Friday and Saturday, August 2-3, can be two days that dramatically improve your worship and music ministry. The event will be held at Calvary Baptist Church – West in Advance, NC (near Winston-Salem). In the Renewing Worship EXPO, we will offer training in the following areas:

Multiple tracks offered for everyone in your worship ministry!


  • Worship Leaders/Planners
  • Vocals
  • Band – Keyboard
  • Band – Acoustic Guitar
  • Band – Electric Guitar
  • Band – Bass Guitar
  • Band – Drums & Percussion
  • Tech
  • Preschool Choirs
  • Children’s Choirs
  • Student Choirs
  • Piano

In addition, there will be a choir retreat and an orchestra retreat to provide robust experiences for those participants in your local worship ministries.

Let’s look at the days in more detail.


Mike Harland

Friday afternoon

Friday afternoon will offer choral reading sessions to find new music for your choirs.

Friday evening will offer classes in each instrument for the band track. Those that play acoustic, electric or bass guitars, keys and drums will have in-depth training from some great musicians. At the same time, the worship leader track (and any others who would like to join in) will have 2.5 hours with Mike Harland, head of LifeWayWorship. This will be tremendous time, learning from one of the best in the field!


Saturday will begin with a great plenary session of worship and a message from Mike Harland. Worship Leaders/Planners can choose from a wide variety of classes and tracks on Saturday to fit their needs. The rest of the day is made up of three 90-minute breakout sessions.

The band track will combine to work on band basics throughout the day in the three breakout sessions, learning to play as a group to achieve the best sound for leading our congregations in worship.

Sheri Gould

Sheri Gould

Vocalists will have classes with Sheri Gould.

Worship technicians will have multiple classes to choose from in their areas of interest led by clinicians from around our country. We are adding classes each week for this area.

Leaders for Student choirs, children’s choirs and preschool choirs will have classes with some of our country’s best clinicians to help your leaders be the best they can be.

Pianists will have three classes that help them bridge the gap from the traditional world to the contemporary world of worship music led by an expert in the field. These three classes will move you very far in this area.

The Cost

The entire conference is only $30 per person and includes Saturday’s lunch. You won’t find a better value for training anywhere. Note: SPACE IS LIMITED and some tracks may sell out early. Please reserve your space early.

The Choir Retreat

This will be an awesome opportunity for you to bring your entire adult choir (high schoolers are also welcome) for a day of inspiration, fellowship, training and learning new music they can bring home with them. The choir will be given a packet of music that they will learn throughout the day, led by some amazing choral clinicians. These anthems can be taken home and sung in your churches. This is a great way to build choir fellowship and ability while getting ahead on new music. The choir retreat is especially affordable at only $20/person with quantity discounts. This includes lunch!

The Orchestra Retreat

This will be an awesome opportunity for you to bring your entire orchestra or even individual players for a day of inspiration, fellowship, training and learning new music with composer David Winkler. The orchestra will be given a packet of music that they will learn throughout the day. The orchestra retreat is also especially affordable at only $20/person, including lunch, with quantity discounts.


We will have a number of vendors from around the nation to consult with you on various needs. If your company is interested in having a presence at the EXPO, please contact Kenny Lamm for more information. We have a limited number of tables still available.

The Website

The website is being continually updated with new information. Click on instructors to learn more about them and the classes they teach. Click on classes on the schedule for descriptions and teachers (note Friday shows on the schedule, click on Saturday’s date to see that schedule). Choose tracks from the drop-down menu to see classes specific to your interest. Find registration links to sign up for this event. Take a look at:


Register now for the conference to reserve your space.

Choir and Orchestra Retreats’ registration opens next week!

Check out worship training at EXPO 2019! Click To Tweet