Workshops 2020

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Line-up and workshops subject to change.

  • 5 Essential Keys to Strengthening Your Spiritual Core

    Cathy Little

    When it comes to our physical bodies, we all know the importance of strengthening our core muscles. These are the muscles that provide stability and create a solid base for our bodies to stay upright and stand strong. But what about our spiritual core? Core training for our spirit is absolutely vital. When everything around us is shaken, it is our spiritual core that stabilizes and anchors us. In this workshop, we will explore 5 essential keys that are guaranteed to empower, strengthen, and stabilize our spiritual core muscles. Discover how to thrive even when things around you fall apart.

  • 5 Note Major Scale: Everything you need to play lead

    Caitlin Caggiano

    Understand how to play lead lines with 5 notes. Learn how to utilize multiple strings to thicken your sound while playing lead. Each attendee of the workshop will receive a card with a link to videos to continue their learning on this topic.

  • Ableton Live and The Connected Stage

    Will Doggett

    Imagine this...You step on stage, press play, and all your lights, lyrics, and videos are perfectly in sync. Your tempos are in sync, and your presets change based on what song and where you are in the song. Best of all, it doesn't take you hours to make this happen! In this class, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett will show you how to bring excellence to your production, without sacrificing freedom, or spending hours doing it. You'll learn how to use Ableton Live to simplify your on stage performance, no matter your budget. You'll learn how to use Ableton Live to connection and control, almost anything!

  • Arranging For Your Worship Team

    DeAundrae Clayton

    Arranging for your worship team is simply reworking the song so it can be played and sung by the instruments and voices on your team and in your congregation. DeAundrae will challenge both vocalist and instrumentalist, will provide tips to elevate songs or to make them attainable, and will explore a variety of song genres and styles.

  • Becoming a Better Communicator

    Ken Hartley

    Every team member, staff member, and family member you come into contact with speak a different language... maybe not linguistically, but definitely temperamentally. If you can't speak these different languages you'll never effectively communicate. You will learn what the four basic languages are and how to effectively connect with each one. You'll understand yourself and others in a way you may never have before.

  • Capo Theory: Using the Capo as a Creative Tool, not a Crutch

    Caitlin Caggiano

    Add texture to your playing by using certain shapes no matter what key you are in. Find the sweet spot on the fretboard for each song. Each attendee of the workshop will receive a card with a link to videos to continue their learning on this topic.

  • Collaborative Planning

    Matt Goss

    Collaborative team planning is not for the faint of heart. Getting creative minds to agree on a direction, system, and plan is tough work, but it can be done. This session will explore how collaboration and teamwork can take your gatherings to new places creatively, and create a sense of “buy in & ownership” on our teams. We will discuss “ground rules for collaborative planning”, “value systems that drive creativity”, and “how to help the best idea win”.

  • Don't Be Scared of the Big Bad Technology

    Rob Sharp

    The modern day worship leader has many challenges one of the biggest for many can be technology. Music Production and the integration of pre-production elements makes it a necessity to have not just a basic understanding, but a practical working knowledge of how it all works. The goal of ministry is not production value. So how do we balance the musical, technical, and spiritual portions of our job? How do we overcome fear of technology? How do we maintain our focus, calling and grow in this area all at the same time? There are very real struggles here: time, emotions, mental capacity, musical, relationships and the need to discover your Why? If you know your Why, the What and How will follow.

  • Don't Settle For A Happy Marriage

    Carlos Garcia

    Marriage and ministry are often set in opposition to each other. Resentment, anger and disconnection can result. In this workshop discover how you can reconnect, renew, or, bring resurrection (it that's whats needed) to your marriage. No techniques here. Learn how to bring the Gospel we sing about, write songs about, and lead others in worship about into your marriage. Learn truths that will transform you and your marriage.

  • Harmony and Improvisation

    Sheri Gould

    Learning how to sing harmony is within your reach. Learn how to teach others harmony as well. We’ll teach basic harmony structures and how to grow your own ability to find the ‘perfect’ harmony for you and for your group. In addition we’ll discuss how to create and use improvisation techniques effectively.

  • How To Hear From God: A Proven System for Daily Devotions

    Scot Longyear

    Most ministry leaders admit that they struggle with a consistent time with the Lord. What if you could constantly hear from God? What if you could sense his voice like never before? What if you could start each day with a intimate, deep time with Christ? The solution is easier than you think. With the right system, you can hear from God with great clarity. In this workshop, Pastor Scot Longyear shares the simple system of Life Journaling. Originally developed by Pastor Wayne Cordeiro (New Hope Fellowship, Oahu), Life Journaling is a system of daily scripture reading and writing. Scot will give an overview of the Life Journaling system and lead each person through life journaling from start to finish.

