as unique joys. How do we handle disagreements? How do we deal with children and Sunday morning dynamics? How do we encourage and uplift one another rather than fuel frustrations? Let’s get together and talk about how we navigate these issues in ways that respect and honor one another and set an example for the church.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Gloria & Brannon Hancock,PhD

Gloria & Brannon Hancock,PhD

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Worship, Wesley Seminary
"Pillow Talk" for Worship Ministry CouplesAll Christian ministry is tough work, but couples who share a calling to worship ministry face some unique challenges as well as unique joys. How do we handle disagreements? How do we deal with children and Sunday morning dynamics? How do... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: BALCONY

11:00am CDT

BUILDING TEAM VS FAMILY
Workshop Teachers
avatar for Hope Darst

Hope Darst

Guest Artist, The Belonging
Hope Darst is a songwriter and worship leader for The Belonging Co. She has been traveling the world for over a decade leading worship with Women of Faith, Every Nation Ministries, Christ for All Nations and many more. Hope currently lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, David... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 4

11:00am CDT

MEETING YOUR MOST CREATIVE CURIOUS SELF

How to steward your Creativity as a Spiritual Practice.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for David Bunker

David Bunker

spiritual director, Visible Music College
David has walked alongside artists for decades as an A & R director of various record labels, spotting cultural creatives in music, film, writing, and the craft of creating transformative worship stories for worship leaders. In the recent past, he was a guest editor of Worship Leader... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: CELLAR

11:00am CDT

SONGWRITING: WRITING FOR YOUR CHURCH
In this breakout session, we’ll discuss how to write relevant songs that minister and speak to your local Body. The best and the greatest songs start small: inside the local Church context. Learn how to start with what you know: Our God, His Word, His people, their personal situations, what the Lord is speaking to your local congregation and to your city. We’ll discuss songwriting fundamentals, the right style, structure, and approach for your people, and co-writing with your team for your church. 



Workshop Teachers
avatar for Charity Gayle

Charity Gayle

Guest Artist & NWLC Worship Team, Worship Leader
Charity Gayle houses a powerful voice which has a fresh yet reminiscent sound. She loves the Lord with fierce faith and has authored songs such as "Amen" "Enter In (Psalm 100)" "New Name Written Down in Glory" "Cleansed" and more. Charity grew up in a home full of worship and has... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Guest Artist & NWLC Worship Team, Gather House
Ryan Kennedy is a songwriter and worship leader from Houston, Texas. His songs have been translated into many languages and can be heard in churches and gatherings around the globe. Along with his wife, Charity Gayle, Ryan is one of the leading voices in the movement of denominational... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 30

11:45am CDT

LUNCH
Tuesday July 13, 2021 11:45am - 1:00pm CDT
The Barn

1:00pm CDT

WORKSHOPS BLOCK #2
Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
TBD

1:00pm CDT

VOCALS: RUSTY PIPES 101
Has the pandemic left your vocals and your confidence feeling a little rusty? Trying to get your voice back in shape can be a challenge, especially after a long (and in this case, forced) rest. Rusty pipes 101 will give you all the tools you need to get your voice back in shape and keep it working at its best. This course will give you the basics of vocal technique to get your voice in peak condition, stay vocally healthy, expand your range, and build power into your pipes! Volunteers will be pulled from the audience for personalized work.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Deanna Delore

Deanna Delore

The Performers Personal Trainer, Certified IVA Vocal Instructor, Level III, Vox Box www.KeepSinging.net www.DeannaDelore.com
Deanna Delore is an award-winning vocalist, Certified Level 3 Voice Coach with IVA*,and owner of Studio Vox Box located in Franklin, Tennessee. As a dedicated vocalistwho has studied all things voice since the age of twelve, Deanna brings uniqueperspectives and insight to vocal technique... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 31

1:00pm CDT

BEYOND SUNDAY: GUIDING YOUR CHURCH IN WORSHIP THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
When the only time our leaders, volunteers, and congregations worship is on Sunday, we show up to church empty. What if we flipped our process and experienced fullness in God every day? What if we showed up on Sunday ready to celebrate corporately what God is already doing in our lives personally? In this session Craig talks about how we can experience God every day not as an obligation, but as a "yes" to God's invitation.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Craig Denison

Craig Denison

Author, Speaker & Worship Leader, First 15
Craig Denison is the author of First15, a daily devotional guiding over a million believers into a fresh experience with God’s presence every day. He writes, speaks, and he and his wife, Rachel lead worship to help believers establish a more tangible, meaningful connection with... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: BALCONY

1:00pm CDT

THE WAY OF WORSHIP: BROKENNESS
"Why BROKENNESS such an important part of worship!"
Brokenness!  All of us will go through a season of brokenness. The Sweet Psalmist of Israel declares, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart” (Psalm 51:17). Some have been so bold to say, “Its impossible to truly worship God unless the worshiper has gone through a time of brokenness.” How does this principle apply to the 21st-century worshiper? Listen as Dr. Vernon Whaley unpacks this important, Biblical principle for those desiring to live and lead a life of authentic worship.  

