NOTE: Kansas 2016 schedule will be updated closer to the event.

2015 Kansas Schedule

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NWLC 2015 KS Schedule

NOTE: Kansas 2016 workshops will up updated closer to the event.

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 – David Miller, 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
  • 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: Great is the Lord! – 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

  • How to Prepare & Thrive – Lance Winkler
  • 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-Smith from Jesus Culture – Hosted by Jimi Williams, Worship Together

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  

  • The Care and Feeding of Youth Choir – Dawn Gilmore
  • The Worship Leading Choir –David Manner
  • Why Every Church Should Have a Children’s Choir – Jenee O’Connor

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
  • Drums in Worship (Speaker TBD)
  • Electronic Drums in Worship (Speaker TBD)
  • 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
  • Leading Effective Worship Team Rehearsals – Will Doggett,
  • Mulitracks & Loops in Worship – Will Doggett,
  • Sound Design for Worship – Will Doggett,
  • The Bass Player in the Worship Environment – Eddie Hoagland, Vertical Church Band
  • 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 – Jenee O’Connor

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
  • Church Music and The Copyright Law: Making Sense Of It All – Paul Herman, CCLI
  • Creative Process: The Dream, The Fence, and The Story – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • Liturgy in Modern Worship – Craig Gilbert
  • Organization & Planning for the Creative Mind – Aaron Stewart, Planning Center Serivces
  • Reimagining the Psalms for Gathered Worship – Rory Noland

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 in Worship (Speaker TBD)
  • Lowering Stage Volumes –  Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Soundchecks Made Easy – Ed Frebowitz, Production Monster & Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Technical Survival Guide for Worship Leaders – Bobby Taylor, All Pro Sound
  • The Future of Mixing the Church – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • Understanding & Mixing Personal Monitors – Edward Frebowitz, Production Monster

Outreach Team Track 

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

Personal Growth Track   

  • Great Expectations – Debby Berry
  • Learn to Love Your Work – David Miller, Slingshot Group

Product Highlight Track   

  • Building Next Generation Visuals for Worship and Sermons – Seraphim Software
  • Calling the Next Generation of Worship Leaders – Dave Miller, Nebraska Christian College
  • Experience Your Church Website & Mobile App Like Never Before – Chris Otmos & Hein van Wyk, Sharefaith, Inc.
  • Growing Your Ministry in a Digital World – Wisdom Moon, We Are Worship
  • Making the Most of Planning Center Online – Reagan Helms, Planning Center Resources
  • New Technologies from Worship MD – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • The Process of Worship Leading Preparation – Dr. Vernon Whaley, Liberty University
  • Worship Trends and CCLI Resources – Paul Herman, CCLI
  • Yamaha TF Mixer Series – Mike Overlin, Yamaha Worship Resources


Conference Address

Thank you to CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION, Leawood KS for hosting the 2015 Conference.
Stay tuned for 2016 location.
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 partner with hotels in the area around the NWLC location to bring registered attendees an exclusive discount during the conference. Please check back for updates, and be sure to reserve before the cut off date to secure the best rate.

Questions about travel? Please contact: or call 949-240-9339 x204

NOTE: Kansas 2016 Conference Choir will be accepting volunteers closer to the event.

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 the day before the conference. Rehearsal is scheduled the day prior to the conference to give you the opportunity to attend the Pre-Conference from 5:30-8:30pm.



NOTE: Kansas 2016 pre-conference activities will up updated closer to the event.

The Art of Building Healthy Teams


Monday, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Rory Noland, Jason Hatley, Rick Muchow, Ray Jones, and Chuck Fromm, CEO and founder of Worship Leader Media.


→ Building Your Worship Ministry Teams
→ Building Community
→ Dealing with Conflict
→ Creating a Worship Culture

NOTE: During your registration, check the box for Pre-Conference in the add-on section. If you’ve already registered please email to add-on the Pre-Conference to your existing registration.

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