  • Implementing and Enhancing Your Online Giving Experience

    Mike Smith - Custom Donations

    How well is your ministry executing online giving? Do you even have a way for people to give online? This workshop will cover ways that online giving can be implemented, best practices, common problems, recurring giving programs, and more. Whether you are new to online giving or have a well-established program, you’ll walk away with actionable items on how to implement a solution or enhance your existing solution. No technical expertise required!

  • Leading Effective Worship Team Rehearsals

    Kristian Ponsford -

    Team members running late? Musicians with varying skill level? Running of out of time in rehearsals? This class focuses on the practical ways to overcome many of the challenges that we face regarding rehearsals. This class is tailored to teams of all sizes and packed with practical tips tips to help you plan ahead and maximize your rehearsals and lead your teams well.

  • Leading When You’re Not In Charge

    Matt Goss

    Leading is hard work, and can feel daunting at times. Especially when you feel like you’re gifts aren't being fully utilized, your ideas aren't being heard, and you don’t feel valued by those who’ve been placed in leadership positions over you. So what does it look like to lead well in these situations? I believe that it’s possible to push past these leadership barriers and experience fulfilling , impactful ministry, even when you don’t have the final say.

  • Listening Panels

    Bring your latest worship song and allow songwriters, industry artists, and major publishers the opportunity to listen, review, and critique your work. Please bring your song on a jump drive, with three paper copies of the lyrics.

  • Making the Most of Planning Center Services

    Aaron Stewart - Planning Center

    Planning your worship services and scheduling your teams can be overwhelming. Planning Center Services gives you a centralized place for both you and your teams to access personalized schedules, service information, and rehearsal files at any time. This class covers intermediate and advanced functionality to make sure you are getting the most of your Planning Center Services and Music Stand subscriptions.

  • Multicultural Leadership

    Christopher McFadden

    When thinking about multi-cultural leadership often times the first thing that surfaces especially in our current social climate is the idea of race. Although, race does play a part within the constructs of multiculturalism that is just the surface of the idea. Becoming a more culturally aware leader will help you to become more effective in leading and serving those around you. Our goal as Christian leaders is to reach as many people as possible for the cause of Christ and our door into the conversation begins with understanding someone from a cultural standpoint. 

  • Multisite Roundtable Discussion

    Matt Goss

    Whether you’ve been leading in a multisite environment for years, or you’re dipping your toe in the water to see if this ministry approach could work for your church, this roundtable discussion is for you. LCBC Church has been doing multisite ministry for 10 years, and currently has 14 locations of various sizes. Matt Goss (Worship Pastor) has overseen Worship Leaders, Tech/ Production, and Worship Planning/ Programming at LCBC for over 20 years, and will lead a panel discussion with other leaders to explore what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next.

  • Multitracks in Worship

    Kristian Ponsford -

    In this class we'll take a look at the gear, concepts, and techniques related to using Click. Guide, and MultiTracks in a worship service. Starting at the basics we'll outline what is necessary to get started, how to transition your team to playing to a click and tips to ensure success. Then we'll demonstrate how using this technology can open a world of advanced production options such as automating lyrics and lighting. You'll walk away knowing what gear you need, how and why to use MultiTracks and the creative possibilities ahead of you.

  • Pads, Patches & Profiles

    Kristian Ponsford -

    In this class we will explore the world of Ambient Pads, Mainstage, Song Specific Patches, and Kemper Guitar Profiles. Together we will learn how the world's leading producers are crafting their tones and how you can access their tools to elevate your sound. You'll leave this class with the confidence that you can define your sound and create environments for people can encounter God.

  • Planning Center Services for Beginners

    Aaron Stewart - Planning Center

    Planning your worship services and scheduling your teams can be overwhelming. Planning Center Services gives you a centralized place for both you and your teams to access personalized schedules, service information, and rehearsal files at any time. This class will walk beginners through the first steps of using your Services account and will set you up for future success as you learn more about this powerful application.

  • Playing Piano/Keyboards in Today’s Worship

    Carlos Martinez

    In this workshop, we will discuss the role of the keyboard player in various worship contexts. Whether you are the only musician on the platform or a part of a worship band or orchestra, we will address how to purposefully and effectively improvise, underscore, pad, and contribute to the overall worship gathering.

