In view of the current COVID-19 crisis, we have decided that it would be wise to postpone this event. We will contact you again when are able to confirm a rescheduled date, and your registration will be transferred automatically.

If you paid to attend Saturday and would prefer a refund, please let us know via Eventbrite.

Sovereign Grace Music is heading to the West Coast this summer for a special event called The Gathering. You and your church are invited Friday night, July 24, to celebrate the glorious gospel through song, Scripture, and prayer.


The next day, Saturday, July 25, is a seminar designed for leaders, pastors, instrumentalists, vocalists, and anyone who wants to grow in their understanding of congregational worship. Early bird registration for Saturday is only $30. We’ll be diving deeper into what really matters to God in our meetings and talk about how we can better serve those ends. Come be equipped, inspired, and encouraged while meeting hundreds of others who share a passion for the glory of Christ.




Friday, July 24 (Free)

7:30pm-9:15pm • The Gathering
An evening of worship in song, Scripture, and prayer – free and open to anyone. Please register to get your free ticket.

Saturday, July 25 ($30)

8:00am • Registration

9:00am-10:45am • Session 1 – What Really Matters in Our Gatherings

10:45am-11:00am • Break

11:00am-12:15pm •  Session 2 – The Most Important Instrument

12:15pm-1:00pm • Lunch (provided on site)

1:00pm-2:00pm • Session 3 – Q&A

2:00pm-2:30pm • Break

2:30pm-4:00pm •  Session 4 – The Supremacy of Christ: Music is great, Jesus is greater

4:00pm • Close

Note: all times listed are on Pacific Standard Time




Bob Kauflin

Bob Kauflin is the director of Sovereign Grace Music where his main tasks include equipping pastors and musicians in the theology and practice of congregational worship, and overseeing albums produced by Sovereign Grace Music. He currently resides in Louisville, KY, where he serves as a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. He blogs at, and has written two books, Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God, and True Worshipers. He and his wife, Julie, have six children and an ever growing number of grandchildren.


Devon Kauflin

Devon serves as a pastor at Grace Church of Clarksburg by leading corporate worship, preaching, and providing pastoral care. He also serves Sovereign Grace Music by contributing to recordings, leading events, and developing strategies for training leaders and better serving local churches. He completed his B.S. in Business from the University of Maryland (2007) and his M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2015). Devon and his wife, Kristine, were married in 2006 and have 4 children.




Closest airport: John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA)

Ayres Hotel

2550 E. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

Two Queens: $179 per night | King: $169 per night
Includes free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

To make a reservation, call 714-634-2106 Ext. 512 – Group Code: SGC724. Reservations must be made by May 25th to guarantee the special rate.

More hotel information coming soon!



What is The Gathering?

The Gathering is a 2-day event beginning Friday night, July 24, with an evening of worship in song, Scripture, and prayer. The next day, Saturday, July 25, is a full day of teaching, singing, and interacting about the role of congregational worship in our gatherings. It is designed for pastors, leaders, instrumentalists, vocalists, or anyone wanting to grow in their understanding of what the Bible says about congregational worship.


How much does it cost?

The Friday evening session is free and open to anyone. Please register to get your free ticket. Registration for Saturday is $30 a person and includes a free lunch. The registration rate will increase May 1st. Click here to register.


What is the registration cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests received before midnight (EST)/9PM (PST) on July 10 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after July 10.


Will there be childcare available?

No, unfortunately we are not able to provide childcare.


What age should you be to come?

Anyone is welcome, but the recommended ages are 12 and up. Minors should be accompanied by an adult.


Where is the event located?

Covenant Presbyterian Church

1855 N. Orange-Olive Rd. Orange, CA 92865


Is parking free?

Yes, there will be free parking available on site.


Is the conference wheelchair accessible?



Will there be wifi available?

Unfortunately, there will not be public wifi available on site.


Is the conference providing transportation?

We are not able to provide transportation but recommend using Uber or Lyft.


How close is the conference to hotels?

Visit the Travel and Lodging tab for recommended hotels. 


Are meals included?

Lunch will be provided on site on Saturday.


What do I do if I have dietary restrictions?

Just notify us on your registration and we’ll accommodate your dietary needs.


If my question isn’t listed above, how can I get an answer?



Note: all times listed are on Pacific Standard Time