2016 Texas Workshops

Customize your schedule! With over 60 unique workshops to choose from we’ve organized the titles into the following tracks:

Please note this list is not complete and is subject to change, additional workshops with speaker names will be added soon.  Updated 4/1/16

Liberty University and the National Worship Leader Conference have partnered together to offer con­ference participants one of two certificates for attending select workshops and sessions here at the 2016 National Worship Leader Conference in Virginia. These include: Certificate in Worship Lead­ership or Certificate in Music and Worship.  Participants can use the certificate, coupled with additional course work, to receive 3 hours credit toward completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree at Liberty University. For more information please visit the Liberty University booth.

Worship Leader Track

  • 10 Ways to Keep Your Ministry Fresh & Relevant – Ray Jones
  • 7 Steps to Leading Successful Worship Team Rehearsals – Stan Endicott, Slingshot Group
  • 10 Practical Essentials for Discipling Your Worship Team – Dr. Vernon Whaley, Liberty University
  • Grooming Your Choir to Be Worship Leaders – Ray Jones
  • Help for Smaller Churches – Building On your Strengths – Dr. Brannon Hancock, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Helping Your Congregation Sing – Stan Endicott, Slingshot Group
  • How to Train and Grow Your Team – Rick Muchow
  • Leading Through a Worship Style Transition – Rick Muchow
  • Mentoring and Coaching – Stan Endicott, Slingshot Group
  • Multicultural Worship – Josh Lopez
  • One Generation to Another: Multigenerational Worship – David Ray, Doorpost Songs
  • Q & A With Wednesday General Session Speaker – Dr. Leonard Sweet
  • Q & A With Thursday General Session Speaker
  • Staying True to the Culture of Your Community – Dr. Vernon Whaley, Liberty University
  • The Art of Verbal Transition (what to say between songs) – Tim Foot, Slingshot Group
  • The Tradition of Contemporary Worship – Dr. Chuck Fromm
  • When Conflict Arises – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • Your Role as a Prayer Leader – Amy Talbert

Programming/Planning Track

  • Traditional Liturgies in Today’s Worship – Dr. Craig Gilbert
  • The Flow of a Worship Service – Dr. Steven Brooks
  • Using a Team to Plan Worship – TBA
  • Preparing for Spontaneity – Dr. Brannon Hancock, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • The Worship Planning Process – Dr. Craig Gilbert

Lead Pastor Track

  • 10 Things Worship Leaders Wish Their Pastors Knew – Gary Sinclair
  • Making Your Church a House of Prayer – Dr. Leonard Sweet
  • Reach and Engage Your Community in the Digital Age – Brett Bzdafka, Boxcast
  • Teaching Your Congregation to Worship – Dr. Craig Gilbert
  • What Visitors Notice About Your Worship – Gary Sinclair

Songwriter Track

  • Is Your Church Ready to Record? – Jackie Patillo, GMA
  • Song Discovery Open Mic Songwriter Critique
  • Songwriting – Brothers McClurg
  • Songwriting – Laura Story
  • The Business of Songwriting
  • Writing the Prayers of Your Church – Rich Kirkpatricl
  • You CAN Write a Worship Song!

Vocalist Track

  • Vocal Basics – Diane Sheets
  • Vocal Harmony and Ear Training – Diane Sheets
  • Vocal Health – Diane Sheets
  • Vocal Technique – Diane Sheets

Band Track

  • Acoustic Guitar – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Acoustic Guitar – Advanced – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Bass Guitar – TBA
  • Bass Guitar – Advanced – TBA
  • Creating Click, Loops & MultiTracks
  • Drums – TBA
  • Drums – Advanced – TBA
  • Electric Guitar – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Electric Guitar – Advanced – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Keyboards – Ed Kerr, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Keyboards – Advanced – Ed Kerr, Yamaha Corp. of America

Personal Growth Track

  • Couples in Ministry – Ray & Andrea Jones
  • How to Handle Your Critics – Tim Foot, Slingshot Group
  • Leading on Empty – Finding Your Inspiration When You’ve Lost Your Motivation – Jim Hart, IWS
  • Leading Worship through Life’s Struggles – Amy Talbert
  • The Art of Public Prayer – Dr. Steven Brooks

Tech Track

  • Building Your Tech Ministry – Betsy Buhler
  • FOH Mixing – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Getting the Most Out Of Your Aging Technology – Bobby Taylor, All Pro Sound
  • In Ear Audio Monitor Mixing – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Microphone Technology for Worship – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Troubleshooting Audio Feedback – Bobby Taylor, All Pro Sound
  • Using Lighting to Enhance Your Worship – TBA

Visual Arts Track

  • Creating Visual Media for Worship – TBA
  • Environmental Projection – Camron Ware
  • Guide to Directing/Producing Your Service with IMAG – TBA
  • Ideas for Transforming Your Worship Space – TBA
  • The Art of Visual Storytelling Using Projected Media – Camron Ware
  • Video Editing Made Easy – TBA

Product Highlight Track

  • CCLI Resurces for Your Church – Paul Herman, CCLI
  • Making the Most of Planning Center Online – Aaron Stewart, Planning Center Services
  • New Technologies for Worship – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Yamaha Corp of America – Workshop title TBD

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