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Wednesday, June 21
 

8:00am

9:00am

Morning Worship & Keynote Speakers (doors open 8:30am)

NWLC Worship Team with Troy Kennedy
Guest Speakers: 
  • Mike Harland 
  • Nikki Lerner

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Mike Harland

Mike Harland

Director, LifeWay Worship
Mike Harland grew up in Mississippi, graduated from Delta State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has led churches in worship leadership roles for most of his life. | Since 2005, Mike has served as the Director of LifeWay Worship, the music arm of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a published author and songwriter who sings and speaks nationally and internationally. Mike and his wife Teresa serve in the... Read More →
avatar for Troy Kennedy

Troy Kennedy

Worship Pastor, Westside Family Church
Troy is the worship arts pastor for Westside, leading worship at the Lenexa campus as well as participating on the teaching team. Having been a worship pastor for over 20 years, Troy’s experience has been broad, leading in a variety of environments including Saddleback Church in... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lerner is a cultural coach and translator and a gifted musician whose primary instrument is voice.  Bridging divides between people of different cultures through music and conversation is Nikki’s passion.  Nikki has produced three recording projects, Nikki Lerner, Longings, ... Read More →
avatar for Rick Muchow

Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 9:00am - 11:45am
Sanctuary 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

11:30am

11:45am

1:00pm

Electric Guitar: Part 1 (Nuts & Bolts)
The Nuts & Bolts required to play contemporary Christian Electric guitar. 7 note Major and Minor scales, Major & Minor Pentatonic Scales, Triads and other common chord forms. Tasty fills. All the tools to create a solid foundation for todays electric guitar player.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Erick Hailstone

Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.

Sponsors
avatar for Yamaha Worship Resources

Yamaha Worship Resources

Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: 217 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Vocal Intro (Technique & Style)
Whether you've been formally trained or not, every singer can grow and develop! Whether you are a worship leader, choir singer, worship team member or soloist, this session will give you the foundational building blocks to reach your full vocal potential! We will also focus on the stylistic keys to unlocking an authentic sound for any style of music, and gaining a common language that will help you mold a compelling sound for any group, large or small.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Vonda Dyer

Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts... Read More →
avatar for Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
1st Floor Rm: East Venue 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Building On Your Strengths (No Matter What Size Church)
Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Stefanie Kelly

Stefanie Kelly

NWLC Conference Band
Stefanie Kelly started singing in church when she was just two years old, and although she ran off the stage crying that first Sunday, she picked up her boots (or rather tears) and has been at it ever since. As a musician, Stefanie's style is an eclectic mix of Pop, Jazz and R&B. Classically trained in voice and piano with a rich history of jazz studies, her original music chronicles the life story of a believer who still struggles, but ultimately finds hope in the Lord. Stefanie's lyrics journal her joys, heartaches, simple pleasures, real doubts, but real faith in Christ alone. A graduate, Valedictorian, of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stefanie has continued her life-long career of composing, recording, teaching, touring, and musical direction. Most recently she has served as Worship Arts Pastor at the Rock Church with Pastor Miles McPherson, and also at College Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Carlton Harris, both in San Diego. She is a contributing writer and clinician for Worship Leader Magazine as well as an Instructor with Worship Team Training, LLC. Stefanie also oversees her non-profit organization, Smiling Heart Ministries, a 501-C3, which donates music of hope to the hurting (smilingheartministries.org). Stefanie has released 4 original vocal recordings and 2 solo piano instrumental recordings, available on ITunes. In 2015, Stefanie began work on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a life-long passion, which she hopes to someday use in conjunction with her music experiences and love for people. Some of... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lerner is a cultural coach and translator and a gifted musician whose primary instrument is voice.  Bridging divides between people of different cultures through music and conversation is Nikki’s passion.  Nikki has produced three recording projects, Nikki Lerner, Longings, ... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
1st Floor Rm: Clubhouse 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Using the Team You Have (Small Church) & Who Mentors you? Who are you mentoring?
  • Using the Team You Have (Small Church)
    - Steve & Shawn Reed
    You, almost assuredly, already have all the people you need to fulfill the call of God sitting in your church at this very moment.  But who are they? And how do you recruit them and get them to work together? In this fun and practical session you will discover how amazing you can sound and how far you can go with what you already have.
  • Who Mentors you? Who are you mentoring?
    - Stan Endicott
    Who mentors you?  Who are you mentoring?   Does mentoring have to do with age?  Is mentoring a weekly, scheduled process?   How long does mentoring last?  Should I try to find a mentor?   Maybe you have been mentoring someone without even realizing it.  It’s important to get clarity on what mentoring is and what it isn’t.  This class experience will help you understand mentoring.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Slingshot Group
Nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor | Mentor and Coach to hundreds of young leaders. A music producer and church consultant for many years. | | Founder of Slingshot Group:  Slingshot serves churches in staffing and coaching. Earlier this year Slingshot launched the Nonprofit Division in Nashville, Tennessee. Slingshot has 50 staff members and has served over 500 churches... Read More →
avatar for Steve and Shawn Reed

Steve and Shawn Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: Kids East 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

God’s Worship Institute
God's plan for a dynamic relationship with Him is perpetuated & developed in our ministries as we teach our praise teams and musicians how to worship. The Bible already outlines this plan of action through the Mosaic, Davidic, and Pauline Schools of Worship. Listen as Dr. Vernon Whaley, Dean of the Liberty University School of Music, explains how the origin, organization, operation, and opportunities of these three schools of worship serve as a Biblical model for discipling our own praise teams and musicians. 