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Associate Vice President of Program Development: School of Music and Worship Arts, Trevecca Nazarene University
Vernon M. Whaley (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, D.W.S., Liberty University, D.Min. Luther Rice Seminary) is associate vice president of program development and professor of worship at the school of Music and Worship at Trevecca University.  He served as director of the Center for... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 22

1:00pm CDT

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON WORSHIP
For some churchgoers, singing in worship is simply the appetizer for a meaty sermon or a talent only a select few possess, so why does the Bible instruct us to sing together time and time again? In this seminar, Elias Dummer will dive into some surprising things that Scripture, neuroscience, and the science of learning all reveal about corporate singing. He’ll also discuss the astonishing implications this should have on discipleship, prayer and the lives we lead long after the Sunday worship service ends.

Speakers & Artists
avatar for Elias Dummer

Elias Dummer

Guest Artist, Songwriters in the Round
As the founder and frontman of one of Canada’s most acclaimed worship bands, The City Harmonic, Elias Dummer helped pen such hits as “Holy (Wedding Day),” “Mountaintop” and “Manifesto”—the latter of which served as the theme song for 2011’s National Day of Prayer... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
The Barn

1:00pm CDT

WORSHIP AS THE OVERFLOW OF INTIMACY WITH GOD
God’s desire for intimacy with us is the key to our personal identity. Comprehending His desire for intimacy with us infuses our worship with unexcelled passion. The passion to know God, and the passion to make our ministry to Him in worship our ultimate priority.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Steve Fry

Steve Fry

Lead Pastor, Songwriter & Artist, The Gate
As Lead Pastors of the GATE Steve Fry’s life message aspires to awaken in people a passion for God and summon the church to align to the kingdom. As a pastor, author, composer and recording artist, Steve blends worship and Scriptural teaching in a way that is relevant and revelatory. Steve received... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 3

1:00pm CDT

CAN YOU ACTUALLY PRIORITIZE EXCELLENCE & PEOPLE?
When you talk to worship pastors about their team values, “people” and “excellence” or some variation of those words get mentioned. You’ll typically see one of them outweigh the other on their team; hopefully it’s people. But what does it look like to lead in such a way that doesn’t require sacrificing one in order to achieve the other?

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Josh Kluge

Josh Kluge

Worship Online
Josh has spent the last 13 years in some form of worship leadership. In 2021 he stepped down from his role as a Worship Pastor to serve as the Director of Content for Worship Online; focusing on equipping worship pastors, vocalists, & musicians with tools on worship leadership development... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Worship Online

Worship Online

Worship Online


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 4

1:00pm CDT

LIVE STREAMING:THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
 We will break down the live streaming process making it understandable to everyone who attends. Topics will include budgeting, live stream keys, transmission delay and so on. Questions, comments and confessions welcome throughout the presentation.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Warren Petitt

Warren Petitt

Director, Contemporary Music Center


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 21

1:00pm CDT

VIDEO LIGHTING 101: LIGHTING TECHNIQUES FOR WORSHIP
The basics of lighting for the non-lighting expert. If you’ve ever had lighting responsibility unwittingly thrust upon you, this session is for you! Kent Morris and Jeff Barnett cover various types of stage lights, how they are controlled, and how to use them for video and streaming applications.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Jeff Barnett

Jeff Barnett

director of Worship Sales, Sweetwater
Jeff Barnett is the director of Worship Sales at Sweetwater and an instructor in Sweetwater's Academy of Music and Technology. He has 25 years of experience in worship technology as a live sound and recording engineer, system designer, installer, educator, and musician. In his role... Read More →
avatar for Kent Morris

Kent Morris

Teacher & Author, Sweetwater


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 23

1:00pm CDT

CREATING A SONGWRITING COMMUNITY
This workshop will give you creative and practical ideas, tips, and tools for starting or improving a songwriting culture within your community.  

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Crystal & Will Yates

Crystal & Will Yates

Guest Artists & NWLC Worship Team, Worship Leaders
Crystal Yates has been in the music industry for nearly 15 years, she is no stranger to writing, performing, and recording, having played across the US and Western Europe in the last 5 years.  Crystal is a frequent songwriter, with not only her own original writing but also collaborations... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: CELLAR

1:00pm CDT

THE FLOW OF A WORSHIP SERVICE
The effectiveness of a worship service is often not defined by content alone, but how the content is used together. In this seminar, we will be exploring how various aspects of corporate worship can be tied together by theme, prayer, scripture, and verbal prompting.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Dr Roger O'Neel

Dr Roger O'Neel

Associate Professor of Worship Director-Worship Program, Music and Worship, Cedarville University, Cedarville University


Tuesday July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 30

2:00pm CDT

WORKSHOPS BLOCK #3
Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
TBD

2:00pm CDT

AUTHENTIC WORSHIP VOCALS
- Leading, BGVs, blending, etc.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for John Chilcote

John Chilcote

Assistant Professor of Worship, Music and Worship, Cedarville University
John Chilcote is a worship professor at Cedarville University, and a former worship pastor with 20+ years of worship ministry. John is passionate about mentoring the next generation of worship leaders while continuing to serve as a guest worship leader, choir director, vocal coach... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 21

