NWLC California 2012 – October 9-11, 2012

For over 20 years, Worship Leader has been gathering the most influential and inspiring teachers, pastors, musicians, technologists, and worship educators to keep you in balance and on target–to keep you engaging with God.

You will have more than 60 unique learning experiences to choose from; and with an added workshop time slot this year, you will be able to attend 9 different workshops. It’s like squeezing a year of training and experience into only 3 days. Lead wiser, plan better, play or sing more expansively, offer the prayers of your congregation with more authority and humility–play, present or perform with greater passion, devotion and skill. And ride the edge of technology without falling off.

2012 NWLC California Workshops

Worship Leadership

  • A Sacred Duet (for Lead Pastors and Lead Worshipers) – Stefanie Kelly & Pastor Billy Phipps
  • Amazing “Aging” Grace – Stefanie Kelly
  • Bridging the Gap: Addressing the Challenges of Leading a Multi Style Church – Dr. Craig Gilbert
  • Coaching People Towards their Best – Stan Endicott
  • Communion and Community: The Lord’s Table in Worship – Dr. Robb Redman
  • Creating a Culture of Worship – Buddy Owens
  • Creativity – Have A Curious Mind – Stan Endicott
  • Finishing Well – Holland Davis
  • God’s Recipe for Worship – Dr. Karen Johnson
  • Moving Worshipers from Passive to Participatory – Dr. Constance Cherry
  • Multigenerational Worship – Ray Jones
  • One-On-One With David Nasser, with Chuck Fromm
  • One-On-One With Jeremy Begbie, with Chuck Fromm
  • One-On-One With Leonard Sweet, with Chuck Fromm
  • Small Church Worship Ministry: Beyond Next Sunday – Craig Adams
  • The Six Roles of a Worship Leader – Rich Kirkpatrick
  • The Worship Leader As a Pastor – Dr. Ed Willmington
  • Women in Worship Ministry – Shelly E. Johnson
  • Working with What You Have – Developing the Team That God Has Given You – Clay Hecocks
  • Writing for Worship – Jeremy Armstrong


Multi-Cultural Worship

  • How to Technically Prepare for Your Worship Services – – Alfonso “Hez” Hernandez
  • Multi-Cultural Worship in the 21st Century: What are We Missing –Vaughn Thompson Jr.
  • Panel for the Latino Churches – Facilitated by Alfonso “Hex” Hernandez with guest panelists
  • Selecting & Adapting Songs for Multi-Cultural Congregations – Alfonso “Hez” Hernandez
  • The Pastor-Worship Leader Relationship – Vaughn Thompson Jr, Pastor Jason Aguilar & Julissa
  • Translating Songs for the Latino Congregation – Christine D’Clario & Julissa
  • Worship and Reconciliation: Listening to Your City – Tanya Riches

Pastoral Leadership   

  • Leading with a Limp: Learning to Boast in Your Weakness and the Sufficiency of God’s Grace – Pastor Scotty Smith
  • A Sacred Duet (for Lead Pastors and Lead Worshipers) – Stefanie Kelly & Pastor Billy Phipps

Worship Songwriting

  • New Song Café with Brenton Brown – Worship Together
  • New Song Café with Kari Jobe – Worship Together
  • Song DISCovery Panel – Phil Sillas & guest panelists
  • Songwriting – Brenton Brown
  • Songwriting – Evan Wickham
  • Songwriting – Tommy Walker
  • The Song Sessions with Elevation Worship and the Royal, Royal –Essential Worship
  • The Song Sessions with One Sonic Society–Essential Worship

Tech Team

  • Building and Leading Technical Teams – Duke DeJong
  • Kobayashi Maru: The Tech’s Guide to Understanding Music and Musicians – Kent Morris
  • Ten Live Sound Issues and their Solutions – Kent Morris
  • Who Moved My Console: The Transformational Effect of Digital Technology – Kent Morris
  • Wireless Mics in Worship - Andrew Kornstein
  • Worship Lighting – Camron Ware