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dean, Liberty University School of Music
Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for more than 35 years, under his leadership, Liberty University’s School of Music is the 7th largest music program in the country with 44 full-time and 31 part time/adjunct faculty, over 1,250 students in one of 20 und... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Liberty University

Liberty University

Liberty University offers online and resident undergraduate studies with the following concentrations: Songwriting, Artist Development, Music in World Cultures,Leadership Communication, Worship Studies, Business, Theater and CinematicArts, Youth Ministry, Pastoral Leadership, or... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: 219 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Teaching Public Prayer to a Congregation & The Procession of Praise
  • Teaching Public Prayer to a Congregation
    - Brannon Hancock
    Scripture encourages us to "pray without ceasing." Such lives of constant prayer flow out of corporate worship, which might be understood as one continuous prayer  - dialogue with the Father, led by the Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Our task as worship leaders, therefore, is to teach this understanding of worship to our congregations, and to facilitate the act of public prayer. We will explore this topic together and share theological reflections, contextual considerations and practical advice.
  • The Procession of Praise
    - Mike Harland
    What we can learn about prayer through a walk through Psalm 68

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Dr. Brannon Hancock

Dr. Brannon Hancock

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Worship, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
Brannon is a pastor, scholar, worship leader and multi-instrumentalist serving as Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Worship at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, and worship pastor at First Church of the Nazarene in Marion, Indiana. He is an ordained mini... Read More →
avatar for Mike Harland

Mike Harland

Director, LifeWay Worship
Mike Harland grew up in Mississippi, graduated from Delta State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has led churches in worship leadership roles for most of his life. | Since 2005, Mike has served as the Director of LifeWay Worship, the music arm of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a published author and songwriter who sings and speaks nationally and internationally. Mike and his wife Teresa serve in the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University is inspired and engaged – a seminary designed for practicing and preparing professionals, and shaped by what practicing ministers and Christian lay leaders actually do. By putting theory into practice, within your own ministry contex... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: 218 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Songwriting with Paul Clark
Moderators
avatar for Alex MacDougall

Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Paul Clark

Paul Clark

Born in Kansas City, Paul grew up in a diversified environment. "My grandfather, the son of a German immigrant and a wild west pioneer, taught me the value of hard labor and the joy of building with my hands. My grandmother, a hearing-aid dependent, literature teacher, gave me a... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
1st Floor Rm: West Venue 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Microphone Techniques for Acoustic Pianos in a Live Setting

Many times the worship team will opt for a digital piano over an acoustic for many reasons:

  • It’s not in tune.
  • The church doesn’t own the right kind or quantity of microphones.
  • I can’t isolate the piano from the drums, guitars and floor monitors.

I know, as a piano player , if a Steinway grand or good sounding upright were available, I might prefer it to the digital and the “fake” piano sound I always end up with and an action that feels nothing like a piano.

We’re going to demonstrate techniques that work in a live setting that will shed some light on how to make this work for you., if you dare!


Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including I... Read More →
avatar for Peter Wagner

Peter Wagner

Manager of Worship Markets, Steinway & Sons

Sponsors
avatar for Worship MD

Worship MD

If music and worship are a part of your life, WorshipMD is here for you. WorshipMD will be your one-stop resource for information and education on making the music in your worship experience sound better. WorshipMD founder, Doug Gould, is recognized as one of the foremost authori... Read More →


1:00pm

Visual Worship: Creating environments using projection and worship media

This class covers everything visual worship and projection related: worship visual ideas and philosophies, Environmental Projection, projection hardware, worship software, best practices in worship, how to involve a team in your media booth, and much more!

We will even cover how to create your own worship visuals, using only your iPhone.


Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Camron Ware

Camron Ware

visualworshiper.com
Camron Ware is the founder of Visual Worshiper, the originator of Environmental Projection in churches. He travels the country helping churches re-think their visual worship through Environmental Projection, lighting, and visual media. Camron is also a freelance lighting... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: Kids West 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

2:45pm

3:15pm

Acoustic Guitar
Study of the “CAGED” system for modern chord voicing. Learning to play in 5 basic keys, Learning to transpose, The use of the CAPO, arranging with common tone open strings, wit pedal tone bass notes

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Erick Hailstone

Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.

Sponsors
avatar for Yamaha Worship Resources

Yamaha Worship Resources

Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: 217 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Choir Rehearsal - Open to Conference Attendees to Participate
Choirs in America are on the rise.  This is true in high schools, colleges, community choirs etc.  However, it’s not true in churches.   Learn why this is happening and learn how to turn this choir thing into great ministry opportunities for your church.