2:00pm CDT

VOCALS: THE BALANCING ACT
We live in a busy age with heavy demands on our time. With mobile technology at our fingertips, our ability to work 24/7 from anywhere has never been easier. Although convenient, balance in other areas of our life such as family, spiritual, personal, and emotional health often fall by the wayside. Self care can easily get lost, causing burnout and ineffectiveness in our job and personal lives. This course will give you some practical tools to help you find balance in all areas of your life so that you may remain effective as a worship leader as well as other equally important areas of your life.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Deanna Delore

Deanna Delore

The Performers Personal Trainer, Certified IVA Vocal Instructor, Level III, Vox Box www.KeepSinging.net www.DeannaDelore.com
Deanna Delore is an award-winning vocalist, Certified Level 3 Voice Coach with IVA*,and owner of Studio Vox Box located in Franklin, Tennessee. As a dedicated vocalistwho has studied all things voice since the age of twelve, Deanna brings uniqueperspectives and insight to vocal technique... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 31

2:00pm CDT

CULTIVATING A WORD & SPIRIT CULTURE
A full understanding of God’s Presence is the foundation to understanding and developing a ‘Word-and-Spirit’ church culture. The ‘Presence’ of God is a multi-faceted reality that we encounter in a variety of ways: We ‘encounter’ His presence in Worship; in The Scriptures; in the manifestations of The Holy Spirit; in the act of serving; in the natural as well as the supernatural; in our interaction with people; and in suffering.

Workshop Teachers
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Steve Fry

Lead Pastor, Songwriter & Artist, The Gate
As Lead Pastors of the GATE Steve Fry’s life message aspires to awaken in people a passion for God and summon the church to align to the kingdom. As a pastor, author, composer and recording artist, Steve blends worship and Scriptural teaching in a way that is relevant and revelatory. Steve received... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 3

2:00pm CDT

RIGHT WORSHIP : SOUNDING CREATION'S PRAISE
In this workshop, we will explore the importance of orthodoxy, or right worship, to the ordering of our own lives to Christ. We will use John 4:1-26 as a prime example of God’s call to right worship, and we’ll look at worship as precisely the most important activity of any Christian. Emphasis will be given to worship as play and leading the praise of creation, conducing to Christians being poured out for the reconciliation of the entire created order. We will then move into an exploration of worship as participation in heavenly things, calling us to greater transformation into Christlikeness through Word and Table. From 1 Corinthians 10:14-22, we will consider how partaking of the Lord’s supper sends us on a mission to be broken and poured out for the life of the world.

Workshop Teachers
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Dr. James Hart

President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies., IWS
Dr. James R. Hart has served as President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) since 2007. He has been involved in worship leadership and music ministry in various contexts around the globe for over 40 years, and has taught in the areas of worship, theology... Read More →

Sponsors
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Dr. James Hart

teacher/sponsor, IWS
The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) is the only accredited school dedicated to the highest quality graduate education in the biblical, theological, historical, cultural and missional foundations of Christian worship. Church leaders from multiple denominations... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 22

2:00pm CDT

WORSHIP AS EVANGELISM
Salt Lake City’s thriving The Rock Church has found itself uniquely positioned to live out the Gospel in a community that is primarily Mormon. As pastor and worship leader, Steele Croswhite has played a pivotal role in the church’s evangelism and outreach efforts. His passion is for sharing a relevant God with a broken world, evidenced by his overwhelming desire to reach the lost through any means imaginable. In this compelling workshop, Steele will share how songwriting, setlist selection, instrumentation, and “mission focus” are crucial in any church’s outreach to their surrounding community—and beyond. Here’s Steele’s personal testimony for more information.

Workshop Teachers
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Steele Croswhite

Pastor and worship leader, The Rock Church, Salt Lake City, Turning Point
Singer/songwriter, worship leader, and pastor Steele Croswhite helms The Rock Music (DREAM Records), an artist collective at Salt Lake City’s The Rock Church dedicated to writing, recording, and performing Christ-centered music without compromise. Signing his first record deal at... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 4

2:00pm CDT

GETTING STARTED WITH IN-EAR MONITORS
There are so many advantages to in-ears, not only for the musicians but congregation as well. We’ll talk about types (universal or custom), devices to hear and enhance your mix, how to make changes to your mix, wireless, headphone amps, monitor mix apps, stereo vs. mono, ambient/crowd micing;effects, and more

Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: FRONT PORCH

2:00pm CDT

PRODUCING THE VOICE OF YOUR CHURCH
In Producing the Voice of Your Church, we will talk about everything from the target audience of the project (whole church, students, kids), the difference between live and studio recording, budgets, players on your record (do you use your band or hire out people?), the process of recording and picking songs, pre-production, tracking, mixing, mastering, graphic design, distribution and getting your music out there with marketing. This will be a fast-paced, 30,000 foot view course that walks through the entire process of creating a record from start to finish.

Workshop Teachers
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Chris Clayton

Worship Pastor, Gateway Franklin
Chris Clayton is a producer, songwriter and worship pastor at Gateway Church in Franklin, TN. As a producer/songwriter he has worked on worship projects with a variety of worship leaders and churches across the country. Clayton’s heart is for the Church including serving the artists... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: CELLAR

2:00pm CDT

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
a workshop that raises the question of ‘Why’ regarding worship technology, style, and design. We will explore understanding the fundamental idea behind how physics plays a role in spreading God’s word more effectively. How you can help your Church to grow through these underlying principles will make a vast difference in how you perceive technology integration. We will dive deep into the connection of mind, body, and soul, and how the harmony of the three can be used to enhance worship."

