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Tuesday, July 13
 

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
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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 →


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

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
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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 →


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

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
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 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
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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Dr. James Hart

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
avatar for Steele Croswhite

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
 
Wednesday, July 14
 

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
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 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
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 →


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
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 →


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
avatar for David Helmuth

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
avatar for Jamie Lawerence

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
avatar for Dr Roger O'Neel

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

1:00pm CDT

EMPOWERING & LEADING YOUNG LEADERS
team culture

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 →


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
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 →


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

2:00pm CDT

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

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