Visual Media Team

  • Curating Visual Worship: How to Effectively Organize and VJ Your Visual Media Library – Stephen Proctor
  • Multi-Screen & Environmental Projection on a Budget – Luke McElroy
  • Visual Arts Panel – Facilitated by Jeremy Armstrong. Panelists: Nate Ragan, Stephen Proctor
  • Visual Environments: Using Your Space to Project God’s Visual Story – Stephen
  • Visual Worship: The Text- Nate Ragan

Vocal Team

  • Building and Strengthening Your Voice Through Vocal Technique – Scott & Vonda Dyer
  • Singing Beautifully and Powerfully in Groups Large and Small - Scott & Vonda Dyer
  • Vocal Coaching: How to Minister Through a Song - Scott & Vonda Dyer
  • Vocal Style: Singing Any Style Authentically - Scott & Vonda Dyer

Worship Musicians

  • A New Rhythm, Cajon Drumming - Kyle Schweikhard
  • Electric Guitar in Worship – Lincoln Brewster
  • Electronic Percussion and Drums in Worship – Trevor Root
  • Groove & the Worship Bassist – Norm Stockton
  • Keyboards in Worship: Now what do I play? – Fred Sanders
  • Keys to Leading Effective Worship Team Rehearsals – Phillip Edwards
  • The Drummers Role in Worship- Kyle Schweikhard
  • “Unplugged”Acoustic Guitar in Worship: Steel String & Nylon String – Erick Hailstone
  • Using Loops and Multitracks in Live Worship– Phillip Edwards

Worship Planning

  • Planning A Good Worship Flow: Understanding The Vision Of The House – Adam Ranney & Micah Massey
  • Planning Worship: the Why, When & How – Aaron Stewart
  • You Are What You Sing: So Choose Carefully! – Dr. Constance Cherry

Tomorrow’s Leaders

  • Creatively Leading Youth in Worship – Tim Sheerman
  • Every Move I Make: Using Our Bodies to Worship – Linda Moon
  • Growing Kids Into Big Worshipers Of God – Jill Anderson
  • Student Choirs – Ray Jones

Spiritual Growth & Personal Development

  • Real Peace. Real Rest – Debby Berry
  • The Key to a Powerful Public Ministry: Discovering the Secret Place – Jeremiah Carlson
  • Will You Worship? – Ray Jones

Worship Choir

  • Don’t Kill Your Choir – Make it New Again – Stan Endicott
  • Student Choirs – Ray Jones

Early Christian Worship

  • Getting the Gospel Back into Worship (Besides Just the Songs and the Sermon) –  Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • Saturday Night Live — Rediscovering the Great Vigil Easter Service –  Dr. Reggie Kidd
  • The Great Commission to Worship – Dr.  Karen Johnson

Stewarding Technology

  • Advanced Social Media: Developing Your Strategy for Desired Results– DJ Chuang
  • Expanding Your Reach using Live Webstream Production – John Broadhead
  • Social Media Basics: Top Online Tools to Connect Your Community – DJ Chuang
  • Streaming Your Services Online – Kevin Weimer

Sponsor Resources

  • Be a Part of Something Beautiful. Is a Clover Website for You? – Clover
  • Building and Designing the Right AV Infrastructure – AVBD Group
  • CCLI Resources for Your Church – CCLI
  • Cutting Edge Audio and Lighting Technologies – AVMAN
  • Engaging Mobile Phones With Your Presentation – Proclaim Church Presentation Software
  • Essential Worship Tracks-A New Sound from Your Stage – Essential Worship
  • – Your One-Stop Worship Resource – LifeWay Worship
  • Help, My Lead Pastor Doesn’t Understand Me – West Coast Bible College & Seminary
  • Personal Mixing/Monitors for the Musician – Roland Systems Group
  • Plan Your Worship Services Using Online Technologies – Planning Center Online
  • Recording Solutions for Songwriters – Roland Corp
  • Virtual Worship Band Software – Can it Help You? – Fly Worship
  • Visual Worship Workshop – Playback Media
  • WorshipStream – Easy and Affordable Streaming for Churches – WorshipStream
  • Yamaha Keyboards in Worship: Equipping Instruments of Praise – Yamaha Corp of America

 Workshop titles and speakers can be subject to change.