Past Conferences

Each WorshipGod Conference features main sessions that address a specific theme and seminars that speak to issues of theology, the heart, leadership and music skills. At past conferences we’ve offered seminars 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 listen or view the session.

WorshipGod Conference Messages




Music is great. Jesus is greater.

WORSHIPGOD 2017 Northeast

Human & Holy: Healthy Tensions of Gathered Worship




Gathering Around the Gospel


Called to be Faithful


Called to be Faithful


Rediscovering the Psalms


The Glory of His Presence


A Passion for His Glory

Seminars by Topic

Christ and the Enemies Within: Dealing with Pride, Discouragement, Depression, and Lust | Bob Kauflin (WG19)

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

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)

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

Gospel-Centered Everything | Jeff Purswell (WG15)

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

Know and Worship | Matt Mason (WG11)

Living in the Good of Our Union with Christ | Mike Reeves (WG19)

Meeting God In The Psalms | John Loftness (WG06)

Meeting with Christ in Scripture | Mike Bullmore (WG19)

Overcoming The Fear Of Man | Craig Cabaniss (WG09)

Praying the Bible | Don Whitney (WG18)

Praying the Bible | Don Whitney (WG15)

Praying Through Scripture | Donald Whitney (WGW14)

Praying With The Psalmist | Donald Whitney (WG08)

Preparing Your Heart | Devon Kauflin (WG17MW)

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

Pursuing Spiritual Gifts to Exalt Christ | Rick Gamache (WG19)

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

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)

Secure In Christ | Craig Cabaniss (WGW14)

Simplify Your Spiritual Life | Donald Whitney (WG11)

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

The Gospel for Real Life | Mike Bullmore (WG19)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

7 Values of Congregational Singing | Matt Mason (WG17MW)

A Cross and Cultural Conversation | Bob Kauflin, Devon Kauflin, H.B. Charles, Jr., Joe Pace (WG19)

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

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

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

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

Beyond Preaching | Jared Mellinger (WG19)

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

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)

Gathering Together in Christ | Devon Kauflin (WG19)

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

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

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

Healthy Tensions In Corporate Worship | Bob Kauflin (WG06)

Leading In Prayer | Kevin DeYoung (WGW13)

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)

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

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)

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

Putting Songs Together | Bob Kauflin (WGW14)

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)

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

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

The Faith-Filled Leader | Jon Payne (WGW14)

The Leader’s Relationships | Bob Kauflin (WGE13)

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

Thinking Surgically When Leading Liturgically | Jamie Brown (WG11)

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

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

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 | Devon Kauflin (WG19)

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

Worshiping The Triune God | Bruce Ware (WG06)

Acoustic Guitar 1: Essentials | Patrick Anderson (WG19)

Acoustic Guitar 2: Going Deeper | Patrick Anderson (WG19)

Acoustic Guitar: Tips for Your Best Playing | Patrick Anderson (WG18)

Acoustic Guitar Tips | Patrick Anderson (WG17MW)

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

Arranging Songs for Bass & Drums (Part 1) | David Zimmer & Ryan Folgesong (WG19)

Arranging Songs for Bass & Drums (Part 2) | David Zimmer & Ryan Folgesong (WG19)

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)

Advanced Piano Techniques Part 2| Jon Payne (WG09)

Auditioning and Developing Musicians | Ken Boer (WG06)

Band On The Run | Bob Kauflin (WG08)

Bass: Craft and Creativity | Ryan Foglesong (WG15)

Drums: Craft and Creativity | David Zimmer (WG15)

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

Electric Bass: Respond & Enhance | Ryan Folgesong (WG19)

Electric Guitar 1: Gear, Sounds, and Conquering a Fear of Heights | Patrick Anderson (WG19)

Electric Guitar 2: Woodshedding and Creating | Patrick Anderson (WG19)

Electric Guitar Q&A | Josh Scott, Patrick Anderson (WG18)

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

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)

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)

Keyboard: Maximizing Your Contribution | Jonatan Barahona (WG15)

Loops, Clicks, Keys, and Tricks | Bryan Deitrich (WG19)

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)

Skilled and Sincere | Bob Kauflin (WG17MW)

Solo Instrument Workshop | Gabe Lewis (WGE13)

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

The Contemporary Keyboard | Bob Kauflin (WGE13)

The Undistracted Drummer | David Zimmer (WG19)