**Someone in the choir will win a $400 set of UE900 In Ear Monitors**
We want to encourage you to sing in the Conference Choir! If you come to this rehearsal (Wednesday Afternoon) and sing Thursday morning we will put you in a choir member only drawing to win a FREE $400 set of UE900 In Ear Monitors!!
Here are the songs you will be leading: 
Trust God-  https://youtu.be/4eilotFs_QM 
In Christ Alone-  https://youtu.be/wNRFumI2ch0 
Oh The Blood-  https://youtu.be/wxeVrMC1qVY 
O Come To The Altar-  https://youtu.be/rYQ5yXCc_CA 
Great Are You Lord-  https://youtu.be/uHz0w-HG4iU

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Stan Endicott

Stan Endicott

Slingshot Group
Nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor | Mentor and Coach to hundreds of young leaders. A music producer and church consultant for many years. | | Founder of Slingshot Group:  Slingshot serves churches in staffing and coaching. Earlier this year Slingshot launched the Nonprofit Division in Nashville, Tennessee. Slingshot has 50 staff members and has served over 500 churches... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
1st Floor Rm: Clubhouse 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Modern Keyboards In Worship
In this class, we will examine basic music theory and its relationship to modern worship music and will demonstrate examples of chord scales and modern keyboard voicing. Other topics we will discuss include 1) the symbiotic relationships between keyboards & guitars and how that informs note choices and your positional range; and 2) the 'Nashville Number System’ and how thinking in numbers can revolutionize your playing and arranging skills!

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Chris Springer

Chris Springer

Yamaha Corporation of America
For over 25 years, Chris has been at the top of his field in the Music Industry, most recently serving as Sr. Director of A&R/Artist Development for Integrity Music, Inc. With more than 15 RIAA certified Gold & Platinum records, 4 Grammy winning projects, and multiple Dove Award... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Yamaha Worship Resources

Yamaha Worship Resources

Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
1st Floor Rm: East Venue 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Trading up - from Song Leader to Experience Pastor
  • Trading up - from Song Leader to Experience Pastor
    - Tim Foot
    We’ll talk about what makes a great worship experience, how to lead it and dig into stage presence, Flow, and sensitivity.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Tim Foot

Tim Foot

Slingshot Group
Born and raised in Tasmania, Australia, Tim Foot is the lead associate for the worship division at Slingshot Group and has placed and coached many worship leaders and teams around the country. He is also worship pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church in Colorado, where under his tenure, they have added two satellite worship locations, continued to honor the pioneers of the church with a traditional worship venue, and stayed on the modern edge with their main campus worship experience. His passions include leading people in worship, looking for fresh and creative ways to communicate... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: Kids East 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Lessons from the Worship Tent
Exodus 33 gives record of Moses and Joshua going to the “Meeting Tent” at the end of each day to spend time in worship of The Lord. The very Presence of the Lord would enter the tent while they talked to each other as friend speaks with friend. Listen as Dr. Vernon Whaley, Dean of the Liberty University School of Music, explains how the lessons learned in the “Meeting Tent” still apply to our own worship so that you can speak to God as friend speaks with friend, too!

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dean, Liberty University School of Music
Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for more than 35 years, under his leadership, Liberty University’s School of Music is the 7th largest music program in the country with 44 full-time and 31 part time/adjunct faculty, over 1,250 students in one of 20 und... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Liberty University

Liberty University

Liberty University offers online and resident undergraduate studies with the following concentrations: Songwriting, Artist Development, Music in World Cultures,Leadership Communication, Worship Studies, Business, Theater and CinematicArts, Youth Ministry, Pastoral Leadership, or... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: 219 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

What to Say & Bible and Music
  • What to Say
    - Rich Kirkpatrick
    While we as worship leaders spend a lot of energy on our music skills, what we say matters, too. Should I just speak freely at the moment as the Spirit leads or should I write out my prayers? How do I stay true to who I am while communicating to the church what I know God wants to say to them? In this presentation, you will learn that authenticity counts! But, you will also learn that being authentic indeed requires some practiced communication skills.  Whether it is leading a song transition, sharing a prayer or giving announcements growing in communication will significantly improve your effectiveness. 
  • Bible and Music
    - Dr. Brannon Hancock
    Not only does the Bible portray and guide our use of music in congregational worship, but the Church has a rich tradition of drawing upon the Bible as a primary source for worship music, so that the word is not only read but sung as well. This mutually reinforcing relationship has nourished Christian worship all the way back to it's "pre-history" in the worship of the people of Israel, and is key to the renewal of congregational worship today. 

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Dr. Brannon Hancock

Dr. Brannon Hancock

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Worship, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
Brannon is a pastor, scholar, worship leader and multi-instrumentalist serving as Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Worship at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, and worship pastor at First Church of the Nazarene in Marion, Indiana. He is an ordained mini... Read More →
avatar for Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer - Worship Leader, RKblog.com - A Beautiful Liturgy
Writer, Speaker, and Musician Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition in Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University is inspired and engaged – a seminary designed for practicing and preparing professionals, and shaped by what practicing ministers and Christian lay leaders actually do. By putting theory into practice, within your own ministry contex... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: 218 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Producing and Making Your Own Worship Album
A lot of churches these days are writing and recording there own albums. Brothers McClurg has experience in helping you take those steps from writing a song to producing your album and finding your own unique sound in the process.