Workshop Teachers
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Donnie Haulk

AE Global
Donnie is an international speaker, published author,accomplished musician, technology architect and manufacturing consultant for the industry he loves. He is daily involved in the design, engineering, installation and testing of many cutting edge A/V/L products on the market today*.With... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 23

2:00pm CDT

A WORSHIP LEADER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE
Navigating the world of worship leading can be challenging on every side. Pastor relationships, team dynamics, sound issues, and trying to fulfill your God-given purpose while maintaining your sanity can be very challenging. This class is designed to impart the wisdom gained from decades of worship leading and consulting churches of all shapes and sizes.

Workshop Teachers
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Steve Reed

WLM
Steve and Shawn Reed are international ministers, worship leaders, and song writers. They both began leading worship in their teenage years and have devoted their lives to studying and teaching on the subject. They are passionate about equipping churches of all shapes and sizes to... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 30

2:00pm CDT

HOW DID JESUS LEAD WORSHIP/THE 10,000 MINUTES WORSHIP LEADER
Inductive worship leading: inviting people into their own worship. How do we lead people into practicing worship on a daily basis? / Outside of the 80-minute gathering. There are 10,080 minutes in a week. If we gather for 80-ish minutes as the church, how do we invite our people and teams to join Jesus as we scatter for the next 10,000 minutes until we meet again?

Workshop Teachers
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Tim Timmons

Guest Artist, Songwriters in the Round
After two decades of ministry and a lifetime of looking for Jesus, Timmons is no stranger to pain, cancer, sorrow, failure, joy and hope. Since his 2013 debut, Cast My Cares, and his 2015 Sophomore project, Awake Our Souls, Timmons has been writing songs for himself and with other... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
The Barn

2:00pm CDT

WORSHIP TUNE UP: REVIVE YOUR HEART
All of us want to keep our worship gifts and ministry fresh and Spirit-infused! But in real life back at our job, It’s easy to become distracted and fatigued with an overfull schedule, stress, poor work/life balance and even personality or creative conflicts. This two-part interactive workshop targets both spiritual and creative fatigue.
How can we stay fresh spiritually and creatively?
This two-part interactive workshop targets both spiritual and creative fatigue.
Day 1 - Revive Your Heart will provide you with a foundational time-tested “Heart Scan” tool that can be re-used as a periodic check helping to keep your heart “tuned” with God’s.

Workshop Teachers
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Helen Steinkamp

Visionary and Co-Founder, Salt + Clay
Salt + Clay Co-Founder Helen Steinkamp’s greatest joy is to see others thrive in their spiritual, personal and creative lives. With this goal in mind, she develops and writes studies and discussion group sessions for Salt + Clay. With over 30 years of ministry and business experience... Read More →
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Shannon Davidson

Visionary and Co-Founder, Salt + Clay
Visionary and Co-Founder of Salt + Clay, Shannon Davidson is passionate about seeing women step into their God-given purpose and potential. Motivated by a calling to encourage, equip, and inspire women to share their gifts with others in their spheres of influence. With a rich creative... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: BALCONY

2:45pm CDT

EXPLORE EXHIBITORS
Tuesday July 13, 2021 2:45pm - 3:15pm CDT
Exhibitors Tent

3:15pm CDT

DOORS OPEN
Tuesday July 13, 2021 3:15pm - 3:30pm CDT
The Barn

3:30pm CDT

GENERAL SESSION #2
Hosted by Dustin Smith
Guest speaker Christy Knockels
Guest artist Jon Reddick
Worship by WL Band


Speakers & Artists
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Christy Nockels

Artist
As a worship leader for over 25 years, Christy Nockels would tell you that her heart is to simply lead others to connect and communicate with the living God. Christy began writing music and singing in the church at a young age, as the daughter of a pastor in Oklahoma.
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Dustin Smith

Lead Pastor, HOPE UC Nashville


Tuesday July 13, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
The Barn

5:00pm CDT

DINNER
Tuesday July 13, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
on your own

6:30pm CDT

SONG DISCOVERY: AN EVENING OF STORIES AND SONGS
*SPECIAL EVENT: An Evening of Stories and Songs Presented by Turning Point Media Relations
Featuring a diverse lineup of acclaimed singer/songwriters and worship leaders, this intimate evening of music will showcase the heart behind the artist and the story behind the song. We will curate a lineup of key writers that span multiple genres—plus an engaging host— for a uniquely Nashville-style “writers round” on the grounds of Homestead Manor.

