WorshipGod Conference

Past Conferences

Each WorshipGod conference feature main sessions that address a specific theme and seminars that speak to issues of theology, the heart, and leadership and music skills. The seminars are tailored towards pastors, worship leaders, instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, tech teams, women, children, and general audiences. Since we can’t offer all the seminars at every conference, we’ve compiled a list below of all the main sessions from past conferences and many of the seminars. Click on a title to play or right-click to save. 

WorshipGod 2017 Midwest

HUMAN & HOLY: Healthy Tensions of Gathered Worship

Orthodox & On Fire | Rick Gamache (AUDIO)

Structured & Spontaneous | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Rooted & Relevant | Shai Linne (AUDIO)

Event & Every Day | Matt Mason (AUDIO)

Anticipating & Already | C.J. Mahaney (AUDIO)


WorshipGod 2017 Northeast

HUMAN & HOLY: Healthy Tensions of Gathered Worship

Gospel/Word Driven: Worship Between Timelessness and Today | H.B. Charles, Jr. (AUDIOVIDEO)

Edifying: Worship Between Excellence and Weakness | Jared Mellinger (AUDIOVIDEO)

Spirit-Led: Worship Planning and Spontaneity | Bob Kauflin (AUDIOVIDEO)

Mission: Worship between your church and the world | Brian Davis (AUDIOVIDEO)


WorshipGod 2015 East


Why the Trinity is Delightful (And Why It Matters) | Jeff Purswell (AUDIO • VIDEO)

The Triune God and the Cross (Why The Gospel Has to be Trinitarian) | Jared Mellinger (AUDIO • VIDEO)

Worshiping God the Father (Understanding the Miracle of Adoption) | C.J. Mahaney (AUDIO • VIDEO)

The Unique Role of the Holy Spirit (Getting to Know the Third Person of the Trinity) | Ray Ortlund, Jr. (AUDIO • VIDEO)

The Power of the Gospel in Multi-Ethnic Congregational Worship | H.B. Charles, Jr.  (AUDIO • VIDEO)

Singing and Praying to a Triune God (How to Celebrate Trinity Sunday Every Week) | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO • VIDEO)

Living before the Triune God As Elect Exiles | Rick Gamache (AUDIO • VIDEO)