Moderators
avatar for Alex MacDougall

Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Brothers McClurg

Brothers McClurg

Brothers McClurg’s legacy of music and ministry spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving the local church. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship. The band name pays homage to Anthony and... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
1st Floor Rm: West Venue 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Lighting for Worship & Microphones and Monitors
  • Lighting for Worship
    - Duke DeJong (CCI Solutions)
    Get a beginners look into setting up and using a lighting system for worship in this Lighting 101 level class.  We’ll discuss what different fixture types do, why we use different fixtures for different needs, and how you can use them to create effective lighting for your stage.
  • Microphones & Monitors
    - Doug Gould (Worship MD)

    Do you know the difference between various types of microphones? What works best in different settings and applications? Do you know the differences in monitors and how to mix the various types? That’s what we’ll be discussing. 

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Duke DeJong

Duke DeJong

VP System Integration CCI Solutions, CCI Solutions
Duke has 20 years of experience in audio, video, and lighting system design and operation, 10 years experience as staff Technical Director in mega churches, and a B.S. in Business Management from NW Missouri State. He is a regular speaker at national worship and tech conferences, including WFX, National Worship Leader Conference, and many... Read More →
avatar for Doug Gould

Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including I... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Worship MD

Worship MD

If music and worship are a part of your life, WorshipMD is here for you. WorshipMD will be your one-stop resource for information and education on making the music in your worship experience sound better. WorshipMD founder, Doug Gould, is recognized as one of the foremost authori... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: Kids West 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

5:00pm

7:00pm

Night of Worship (doors open 6:30)
  • NWLC Worship Team
  • Song Discovery Artists: Steve & Shawn Reed, Gary Durbin, Hector Gabriel, Stefanie Kelly
  • Special Guest Artist: Paul Clark
  • Featured Artist: Brothers McClurg & Ian Zumback

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Paul Clark

Paul Clark

Born in Kansas City, Paul grew up in a diversified environment. "My grandfather, the son of a German immigrant and a wild west pioneer, taught me the value of hard labor and the joy of building with my hands. My grandmother, a hearing-aid dependent, literature teacher, gave me a... Read More →
avatar for Gary Durbin

Gary Durbin

Worship Arts Director, Redemption Chapel
Gary has been leading worship full time in the local church for the past 15 years and is the Worship Arts Director at Redemption Chapel in Stow, Ohio. He is also a blogger and a songwriter and is passionate about serving the local church. He has written and recorded songs over th... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Kelly

Stefanie Kelly

NWLC Conference Band
Stefanie Kelly started singing in church when she was just two years old, and although she ran off the stage crying that first Sunday, she picked up her boots (or rather tears) and has been at it ever since. As a musician, Stefanie's style is an eclectic mix of Pop, Jazz and R&B. Classically trained in voice and piano with a rich history of jazz studies, her original music chronicles the life story of a believer who still struggles, but ultimately finds hope in the Lord. Stefanie's lyrics journal her joys, heartaches, simple pleasures, real doubts, but real faith in Christ alone. A graduate, Valedictorian, of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stefanie has continued her life-long career of composing, recording, teaching, touring, and musical direction. Most recently she has served as Worship Arts Pastor at the Rock Church with Pastor Miles McPherson, and also at College Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Carlton Harris, both in San Diego. She is a contributing writer and clinician for Worship Leader Magazine as well as an Instructor with Worship Team Training, LLC. Stefanie also oversees her non-profit organization, Smiling Heart Ministries, a 501-C3, which donates music of hope to the hurting (smilingheartministries.org). Stefanie has released 4 original vocal recordings and 2 solo piano instrumental recordings, available on ITunes. In 2015, Stefanie began work on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a life-long passion, which she hopes to someday use in conjunction with her music experiences and love for people. Some of... Read More →
avatar for Brothers McClurg

Brothers McClurg

Brothers McClurg’s legacy of music and ministry spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving the local church. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship. The band name pays homage to Anthony and... Read More →
avatar for Rick Muchow

Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →
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Steve and Shawn Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sanctuary 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227
 
Thursday, June 22
 

8:30am

9:00am

Morning Worship, Keynote Speakers, & Communion (doors open 8:30am)
NWLC Worship Team with Jonathan Allen

NWLC Choir

Guest Speakers: 
  • Steve Berger
  • Evan Wickham
Worship & Communion with Stan Endicott, Vonda Dyer, and Evan Wickham

Worship Leaders & Teachers
avatar for Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

Worship Pastor, Grace Chapel
Since joining the staff of Grace Chapel in 1998, Jonathan has been serving and leading the worship community and Grace Chapel to passionately worship the Lord Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth. Jonathan has been married to his wife Allison for 16 years, and they have 2 sons, Le... Read More →
avatar for Steve Berger

Steve Berger

Pastor, Grace Chapel
Steve Berger was born October 3, in Burbank, California, as the youngest of three boys. Although there were many things that were right in the Berger household, there was a definite degree of dysfunction. The reality of the brokenness in their Southern California home hit young Steve hard. At twelve, he turned to drugs and alcohol as a means of escape. Hurting and lost, Steve spent his teen years incurring the effects of his poor choices and his... Read More →
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Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts... Read More →
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Stan Endicott

