I love the National Worship Leader Conferences. I’ve been to them in every kind of capacity now. I’ve been there as a participant (Check out my post on that from several years back). I’ve been there as a songwriter, featured at one of their informal showcases. I’ve been there to conduct an interview with Bill and Gloria Gaither (read my insights about that here). Last year, I had the opportunity to speak about Jesus as the one true Worship Leader. This year, I’m participating as a kind of “pastor-chaplain” over the event, along with speaking to the topic of worship leading as prayer leading, along with hosting a few breakouts.
The 2016 theme is a bit more focused than previous years: “Teach Us to Pray.” Worship Leader Magazine and the conferences have been examining the nature of worship as prayer, believing that a recovery of this idea just might be the source of healing and wholeness for many of the current issues before the church’s worship today. Of course I agree.
Breakout Session: 10 Things Worship Leaders Wish Their Pastors Knew. Let’s just say this one will get saucy.
Breakout Session: Leading Through a Worship Style Transition. Let’s just say this one IS saucy. I don’t need to add to the sauce.
There’s still time to register for Virginia, Texas, and Kansas (I’ll be in VA and KS).