NOTE: Below was the 2015 Virginia location . The 2016 conference schedule will be uploaded closer to the event.

2015 Virginia Schedule

NWLC 2015 Virginia Schedule

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

2015 Virginia 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

  • “A Charge To Keep I Have:”  – Dr. Leonard Sweet
  • 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
  • Conversations about Contemporary Worship Leadership – Panel with Bill & Gloria Gaither
  • Developing a Pastoral Worship Ministry – Mike Harland, Lifeway
  • Helping Creatives Thrive In A Structured Environment – Rick Muchow, Ultimate Ears
  • How to Gain (& Keep) the Full Commitment of Your Worship Team Volunteers – Nikki Lerner
  • 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 & Shawn Reed
  • Perfection vs. a Healthy Pursuit of Excellence – Dr. Craig Gilbert
  • Psalm 96 Workshop (Title TBD) – Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • The Art of Verbal Transition – Tim Foot, Slingshot Group
  • The Worshiping Church Planter – Jason Rumbough & Joshua Waggener, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Winning at the Pastor/ Worship Pastor Relationship – Dr. J. Lindsay, Sadler, Jr. & Scott David
  • Worship Leadership 101 – Nikki Lerner

Lead/Senior Pastor Track

  • “A Charge To Keep I Have” – Dr. Leonard Sweet
  • 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 & Teaching on Worship – Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • Winning at the Pastor/ Worship Pastor Relationship – Dr. J. Lindsay, Sadler, Jr. & Scott David

Songwriter Track

  • Playgrounds & Boxing Rings:  Thoughts on the Songwriting Process – Matt Redman (via video)
  • Song Discovery Panel
  • Songwriting – Daniel Bashta
  • Songwriting – Mia Fieldes
  • Songwriting Tuned to God’s Story in Your Congregation – Panel with Bill & Gloria Gaither

Vocalist Track

  • Advanced Vocal Technique – Scott &Vonda Dyer
  • Harmony & Improvisation – Sheri Gould
  • Leading a Great Vocal Rehearsal – Scott Dyer
  • Train ‘em Young-Train ‘em Right! – Sheri Gould
  • Vocal Feedback & Coaching – Scott & Vonda  Dyer
  • Vocal Relevance – Scott & Vonda Dyer
  • Vocal Foundations – Vonda Dyer

Choir Track  

  • Building a Better Choir – Sheri Gould
  • 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 – John Lapham
  • Electric Guitar in Worship – Chris Bellamy
  • Electronic Drums in Worship – John Lapham
  • 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,
  • Using MultiTracks & Loops in Worship – Will Doggett,
  • Sound Design for Worship – – Will Doggett,
  • 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 & Shawn Reed
  • Creatively Leading Youth in Worship – Steve & Shawn Reed
  • Teaching Kids Authentic Worship
  • Train ‘em Young-Train ‘em Right! – Sheri Gould

Planning/Programming Team Track     

  • 5 P’s for Effective Planning & Production – Charles Billingsley
  • 10 Ways To Stay Fresh & Relevant In Your Worship Programming – Tim Foot, Slingshot Group
  • Creating Experiential Worship Pathways – Tyler Sansom
  • Creative Process: The Dream, The Fence, & The Story – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • Liturgy & Worship – Craig Gilbert & David Gungor
  • 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
  • Film 101 – Lee Rippy,
  • 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
  • A Guide to Solving Feedback, Mixing Monitors & Integrating Personal Monitor Mixing – Edward Frebowitz, Production Monster
  • 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 – Josh Kell, Horizon AV
  • Technical Survival Guide for Worship Leaders – Bobby Taylor, All Pro Sound
  • The Future of Mixing the Church – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • The Future of Wireless Microphones  – Doug Gould, Worship MD

Outreach Team Track 

  • How to Lead Worship in any Culture – Nikki Lerner
  • Worship Evangelism – Ray Jones
  • Worship & The Great Commission: Worshiping As We “Go” – Joshua Waggener, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Worship Blogger Meet-up – Rich Kirkpatrick

Personal Growth Track   

  • Fostering Christian Friendships in an Inconstant World – Beth Gable Hicks
  • Great Expectations – Debby Berry
  • Learn to Love Your Work – Stan Endicott, Slingshot Group

Product Highlight Track   

  • Building Next Generation Visuals for Worship & Sermons – Seraphim Software
  • Growing Your Ministry In A Digital World – Wisdom Moon, We Are Worship
  • Leading Worship With The Short-Cut Capo – Mitch Bohannon, Kyser Musical Products
  • Making the Most of Planning Center Online – Reagan Helms, Planning Center Resources
  • Presonus Active Integration Audio Systems: A Guided Tour – Doug Gould, Worship MD
  • The Process of Worship Leading Preparation – Dr. Vernon Whaley, Liberty University




Conference Address

Thank you to CENTREVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, Centreville VA for hosting the 2015 Conference.

See you in 2016!
15100 Lee Highway
Centreville, VA 20120

  • 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


  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
    Distance (approx): 12 miles from Conference Location
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA)
    Distance (approx): 28 mile 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. Hotels for the 2016 conference will be listed closer to the event. 

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

NOTE: Virginia 2016 Conference Choir will be accepting volunteers closer to conference date. 

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

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


Nikki Lerner, Craig Gilbert, 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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