Slingshot Group
Nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor | Mentor and Coach to hundreds of young leaders. A music producer and church consultant for many years. | | Founder of Slingshot Group:  Slingshot serves churches in staffing and coaching. Earlier this year Slingshot launched the Nonprofit Division in Nashville, Tennessee. Slingshot has 50 staff members and has served over 500 churches... Read More →
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Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →
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Evan Wickham

Park Hill Church
Evan Wickham is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, artist, worship leader, conference teacher, multi-instrmentalist, culturally connected, tech savvy early adopter and nice guy. His debut album, Mysterious Things, released in 2006, encompasses a range of emotions and worship expressions and clearly announced... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 9:00am - 11:45am
Sanctuary 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

11:30am

11:45am

1:00pm

Electric Guitar: Part 2 (Extension of the Basics)
An extension of the basics, with a focus on the graphic nature of the guitar neck. New ways of navigating on pairs of strings, how to transpose phrases and chords graphically. Exploration of the CAGED system. The use of triads, fourths, hammers on’s and slide with chords

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.

Sponsors
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Yamaha Worship Resources

Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: 217 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Vocal Advanced (Advanced Technique, Coaching, & Group Singing)
This track is designed for experienced singers or those who have taken Scott and Vonda's classes before. Experience a more intense vocal workout and tips for working through illness or fatigue. Come prepared to sing a song for the group and you may have the opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback and coaching from the Dyers. The session will close with a focus on singing together as groups, and crafting a great vocal sound out of any ensemble, whether large or small.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Vonda Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Vonda is a singer, worship leader, teacher and writer.  She has taught private voice since 1989, and her students have included Word recording artists BarlowGirl.  Vonda has taught vocal seminars in churches and at conferences all over the world, including many years at the Willow Creek Arts... Read More →
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Scott Dyer

Workshop Speaker, Workshop Speaker
Scott is the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, in the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX, where he has served since February of 2004.  Prior to coming to Bent Tree, Scott spent 14 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
1st Floor Rm: East Venue 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Team vs Group & Teams and Rehearsals
  • Team Vs. Group
    - Steve and Shawn Reed
    How do you get a diverse group of volunteers who don’t speak the same musical language or have the same preferences to become a team? It takes the planning, strategy, skills and confidence that you will learn in this fun and practical session. Steven + Shawn will share from their decades of church service and extensive travels to churches of all shapes and sizes what they have learned about how to run an effective rehearsal, how to bring unity by dealing with conflict/attitudes, how to be the leader you were created for, and much more.
  • Teams and Rehearsals
    - Stan Endicott
    Rehearsals are one of the most important opportunities of the week for worship ministries.  Rehearsals build common trust, community, skill development, volunteer development and put your worship team in a place of most potential for the weekend services.   Rehearsals are not “run throughs”.  Don’t be among those churches who say, “oh, we don’t rehearse, we just do a “run-thru”  a couple hours before the service.    Rehearsals are GOLD!

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Stan Endicott

Slingshot Group
Nationally recognized, deeply respected and beloved Worship Pastor | Mentor and Coach to hundreds of young leaders. A music producer and church consultant for many years. | | Founder of Slingshot Group:  Slingshot serves churches in staffing and coaching. Earlier this year Slingshot launched the Nonprofit Division in Nashville, Tennessee. Slingshot has 50 staff members and has served over 500 churches... Read More →
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Steve and Shawn Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: Kids East 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

The Worship Leader and Pastor Relationship

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Jonathan Allen

Worship Pastor, Grace Chapel
Since joining the staff of Grace Chapel in 1998, Jonathan has been serving and leading the worship community and Grace Chapel to passionately worship the Lord Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth. Jonathan has been married to his wife Allison for 16 years, and they have 2 sons, Le... Read More →
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Steve Berger

Pastor, Grace Chapel
Steve Berger was born October 3, in Burbank, California, as the youngest of three boys. Although there were many things that were right in the Berger household, there was a definite degree of dysfunction. The reality of the brokenness in their Southern California home hit young Steve hard. At twelve, he turned to drugs and alcohol as a means of escape. Hurting and lost, Steve spent his teen years incurring the effects of his poor choices and his... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: 218 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

What Makes a Great Worship Leader, Expanding Ministry Effectiveness through Strengthening Key Relationships, & Analyzing Worship Music Trends From CCLI’s Top Song Lists
  • What Makes a Great Worship Leader?
    - Tim Foot
    We’ll dig into what needs to be on our check list as we seek to lead transformational worship experiences - there may be some things on this list that surprise you!
  • Expanding Ministry Effectiveness through Strengthening Key Relationships
    - Joseph Bolin (Cal Baptist University)
    Practical ways you can increase your effectiveness as a worship leader by understanding the dynamics of "relationship with your congregation." I think it will serve as a nice compliment to both of your presentations. 
  • Analyzing Worship Music Trends From CCLI’s Top Song Lists
    - Paul Herman (CCLI)
    Paul Herman from CCLI will host an interactive session where together we’ll analyze CCLI’s Top Song lists through the years. Also, feel free to come with any questions about CCLI or copyright issues.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Joseph Bolin

Dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music, California Baptist University
Dr. Joseph Bolin is dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University. Bolin brings more than 20 years of experience as educator, worship pastor, conductor and performer. He most recently was the pastor of worship and arts at Bannockburn Church in Austin, Texas, where he oversaw all music and media programming/staff. He was also a lecturer in conducting and associate director of choral activities at the University of Texas at Austin's Sarah and Ernest Butler School of... Read More →
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Tim Foot

Slingshot Group
Born and raised in Tasmania, Australia, Tim Foot is the lead associate for the worship division at Slingshot Group and has placed and coached many worship leaders and teams around the country. He is also worship pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church in Colorado, where under his tenure, they have added two satellite worship locations, continued to honor the pioneers of the church with a traditional worship venue, and stayed on the modern edge with their main campus worship experience. His passions include leading people in worship, looking for fresh and creative ways to communicate... Read More →
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Paul Herman

CCLI
As a songwriter, worship leader and a member of the marketing team, Paul is connected to CCLI in every possible way. Paul serves as CCLI’s Content Creator in the U.S. Service Center in Vancouver, Washington. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from George Fox Unive... Read More →

Sponsors
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CCLI

Christian Copyright Licensing International, Inc. (CCLI) was established in 1988 to provide churches with simple, affordable solutions to complex copyright issues. CCLI helps churches maintain their integrity while providing the freedom to worship expressively and spontaneously. Along with the Church Copyright License and SongSelect (our online subscription service featuring chord sheets, lead sheets and vocal sheets), CCLI has added two new licenses. Rehearse allows you to legally copy and share commercial recordings of songs for your worship teams to learn. And Stream allows your church to stream or podcast your live-recorded worship music on your church website or other streaming service. For more information, please... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
1st Floor Rm: Clubhouse 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

The Great Commission to Worship
Did you know that the disciples "worshiped Jesus" before receiving "the Great Commission??" (Matt 28).  Learn how the Great Commission is an outgrowth of our private time of worship with God.  Listen as Dr. Vernon Whaley, Dean of the Liberty University School of Music explains how to become a worshiper and in the process receive the power and presence of God on you and your ministry. This workshop is practical and essential for worship leaders seeking to find creative ways to disciple their worship teams.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Dr. Vernon Whaley

Dean, Liberty University School of Music
Having distinguished himself as a teacher of worship studies for more than 35 years, under his leadership, Liberty University’s School of Music is the 7th largest music program in the country with 44 full-time and 31 part time/adjunct faculty, over 1,250 students in one of 20 und... Read More →

Sponsors
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Liberty University

Liberty University offers online and resident undergraduate studies with the following concentrations: Songwriting, Artist Development, Music in World Cultures,Leadership Communication, Worship Studies, Business, Theater and CinematicArts, Youth Ministry, Pastoral Leadership, or... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: 219 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

Songwriting with Alex MacDougall, Evan Wickham, Chris Cleveland (Stars Go Dim) and Michelle Lynn Hord (Fountain City)
Moderators
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Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Michelle Hord (Fountain City)

Michelle Hord is a songwriter, worship leader and artist in residence at Vineyard Church in Kansas City, MO. Originally from Grand Junction, CO, Michelle grew up singing and leading worship with her father. While leading worship at a church camp she met her future husband Zach, and they began writing music together. Michelle has been a part of Vineyard Church since 2011. Her debut single... Read More →
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Chris Cleveland (Stars Go Dim)

Sometimes, the decision to stop…starts everything. It’s exactly the situation Chris Cleveland found himself in when the previous iteration of his band Stars Go Dim came to a close. What started out as a simple side project, became a successful recording and touring entity, all while Cleveland maintained his... Read More →
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Evan Wickham

Park Hill Church
Evan Wickham is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, artist, worship leader, conference teacher, multi-instrmentalist, culturally connected, tech savvy early adopter and nice guy. His debut album, Mysterious Things, released in 2006, encompasses a range of emotions and worship expressions and clearly announced... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
1st Floor Rm: West Venue 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

1:00pm

The Legend of Joe: A Church Media Tech Superhero & It Takes Two for a Great Mix: Worship Team and Tech Team
  • The Legend of Joe: A Church Media Tech Superhero
    - Zach Merritt (Sharefaith)
    Joe is a rock star volunteer who is helping his church website reach and engage more people than ever before, but it’s not because of what Joe knows. It’s about who Joe knows. Whether it’s updating the church website, pushing notifications to everyone with the church mobile app, gathering and presenting the worship service graphics, or implementing online giving, no job is too tough for Joe! Come hear Joe's story, see the tools that he works with, and be the superhero that your church needs… and deserves!
  • It Takes Two for a Great Mix: Worship Team and Tech Team
    - Doug Gould (Worship MD)
    Many times the sound operators are blamed for the bad mix but is the responsibility theirs entirely?
    No, the band has just as much to do with producing a good sound as the running sound on the other end of the sanctuary.
    This class will lay out suggestions for both sides in helping them to achieve the best mix possible.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including I... Read More →
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Zach Merritt