Hosted by Tim Timmons
Guest artists Elias Dummer, Tasha Layton, For The Fatherless & Aaron Shust


Host
avatar for Tim Timmons

Tim Timmons

Guest Artist, Songwriters in the Round
After two decades of ministry and a lifetime of looking for Jesus, Timmons is no stranger to pain, cancer, sorrow, failure, joy and hope. Since his 2013 debut, Cast My Cares, and his 2015 Sophomore project, Awake Our Souls, Timmons has been writing songs for himself and with other... Read More →

Speakers & Artists
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Elias Dummer

Guest Artist, Songwriters in the Round
As the founder and frontman of one of Canada’s most acclaimed worship bands, The City Harmonic, Elias Dummer helped pen such hits as “Holy (Wedding Day),” “Mountaintop” and “Manifesto”—the latter of which served as the theme song for 2011’s National Day of Prayer... Read More →
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Aaron Shust

Guest Artist, Songwriters in the Round
GMA’s 2007 New Artist of the Year, Aaron Shust also took home Dove Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for his renowned anthem “My Savior My God” that same year. With nine acclaimed albums and multiple hit singles to his credit, many of Shust’s songs—including... Read More →
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For The Fatherless

Guest Artists, Songwriters in the Round
Offering hope for those without an earthly father is a foundational platform of Brian and Christa Yak’s ministry as For The Fatherless. Having experienced fatherlessness firsthand—Brian was abandoned as an infant by his biological father, while Christa lost her dad to cancer during... Read More →
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Tasha Layton

Guest Artist, Songwriters in the Round
One of Billboard’s Top 5 female Christian artists of 2020, Tasha Layton’s breakthrough single, “Into The Sea (It’s Gonna Be Ok),” was among the biggest hits at Christian radio last year and also earned more than 10 million streams on digital platforms. Her latest single... Read More →


Tuesday July 13, 2021 6:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
The Barn
 
Wednesday, July 14
 

8:45am CDT

DOORS OPEN
Wednesday July 14, 2021 8:45am - 9:00am CDT
The Barn

9:00am CDT

GENERAL SESSION #3
Hosted by Dustin Smith
Guest speaker CeCe Winans
Guest artist Faithful Project
Worship by WL Band

Host
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Dustin Smith

Lead Pastor, HOPE UC Nashville

Speakers & Artists
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CeCe Winans

Artist
The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history.


Wednesday July 14, 2021 9:00am - 10:45am CDT
The Barn

11:00am CDT

WORKSHOPS BLOCK #4
Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
TBD

11:00am CDT

MUSIC THEORY 101
 If you are like most musicians, you learned how to play your instrument and didn’t learn why things work a certain way. In this breakout session, we will go over basic music theory and you will leave with a tool that will help you understand how to build off any key (scales, chords, and transposition)

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Jason Squires

Jason Squires

Director, Songwriter & Worship Leader, Musictown Studio & WLM
Jason Squires is a worship leader, songwriter, and a storyteller. Jason travels nationally leading worship and teaching at conferences. Along with being an artist, Jason wears a couple other hats. He is the Director of Mentorship for Worship Leader Magazine and owns a music teaching... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: FRONT PORCH

11:00am CDT

VOCALS: STAYIN' ALIVE
Keeping your voice healthy and vibrant in these days of unhealthy vocal techniques can be tricky. Come learn some great ways to nurture and grow your voice amidst today's styles.

Workshop Teachers
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Sheri Gould

Vocal Coach & Author


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 31

11:00am CDT

ARTISTIC TEMPERAMENT: FRIEND OR FOE?
Most of us creative types possess the kind of temperament that comes with being a musician or an artist. Join us for a frank and honest discussion about the ups and downs, the strengths and challenges that are typically associated with the artistic temperament. Whether you are a creative artist type, you’re married to one, lead a team of them, or have an artistically minded child, you won’t want to miss this session.

Workshop Teachers
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Rory Noland

Director, Songwriter & Author, Heart of the Artist & South Univ
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. Rory is also a published songwriter and has authored five books, including the best-selling book, The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 30

11:00am CDT

BEYOND SUNDAY: GUIDING YOUR CHURCH IN WORSHIP THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
When the only time our leaders, volunteers, and congregations worship is on Sunday, we show up to church empty. What if we flipped our process and experienced fullness in God every day? What if we showed up on Sunday ready to celebrate corporately what God is already doing in our lives personally? In this session Craig talks about how we can experience God every day not as an obligation, but as a "yes" to God's invitation.

Workshop Teachers
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Craig Denison

Author, Speaker & Worship Leader, First 15
Craig Denison is the author of First15, a daily devotional guiding over a million believers into a fresh experience with God’s presence every day. He writes, speaks, and he and his wife, Rachel lead worship to help believers establish a more tangible, meaningful connection with... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 4

11:00am CDT

CREATIVITY AND THE IMAGINATION IN THE TELLING OF THE GOSPEL
How the body's (the local church) imaginations are foundational in how they see and interpret spiritual reality. The class would explore the Church calendar and the story of the Gospel within that setting all as a story.

Workshop Teachers
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David Bunker

spiritual director, Visible Music College
David has walked alongside artists for decades as an A & R director of various record labels, spotting cultural creatives in music, film, writing, and the craft of creating transformative worship stories for worship leaders. In the recent past, he was a guest editor of Worship Leader... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: BALCONY

11:00am CDT

THE FIVE FADERS: UNLOCKING YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL
Something is holding you back, keeping you from being your best, bringing your best, and feeling your best. Understand what truly motivates you and your team. The Five Faders will clarify if you're an Artist, Shepherd, Priest, Educator, or Producer and teach you to be the best version of yourself.



