The 2014 Texas conference has concluded. Below is a list of workshops from the conference. We will be returning to Texas in 2015. Please check back for 2015 workshop lists and early bird registration discounts.

Customize your schedule! Choose from the list of workshops below

*titles are subject to change


  • 8 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Congregation’s Worship – Dr. Marva Dawn
  • Creating a Culture of Worship – James Mark Gulley
  • Getting Your Church to Sing - Steve Reed
  • I’m A Worship Leader, Now What? – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • Inductive vs Deductive Worship: How to Invited People to OWN Their Response to Jesus – Tim Timmons, Courtesy of Essential Worship
  • Jesus, Our Worship Leader – Dr. Vernon Whaley, Liberty University
  • Keeping Christ the Center of Your Worship – Gabriel Allred
  • Leading a Small Church – Steve Reed
  • Leading by Letting Go – Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • More than Music - Rick Muchow, Courtesy of Ultimate Ears
  • Relational Dynamics Between Pastors and Worship Leaders – Tom Stipe
  • Rooted & Relevant – Mark Jonah, LeTourneau University
  • Speaking to One Another: The Space in Between – Dr. Tony Payne
  • Student-led Worship Teams – Javier Rios
  • Teaching Kids to Worship – Amanda Singer
  • Team Growth & Volunteers – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • The Journey of Worship: Reaching the Same Destination in Every Season – Meredith Andrews
  • Toward a Theology of Worship – Bob Brooks, Dallas Baptist University
  • Vertical and Horizontal Worship – Dr. Craig Gilbert
  • Women in Worship – Christine D’Clario
  • You Don’t ‘Work’ a Violin: Worship as the Playground of the Spirit – Leonard Sweet

Worship Study

  •  …And What About the Laments? – Dr. Ron Allen
  • Biblical Worship: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs – Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • Using the Past – Reggie Kidd

Personal Growth

  • Artistic Temperament: Friend or Foe? – Rory Noland
  • Fuel the Dream – Debby Berry
  • I REALLY Don’t Like These People - Garreth J. Goossen, Make Us Holy
  • The Way of a Worshiper: How to Stay Motivated for Ministry – Buddy Owens
  • What Is Worship? Good News For People Who Can’t Sing – Shaun Groves, Courtesy of Compassion International
  • Worship Walk: Where Worship and Life Intersect – Garreth  J. Goossen, Make Us Holy

Worship Planning

  • Creating Flow in Worship – Evan Wickham
  • Organization and Planning for the Creative Mind – Aaron Stewart, Planning Center Services
  • Singing as Communication – Dr. Craig Gilbert


  • How to Get Your Songs Published: Sharing, Protecting and Promoting Your Songs for the Church – Craig Dunnagan,
  • How to Read and Write Good Charts, and Speak The Language Of Your Musicians – Ryan Dahl, PraiseCharts
  • Recording Your Own Demos and Tracks – Matt McCoy,


  • But It Sounds So Easy! Songwriting for Congregational Worship – Jennie Lee Riddle & Michael Farren
  • Song Discovery Panel – Hosted by Phil Sillas
  • Songwriting - One Sonic Society, Courtesy of  Essential Worship
  • Songwriting - Tommy Walker
  • The Art of Co-Writing – Jennie Lee Riddle, Dustin Smith,& Michael Farren



  • Acoustic Guitar in Worship: Steel & Nylon String – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corp of America
  • Advanced Class for Ableton Live – Will Doggett,
  • Bass Guitar
  • Beyond the Piano: Expanding Your Pallet – Ed Kerr, Yamaha Corp of America
  • Drums in Worship
  • Electric Guitar – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corp of America
  • Electronic Percussion and Drums in Worship – The Digital Age
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Keyboard – Ed Kerr, courtesy of Yamaha Corp of America
  • Leading Effective Worship Team Rehearsals – Phillip Edwards,
  • MultiTracks and LoopTracks in Worship – Matt McCoy,
  • Using Loops and MultiTracks in Live Worship – Phillip Edwards,

Vocal Arts

  • Ensemble Singing – Scott & Vonda Dyer
  • Vocal Coaching – Scott & Vonda Dyer
  • Vocal Health – Diane Sheets
  • Vocal Style – Scott & Vonda Dyer
  • Vocal Technique – Scott & Vonda Dyer


  • Children’s Choirs that Grow Worshipers for Life - Christy Semsen, courtesy of Word Music Publications & Church Resources
  • Enlisting the Worship Army - Bradley Knight, courtesy of Word Music Publications & Church Resources
  • Youth (Student) Choirs Help Expand Your Ministry! – Rusty King


Visual Arts

  • An Introduction to After Effects – Trent Armstrong, RT Creative Group
  • Building Better Presentations – Camron Ware
  • The Visual Worship Leader – Aaron West, MediaShout
  • What is Environmental Projection? – Camron Ware
  • Video
  • TBD

Tech Team

  • Contour of Light – Dennis Degen, Lightronics
  • Identifying and Solving Live Sound Issues – Jeff McLeod,
  • Live Streaming A to Z: For Basic and Advanced Broadcasting - Michael Smith,
  • Lowering Stage Volumes: Clarity for the Congregation and the Worship Team – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Microphone Applications for Modern Worship – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • The Mixer and Why Digital is the Way to Go - Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Worship Technology Jay Jones, AVMAN


  • Intergenerational Worship – Rory Noland
  • Leading After 50 – Ray Jones
  • The Great Misconception: Is Music Really a “Universal” Language? – Dr. Robin Harris
  • The Mixer and Why Digital is the Way to Go – Doug Gould
  • Uniting a Church in Worship  Bryan Popin
  • Worship & Brokenness – Josh Lopez
  • Worship Evangelism – Ray Jones



  • Digital Recording Master Class: Cubase 7 – Yamaha Corp of America
  • Enhance Your Bands Sound with MultiTracks and LOops from – Matt McCoy,
  • Essential Worship MultiTracks – Matt McCoy, Essential Worship
  • Making the Most of Planning Center Online – Reagan Helms, Planning Center Services
  • Presonus StudioLIve Digital Mixer Guided Tour – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Training Your Kids to be Worship Leaders – Dana John, Gateway NEXT Worship
  • Using MultTracks in Live Worship: Foundatioins, Gear,and Tips – Phillip Edwards,
  • Worship & Sermon Presentation Software – Joel Muddamalle, Logs Bible Software
  • Worship and Sermon Presentation Software – Joel Muddamalle, Logos Bible Software
  • What’s New With MediaShout  Aaron West
  • Yamaha Corp of America TBD


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