2015 Kansas Schedule

NOTE: This is only a partial list, artists are still being confirmed.

NWLC 2015 KS Schedule

2015 Kansas Workshops


Customize your schedule! With over 70 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 and speakers will be added soon.

Worship Leader Track

  • 10 Key Worship Elements All Leaders Need to Know – Dr. Craig Gilbert
  • 8 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me  – Ray Jones
  • Coaching the People in Your World – Stan Endicott, Slingshot Group
  • Engaging Your Congregation in Worship – Roger O’Neel, Cedarville University
  • Helping Creatives Thrive In A Structured Environment – Rick Muchow, Ultimate Ears
  • How to Gain (and Keep) the Full Commitment of Your Worship Team Volunteers – Jason Hatley
  • Jesus as Worship Leader – Dr. Vernon Whaley, Liberty University
  • Leading People Into Authentic Worship – Phil Joel
  • Making the Past Present in Your Service of Worship – Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • More With Less: Leading for a Small Church – Steve and Shawn Reed
  • Perfection vs. a Healthy Pursuit of Excellence – Dr. Craig Gilbert
  • Psalm 96 Workshop (Title TBD) – Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • Reframing the Worship Conversation: Content, Structure and Style – Jim Hart, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship
  • The Art of Verbal Transition – Tim Foot, Slingshot Group
  • The Worship Leader as “Pastor” – Brannon Hancock, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Winning at the Pastor/ Worship Pastor Relationship – Jason Hatley
  • Worship and Discipleship – Elias Dummer & Eric Fusilier (The City Harmonic)
  • Worship as Spiritual Formation – Brannon Hancock, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Worship Leadership 101 – Rich Kirkpatrick

Lead/Senior Pastor Track

  • Making the Past Present in Your Service of Worship – Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • The Pastor’s Role in Leading Worship – Dr. Marva Dawn
  • The Word Became … and Becomes … Flesh: Preaching and Teaching on Worship from John’s Gospel – Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • Winning at the Pastor/ Worship Pastor Relationship – Jason Hatley

Songwriter Track

  • Playgrounds & Boxing Rings:  Thoughts on the Songwriting Process – Matt Redman (via video)
  • Song Discovery Panel
  • Songwriting – Darlene Zschech
  • Songwriting – Joth Hunt (PlanetShakers)
  • Songwriting – Mia Fieldes
  • Worship Together Talk Back with Kim Walker & Chris Quilala from Jesus Culture

Vocalist Track

  • Advanced Vocal Technique – Scott and Vonda Dyer
  • Leading a Great Vocal Rehearsal – Scott Dyer
  • Vocal Feedback and Coaching – Scott and Vonda  Dyer
  • Vocal Relevance – Scott & Vonda Dyer
  • Vocal Foundations – Vonda Dyer

Choir Track  

  • Children’s Choir (Title TBD)
  • The Worship Leading Choir – Ray Jones
  • Youth Choirs (Title TBD)

Band Track  

  • Acoustic Guitar Times Five – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Basics of Improv – For All Instrumentalists – Mike Overlin & Ed Kerr, Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drums in Worship
  • Electric Guitar in Worship
  • Electronic Drums in Worship
  • Expanding Your Palette: Beyond Piano – Ed Kerr, Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Getting Along With Guitars – Keyboardists, Expand Your Palette – Ed Kerr & Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Loops & Mulitracks – MultiTracks –  Will Doggett, MultiTracks.com
  • Rehearsals – Will Doggett, MultiTracks.com
  • The Other Guitar – Utilizing Two Guitars In Worship – Erick Hailstone &  Mike Overlin, Yamaha Corporation of America

Youth/Children’s Ministry Team Track  

  • Building Student Led Worship Teams – Steve and Shawn Reed
  • Creatively Leading Youth in Worship – Steve and Shawn Reed
  • Teaching Kids Authentic Worship

Planning/Programming Team Track     

  • 5 P’s for Effective Planning & Production – Charles Billingsley
  • 10 Ways To Stay Fresh and Relevant In Your Worship Programming – Tim Foot, Slingshot Group
  • Creative Process: The Dream, The Fence, and The Story – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • Liturgy & Worship – Craig Gilbert
  • Organization & Planning for the Creative Mind – Aaron Stewart, Planning Center Serivces

Media & Film Team Track    

  • Better Visuals in Worship – Camron Ware
  • Choosing the Right Camera For Your Ministry – Matthew Fridg
  • Launching A Video Ministry – Matthew Fridg
  • The Art of Subtlety – Sam Batterman & John Linton, Seraphim Software
  • What Is Environmental Projection? – Camron Ware

Tech Team

  • 20 Steps to Better Sound! – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Does Live Video Streaming Fit My Philosophy Of Ministry? – Brett Bzdafka, BoxCast
  • Getting the Most Out of What You Have – Bobby Taylor, All Pro Sound
  • Lighting Workshop (Title TBD)
  • Personal Monitors for Musicians & Assisted Listening Devices for the Church – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • The Future of Mixing the Church – Doug Gould, Worship MD