  • Power Up: Creating a Culture of Transformational Prayer

    Foye Belyea

    Every single leader in the church, at one time or another, will find themselves exhausted, desiring fresh vision, and longing for a fresh visitation of the Holy Spirit’s empowering presence. These providential moments provide us with catalytic opportunities to receive all that Father desires to grant us as we experience intimate communion with Him in transformational prayer. During this breakout session, we will discover how to "power up” by developing a personal passion for prayer, methods for creating highly connective prayer encounters for your team, and examining proven strategies to help facilitate presence-based prayer in the gathered worship of the church. Personal breakthrough, increased team effectiveness, and congregational elevation await!

  • Right Worship: Sounding Creation's Praise

    Dr. Jim Hart - Institue for Worship Studies

    In this class we will explore the importance of orthodoxy, or right worship, to the ordering of our own lives to Christ. We will use John 4:1-26 as a prime example of God’s call to right worship, and we’ll look at the uselessness of worship, making it precisely the most important activity of any Christian. Emphasis will be given to worship as play and leading the praise of creation, conducing to Christians being poured out for the reconciliation of the entire created order. We will then move into an exploration of worship as participation in heavenly things, calling us to greater transformation into Christlikeness through Word and Table. From 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 we will consider how partaking of the Lord’s supper sends us on mission to be broken and poured out for the life of the world. Led by Dr. Jim Hart, President of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.

  • Spiritual Leadership for Production Teams

    Bryan Trotter

    Church production teams can often be an environment where volunteers and staff feel the constant pressure to perform without mistakes. This pressure coupled with the inability to fully experience the worship moments they assist in creating can result in resentment toward their volunteer positions/teams and the process. As technology continues to move to the forefront of churches, the spiritual development of church production volunteers must increasingly become a priority. Together, we will discuss intentional strategies and next steps to help you provide vital spiritual leadership for your production team.

  • Starting Over from Ground Zero: Building Teams in a New Ministry

    Michael Moore

    Sometimes God leads us to accept a call to service in a new exciting! But that excitement and joy can also include some fear and challenges, especially if there isn’t much in place in the areas of music, worship arts, or media ministry. In this session we’ll explore this issue and share some tips to help get that new ministry growing!

  • The 3 Part Magic Bullet For Your Voice

    Sheri Gould

    Discover how to employ three of the most powerful vocal tools you’ll ever use to get the most out of your voice. With these techniques you can get the power, tone and range you’ve always wanted.

  • The 3 R’s of a Worship Choir: Recruitment, Rehearsal, and Relationship

    John Bolin

    There is nothing like a dynamic, passionate, and expressive choir to enhance the power of a worship service. In this session, we will look at 3 of the most important elements to build and maintain a growing, thriving, and healthy choir ministry. As well as how to do this in a post Covid-19 world.

  • The Acoustic Guitar In Worship: For Worship Leaders and Band Members

    Jeff Calhoun

    Learn how to get the most out of your guitar as a worship leader and band member. If you are leading worship with just you and your guitar, this workshop will give you techniques on how to use the full dynamic and tonal range of your instrument. If you are a band member this class will give you techniques to better compliment the other instruments in the band. Learn new chord and new approaches to playing your instrument that will help you create texture and dynamic contour in your worship sets. Learn how to get out of “cover band” mode and create arrangements that fit your band.

  • The CAGED System Explained: Helping You Navigate the Fretboard With 5 Moveable Shapes

    Caitlin Caggiano

    Know 5 basic open chord shapes and how to move them. Learn how these shapes help you to play both rhythm and lead. Each attendee of the workshop will receive a card with a link to videos to continue learning on this topic.

  • The Electric Guitar in Worship: For Worship Leaders and Band Members

    Jeff Calhoun

    Learn how to tame the electric beast and truly enjoy the sound of a properly overdriven guitar. If you are leading worship with your electric guitar this class will help you know the right voicings and techniques to use in your worship setting. If you the electric player in your worship band you will learn how to utilize the range of your instrument, how to find the right voicings and techniques to compliment the rest of the band and how to dial up good tones for worship. Learn how to get out of “cover band” mode and create arrangements that fit your band.

  • The WHY, HOW and WHAT of Multigenerational Worship

    John Bolin

    In this session, we will dig into why Multigenerational Worship is so important to the Church, what it can look like for your local body, and how to incorporate it into your worship ministry. You’ll also receive free multigenerational resources!

  • The Worship Pastor's Perfect Week

    Kristian Ponsford -

    From Setlist to Sunday, we’ll discuss everything from setlist planning to practical coaching tips. Topics will also include using Planning Center, leading rehearsals, choosing band line ups, selecting songs, crafting transitions, recharging your mindset, and questions to ask yourself while leading. The goal of this class is to give you a picture of what the ideal week of a worship pastor looks like.

