Attending worship conferences provides an opportunity to learn from others, be refreshed, and see how other worship leaders navigate the joys and challenges of that role. Investing in yourself by attending a conference helps you return to church the following week with new ideas and solutions to issues you may have dealt with for years. Additionally, taking your team with you strengthens team relationships and allows you to spread out amongst various sessions during the conference.

We’ve compiled a list of eighteen conferences for worship leaders that can offer that time of refreshment and inspiration (in date order):

  1. Worship Conference 2020 | January 6-8, 2020 | Indianapolis, IN
  2. MxU Live | January 15, 2020 | Anaheim, CA
  3. Worship Summit Live | January 24, 2020 | West Chester, PA
  4. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship: Symposium on Worship | January 30–February 1, 2020 | Grand Rapids, MI
  5. Calibrate: The Worship Team Event | February 24, 2020 | Dallas, TX
  6. LIFT | May 1-2, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
  7. West Coast Worship Conference | June 25-27, 2020 | Chino, CA
  8. National Worship Leader Conference | July 1-2, 2020 | Nashville, TN
  9. Sing! Getty Music Worship Conference | August 31-September 2 | Nashville, TN
  10. Experience Conference | September 8-11, 2020 | Orlando, FL
  11. SALT Nashville | October 2020-TBD | Nashville, TN
  12. Worship One Day | October 17, 2020 | Tacoma, WA
  13. Overflow Worship Conference | October 9-10, 2020 | Wilmar, MN
  14. Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference | October 21-23, 2020 | Sydney, Australia
  15. The Christian Musician Summit Conference | November 6-7, 2020 | Tacoma, WA

#1 – Worship Conference 2020

Worship Conference 2020 is music and theological conference designed to champion the Cause of traditional conservative music, provide tools to help individuals and churches, and to unify and strengthen a conservative stance on personal and public worship. The event is held at Colonial Hills Baptist Church.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • January 6-8, 2020 – Indianapolis, IN
  • Early Bird Price: $99

#2 – MxU Live

A one-day FOH mixing event for the engineer, the musician, and the creative. Since the event began over four years ago, we’ve found some unique ways to dive deep into the actual ART of mixing while staying practical, candid, and most of all, authentic. During MxU Live, we’ll spend time comparing different mix methods, discuss why some styles seem to work in a mix…and why some don’t. Expect to spend quite a bit of time listening and watching different mixes get crafted (and deconstructed) in this one-of-a-kind setting. The event is held at Crosspointe Church.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • January 15, 2020 – Anaheim, CA
  • Price: $134.24

#3 – Worship Summit Live

This completely virtual summit will bring together church production experts who will lead instruction on the best communications and audio visual tools for houses of worship to better connect with the communities they serve

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • January 30–February 1, 2020 – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Price: Free

#4 – Calvin Institute of Christian Worship: Symposium on Worship

The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching held on the campus of Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary.

The conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers. People come from around the world for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning together, seeking to develop their gifts, encourage each other and renew their commitment to the full ministry of the church. The event is held at Calvin University.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • January 30–February 1, 2020 – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Price: $90/day

#5 – Calibrate: The Worship Team Event

This is not a songwriter symposium or a creative conference. This is about discipleship, why worship pastors and teams do what they do, and how they connect each and every day.

We have worked diligently to remove the barriers to entry for worship leaders to receive resources they need to effectively minister to their worship teams and congregations.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • February 24, 2020 – Dallas, TX
  • Early Bird Price: $65.47

#6 – LIFT

LIFT is a time to gather together to learn, grow, and be refreshed in your gifts with other creatives without the restraints of leading others. These days will include main sessions with teaching and worship, as well as breakouts ranging from leading worship to production to other creative themes and topics.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • May 1-2, 2020 – Atlanta, GA
  • Price: $123.57

#7 –West Coach Worship Conference

The West Coast Worship Conference is a 3-day conference where worship leaders, musicians, vocalists, senior pastors, and tech teams can be equipped with resources to take their ministry to the next level. The conference offers six main sessions, worship and workshop sessions, and leadership classes. The main sessions will be taught by Calvary Chapel pastors. These are designed to refresh, inspire, and challenge attendees in their relationships with God. Worship sessions will be led by Calvary Chapel worship leaders. Every conference attendee will be given a ton of worship resources to take back to your home church.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • June 25-27, 2020 – Chino, CA

#8 – National Worship Leader Conference

The National Worship Leader Conference is a unique event that brings together musicians and songwriters, movers and shakers, theologians and scholars across the worldwide worship community for one of the most inspirational and informative gatherings.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • TBD July 2020 – Nashville, TN

#9 – Sing! Getty Music Worship Conference

This three-day event will look at how the songs of the Bible shape the way we think about worship in churches and families as we look through the whole of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. Inspired by Martin Luther’s emphasis on singing, praying, reading, and preaching the Word, we will also examine how the Bible affects every part of our Sunday worship gathering, and the urgency of building deep believers in the 21st century through singing the Scriptures.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • August 31-September 2 – Nashville, TN
  • Early Bird Price: $219

#10 –Experience Conference

Scores of worship leaders from around the country and across denominational lines gather each year at Experience Conference, one of the largest worship conferences in America, to connect in community with one another, get equipped with key resources, and become empowered to see how God might use us to change the world.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • September 3-6, 2019 – Orlando, FL
  • Price: $249

#11 – SALT Nashville

The National Worship Leader Conference is a unique event that brings together musicians and songwriters, movers and shakers, theologians and scholars across the worldwide worship community for one of the most inspirational and informative gatherings.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • TBD October 2020 – Nashville, TN
  • Price: $249 (Pre-Sale $199)

#12 – Worship One Day 

Gather with hundreds of people from around the Northwest region for one impactful day of worship, learning, and connection. Anyone involved in music or tech in the local church is invited, regardless of their title or role on the team. If you find yourself in a dry season of ministry, this conference is a place where you can be refreshed and inspired. If you feel alone or isolated where you serve, this is the place to connect with others and be encouraged.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • October 17, 2020 | Tacoma, WA
  • Price: $30

#13 – Overflow Worship Conference

Scores of worship leaders from around the country and across denominational lines gather each year at Experience Conference, one of the largest worship conferences in America, to connect in community with one another, get equipped with key resources, and become empowered to see how God might use us to change the world.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • October 9-10, 2020 | Wilmar, MN

#14 – Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference

A two-days, three-nights gathering of the creatively gifted ones; the prophets and the poets; the artisans and the producers; humbly hosted by Hillsong Creative.

Expressed through Co-Labs; innovative circles of thought leaders; small and large gatherings; Midnight Massive; friendships will be forged. Together telling the story of Jesus and making creativity the center of God’s Church today.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • October 21-23, 2020 – Sydney, Australia
  • Price: $159

#15 – The Christian Musician Summit Conference

Providing practical training & resources for musicians, leaders, technicians, songwriters & indie artists to improve skill and inspire talent for God’s glory.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • November 6-7, 2020 – Tacoma, WA
  • Early Bird Price: $159

Worship leader conferences provide an excellent opportunity for inspiration and learning from others. In addition to participating in various sessions, you’ll gain even more out of the event if you take the time to interact with other attendees. Find out how other churches are creating an environment for worship and how they’ve overcome any challenges you’re currently facing. There’s no need to go it alone – learn from conference speakers and from fellow worship leaders.