Outreach Team Track 

  • How to Lead Worship in any Culture
  • Worship Evangelism – Ray Jones
  • Worship Blogger Meet-up – Jeremy Armstrong & Rich Kirkpatrick

Personal Growth Track   

  • How to Stay Motivated for Ministry – Buddy Owens
  • Great Expectations – Debby Berry
  • Learn to Love Your Work – Stan Endicott, Slingshot Group
  • Praying In the Spirit: Learning to Live & Love at the Pace of Grace – Scotty Smith

Product Highlight Track   

  • Building Next Generation Visuals for Worship and Sermons – Seraphim Software
  • Making the Most of Planning Center Online – Reagan Helms, Planning Center Resources
  • Presonus Active Integration Audio Systems: A Guided Tour – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Sharefaith (Title TBD)
  • The Process of Worship Leading Preparation – Dr. Vernon Whaley, Liberty University
  • Worship Trends and CCLI Resources – Paul Herman, CCLI


Conference Address

13720 Roe Avenue
Leawood, KS 66224

  • Please do not contact the church with questions. Please direct all questions about the conference and/or travel to Worship Leader Media. The conference team can be reached at (949) 240-9339, ext 204


  • MCI, Kansas City International Airport
    Distance (approx): 39 miles from Conference Location


  • In an effort to keep travel expenses low, we have partnered with the following hotels in the area around the NWLC location to bring registered attendees an exclusive discount during the conference this year: June 22-26, 2015. Please check back for updates to the list, and be sure to reserve before the cut off date to secure the best rate.

  • Drury Inn & Suites Overland Park
    Distance (approx): 5.4 miles from Conference Location
    Address: 10963 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210
    Amenities: High Speed Internet complimentary, Hot Breakfast complimentary, Indoor Pool, 1 hour free long-distance calls every night
    Single: $124
    Double: $124
    Cut Off Date: 6/1/2015
    Reserve Now: (800) 325-0720 or – click here to reserve on web
  • Chase Suite Hotel
    Distance (approx): 4.5 miles from Conference Location
    Address: 6300 W. 110th St, Overland Park, KS 66211
    Amenities: Shuttle  from 7am-7pm within 5mile radius, High Speed Internet complimentary, Hot Breakfast complimentary
    All Suites feature fully-equipped kitchen, sleeper sofa, flat screen TV with HBO, week night light dinner/hors d’oeuvres, athletic club
    Studio Suite Queen (sleeps 4): $109
    Two Bedroom Suite 2 King Beds (sleeps 6): $145
    Cut Off Date: 5/8/2015
    Reserve Now: (913) 491-3333 – or – click here to reserve on web (use Group Code NWL15)
  • Courtyard Marriott
    Distance (approx): 4.4 miles from Conference Location
    Address: 6300 W. 110th St, Overland Park, KS 66211
    Amenities: Visit hotel website
    Single: $124
    Cut Off Date: 6/1/2015
    Reserve Now: (913) 339-9900 and mention group “2015 National Worship Leader Conference”
  • Holiday Inn Express
    Distance (approx): 2 miles from Conference Location
    Address: 7580 W.135th St Overland Park. KS 66223
    Amenities: High Speed Internet complimentary, Hot Breakfast complimentary, free parking, indoor pool, business center, refrigerators & microwaves in every room, on-site laundry facilities
    Double: $104
    Cut Off Date: 5/23/2015
    Reserve Now: To make your reservation electronically click the link here, enter your arrival and departure dates and click “Check Availability”. The next screen provides the room types being held for the group room block. Choose your room type and then complete the screens information that follows. Be sure you have a confirmation number at the end of the process. If you have any questions or would prefer to make your reservations directly with the hotel please call 913-681-8400
  • Embassy Suites
    Distance (approx): 5 miles from Conference Location
    Address: 10601 Metcalf R, Overland Park, KS 66212
    Amenities: Shuttle  from 7am-10:30pm within 5mile radius, High Speed Internet $9.95 for 24-hr use per device, Hot Breakfast complimentary, Manager’s Reception from 5:30-7:30pm every night with beverages and snacks, pool is open from 6am-12am, fitness center is open 24hrs
    Single: $129
    Cut Off Date: 6/1/2015
    Reserve Now: (913) 649-7060
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Distance (approx): 6.1 miles from Conference Location
    Address: 10100 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210
    Amenities: High Speed Internet complimentary, Hot Breakfast complimentary
    Single: $124
    Double: $124
    Triple: $134
    Quad: $144
    Reserve Now: (913) 323-1906

Questions about travel? Please contact: stephanie@wlmag.com or call 949-240-9339 x204

Thank you for volunteering to be in the NWLC Choir in Kansas! 

There are just two requirements to participate:

  • Must be registered for NWLC. This is your conference so we’re inviting only those attending to participate in the NWLC Choir, but this is limited to 100 members.
  • Must attend rehearsal from 1:30-4:30pm on June 22nd. Rehearsal is scheduled the day prior to the conference to give you the opportunity to attend the Pre-Conference from 5:30-8:30pm.

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