Attending worship leader conferences provides an opportunity to learn from others, be refreshed, and see how others 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.

Here are 15 worship leader conferences to consider:

  1. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship: Symposium on Worship | January 6-26, 2021 | Grand Rapids, MI
  2. Refuel Conference 2021 | January 15-16, 2021 | Mishawaka, IN
  3. Rest 2021 | January 25-27, 2021 | Cleveland, GA
  4. 2021 Angeles Worship Summit |February 5-6, 2021 | Virtually on Zoom
  5. Worship Together 2021 |February 4-6, 2021 | Franklin, TN
  6. Church Leaders Conference 2021 | April 27-29, 2021 | Dallas, TX
  7. Worship Innovators Conference | June 7-8, 2021 | Chicago, IL
  8. National Worship Leader Conference | July 20-22, 2021 | Nashville, TN
  9. Sing! Getty Music Worship Conference |September 12-15, 2021 | Nashville, TN |Online
  10. Experience Conference | September 7-10, 2021 | Orlando, FL
  11. SALT Nashville | October 2020-TBD | Nashville, TN
  12. Worship One Day | TBD 2021 | Tacoma, WA
  13. Overflow Worship Conference | October 8-9, 2021 | Wilmar, MN
  14. Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference | October 2-22, 2021 | Sydney, Australia
  15. The Christian Musician Summit Conference | November 4-6, 2021 | Tacoma, WA

#1 – CALVIN INSTITUTE OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP: SYMPOSIUM ON WORSHIP

The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is an annual 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.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • January 6-26, 2021 – Online
  • Price: Free

#2 – Refuel Conference 2021

The goal of ReFuel is to create time and space for teams to be together, be encouraged, and be equipped to continue leading the local church in worship. We desire to see God’s spirit inspire and strengthen the hearts and hands of those who serve the local church through the creative arts.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • January 15-16, 2021 – Mishawaka, IN
  • Price: $40

#3 – Rest 2021

This three-day retreat is an opportunity to REST in order to WORSHIP. You’ll hear from coaches and speakers who will encourage you to reconnect with Jesus and Keep yourself healthy. This is a chance to recharge and prepare to press on.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • January 25-27, 2021 – Cleveland, GA
  • Price: $499

#4 – WORSHIP TOGETHER 2021

An assembly of worship leaders, pastors, musicians, creatives, and worshippers gathered together in one space for the common purpose of lifting High the Name of Jesus and growing in the way we lead His church. The conference is held at Church of the City.

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • February 4-6 – Franklin, TN
  • Price: $139

#5 – 2021 Angeles Worship Summit

Each year, the Angeles Worship Summit draws junior high, high school, and college students, as well as adult worship leaders, pastors, volunteers in churches, and youth worship teams. By engaging in thoughtful worship design and participating in helpful breakout sessions, youth and adults alike gain new, relevant tools that can be taken home to their local churches. Keynote speakers share timely issues facing congregations and participants can showcase their talents.

  • February 5-6, 2021, virtually on Zoom
  • Price: $20

#6 – Church Leaders Conference 2021

Join thousands of church leaders from across the globe to be refreshed among God’s people, encouraged by God’s vision for His Church, and equipped to be even better leaders wherever God has placed you on mission.

  • April 27-29, 2021 – Dallas, TX
  • Price: $180

#7 – Worship Innovators Conference 

Bringing together worship leaders and innovators to help you become an expert at using technology in worship. Their goal is to help you better plan for your weekend service each week so you can create new ways for people to connect with God. If you attend this conference, you will become better at:

– Preparing for your worship services
– Using tracks and click in worship
– Reaching people in new ways with technology
– Planning for the unexpected

Upcoming Conference Dates:

  • June 7-8, 2021 – Chicago, IL

#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:

  • July 20-22, 2021 – 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. 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:

  • September 12-15, 2021 – Nashville, TN |Online
  • Price: $119-$899

#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 leader 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 7-10, 2021 – 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 2021 – Nashville, TN
  • Price: $249

#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:

  • TBD October 2021 | 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 8-9, 2021 | Wilmar, MN
  • Price: $72

#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 20-22, 2021 – 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 4-6, 2021 – 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.