2015 Texas Workshops


Customize your schedule! Over 70 unique workshops to choose from:

This list is still a work in progress, and is subject to change
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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
  • Building Your Worship Team – Adrian Thompson,
  • Coaching the People in Your World – David Miller, Slingshot Group
  • Discipling Your Leaders—Thoughts on Leading Those Who Lead with You – Ken Draughon
  • Empower Your Team And Congregation By Discovering The Music Of The Bible – LaMar Boschman
  • Help Your Congregation SING! – Dr. Steven Brooks
  • Helping Creatives Thrive In A Structured Environment – Rick Muchow, Ultimate Ears
  • How to Gain (and Keep) the Full Commitment of Your Worship Team Volunteers – Dr. Steven Brooks
  • 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
  • Shepherding the Creative Gifts of your People – Robert Brooks, Dallas Baptist University- Graduate School of Ministry
  • 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 – Speaker TBA
  • Wisdom Psalms and the Worship of God – Dr. Ronald Allen
  • 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 – speaker TBA

Songwriter Track

  • Playgrounds & Boxing Rings:  Thoughts on the Songwriting Process – Matt Redman (via video)
  • Song Discovery Panel
  • Songwriting – speaker TBA
  • You Can Write a Song: The Do’s and the Don’ts – David & Nicole Binion

Vocalist Track

  • Advanced Vocal Technique – Scott and Vonda Dyer
  • Harmony & Improvisation – Sheri Gould
  • 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

  • Be a Kids Choir Magnet – Amanda Singer
  • The Care and Feeding of Youth Choir – speaker TBA
  • The Worship Leading Choir – speaker TBA

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 – speaker TBA
  • Drums in Worship (Speaker TBD)
  • Electric Guitar – Erick Hailstone
  • 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
  • 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 to Worship and Lead Worship (Multi-Generational Worship) – Amanda Singer

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 in Modern Worship – Craig Gilbert
  • Organization & Planning for the Creative Mind – Aaron Stewart, Planning Center Services
  • 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 for Worship (Speaker TBD)
  • Lowering Stage Volumes –  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
  • Transforming Your Media Team to a Ministry Team – Betsy Buhler

Outreach Team Track

  • How to Lead Worship in any Culture – Josh Lopez
  • Intergenerational Worship – Rory Noland
  • Worship Evangelism – Ray Jones
  • Worship Blogger Meet-up – Rich Kirkpatrick

Personal Growth Track

  • Great Expectations – Debby Berry
  • How to Keep the Fire Burning and the Zeal Alive – Phil Joel, Zealand Worship
  • Learn to Love Your Work – Stan Endicott, Slingshot Group

Product Highlight Track

  • Building Next Generation Visuals for Worship and Sermons – Seraphim Software
  • Experience Your Church Website & Mobile App Like Never Before – Chris Otmos & Hein van Wyk, Sharefaith, Inc.
  • Making the Most of Planning Center Online – Reagan Helms, Planning Center Resources
  • New Technologies from Worship MD – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • The Impact of Higher Education on Worship Teams – Dr. Ken Steorts, Visible School
  • The Process of Worship Leading Preparation – Dr. Vernon Whaley, Liberty University
  • Yamaha TF Mixer Series – Mike Overlin, Yamaha Worship Resources


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