2016 Kansas 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.

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 Discipleship for 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 – Zac Hicks
  • Leading Through a Worship Style Transition – Rick Muchow
  • Mentoring and Coaching – Stan Endicott, Slingshot Group
  • Multicultural Worship – TBA
  • Q &A With Wednesday General Session Speaker – David Nasser
  • Q & A With Thursday General Session Speaker – Zac Hicks
  • 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 Kirkpatric
  • Your Role as a Prayer Leader – TBA

Programming/Planning Track

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

Lead Pastor Track

  • 10 Things Worship Leaders Wish Their Pastors Knew – Zac Hicks
  • Making Your Church a House of Prayer – TBA
  • Teaching Your Congregation to Worship – Dr. Craig Gilbert
  • What Visitors Notice About Your Worship – Rick Muchow

Songwriter Track

  • Song Discovery Open Mic Songwriter Critique
  • Songwriting- Brothers McClurg
  • Songwriting (with noted songwriter TBA)
  • The Business of Songwriting
  • Writing the Prayers of Your Church
  • 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 – Chris Springer, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Drums – TBA
  • Drums – Advanced – TBA
  • Electric Guitar – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Electric Guitar – Advanced – Erick Hailstone, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Keyboards – Chris Springer, Yamaha Corp. of America
  • Keyboards – Advanced – Chris Springer, Yamaha Corp. of America

Personal Growth Track

  • How to Handle Your Critics – Tim Foot, Slingshot Group
  • Leading on Empty – Finding Your Inspiration When You’ve Lost Your Motivation
  • Leading Worship through Life’s Struggles
  • The Art of Public Prayer

Tech Track

  • Building Your Tech Ministry – TBA
  • 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
  • Ideas for Transforming Your Worship Space – Matt Lewis
  • The Art of Visual Storytelling Using Projected Media – Camron Ware
  • Video Editing Made Easy – TBA

Product Highlight Track

  • Coming soon…


Conference Address

Westside Family Church
8500 Woodsonia Dr.
Lenexa, KS 66227

  • 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 206


  • MCI, Kansas City International Airport
    Distance (approx): 35 miles from Conference Location

  • In an effort to keep travel expenses low, we 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: stephanie@wlmag.com or call 949-240-9339 x206

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