David Wilcox, Ken Boer | WorshipGod 2008: Rediscovering the Psalms
Too many worship teams start the meeting feeling anxious, harried, and unprepared. Those feelings can be amplified if you meet in a rented facility and have to set up from scratch every Sunday morning. Dave and Ken, both from Covenant Life Church, will share principles for maximizing the time you spend rehearsing on Sunday morning. Topics to be covered include establishing a consistent monitor check procedure and rehearsal shortcuts.
Bob Kauflin | WorshipGod 2017 Midwest: Human & Holy
Musicians in the church often vacillate between valuing musical preparation over musical preparation and using their “love for Jesus” to justify never growing as a musician. In this breakout, you’ll learn how to pursue both excellence and authenticity as you use your gifts to serve God’s people.
Devon Kauflin | WorshipGod 2022: Unchanging
From the printing press to the iPhone, from organs to IMAG, churches in every generation have had to wisely assess what role the latest technology might play in serving their congregations. How do we avoid the two extremes of "anything goes" and "the old is good enough?" What questions should guide us in determining what uses of technology are helpful and in line with God's purposes for our gatherings? This breakout will seek to address these questions and more.
Bob Kauflin | WorshipGod 2011: The Gathering
We owe a great debt to Christians through the years who have pushed the boundaries of what kind of creativity is beneficial when it comes to music in the church. But sometimes creativity can exceed biblical bounds, turning something helpful into something harmful. In this seminar, Bob will describe ways to think about creativity that will fan into flame your creative spark, while leading both believers and unbelievers to leave our meetings saying not, “What great creativity,” but, “What a great…
Joe Brownlee | WorshipGod 2015 East: Triune
In an age of doing more with less, many churches don’t have the resources to devote a full-time staff position to each ministry of the church. More and more ministry leaders are juggling the demands of ministry with a secular job. This session will discuss the challenges this presents from a Biblical perspective, led by someone who has lived it.
Jon Payne | WorshipGod 2013 West: Called to Be Faithful
Every leader will eventually face challenges that call for extraordinary faith. Whether we’re fighting the world, our flesh, or the devil, we’ll be tempted to give in to doubt, anxiety, discouragement, and even despair. But God equips those whom he calls. Whether you’re a pastor, leader, parent, or discipling Christian, this seminar will help you view your leadership responsibilities with an enduring trust in God's character and his faithful promises.
Bob Kauflin | WorshipGod 2013 East: Called to Be Faithful
Leaders can be tempted to think that their job would be easier and more fruitful if they didn't have to deal with people, but relationships are one of the primary ways we display the effects of the gospel in our lives and bring glory to God. If you lead congregational worship you're surrounded by people - your family, congregation, team, and pastor. In this workshop you'll see ways God has provided grace for us to lead, love, and follow others…
Bob Kauflin | WorshipGod 2008: Rediscovering the Psalms
Because the New Testament doesn’t mention the role of the worship leader, we tend to turn to various sources for ideas on leading worship—friends, worship artists, books, and our own experiences. But unless we know we’re doing what God has called us to do, we can lose our focus, get distracted, and become discouraged. This seminar will unpack a biblically based definition of a worship leader that Bob lays out in his book, Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the…
Shai Linne | WorshipGod 2011: The Gathering
Our understanding of who God says He is, our praise to God, and our culture…how do they fit together? How can we reflect God's plan for unity in diversity without compromising or watering down the unchanging truths of the gospel and God’s Word? In this seminar Shai Linne will give a biblical perspective on how to think about bringing glory to Jesus Christ invaried cultural contexts.
Jamie Brown | WorshipGod 2011: The Gathering
Trying to lead worship in a liturgical church can feel like trying to paint in a straightjacket. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this seminar we'll explore ways worship leaders can work within the confines of a more formal liturgy, using music as a tool to help their congregations experience vibrant, Christ-centered corporate worship in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jared Mellinger | WorshipGod 2022: Unchanging
In Philippians 3:3, the apostle Paul says that we are those who "worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.” In this brekaout, Jared Mellinger will discuss how to pray for and expect God's Spirit to be actively working in our gatherings, without becoming dominated by subjectivism or emotionalism.
Dr. Michael Haykin | WorshipGod 2017 Midwest: Human & Holy
The introduction of the singing of hymns into English Nonconformist churches (churches outside of the Anglican state church) in the 1690s was one of the most important worship innovations since the Reformation. Not surprisingly, it engendered "worship wars," in which there was more heat than light at times. This workshop will examine the take-away lessons we can learn from this important worship controversy for our own troubled times.
Bob Kauflin | WorshipGod 2009: From Generation to Generation
Some worship leaders talk too much, some too little. Drawing from thirty years of experience, Bob will discuss how to determine when to say something that will serve those you’re leading, as well as what, how, and why to say it.
Bob Kauflin | WorshipGod 2013 West: Called to Be Faithful
Songs, sermons, announcements, prayers, greetings, communion—how do they all fit together? And why? In this seminar, Bob Kauflin will talk about biblical principles that should guide our thinking and planning for our Sunday gatherings. This seminar is especially helpful for pastors and worship leaders to attend together.
Matthew Williams | WorshipGod 2008: Rediscovering the Psalms
Where does someone find the time to find new songs, call the team, choose songs for Sunday, write out charts, rehearse the musicians AND hold down a full time day job? Those questions will be answered by worship leaders who are doing just that. A panel of leaders will share what they’ve learned from their challenges and successes, and how God has helped them to make the best use of their time.
Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us. This book focuses readers on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. The author, a pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so that they can root their congregational worship in unchanging scriptural principles, not divisive cultural trends. Bob Kauflin covers a variety of topics such as the devastating…
Matt Mason | WorshipGod 2008: Rediscovering the Psalms
Ever wonder if you’re contributing all you can to your team? This seminar will give you five core values to evaluate: godliness, expressiveness, humility, church involvement, and stewardship of your gifts. An excellent seminar for anyone wanting to strengthen their involvement in a team.
Pat Sczebel | WorshipGod 2011: The Gathering
It can be discouraging to come to a worship conference where everyone seems to assume your church has a large staff, several music teams, and an unlimited budget. For most of us, that situation is far from reality. After serving on staff in large churches, Pat Sczebel has spent the last ten years helping to pastor and lead worship for a small church in Surrey, British Columbia. In this seminar he’ll describe how to make the most of limited resources,…
Devon Kauflin | WorshipGod 2019: The Glorious Christ
It can be discouraging to come to a conference where everyone seems to assume your church has a large staff, several music teams, and an unlimited budget. For most of us, that situation is far from reality. In this seminar, you'll learn how to make the most of limited resources, how to maintain a strong faith in God’s plan, and how to serve with joy.