It’s summertime and that means lazy, hazy days of beach vacations and mountain getaways, but it’s also the busy church conference season. It’s a great time for worship leaders and worshipers to connect and plug into a broad spectrum of events nationwide. Conferences provide an ideal environment for rejuvenation, inspiration, and education.
One of the best things about summer conferences is the chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones while exchanging innovative ideas and receiving training to hone your leadership skills.
If you haven’t made plans yet to attend a conference near you, there’s still time. There are several sites that provide information on summer conferences, including ShareFaith. Here are a few to consider, depending on your region, denomination and specific interest:
June 21-22 – Lenexa, Kansas
NWLC is a comprehensive conference that equips and encourages worship leaders. Drawing from the experience of Christian worship traditions around the world, NWLC has become the premier gathering place for pastors, worship leaders, and their teams.
June 25-30 – Lake Junaluska, NC
Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting the arts, worship, education, and renewal. It is designed for all worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors, and pastors.
June 26-29 – Gatlinburg, TN
A one-of-a-kind worship gathering designed to inspire and equip worship leaders, their teams and other church leaders through times of worship and fellowship with renowned speakers and worship leaders, evening concerts with award-winning artists, choral reading sessions and premieres with multiple publishers, breakout sessions with experts and leaders in many facets of worship and much more.
July 10-21 – Redding, CA
Experience powerful teaching, engage in passionate worship and forge lifelong friendships. Gather with hundreds of worship leaders, musicians and creatives from around the world as you grow in your calling.
July 13-15 – Naperville, Illinois
One of the most unique gatherings in the country for those who not only want to know what God is doing in the arts but more importantly, want to be part of it. While there are a number of conferences designed specifically for those in music and worship, or for dancers, writers, visual artists or those in film and theater; there are very few that bring all of these disciplines together.
July 12 – Tulsa, OK
August 22 – Atlanta, GA
A one day FOH mixing event for the engineer, the musician, and the creative.
July 19-21 – Tinley Park, IL
Formerly known as Christian Musicians Boot Camp this 3-day conference is focused on equipping worship leaders, artists & the everyday worshiper with the tools needed for a stronger relationship with God, and successful ministry both naturally & spiritually! This conference isn’t just for your worship team, whether you’re a worship leader, songwriter, musician, an everyday worshipper, or if you work in the sound and video department of your church…this conference is for you.
September 5-8 – Orlando, FL
This conference is for worship leaders, praise teams, pastors, worship musicians and tech teams, and was created knowing the challenges and struggles facing those in worship ministry on a daily basis. Through Experience Conference, you will be inspired, refreshed, equipped and encouraged to take your ministry to the next level. Our goal is to rekindle the passion for the ministry God has called you to, introduce you and your team to new and fresh worship music, learn about writing and publishing worship songs, equip you with techniques for working with your worship team.
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