Monday, October 10

8 AM – Doors Open / Check In

9 AM – Main Session

10:15 AM – Breakout Session 1

11:10 AM – Main Session 2

12 PM – Lunch – provided

1:30 PM – Breakout Session 2

2:30 PM – Breakout Session 3

3:30 PM – Main Session 3

5 PM – 7:15 PM – Cornhole Tournament and Food Trucks

:Tuesday, October 11

8 AM – Doors Open

9 AM – Main Session 1

10:05 AM – Breakout Session 1

11:15 AM – Main Session 2

12:15 PM – Lunch – provided

1:35 PM – Breakout Session 2

2:35 PM – Breakout Session 3

3:35 PM – Main Session 3

4:10 PM – Conference Ends

Sign up for the Worship Innovators Cornhole Tournament! Free to play, compete against the innovators, win custom boards, no skill required! Dinner will be available for purchase at food trucks for everyone, whether you’re in the tournament or not!
Only 150 spaces available, so sign up quick!

Food and Beverage Info

Lunch will be provided both days – Vegetarian and Gluten Free available upon request

Monday Lunch – Panera Bread
Tuesday Lunch – Chick Fil-A

Coffee, water and light snacks will be set out in the lobby at different points during the day. 

Monday Dinner – Come hangout outside the church and purchase food at food trucks!

Breakout Session Schedule

Breakout descriptions below schedule


Breakout Session 1

10:20 AM

Sunday Keys for Beginners
Room: Garden Chapel
Innovator: David Pfaltzgraff, Sunday Sounds

5 Steps to Tight Vocals
Room: Sanctuary
Innoavtor: Sheri Gould

How to Legally Lead Worship
Room: Fellowship Hall 2
Innovator: Nate Scott, CCLI

Worship Teams & Tech Teams = One Team
Room: Fellowship Hall 3
Innovator: Doug Gould, WorshipMD

How to Arrange Songs for the Team You Have
Room: Mosaic
Innovator: Jason Houtsma, Worship Artistry

Service Planning & Volunteer Management on a Budget
Room: 261-263
Innoavtor: Adam Meyer, WorshipTools

Building a Healthy Team Culture
Room: Fellowship Hall 1
Innovator: Jenni McGrew, Worship Leaders Collective

Breakout Session 2

1:35 PM

Multitracks: Using a Free, Easy App
Room: 261-263
Innovator: Matt McCoy, Loop Community

Automating Your Lyrics with EasyWorship
Room: Garden Chapel
Innovator: Dan Willard, EasyWorship

How to Play By Ear & Get Free From Your Sheet Music
Room: Discovery Center
Innoavtor: Ryan Dahl, PraiseCharts

Beyond the Page: The Future of Worship Technology
Room: Fellowship Hall 1
Innovator: Jason Kichline, OnSong

Using Tech to Build Congregation Online and In Person
Room: Fellowship Hall 2
Innovator: Sweetwater Team

Women That Worship
Room: Fellowship Hall 3
Innovator: Rochelle Burlock, Women That Worship

Eliminating Rehearsal
Room: Mosaic
Innovator: Jason Squires, The Creative Launch


Breakout Session 3

2:35 PM

Creating a Worship Songwriting Culture
Room: Garden Chapel
Innovator: Stephen Duncan

What You Need to Know about Microphones
Room: Discovery Center
Innovator: Doug Gould, WorshipMD

Tech Team Invincibility
Room: Fellowship Hall 1
Innovator: Jason Squires, The Creative Launch

Lighting Technique for Worship
Room: Fellowship Hall 2
Innovator: Sweetwater Team

Getting Your Lyric Slides Right
Room: Fellowship Hall 3
Innovator: Adam Meyer, WorshipTools

The 3 Part Magic Bullet for Your Voice
Room: Sanctuary
Innovator: Sheri Gould

Hearing Wellness for Musicians – Getting Started with In-Ear Monitors
Room: 261-263
Innovator: Dr. Michael Santucci, ASI Audio

Breakout Session Descriptions

People Vs. Planning – Aaron Stewart (Planing Center)

Worship technology is important and can improve the sound of your worship. But it’s important to not put that in front of the people on your team. Your people are your most valuable asset and we want to make sure we are leading them well. Learn how to balance planning for your worship services and caring for the people on your team. 

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.

Using Planning Center as a Church Management System – 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.

How to Write a Rock-Solid Chord Chart – Ryan Dahl (PraiseCharts)

Without a doubt, the most common musical language for modern worship music is the chord chart. Anyone can read a chord chart, even if they don’t read music. Writing a good chord chart takes time and skill, but a well written chord chart saves endless time at your worship practice. Ryan and his team at PraiseCharts have written thousands of chord charts that have been downloaded more than a million times. In this session, he’ll show you exactly how they do it, so that you can have the skill to write your own charts, or edit the ones you might get from PraiseCharts. Learn about chords, chord phrasing, lyric phrasing, section mapping, and other tricks that let you make the most of your text editor.