  • Thriving in the Desert: Lessons Learned From Navigating a 2-Year Pastoral Transition

    Shaun McClellan

    Difficult transitions and desert wanderings have a lot in common. Let’s talk about how we can make the most out of a transition period instead of just trying to wait it out. Shaun will share a biblical perspective on transition & his own stories from his recent two year period of leading a church without a senior pastor. Let’s remember together God’s faithfulness and talk about how to navigate difficult transitions with perseverance and grace.

  • Tracks in Worship Made Easy

    Derek Kerr - Loop Community

    Do you feel like using tracks in worship can be intimidating, expensive and time-consuming? It doesn’t have to be. Learn how to take your worship services to the next level by implementing multitracks in worship - the easy way! We will build a worship set together from scratch and you will leave the room feeling confident that you can do this at YOUR church! All attendees will receive a free track of their choice from

  • Unlocking the True Artist Within

    Kerrie Oles

    Creativity comes in a variety of ways when you truly understand who you are in Christ. So, do we REALLY believe who Christ says we are, or are there things from our past that taint our view daily, which inevitably obstructs our creative juices? If that’s you, come here about the 7 steps to unlocking the true artist within so you can move into new horizons with more creativity and better clarity!

  • Using Ableton Live for Keys

    Will Doggett - From Studio to Stage

    Want to improve your keys sounds? You should be using a Virtual Keys rig. Want to do it in the most stable, flexible way? Then you should be using Ableton Live! In this class, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett will show you why you should be using Ableton Live for your keys rig and how using the same platform you use for tracks will save you time and give you freedom. Learn how to use External gear, plug-ins and built-in sounds in Ableton Live. Learn how to create a simple, stable keys setup, and how to pre-program your patch changes using Live. Focus less on fiddling with your computer, and spend more time leading worship.

  • Using Planning Center for Church Management

    Aaron Stewart - Planning Center

    Though Planning Center started as an app for planning worship services, it has expanded into a suite of apps to manage your entire church. This class gives an overview of Check-Ins, People, Giving, Groups, Registrations, and Resources, and what it takes to get started or to move to a full Planning Center solution for your church.

  • Using Tracks without Spending Hours

    Will Doggett

    Are you already using tracks, but spending hours formatting songs and building sets? You already know the benefit of tracks, but are you starting to wonder if it's worth all the effort? In this class, Ableton Live Certifed Trainer Will Doggett will walk you through a proven 3-part framework for Using Tracks in Ableton Live. It will allow you to build your weekly set in 5 minutes, and have all the freedom and flexibility you'll ever need. If you're looking for a way to get your Saturday back and still have freedom on Sundays with tracks, this class is for you!

  • Watch Your Mouth

    Cindy Johnson

    As worship leaders, we use our mouths to praise God and to speak truth into the lives of those we lead. That is our calling. Unfortunately, we are often guilty of using our mouths for unholy purposes too. Gossip, slander, discouragement, and unwholesome talk have no place in the life of a Christian-especially in the life of a Worship Leader. In this session, we will walk through God’s word and discover practical ways to reign in our tongues and set a guard over our mouths.

  • We’ve Never Done It That Way Before, But It’s My First Pandemic...

    Randy Monroe

    Everyone reacts to stress and pressure differently. recent world wide events included. as we continue on the journey and our calling, here’s some helps as we remember that “ministry is people."

  • Worship Leader Probs Podcast Live Recording

    Worship Leader Probs

    Join Mr. Probs: Brian Tabor and Jeremy Van Valkenburg, for a LIVE recording of the popular Worship Leader Probs Podcast. The boys will share “prayer concerns” (a crowd favorite of the podcast), reveal some upcoming resources, and spend most of the time taking your ministry questions. It is rare to get a Lead Pastor, Worship Pastor and Production Pastor together in a live Q & A setting. Come with your questions - any questions - about navigating ministry and life. We guarantee that you will laugh and learn with this team!

  • Worship Leadership

    Ken Hartley

    How are your leadership skills? Ken brings 30+ years of experience as a worship leader combined with his training in leadership (through the John Maxwell Team and others) to up-level your leadership skills. Discover the 4 essential steps to being an effective leader. These skills will make or break you.

  • Worshiping Off the Stage

    Kristen Hall - Prison Book Project

    Leading worship is only one of the many ways we can worship our heavenly Father. In Worshiping Off the Stage we will talk about the ways you can live in a lifestyle of worship and reflect your love for God in aspects of your everyday life.

  • Your Best Voice For a Lifetime

    Sheri Gould

    Your voice was designed to last you a lifetime-and it can! With proper vocal technique and healthy vocal habits you can achieve and maintain your best voice for a lifetime. Join Sheri as she makes reaching your vocal goals seem easy!