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SALT19 Workshops

Workshops have been a core element of SALT Conference since our very first conference! This year, SALT Conference will have 40+ workshops and labs on a variety of topics.

Below you’ll find the entire list of workshops offered and when they will be offered. Don’t forget, every class will be recorded and made available through our premium SALT University platform. (Available at a discount at SALT19)

WORKSHOP SESSION A

Thursday • 10:30am

  • The Art of Internships: More Than Just Slave Labor

    Workshop Description: Internships aren’t just low-cost support for your ministry; they are your ministry! In this class, we’ll break down the art of a successful internship program that sets up participants to thrive in ministry, as well as make a massive impact through engaged participation in ministry activities. We’ll explore examples and proven principles that will help you set-up a dope intern program at your church.

    Location: Chapel
    Speaker: Stephen Brewster
    Key Topics: Leadership, Foundations

  • Songwriting for the Local Community

    Workshop Description: It’s easy to think that worship songs are designed for the whole world! However small “c” church songs are just as powerful as we allow a song to be written to our local context and watch God breathe into it for the big “C” church. With the insights that will be taught from Jacob on the process and best practices of songwriting, you’ll have the step-by-step guide to help you make song-writing in your local community a more regular habit.

    Location: Student Center 1
    Speaker: Jacob Sooter
    Key Topics: Worship

  • The New Social Media Playbook

    Workshop Description: Social media is constantly evolving, which means our strategy on how we use it in the church needs to change as well. Join Phil Bowdle as he unpacks the new playbook for social media. He’ll cover the strategy, tools, templates, and resources you’ll need for sustainable execution of highly engaging online community. 

    Location: Student Center 2
    Speaker: Phil Bowdle
    Key Topics: Communications

  • Introduction to Video Editing with Adobe Premiere

    Workshop Description: On the surface, Adobe Premiere may seem overwhelming to those who want to improve their videography skills, but it doesn’t have to be. Come learn the basics and a few intermediate tricks to get more out of your video editing and improve the quality/creativity of you next video. Don’t worry if you’re not a premiere user either, this class will benefit any video editor!

    Location: Student Center 3
    Speaker: Jeff Hampton
    Key Topics: Storytelling, Design

  • Using Resolume in Worship

    Workshop Description: Being able to mix various video elements together, while seamlessly pixel mapping your output to a custom screen size, unique LED formation or a projection mapped output, are just a few reasons that Resolume is starting to make an impact in worship environments. Come see this new software in action and learn how Church of the Highlands in Birmingham has leveraged the power of this program to improve their Sunday worship environment.

    Location: Treehouse 1
    Speaker: Adam Hobson
    Key Topics: Projection/Media, Worship

  • Produce Like a Writer

    Workshop Description: Ever experienced creative block? Need to see creativity in your field through a new lens? You’ll learn how to remove the creative limits you may have accepted, how to develop a helpful critic, how to establish habits that multiply your creativity, and much more! If you’re in production and want to expand your creative potential, then this is a must-attend workshop for you!

    Location: Treehouse 2
    Speaker: Candi Shelton
    Key Topics: Creative Process, Philosophy

  • A Complete Guide to LED Lighting

    Workshop Description: With the mass amount of LED available in the marketplace (par lights, ellipsoidals, strip tape, moving head lights and more) there are many pro’s and con’s to switching to lamp-free lighting fixtures. We’ll explore these fixtures and help you walk away with a comprehensive understanding of LED lights so you can be ready for your next event or install.

    Location: Treehouse 3
    Speaker: Andy Rushing
    Key Topics: Lighting/Stage, Foundations

  • Drawing 101: The Art of Illustration

    Workshop Description: Illustration and drawing isn’t exclusively for artists, but everyone! With a few simple lines, connectors and shapes, you can learn the art of drawing and notetaking. Learn from the one who wrote the book on “The Art of Visual Notetaking” and increase your creative craft with these ready-to-implement techniques.

    Location: Treehouse 4
    Speaker: Emily Mills
    Key Topics: Design, Creative Process

*Titles & Descriptions are subject to change

SALT is an amazing conference and I cant wait for next year, so many of my other church friends and family can go.” 

-MOOSE W. (ATTENDEE)

SALT is an amazing conference and I cant wait for next year, so many of my other church friends and family can go.” 

-MOOSE W. (ATTENDEE)

WORKSHOP SESSION B

Thursday • 3:00pm

  • Streaming at Saddleback: The How and What of Online Community

    Workshop Description: Saddleback Church doesn’t just stream their services; they’ve created an entire online campus through intentional programming, engaging community and opportunities for offline relationships. In this class you’ll hear Jay Kranda break down the biblical why of online streaming along with the proven steps a church of any size can begin to see the same success of streaming sunday.

    Location: Chapel
    Speaker: Jay Kranda
    Key Topics: Streaming, Communications

  • The Way of Worship Teams: Panel

    Workshop Description: There are a lot of topics that never get discussed in conference settings, so we called a few different church leaders to discuss the unspoken. We’ll talk about if you should pay musicians, how to run an audition, what the rehearsal process looks like and how to keep consistency with a variety of skill on your team. The churches represented are all from Nashville and you may be surprised by some of their differences!