How To Play By Ear and Get Free From Your Sheet Music – Ryan Dahl (PraiseCharts)

Well written charts can help your band sound amazing. However, on a Sunday morning during live worship, they can also be an annoying crutch. If you want to play music from your heart, and you want your band to have more freedom to “flow with the Spirit,” you’re gonna have to get free of the sheet music eventually. In this session, you’ll discover that memorizing your favorite worship songs isn’t as hard as you think. Once you tap into the repeating rhythms and progressions, there is a lot less to memorize. After this session, you’ll feel encouraged and inspired to take a leap, swipe that music away, and play with freedom from your heart, with your own unique style.

Developing Sets that Engage Your Congregation – Jason Houtsma (Worship Artistry)

Just about any musician can pick a handful of songs for a worship setlist, but there is an art to developing a worship set that intentionally engages your congregation and encourages the flow of worship. Learn how to make a worship setlist that is meaningful, thoughtful and creative.

Hands-Free and Hassle-Free: Using Digital Music on Stage – Jason Kichline (OnSong)

Explore how to get rid of the binder, music stands, and paper sheet music and be more organized and confident. Learn how going digital can improve your congregational engagement and team dynamics. 

Beyond the Page: The Future of Worship Technology – Jason Kichline (OnSong)

Going digital with your sheet music is just the beginning. Learn how to run lyrics projection, control stage lighting, and automate your instruments and effects with just a tap. Then we’ll end with a discussion on future worship technology. 

The Spark of Innovation – Matt McCoy (Loop Community)

Why are we sometimes afraid of innovation? Why do we hold back? Innovation is what moves the world forward. Everyone can be an innovator by understanding the fundamental drivers behind innovation.

Tracks Made Easy – Matt McCoy (Loop Community)

Do you want to start using multitracks in worship? Using multitracks is a great way to fill out the sound of your band and replace missing musicians. It can seem complicated when you first get started, but in this session you will learn the easiest way to use tracks in worship.

Ableton Live for Beginners – Matt McCoy (Loop Community)

Learn the basics of how to use Ableton Live in worship to run multitracks.

Electric Guitar Tone & Technique for Modern Worship – Brian Wahl (Worship Tutorials)

Learn everything you need to know about electric guitar tone and techniques for today’s modern worship sound

How to lead an effective and stress-free rehearsal – Brian Wahl (Worship Tutorials)

Rehearsals and soundcheck can be stressful and overwhelming, but they don’t need to be. Learn practicals tips and a framework that will make your next soundcheck or rehearsal go smoothly.

How to Build Engaging Worship Sets – Alex Enfiedjian (Worship Ministry Training)

Learn the proven roadmap to building better worship sets. Tired of clunky sets that don’t flow or engage the congregation? Learn how to build cohesive, beautiful, Christ-centered sets that help your people passionately express their praise.

The Systems & Rhythms of a Thriving Worship Ministry – Alex Enfiedjian (Worship Ministry Training)

If you want to achieve health and success in life, you have to do certain things at certain teams. Your ministry is no different. Do the right things at the right times, and you’ll achieve the right results. Come and learn how!

Lessons from Behind the Mixer – Sweetwater

Jeff Barnett presents seven insights from his journey as an audio engineer that took him far too long to learn. Get a jump on your journey with this mix of practical tech tips and relational wisdom he wished someone told him early on.

Improving Your Live Stream – Sweetwater

You may have recently scrambled to get geared up for live streaming. Now that you have a basic foundation, Kent Morris and Jeff Barnett present techniques to take your live stream to the next level, not just technically but how to better understand and engage your viewers.

Lighting Techniques for Worship – Sweetwater

Lighting 101 – The basics of lighting for the non-lighting expert. If you’ve ever had lighting responsibility unwittingly thrust upon you, this session is for you! We’ll cover various types of stage lights, what they do, and how they are controlled.

Women That Worship – Rochelle Burlocke (Women That Worship)

Women that worship (WTW) is a community designed for female worship leaders, songwriters, artists, and church leaders in ministry. Our mission is to see women living out a lifestyle of worship, rooted and grounded in the word of God, that radiates the love of Jesus Christ wherever we go. We are here to support, encourage, equip, and inspire female leaders in the local church. This session will include such topics as; Embracing the Call to Lead, Identity vs. Image, and What’s Your Sphere of Influence? Join Rochelle as she walks you through her personal journey of worship leading and shares the many lessons she has learned along the way.

Modern Keys Techniques for Worship Leaders and Musicians – David Pfaltzgraff (Sunday Sounds)

There’s never been a more exciting and challenging time to be in the keys position on stage but as worship leaders we understand that there’s a big difference between ‘playing piano’ and ‘playing worship keys’. Figuring out how to articulate that difference and transition your volunteers from playing to piano to playing worship keys doesn’t have to be complicated or controversial.