Workshop Teachers
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David Helmuth

Worship Coach, adLIB
Dave Helmuth spends his life walking alongside worship leaders, building relationships that strengthen the Church, and helping people, teams, and churches be the best versions of themselves. Dave loves investing in leaders so much that in 2002, he pioneered Ad Lib Music - a worship... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 22

11:00am CDT

THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN...
Have you ever seen the “Worship Fails” videos on YouTube or TikTok? What would you do if it were you? How do you recover? This will be a round table discussion telling stories about funny, serious, emotional, and unique moments in worship and how to handle when strange things happen while leading.

Sponsors
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Jamie Lawerence

Executive Director of Ministry & Church Outreach Campbellsville University, Campbellsville University
Jamie has served in multiple church staff positions from student ministry to worship pastor, to senior pastor. In every position served, and truthfully throughout life, music and worship has been a big part of Jamie’s ministry and testimony. Jamie also traveled playing music in... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: CELLAR

11:00am CDT

WORSHIP & CULTURE
As believers, we are to be "in" the world, but not "of" the world. How does the culture of the world that we live in affect our worship? What should be proper relationship be between our world culture and our worship culture? This class will answer those questions, and give some specific ways that understanding our culture can inform and enhance our worship.

Workshop Teachers
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Dr Roger O'Neel

Associate Professor of Worship Director-Worship Program, Music and Worship, Cedarville University, Cedarville University


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 3

11:00am CDT

PANEL: FAITHFUL
Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
The Barn

11:00am CDT

TOP REASONS FOR BAD CHURCH SOUND
No matter what you do, does it seem like you will never grasp the concepts and techniques necessary to provide the best mix for your church? Let’s look at some reasons why that may be the case and what are some common-sense approaches to get you closer to where you want to be.

Workshop Teachers
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Kent Morris

Teacher & Author, Sweetwater


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 23

11:00am CDT

PREPARING FOR SUNDAY WITHOUT A REHEARSAL
For many people a mid-week rehearsal is just not feasible anymore. The loss of a rehearsal doesn’t mean that we can’t be prepared to minister with excellence. Join us as we talk about the resources and strategies that are available to connect with your people and to help them know what to play, so that they arrive prepared.

Workshop Teachers
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Steve Reed

WLM
Steve and Shawn Reed are international ministers, worship leaders, and song writers. They both began leading worship in their teenage years and have devoted their lives to studying and teaching on the subject. They are passionate about equipping churches of all shapes and sizes to... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
MANOR: RM 21

11:45am CDT

LUNCH
Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:45am - 1:00pm CDT
TBD

1:00pm CDT

WORKSHOPS BLOCK #5
Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
TBD

1:00pm CDT

GUITAR: ACOUSTIC
Workshop Teachers
JG

James Galbarith

Hope UC Worship Leader


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: CELLAR

1:00pm CDT

THE 3-PART MAGIC BULLET FOR YOUR VOICE
Discover how to employ three of the most powerful vocal tools you’ll ever use to get the most out of your voice. With these techniques, you can get the power, tone, and range you’ve always wanted.

Workshop Teachers
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Sheri Gould

Vocal Coach & Author


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 31

1:00pm CDT

EMPOWERING & LEADING YOUNG LEADERS
team culture

Workshop Teachers
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Crystal & Will Yates

Guest Artists & NWLC Worship Team, Worship Leaders
Crystal Yates has been in the music industry for nearly 15 years, she is no stranger to writing, performing, and recording, having played across the US and Western Europe in the last 5 years.  Crystal is a frequent songwriter, with not only her own original writing but also collaborations... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 30

1:00pm CDT

THE GREAT COMMISSION TO WORSHIP
Join Dr. Vernon Whaley, veteran workshop presenter at the National Worship Leader’s Conference, as he unpacks and shares the truth of Matthew 28:16-20. Listen as he explains how the disciples WORSHIPPED when they saw Jesus. And, that they did not receive the “Great Commission” until they worshipped first. Discover first-hand how you can answer God’s call to worship and evangelism.

Workshop Teachers
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Dr. Vernon Whaley

Associate Vice President of Program Development: School of Music and Worship Arts, Trevecca Nazarene University
Vernon M. Whaley (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, D.W.S., Liberty University, D.Min. Luther Rice Seminary) is associate vice president of program development and professor of worship at the school of Music and Worship at Trevecca University.  He served as director of the Center for... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 3

1:00pm CDT

TRANSFORMING WORSHIP
What would it look like to conceive of gathered worship as if spiritual formation mattered? How would that affect the way we plan and lead worship services? This workshop will explore the dynamic interplay between worship and spiritual formation and imagine what it would be like to approach Sunday services with greater intentionality around transformation.

Workshop Teachers
avatar for Rory Noland

Rory Noland

Director, Songwriter & Author, Heart of the Artist & South Univ
Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. Rory is also a published songwriter and has authored five books, including the best-selling book, The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
The Barn

1:00pm CDT

SINGACCORD IN PRACTICE
SingAccord helps congregations sing along with musical worship, the first time, with no formal training. Attendees will vote to select 3 deep topics we'll cover, which may include: week-to-week use of SingAccord including song selection, form editing, selecting & compositions of background artwork and note colors, your existing tech stack; best practices for composers, engravers and publishers; how the history and philosophy of User eXperience and musical technology and has changed your congregation's expectations (and how to work around that); and how to introduce SingAccord to your congregation without splitting a church.