WorshipGod 2015 UK



Gathering to Behold | Mike Reeves

Gathering around God’s Word | Kevin DeYoung

Gathering to Rehearse the Gospel | Jeff Purswell

Gathering to Sing | Bob Kauflin

Gathering to Edify | Nathan Smith

Gathering to Commission | Rick Gamache


WorshipGod 2014 West



Why the Trinity is So Delightful | Mike Reeves

The Trinity and the Cross | Mike Reeves

Worshiping God as Father | Bruce Ware

The Unique Role of the Holy Spirit | Jon Payne

Singing and Praying to the Triune God | Bob Kauflin

Living in Light of the Trinity | Rick Gamache


WorshipGod 2014 UK



Faithful To Receive | Craig Cabaniss

Faithful to Proclaim | Jeff Purswell

Faithful to Engage | Bob Kauflin

Faithful to Serve | Nathan Smith

Faithful to Grow | Bob Kauflin

Faithful to Prepare | Mike Reeves


WorshipGod 2013 East



Faithful To Receive | Craig Cabanis

Faithful to Proclaim | Kevin DeYoung

Faithful to Serve | Jared Mellinger

Faithful to Grow | Bob Kauflin

Faithful to Prepare | Kevin Twit


WorshipGod 2013 West



Faithful To Receive | Craig Cabaniss 

Faithful To Proclaim | Kevin DeYoung 

Faithful To Serve | Jon Payne 

Faithful To Grow | Bob Kauflin 

Faithful To Prepare | Kevin DeYoung 


WorshipGod 2011



Gathering To Behold | Ray Ortlund

Gathering To Rehearse (The Gospel) | Bryan Chapell

Gathering To Hear | Thabiti Anyabwile

Gathering To Edify | Bob Kauflin

Gathering To Commission | Craig Cabaniss


WorshipGod 2009 



The God Of Worship | John Piper

The Heart Of Worship | John Piper

The Leaders Of Worship | Jeff Purswell

The Church Of Worship | Thabiti Anyabwile

Lessons Learned From Three Decades Of Leading | C.J. Mahaney and Bob Kauflin

The Future Of Worship | Bob Kauflin


WorshipGod 2008 



Knowing God With The Psalmist | Craig Cabaniss

Expressing Emotion With The Psalmist | Thabiti Anyabwile

Glorifying God With The Psalmist | Mark Dever

Enduring Hardship With The Psalmist | David Powlison

Praising God With The Psalmist, Part 1 | Bob Kauflin

Praising God With The Psalmist, Part 2 | David Powlison

Living Life With The Psalmist | Bob Kauflin


WorshipGod 2006



A People Of God’s Presence | Jeff Purswell

Christ, Our Access Into God’s Presence | Mark Mullery

Celebrating God’s Presence | Craig Cabaniss

Pursuing God’s Presence | Bob Kauflin

Worshiping God As The Source Of All Secondary Joys | Randy Alcorn


WorshipGod 2004 



Beholding The Glory Of God’s Supremacy | Bruce Ware

Worshiping God As Creator | Craig Cabaniss

Beholding The Glory Of God’s Salvation | Bruce Ware

The Holy Spirit And Worship | Jeff Purswell

Worship In Light Of Heaven | Mark Altrogge

Serving Future Generations | Bob Kauflin





Do You Thirst For God? | Donald Whitney (WG09)   PDF

Eagerly Desiring Prophecy | Rick Gamache (WG15)

Encountering God’s Presence: What Should We Expect? | Bob Kauflin (WGW14) PDF

Family Worship | Don Whitney  (WGE13)

Getting a Grip on God’s Glory | Bruce Ware (WG15) PDF • VIDEO

Healthy Tensions In Corporate Worship | Bob Kauflin (WG06)

How Long, O Lord? | Craig Cabaniss (WGE13)

Know and Worship | Matt Mason (WG11)  PDF

Meeting God In The Psalms | John Loftness (WG06)

Overcoming The Fear Of Man | Craig Cabaniss (WG09)  PDF

Praying the Bible | Don Whitney (WG15) PDF

Praying Through Scripture | Donald Whitney (WGW14) PDF

Praying With The Psalmist | Donald Whitney (WG08)

Psalm 131: A Calm And Humble Heart | David Powilson (WG08)

Revival: When God Visits His People | Craig Cabaniss (WGW14) PDF

Revisiting the Book of Revelation: How Knowing the Future Shapes Our Worship | Jim Hamilton (WG15)

Scripture Meditation: Getting More Out of Your Bible | Don Whitney (WG15) PDF

Secure In Christ | Craig Cabaniss (WGW14) PDF

Simplify Your Spiritual Life | Donald Whitney (WG11)

Speaking Grace: Cultivating The Gift Of Encouragement | Jon Payne (WGW13)  PDF

The Great God And His Beloved Church | Matt Mason (WGE13)  PDF

The Trinity in History (How Not to be a Heretic) | Bruce Ware (WG15) PDF

To Sing Hymns or Not to Sing? | Dr. Michael Haykin (WG17MW) PDF

Unity In Diversity | Shai Linne (WG17MW)

When Waiting Is Trusting | Donald Whitney (WG17MW) PDF

Worship And God’s Word | Craig Cabaniss (WG04)

Worship In The Valley | Matt Mason (WG09)  PDF


Worship Leader/Pastor

7 Values of Congregational Singing | Matt Mason (WG17MW)

Arranging to Serve | Bob Kauflin, Devon Kauflin (WG17MW) PDF

Behind Closed Doors: Connecting Your Public And Private Worship | Joseph Stigora (WG11)

Building Bridges: Pastors and Worship Leaders | Bob Kauflin (WG08)   PDF

Choosing Songs Wisely, Part 1 | Bob Kauflin (WG04)

Choosing Songs Wisely, Part 2 | Bob Kauflin (WG04)

Corporate Worship As Pastoral Care | Bob Kauflin (WG06)