Sunday Keys for Beginners – David Pfaltzgraff

Pianos, synths, and keyboards have never been more important for modern worship. Gain an understanding of how to use the Sunday Keys App with any keyboard to unlock the full potential of the worship keyboard in this practical and interactive session.

Building a Healthy Team Culture – Jenni Mcgrew

It’s hard building a team that is all in and shares the same vision as you do. Learn how to pastor your worship team and build a culture that lasts.

 Worship Teams & Tech Teams: One Team – Doug Gould (Worship MD)

Lets discuss the things that draw us closer so that together we’re all working towards the same goal. There’s a lot to unpack here but they are things that will definitely make us better at communicating to achieve a great service.

What you Need to Know about Microphones – Doug Gould (Worship MD)

Techs and musicians have their favorite brands and models but if you’re a creative musician or tech you may want to experiment and broaden your horizons to achieve the results you have heard in your mind or only imagined .. don’t get stuck by doing things the same way hoping for a different result . Let’s get creative and flesh out some new ideas.

How to Legally Lead Worship – Nate Scott (CCLI)

CCLI Licenses, Streaming Licenses, Reporting – what does it all mean? Learn how to make sure that your church is legally covered.

Stayin’ Alive – Sheri Gould (Vocalist/Worship Leader)
Keeping your voice healthy and vibrant in these days of unhealthy vocal technique can be tricky. Come learn some great ways to nurture and grow your voice amidst today’s styles.

The 3 part Magic Bullet for Your Voice – Sheri Gould (Vocalist/Worship Leader)

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.

 5 Steps to Tight Vocals – Sheri Gould (Vocalist/Worship Leader)

5 Tips designed to help your team get the tight vocals you’ve always wanted. These tips are simple and so easy to use that you can start with some of them this Sunday!

 Getting Your Lyric Slides Right – Adam Meyer (WorshipTools)

Discover the power of Music Stand and Presenter working together. Save time by creating your worship sets in one place for musicians and tech.

 Writing and Editing Your Own Chord Charts – Adam Meyer (WorshipTools)

Learn how to create and edit worship charts with ChordPro, and how to easily share and transpose them.

Service Planning & Volunteer Management on a Budget – Adam Meyer (WorshipTools)

Learn how to plan services, manage volunteers and more for free using Planning by WorshipTools.

 Creating a Worship Songwriting Culture – Stephen Duncan (The Worship Coalition)

For those of us writing Christian songs, the responsibility is immense. In fact, it’s been said that the majority of Christians learn or develop their theology from the songs they sing in church or hear on Christian radio. That means we can’t take the ministry of songwriting lightly. What our songs say is extremely important because we will be held accountable for what our lyrics are teaching people about God (James 3:1). In this session you will learn how to set up and steward a thriving worship songwriting community that shifts culture by writing songs that are grounded in truth and are alive in the spirit.

 Creativity in Service Planning – Jason Squires (The Creative Launch)
Two songs, announcements, 2 songs, offering, 1 song, message, dismiss. Getting stuck in a rut is very easy to do. This session is going to talk about creative elements you can add into service planning as well as tips on how to write a good setlist.

 Eliminating Rehearsal – Jason Squires (The Creative Launch)

Mid-week rehearsal is an extra night out in the week and can easily be eliminated so your teams can be home with their families. This class will show you how to set the expectations & use some tools to eliminate it.

 Tech Team Invincibility – Jason Squires (The Creative Launch)

They are only noticed when there is a problem yet they are the first ones in and the last ones out every week. Your tech team is a vital part to making your worship experience happen. This session will talk about ways to encourage them and show them they are a part of the team.

 Creating a Stunning Worship Display with EasyWorship – Dan Willard (EasyWorship)
Easy, reliable, and powerful aren’t exclusive terms. As we go over the basics of EasyWorship like layout, building a schedule, and even basic livestream setup, you’ll see how easy, reliable, and powerful EasyWorship can be for you and your team.

Automating Your Lyrics with EasyWorship – Dan Willard (EasyWorship)

Integrating tracks into your service doesn’t have to be complicated. With EasyWorship and Loop Community’s Prime App, we’ll walk you through how easy it is to sync your tracks and lyric slides to create a powerful presentation for your worship service.

Hearing Wellness for Musicians – Dr. Michael Santucci (ASI Audio)

Learn about how to use in-ear monitors and get started with in-ears at your church with ASI Audio by Sensaphonics Founder Dr. Michael Santucci.

The Creative Process in Three Steps: The Dream, The Sandbox, and The Story – Rich Kirkpatrick (Author, Musician)

What if being creative is simply another word for being human? We can grow our creative muscles and Rich tells not only the how-to but explains why the process works. He pulls from researchers, creatives, and experience. The premise is this. Everyone is wired to create. And as we uncover and apply the process, we might actually become better people along the way! His book, MINDBLOWN: Unlock Your Creative Genius by Bridging Science and Magic (link to book, brings this fresh and important message to innovators. Growing your creativity is not just about your work, it’s about all of your life.