Workshop Teachers
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Ben Spratling, IV

Inventor, Sing Accord LLC
SingAccord helps congregations sing along with musical worship, the first time, with no formal training. Attendees will vote to select 3 deep topics we'll cover, which may include: week-to-week use of SingAccord including song selection, form editing, selecting & compositions of background... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 23

1:00pm CDT

WORSHIP IN A CHANGING TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
This session seeks to help participants develop a theological understanding of technology and how to steward it well in Christian worship, particularly in a post-pandemic, digital world.

Sponsors
avatar for Dr Brannon Hancock

Dr Brannon Hancock

na, Wesley Seminary
Wesley Seminary prepares Christian leaders to engage in missional ministry locally and globally. We offer an MA in Ministry and a Master of Divinity, with 13 specializations: Worship Arts; Biblical Studies; Children, Youth & Family Ministry; Christian Theology; Church History; Church... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 22

1:00pm CDT

LEADING YOUR CHURCH INTO ORIGINAL MUSIC
It seems like every church is writing, recording, and releasing original music. But is it right for YOUR church? If so, where do you start, how do you navigate the conversation with the church leadership, and how do you equip, empower, and lead your teams?

Workshop Teachers
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Sam Hart

Producer/Songwriter, Sam Hart Music Co.
Sam Hart led worship ministries for over 15 years before becoming a full-time and in-demand Nashville-based music producer/songwriter. Sam has worked on projects with prominent artists such as Aaron Shust, Tasha Layton, Paul Wright, and many more. In addition to making records, Sam... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 21

1:00pm CDT

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
This session is designed to look at how people are wired and how that affects communication on a team. Understanding how people are wired will help to make sure our communication is received. Communication is only as good as how its received. We will specifically look that 3 main learning styles and 5 love languages

Workshop Teachers
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Jason Squires

Director, Songwriter & Worship Leader, Musictown Studio & WLM
Jason Squires is a worship leader, songwriter, and a storyteller. Jason travels nationally leading worship and teaching at conferences. Along with being an artist, Jason wears a couple other hats. He is the Director of Mentorship for Worship Leader Magazine and owns a music teaching... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 4

1:00pm CDT

WORSHIP PLANNING & EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
This session takes into consideration “what” informs how we plan a worship experience. Topics addressed will include the Christian Calendar, the use of the lectionary as a resource for developing Biblical worship service, the relationship between the senior pastor and worship pastor, and effective communication to everyone who is part of the worship team. The intention is to be proactive in how one communicates with an army of volunteers that are responsible each week to develop and lead a worship service.

Workshop Teachers
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Dr. Sam Green

Chair, Department of Worship Director of the Center for Worship School of Music and Worship Arts, Director of Undergraduate Research, Trevecca Nazarene University
Dr. Sam Green has been on the faculty at Trevecca University since 1998 in various roles, including chair of the Division of Music, associate provost and dean of Enrollment Management, and currently director of the Center for Worship. Sam is an ordained deacon in the Church of the... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MANOR: BALCONY

2:00pm CDT

WORKSHOPS BLOCK #6
Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
TBD

2:00pm CDT

BASS IN WORSHIP WITH NUMBER SYSTEM
Focusing on fundamentals and technique to fill the low end and create an atmosphere of worship with such a powerful instrument. Talking basics.
How to use the number system and how it applies to bass players in worship.

Workshop Teachers
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Jake DeJarnett

NWLC Worship Team, Bass Player!
As a music teacher and band leader for the past 15 year, Jake DeJarnett has loved helping individuals grow in their musicianship as well as worship bands to grow collectively.  Jake has had the privilege of developing courses under “Writing Worship” and has taught musicians how... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: CELLAR

2:00pm CDT

VOCALS: HARMONY & IMPROVISATION
Learning how to sing harmony is within your reach. Learn how to teach others harmony as well. We’ll teach basic harmony structures and how to grow your own ability to find the ‘perfect’ harmony for you and for your group. In addition, we’ll discuss how to create and use improvisation techniques effectively.

Workshop Teachers
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Sheri Gould

Vocal Coach & Author


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 31

2:00pm CDT

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP: REACHING ACROSS INVISIBLE LINES
Speakers & Artists
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Jon Reddick

Guest Artist & NWLC Worship Team, Worship Leader at Church of the City


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
The Barn

2:00pm CDT

PREPARING FOR SPONTANEITY
Sponsors
avatar for Dr Brannon Hancock

Dr Brannon Hancock

na, Wesley Seminary
Wesley Seminary prepares Christian leaders to engage in missional ministry locally and globally. We offer an MA in Ministry and a Master of Divinity, with 13 specializations: Worship Arts; Biblical Studies; Children, Youth & Family Ministry; Christian Theology; Church History; Church... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 4

2:00pm CDT

PRINCIPLES OF WORSHIP & STYLE: WHAT IS YOUR CONTEXT?
Each church has its own culture and context, regardless of denominational affiliation or non-denominational umbrella they are under. This session will allow attendees to explore the context of their local congregation in an effort to determine how the worship style flows from (or should flow from) the church’s context rather than determining the context.