Sharefaith
Zach has been with Sharefaith for 6 years, with experience in Customer Service and Product Training. In the time that Zach has worked at Sharefaith, he has helped thousands of churches build and maintain their church websites and other communication platforms through one-on-one t... Read More →

Sponsors
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Sharefaith

Sharefaith is a creative solutions company run by passionate individuals with a common goal to empower the Church and to inspire others. Having served nearly 100,000 churches globally over the last decade, Sharefaith has become the go-to source for churches of all sizes who want... Read More →
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Worship MD

If music and worship are a part of your life, WorshipMD is here for you. WorshipMD will be your one-stop resource for information and education on making the music in your worship experience sound better. WorshipMD founder, Doug Gould, is recognized as one of the foremost authori... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
2nd Floor Rm: Kids West 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

2:45pm

3:15pm

Arranging for Guitars & Keyboards
Exploring techniques for combining guitars and keyboards in modern worship. Including specific sounds and effects, intros, endings, out choruses and more.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Erick Hailstone

Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Clinician for 12 years. Studied Guitar, Arranging & Composition at Berklee College of Music. Worship Leader/Music Director at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego, Or. Touring musician for a really long time.
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Chris Springer

Yamaha Corporation of America
For over 25 years, Chris has been at the top of his field in the Music Industry, most recently serving as Sr. Director of A&R/Artist Development for Integrity Music, Inc. With more than 15 RIAA certified Gold & Platinum records, 4 Grammy winning projects, and multiple Dove Award... Read More →

Sponsors
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Yamaha Worship Resources

Celebrating its 125th birthday, Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments and a world leader in cutting edge audio technology for live and recorded sound. Founded in 1887, the company has provided over a century of commitment to its customers a... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
1st Floor Rm: East Venue 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Daughters of the King: Leading the Worship Ministry

Ladies, let's join together to share and discuss the blessings and challenges that are part of our lives as women who lead the ministry of worship.


Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Susan Plemons

Assistant Professor of Worship, Cedarville University
Susan Plemons is Assistant Professor of Worship at Cedarville University and a Certified Master Teacher of Estill Voice Training. She has served thirteen years as Minister of Worship for 2 churches and also taught on the faculties of Southeastern University and the University of... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: 219 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Song Selection
  • The Right Song
    - Steve and Shawn Reed
    Learn how to select the right song at the right moment by knowing the different purposes a song can have in a service, what makes one song more congregational over another, and practical skills to help you select the best music for your specific congregation. Great for songwriters, leaders, and team members; this session is full of examples and is guaranteed to get your church singing.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Steve and Shawn Reed

Workshop Speakers, Steve + Shawn
Worship leaders/writers/minister/authors/trainers/parents/comedians/future DIY show host wannabe's that are passionate about equipping the local church to consistently experience the presence of the Lord. Selected as one of Worship Leader Magazine's "Best of" for training Steve... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: Kids East 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Leading on Empty – Finding Your Inspiration When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

Personal and spiritual burnout is real, and impacts many people in ministry: full-time, part-time and volunteers.  If you have been or are currently "leading on empty", this seminar will be an encouragement for you with tangible resources to help you be replenished and strengthened for ministry.


Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Roger O’Neel

Workshop Speaker, Cedarville University
Dr. O'Neel serves as Associate Professor of Music and Worship, and as director of music theory. He has served for 11 years as a full-time minister for worship and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of traditional and contemporary worship. He received his Ph.D... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: 218 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Why Church? Rediscovering Worship and Mission for a New Generation
I’m a worship leader and a church planter. Both for the same reasons: I love the church. But I’m also very sensitive to the anti-authoritarian, anti-institutional sentiments of other Christian millennials like me. 

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →
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Evan Wickham

Park Hill Church
Evan Wickham is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, artist, worship leader, conference teacher, multi-instrmentalist, culturally connected, tech savvy early adopter and nice guy. His debut album, Mysterious Things, released in 2006, encompasses a range of emotions and worship expressions and clearly announced... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
1st Floor Rm: Clubhouse 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

Crowdfunding Your Dream & Songwriting for the Local Church
  • Songwriting for the Local Church
    - Mitch Langley
    Breakdown what's behind writing a song:
    1. Melody- singable 
    2. Theology- sound
    3. Overcoming the fear of what others may think about your song
    4. Writing with others- share 
  • Crowdfunding Your Dream
    - Rich Kirkpatrick and Emilie Joelle (A Beautiful Liturgy)
    What is a micro-patron? Learn how to build your tribe and from scratch and launch your music or book project to the world. Rich Kirkpatrick and Emilie Joelle of A Beautiful Liturgy have been a part of six successful self-funding endeavors. This talk will cover how to use the crowdfunding tools such as Kickstarter, social media, and tips with printing CDs, vinyl LPs, and even paperback books. If you are doing a church worship project, learn how to deal with intellectual property issues as well as funding ethics in this class. When you have an idea, it doesn't count until it ships!

