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 2019

THE GLORIOUS CHRIST: Music is great. Jesus is greater.

Jesus: God's Just and Merciful Servant | Jared Mellinger (AUDIO & VIDEO)

Jesus: True God of True God | Matt Mason (AUDIO & VIDEO)

Arranging & Sound Workshop (AUDIO & VIDEO)

Jesus: Our Saving Substitute | Mike Bullmore (AUDIO & VIDEO)

Jesus: Our Risen King | H.B. Charles, Jr. (AUDIO & VIDEO)

Jesus: Our Compassionate Brother | Joselo Mercado (AUDIO) Video coming soon

Jesus: Our Intercessor | Mike Reeves (AUDIO) Video coming soon

Jesus: Our Returning Bridegroom | Rick Gamache (AUDIO) Video coming soon

WorshipGod 2018

EXTRAORDINARY: The Weekly Worship of the Gathered Church

The Church's Glory | Matt Mason (AUDIO)

The Church's Foundation | Craig Cabaniss (AUDIO)

The Church's Unity | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

The Church's Message | Brian Davis (AUDIO)

The Church's Passion | Jon Payne (AUDIO)

The Church's Future | Rick Gamache (AUDIO)

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 (AUDIO)

Gathering around God's Word | Kevin DeYoung (AUDIO)

Gathering to Rehearse the Gospel | Jeff Purswell (AUDIO)

Gathering to Sing | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Gathering to Edify | Nathan Smith (AUDIO)

Gathering to Commission | Rick Gamache (AUDIO)

WorshipGod 2014 West


Why the Trinity is So Delightful | Mike Reeves (AUDIO)

The Trinity and the Cross | Mike Reeves (AUDIO)

Worshiping God as Father | Bruce Ware (AUDIO)

The Unique Role of the Holy Spirit | Jon Payne (AUDIO)

Singing and Praying to the Triune God | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Living in Light of the Trinity | Rick Gamache (AUDIO)

WorshipGod 2014 UK


Faithful To Receive | Craig Cabaniss (AUDIO)

Faithful to Proclaim | Jeff Purswell (AUDIO)

Faithful to Engage | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Faithful to Serve | Nathan Smith (AUDIO)

Faithful to Grow | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Faithful to Prepare | Mike Reeves (AUDIO)

WorshipGod 2013 East


Faithful To Receive | Craig Cabanis (AUDIO)

Faithful to Proclaim | Kevin DeYoung (AUDIO)

Faithful to Serve | Jared Mellinger (AUDIO)

Faithful to Grow | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Faithful to Prepare | Kevin Twit (AUDIO)

WorshipGod 2013 West


Faithful To Receive | Craig Cabaniss (AUDIO)

Faithful To Proclaim | Kevin DeYoung (AUDIO)

Faithful To Serve | Jon Payne (AUDIO)

Faithful To Grow | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Faithful To Prepare | Kevin DeYoung (AUDIO)

WorshipGod 2011


Gathering To Behold | Ray Ortlund (AUDIO)

Gathering To Rehearse (The Gospel) | Bryan Chapell (AUDIO)

Gathering To Hear | Thabiti Anyabwile (AUDIO)

Gathering To Edify | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Gathering To Commission | Craig Cabaniss (AUDIO)

WorshipGod 2009


The God Of Worship | John Piper (AUDIO)

The Heart Of Worship | John Piper (AUDIO)

The Leaders Of Worship | Jeff Purswell (AUDIO)

The Church Of Worship | Thabiti Anyabwile (AUDIO)

The Future Of Worship | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

WorshipGod 2008


Knowing God With The Psalmist | Craig Cabaniss (AUDIO)

Expressing Emotion With The Psalmist | Thabiti Anyabwile (AUDIO)

Glorifying God With The Psalmist | Mark Dever (AUDIO)

Enduring Hardship With The Psalmist | David Powlison (AUDIO)

Praising God With The Psalmist, Part 1 | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

Praising God With The Psalmist, Part 2 | David Powlison (AUDIO)

Living Life With The Psalmist | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

WorshipGod 2006


A People Of God's Presence | Jeff Purswell (AUDIO)

Christ, Our Access Into God's Presence | Mark Mullery (AUDIO)

Celebrating God's Presence | Craig Cabaniss (AUDIO)

Pursuing God's Presence | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)

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

WorshipGod 2004


Beholding The Glory Of God's Supremacy | Bruce Ware (AUDIO)

Worshiping God As Creator | Craig Cabaniss (AUDIO)

Beholding The Glory Of God's Salvation | Bruce Ware (AUDIO)

The Holy Spirit And Worship | Jeff Purswell (AUDIO)

Worship In Light Of Heaven | Mark Altrogge (AUDIO)

Serving Future Generations | Bob Kauflin (AUDIO)



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

Dying to Make God Famous | Jimmy Needham (WG18)

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) PDF

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 (WG18) 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 | Don Whitney (WG18)

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)

A Leader's Heart - Panel | Michael Bleeker, Matt Boswell, Devon Kauflin, Jimmy Needham, Tim Payne (WG18)

A Leader's Family - Panel | Michael Bleeker, Matt Boswell, Bob Kauflin, Devon Kauflin (WG18)

Arranging to Serve Your Congregation | Bob Kauflin, Devon Kauflin (WG18) PDF

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)

God-Encounters: The Role of Experience in Congregational Worship |Bob Kauflin (WG18)

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

Learning to Encourage: Seeing Grace in Surprising Places | Jon Payne (WG18)

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

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

Lessons Learned From Three Decades Of Leading | C.J. Mahaney and Bob Kauflin (WG09)

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 • PDF

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)

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

Skilled and Sincere | Bob Kauflin (WG17MW) PDF

Sunday Mornings - More Than Music | Brian Davis (WG18)

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 for Your Best Playing | Patrick Anderson (WG18)

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 Part 1| Jon Payne (WG09) PDF

Advanced Piano Techniques Part 2| 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 Q&A | Josh Scott, Patrick Anderson (WG18)

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

Electric Guitar: Your Gear | Josh Scott (WG17MW)

Your Heart and Your Part | Josh Scott (WG18)

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)

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)

Putting it Together: Drums and Bass | David Zimmer, Ryan Foglesong (WG18) PDF

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 | Michael Bleeker, Matt Boswell, Caroline Cobb, Steve & Vikki Cook, Adam Wright (WG18)

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)

The Undervalued Art of Lyric Projection | Brittany Kauflin (WG18) PDF

Understanding the Mixer | Doug Gould (WGW14)


Trusting God in Every Season | Julie Kauflin (WG18) PDF

First Thing's 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