Engaging Art and Culture | Dustin Kensrue (WG15)

Faithfulness From Generation To Generation | Bob Kauflin, Devon Kauflin, Joseph Stigora, Matt Mason (WGE13)

Gospel-Centered Everything | Jeff Purswell (WG15) PDF

Growing in Grace As a Leader | Jared Mellinger (WG15)

Growing Your Team For the Glory Of God | Jon Payne (WG08)  PDF

Leading In Prayer | Kevin DeYoung (WGW13)  PDF

Lessons Learned from 30 years of Leading, Part 1 | Bob Kauflin (WGW14)

Lessons Learned from 30 years of Leading, Part 2 | Bob Kauflin (WGW14)

Let All The People Be Glad: Corporate Worship and Expressiveness | Bob Kauflin (WG09)  PDF

Making Room For The Spirit’s Leading | Bob Kauflin (WGE13)  PDF

Pastors and Artist Musicians Working Together | Andy Farmer (WG08)

Planning Sundays | Devon Kauflin, Matt Boswell, Jon Payne (WGW14)

Planning for Participation: Rehearsing the Right Things for the Right Reasons | Bob Kauflin (WG15) • VIDEO

Preparing Your Heart | Devon Kauflin (WG17MW) PDF

Priorities in Planning Your Meeting | Bob Kauflin & Jeff Purswell (WG15) PDF • VIDEO

Putting Songs Together | Bob Kauflin (WGW14) PDF

Redefining Burnout: Knowing When It’s Time For A Break | Jon Payne (WG11)

Rehearsals For The Real World: Maximizing Limited Resources | Bob Kauflin (WGE13)

Retelling The Gospel Every Week | Mike Cosper (WGE13)

Reviving The Hymns | David Ward (WG09)  PDF

Running An Effective And Peaceful Sunday Morning Rehearsal | Dave Wilcox and Ken Boer (WG08)  PDF

Skilled and Sincere | Bob Kauflin (WG17MW) PDF

The Benefits And Limits Of Creativity | Bob Kauflin (WG11)  PDF

The Challenges of Bi-Vocational Ministry | Joe Brownlee (WG15) PDF

The Faith Filled Leader | Jon Payne (WGW14) PDF

The Leader’s Relationships | Bob Kauflin (WGE13)  PDF

The Task Of A Worship Leader | Bob Kauflin (WG08)  PDF

Theology, Doxology, and Sociology | Shai Linne (WG11)

Thinking Surgically When Leading Liturgically | Jamie Brown (WG11)  PDF

What Are You Talking About? What To Say When You’re Not Singing | Bob Kauflin (WG09) PDF

What’s The Point? Planning Your Meetings On Purpose | Bob Kauflin (WGW13)  PDF

When Leading Worship Is Your Second Job | Matthew Williams (WG08)

Will The Real Worship Leader Please Stand Up? | Bob Kauflin (WG04)

Worship Leader Panel | Joe Crider, Bob Kauflin, Devon Kauflin, Matt Mason, Daniel Renstrom (WG17MW)

Worship Team Checkup | Matt Mason (WG08)

Worshiping A Big God In A Small Church | Pat Sczebel (WG11)  PDF 

Worshiping God When Your World Is Shaking | Craig Cabaniss (WG11)  PDF

Worshiping The Triune God | Bruce Ware (WG06)



Acoustic Guitar Tips | Patrick Anderson (WG17MW) PDF

Acoustic Guitar: Maximizing Your Contribution | Patrick Anderson (WG15) PDF

Advanced Bass Guitar: Craft and Creativity | Ryan Foglesong (WGW14)

Advanced Drumming: Craft and Creativity | David Zimmer (WGW14)

Advanced Electric Guitar, Part 1 | Ben Gowell (WG09)

Advanced Electric Guitar, Part 2 | Ben Gowell (WG09)

Advanced Keyboard | John Martin (WGW14)

Advanced Piano Techniques | Jon Payne (WG09)  PDF

Auditioning and Developing Musicians | Ken Boer (WG06)

Band On The Run | Bob Kauflin (WG08)