Workshop Teachers
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Dr. Sam Green

Chair, Department of Worship Director of the Center for Worship School of Music and Worship Arts, Director of Undergraduate Research, Trevecca Nazarene University
Dr. Sam Green has been on the faculty at Trevecca University since 1998 in various roles, including chair of the Division of Music, associate provost and dean of Enrollment Management, and currently director of the Center for Worship. Sam is an ordained deacon in the Church of the... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 3

2:00pm CDT

MODERN STAGE DESIGN FOR WORSHIP & BROADCAST
Covid has put a new emphasis on communicating via video, in this session we will teach how to be intentional with how you minister using streaming and broadcast.  Dealing with how people perceive your ministry; We will talk about what happens when people view your ministry online for the first time and how to create an engaging online ministry implementing modern video techniques.
How to establish focus
Decrease Distraction
Expand Viewership

Workshop Teachers
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Donnie Haulk

AE Global
Donnie is an international speaker, published author,accomplished musician, technology architect and manufacturing consultant for the industry he loves. He is daily involved in the design, engineering, installation and testing of many cutting edge A/V/L products on the market today*.With... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 23

2:00pm CDT

WIRELESS FOR WORSHIP: ADV RF TECHNOLOGY, W/MICS & IEMS
Choosing the right wireless microphone system for your worship needs can often be a daunting task. What wireless system is right for our service? When should we switch to a wireless setup? Isn’t using wireless too complicated for me? How do I solve common wireless challenges if I already have wireless equipment? 
These questions and more are common as you look to expanding your worship efforts. Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wireless microphone systems, wired microphones, headphones, in-ears and more. Learn more about how to choose and operate wireless microphone gear in your service. Includes discussion and open Q&A

Workshop Teachers
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Tim Moore

Sennheiser
Tim Moore is currently in his 14th year at Sennheiser working with major and emerging artists, engineers and events as a Relationship Manager. Prior to Sennheiser, he worked in the touring industry as Tour Manager, Production Manager, Front of House Engineer and Monitor Engineer for... Read More →

Sponsors
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Sennheiser

Sennheiser
Intro to Wireless MicsIntro to IEM


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 21

2:00pm CDT

BUILDING YOUR WORSHIP TEAM
Building teams of people can be tricky. How do you connect with them? How do you build a team that is excited about what you are doing? This session will talk about ways to help build your team, empower your team, and get them excited about what you are doing!

Workshop Teachers
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Jason Squires

Director, Songwriter & Worship Leader, Musictown Studio & WLM
Jason Squires is a worship leader, songwriter, and a storyteller. Jason travels nationally leading worship and teaching at conferences. Along with being an artist, Jason wears a couple other hats. He is the Director of Mentorship for Worship Leader Magazine and owns a music teaching... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 30

2:00pm CDT

GETTING YOUR CHURCH TO SING: ONLINE & IN PERSON
Workshop Teachers
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Steve Reed

WLM
Steve and Shawn Reed are international ministers, worship leaders, and song writers. They both began leading worship in their teenage years and have devoted their lives to studying and teaching on the subject. They are passionate about equipping churches of all shapes and sizes to... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: RM 22

2:00pm CDT

PLANNED & PREPARED REHEARSALS
Workshop Teachers
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John Chilcote

Assistant Professor of Worship, Music and Worship, Cedarville University
John Chilcote is a worship professor at Cedarville University, and a former worship pastor with 20+ years of worship ministry. John is passionate about mentoring the next generation of worship leaders while continuing to serve as a guest worship leader, choir director, vocal coach... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: FRONT PORCH

2:00pm CDT

WORSHIP TUNE UP: REFRESH YOUR ART
All of us want to keep our worship gifts and ministry fresh and Spirit-infused! But in real life back at our job, It’s easy to become distracted and fatigued with an overfull schedule, stress, poor work/life balance and even personality or creative conflicts.
How can we stay fresh spiritually and creatively?
This two-part interactive workshop targets both spiritual and creative fatigue.
Day 2 - Refresh Your Art - Reinvigorate your creativity in this multi-sensory workshop. This interactive process will help breathe new life into the art of your creativity and worship.

Workshop Teachers
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Helen Steinkamp

Visionary and Co-Founder, Salt + Clay
Salt + Clay Co-Founder Helen Steinkamp’s greatest joy is to see others thrive in their spiritual, personal and creative lives. With this goal in mind, she develops and writes studies and discussion group sessions for Salt + Clay. With over 30 years of ministry and business experience... Read More →
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Shannon Davidson

Visionary and Co-Founder, Salt + Clay
Visionary and Co-Founder of Salt + Clay, Shannon Davidson is passionate about seeing women step into their God-given purpose and potential. Motivated by a calling to encourage, equip, and inspire women to share their gifts with others in their spheres of influence. With a rich creative... Read More →


Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
MANOR: BALCONY

2:45pm CDT

EXPLORE EXHIBITORS
Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:45pm - 3:15pm CDT
Exhibitors Tent

3:15pm CDT

DOORS OPEN
Wednesday July 14, 2021 3:15pm - 3:30pm CDT
The Barn

3:30pm CDT

GENERAL SESSION #4
Hosted by Dustin Smith
Guest speaker Dustin Smith
Guest artist Skye Reddy
Worship by WL Band

Host
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Dustin Smith

Lead Pastor, HOPE UC Nashville

Wednesday July 14, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
The Barn

5:00pm CDT

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Wednesday July 14, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
The Barn