Moderators
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Alex MacDougall

Worship Leader Media
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, drummer/percussionist, educator, and music business executive. He is a past member of several Christian music groups including The Way, the Richie Furay Band, Daniel Amos, the Randy Stonehill Band, and the Larry Norman Band. Alex to... Read More →

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Emilie Joelle

Emilie Graphics
Emilie Joelle is a singer-songwriter and graphic artist. She is co-founder and co-writer at A Beautiful Liturgy Music (ASCAP) with her father. They also formed the new worship band A Beautiful Liturgy in 2016 where she is lead vocalist. Her solo artist and writing credits include... Read More →
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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer - Worship Leader, RKblog.com - A Beautiful Liturgy
Writer, Speaker, and Musician Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition in Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016... Read More →
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Mitch Langley

Worship Leader/Songwriter, Northland Christian Church
I have been writing songs for the local church since 2005. This past year I had the opportunity to be the NWLC new artist spotlight. Our song, "Once For All" was featured in the magazine's song discovery album and we are partnering with CentricWorship division to continue to pu... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
1st Floor Rm: West Venue 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

New Technologies in Worship
  • New Technologies in Worship
    - Doug Gould (Worship MD)
    In my part I will hearken back to days of Show & Tell”! Anybody remember that?
    I reveal new and exciting technologies for audio with game-changing mixing consoles, microphones, in-ear monitors, streaming and more. 

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Doug Gould

WorshipMD
to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last eight years I have been a presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including I... Read More →

Sponsors
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Worship MD

If music and worship are a part of your life, WorshipMD is here for you. WorshipMD will be your one-stop resource for information and education on making the music in your worship experience sound better. WorshipMD founder, Doug Gould, is recognized as one of the foremost authori... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: Kids West 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

3:15pm

The Practical Guide To Building A Mix
  • The Practical Guide To Building A Mix
    - Duke DeJong (CCI Solutions)
    You may know what all the buttons on your sound board do and/or you may be skilled as a musician, but that doesn't mean you know how to create a great worship mix.  Join us as we discuss the principals of building a great mix and then walk through building some mixes together with recordings from real life volunteer worship teams.

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Duke DeJong

VP System Integration CCI Solutions, CCI Solutions
Duke has 20 years of experience in audio, video, and lighting system design and operation, 10 years experience as staff Technical Director in mega churches, and a B.S. in Business Management from NW Missouri State. He is a regular speaker at national worship and tech conferences, including WFX, National Worship Leader Conference, and many... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday June 22, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor Rm: 217 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227

5:00pm

7:00pm

Night of Worship (doors open 6:30pm)
  • NWLC Worship Team
  • Song Discovery Artists: Cory Ryan and A Beautiful Liturgy
  • Special Guest Artist: Chris Cleveland from Stars Go Dim
  • Featured Artist #1: Glory Revival
  • Featured Artist #2: Fountain City

Worship Leaders & Teachers
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Fountain City

Fountain City Music is a community of worship leaders, songwriters and musicians who are devoted to living out a life of worship. Our mission is to capture and share the creative heartbeat of that life together. Having seen the effect of God's life-changing presence in our church community, our desire is to empower... Read More →
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Chris Cleveland (Stars Go Dim)

Sometimes, the decision to stop…starts everything. It’s exactly the situation Chris Cleveland found himself in when the previous iteration of his band Stars Go Dim came to a close. What started out as a simple side project, became a successful recording and touring entity, all while Cleveland maintained his... Read More →
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A Beautiful Liturgy

Emilie Joelle and Rich Kirkpatrick are a daughter-father worship team based out of Southern California. If you know liturgy, you will recognize it right away in their songs. If you do not, they will introduce you to something lyrically anchoring yet sung in a truly modern musical voice. Uniquely, their songs build a bridge both to generations and to liturgy. Liturgy means the work of the people. Emilie and Rich desire to make the work of the people in worship something beautiful through the songs they write and the way they lead in music ministry. Rare in modern worship is this inspiration from the... Read More →
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Rick Muchow

Conference Pastor, Formerly of Saddleback/ Worship Leader/ Coach
Rick Muchow's passion is encouraging and equipping Pastors, Worship Leaders and their teams. He was the founding Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church and served with Pastor Rick Warren for 25 years. Rick has coached more than 150,000 pastors and church leaders from 60 denominations from over 100 countries. Rick just released his 14th worship album called "Songs in the Key of the Congregation." His book “The Worship Answer Book” is available digitally. Contact Rick at... Read More →
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Glory Revival

Glory Revival is a gathering of artists, songwriters and creatives who call Kansas City home. The movement was born out of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection - Downtown, a worshiping community in the heart of the city. Glory Revival explores worship through the lens of art and relationship. Their music is an expression of a desire to be ever growing in a love for God, neighbor and each other. Glory Revival will be releasing their second worship album fall of 2017. Check out the artists and the music... Read More →
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Cory Ryan

Cory Ryan from Vessel Worship serves at the high-energy relevant Vibe service at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, the largest United Methodist congregation in the US. | | Vessel Worship started as a few worship leaders getting together and realizing there is mo... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sanctuary 8500 Woodsonia Dr, Lenexa, KS 66227