Bass: Craft and Creativity | Ryan Foglesong (WG15) PDF

Drums: Craft and Creativity | David Zimmer (WG15)

Drums and Bass: Building the Foundation | Ryan Foglesong & David Zimmer (WGW14)

Electric Guitar: Maximizing Your Contribution | Patrick Anderson (WG15) PDF

Electric Guitar: Your Gear | Josh Scott (WG17MW)

Electric Guitar: Your Heart and Your Part | Josh Scott (WG17MW)

Essential Skills For Acoustic Guitar | Patrick Anderson (WGE13)

Essential Skills For Electric Guitar | Patrick Anderson (WGE13)  PDF

Essential Skills For Guitarists | Patrick Anderson (WGE13)

From Notes to Charts: Pianists | John Martin (WGW13)

Intro to Loops, Multitracks, and Tech: How and Why? | Patrick Anderson (WG15) PDF

Keyboard: Maximizing Your Contribution | Jonatan Barahona (WG15)

Keyboardists: From Notes To Charts | Bryan Deitrich (WG09)

Piano In Contemporary Worship, Part 1 | Bob Kauflin (WG11)

Piano In Contemporary Worship, Part 2 | Bob Kauflin (WG11)

Piano In Contemporary Worship, Part 3 | Bob Kauflin (WG11)

Solo Instrument Workshop | Gabe Lewis (WGE13)

The Contemporary Keyboard | Bob Kauflin (WGE13)



Before And After: The Evolution Of A Song | Mark Altrogge and Steve and Vikki Cook (WG11)  PDF

Editing Your Song | Steve & Vikki Cook (WGE13)  PDF

Melodies that Sing | Steve & Vikki Cook (WG17MW) PDF

Overcoming Songwriter’s Block | Steve & Vikki Cook (WG15) PDF

Practicing and Planning Creativity | Mark Altrogge and Steve and Vikki Cook (WG11)

Retuning Hymns | Kevin Twit (WGE13)  PDF

Show, Don’t Tell | Steve & Vikki Cook (WG17MW)

Song Publishing In The Digital Age | Brock Shinen, Malcolm duPlessis, and Steve Cook (WGW13)

Songwriting for Congregations | Dustin Kensrue (WG15)

Songwriters and the Church | Brock Shinen (WGW14)

Songwriting Panel | Steve & Vikki Cook, Caroline Cobb, Ryan Foglesong, Daniel Renstrom, Adam Wright (WGMW17)

The Business of Songwriting | Brock Shinen (WGW14)

Thoughts On Songwriting, Part 1 | Keith and Kristyn Getty (WG09)

Thoughts On Songwriting, Part 2 | Keith and Kristyn Getty (WG09)

What Makes These Songs Great? | Steve and Vikki Cook (WGE13)  PDF

What The Psalms Teach Us About Songwriting | Mark Altrogge, Steve and Vikki Cook (WG08)  PDF


Tech Teams

20 Steps to Better Sound | Doug Gould (WG17MW)

Building And Caring For A Tech Team, Part 1 | Dave Wilcox (WG11)  PDF

Building And Caring For A Tech Team, Part 2 | Dave Wilcox (WG11)  PDF

Caring For Your Sound System | Darryl Wenger (WG08)  PDF

In-Ear Monitors | Doug Gould (WG08)

Lowering Stage Volume | Doug Gould (WG11)

Microphone Applications | Doug Gould (WGW14)

Microphone Primer | Doug Gould (WG11)

Understanding the Mixer | Doug Gould (WGW14)



First Things First: Maintaining Priorities On And Around The Worship Team | Julie Kauflin, Shelley Reinhart, Megan Haughery (WG09)

First Things First: Maintaining Priorities on and Around the Worship Team | Julie Kauflin (WG15)

Is She Better Than Me? | Julie Kauflin (WGW14) PDF

Remaining Steadfast In Changing Seasons | Julie Kauflin (WGW13)  PDF



Leading A Christ-Exalting Children’s Ministry | Marty Machowski (WGE13)  PDF

Leading Children To Worship Christ | Jared Kennedy (WG11) PDF