    Location: Student Center 1
    Panel Members: Andrew Holt (The Belonging Co.), Sarah Bible (Church of the City), Mike Grayson (Crosspoint.tv) & Andy Williams (Long Hollow Baptist Church).
    Moderator: Adam Stone (SALT Conferences)
    Key Topics: Worship, Leadership, Volunteers

  • Creative Teams 101: Leaders & Designers Building Together

    Workshop Description: Having led large creative teams, and serving for a decade under other creative leaders, Dex will walk through a process of getting the most out of your creative potential by removing barriers that prevent great execution. This class will help you overcome the tension between senior leadership and the creative doers to build something incredible together!

    Location: Student Center 2
    Speaker: Dex Alexander
    Key Topics: Creative Process, Leadership

  • Vectorworks 101

    Workshop Description: From creating a 3-dimensional rendering of your set design, to laying out all the safety elements of a well-crafted lighting rig, the industry standard for stage design is Vectorworks. In this class, we’ll learn from an expert stage designer as he unpacks the basic principles and a few tips to help you get better design out of this powerful software.

    Location: Student Center 3
    Speaker: Paul Green
    Key Topics: Lighting/Stage

  • Thinking Up: Perspective Shifts for Leaders

    Workshop Description: You may not realize it, but as a leader you could be limiting your team’s potential. In this class, we’ll uncover some perspective shifts that will unleash new ideas, increase the opportunity for team growth, and uncover blindspots in your leadership that limits potential.

    Location: Treehouse 1
    Speaker: Jenni Catron
    Key Topics: Leadership, Philosophy

  • Choosing the Right Microphone

    Workshop Description: In audio, the output is always a reflection of your input. So lets make sure to input the right sound by choosing the right microphone. Come learn from Doug Gould, a veteran audio professional who worked for the leading microphone manufacturer for over a decade, and now spends his time investing in churches all across the world. This will be a beginner friendly class and for those who want to dive deeper into microphone technology.

    Location: Treehouse 2
    Speaker: Doug Gould
    Key Topics: Audio/Sound, Foundations

  • Just Google It: How To Find Your Church On The Internet

    Workshop Description: HubSpot’s research shows that 94% of people start looking for a new product online through organic searching. If you want to make the most of your church’s online presence, you need to care about search engine optimization (SEO). In this class, we’ll unpack tried and true practices to help your church website get found more often, from someone who leads SEO and other digital channels for Dave Ramsey.

    Location: Treehouse 3
    Speaker: Andy High
    Key Topics: Communications

  • Next Level After Effects

    Workshop Description: Let’s take your skills in Adobe After Effects to the next level. We’ll explore a few techniques that will make a huge impact on your creative and technical abilities. Please come with a basic understanding of After Effects CC and be ready to walk away with tangible improvements in Keyframe control, 3D cameras, Text Animators, looping sequences and more!

    Location: Treehouse 4
    Speaker: Trent Armstrong
    Key Topics: Design, Filmmaking

*Titles & Descriptions are subject to change

WORKSHOP SESSION C

Thursday • 4:30pm

  • Faithful in the Small

    Workshop Description: Sometimes we can overcomplicate the elements of success in worship. Join Meredith Andrews for a personal perspective on her journey as a worship leader. She will discuss a few of the things she has learned over the years, how to stay faithful to the small things and keep worship at the forefront of your focus.

    Location: Chapel
    Speaker: Meredith Andrews
    Key Topics: Worship, Philosophy

  • Lighting Sunday: Programming Techniques for Worship

    Workshop Description: We’ll cover a variety of topics including programming and operation techniques that will increase your ability to run lights on the fly by building programming blocks of movement, color, patterns, and arrays. We’ll also create a road map on how to lay-out your console so you have more at your fingertips in an environment like worship that may change on the fly. This will be an intermediate level class for lighting designers.

    Location: Student Center 1
    Speaker: Paul Green
    Key Topics: Lighting/Stage

  • Don't Be That Guy: Help Your Pastor Be Creative Without Becoming a Jerk

    Workshop Description: We’ve all had the thought, “My pastor could do that so much better…” when it comes to the way they use (or don’t use) creativity in their sermons or in the organization. In this class we’ll look at ways to increase the organizational impact of creativity and get your pastor to increase creativity in their sermons, team meetings and overall vision for your church.

    Location: Student Center 1
    Speaker: Stephen Brewster
    Key Topics: Creative Process

  • Making Church More Visual

    Workshop Description: Have you ever thought, “There’s got to be a different way to do this?” when it comes to the services and events at your church? Even if you don’t have the power to change your church’s order of worship, this workshop will lead you to discover new ways of helping your congregation and staff engage with the gospel (and each other) using visual learning, perfect for such a time as this!

    Location: Student Center 3
    Speaker: Emily Mills
    Key Topics: Creative Process, Leadership

  • Improving Lyrics In Worship

    Workshop Description: Your lyric presentation is a vital part of your worship service, but sometimes we aren’t presenting to the best of our ability or with excellence. This workshop will skip the design and color theory, jumping right into making you and your team more efficient, better organized, and confidently prepared for your services (and save you time!). Everyone will find the information beneficial, no matter what software or hardware you prefer to use.

    Location: Treehouse 1
    Speaker: Aaron West
    Key Topics: Projection/Media, Worship

  • The Art of The Interview in Short-Films

    Workshop Description: A great short-film starts with a great script. But what does it look like when a personal story is told in interview format? Gary has interviewed over 100 top athletes and performers, creating short-films with the content results. He’ll help you discover timeless principles and practical processes to capture their best content, all in an interview setting where any subject feels safe, a little anxious, and courageous.

    Location: Treehouse 2
    Speaker: Gary Molander
    Key Topics: Storytelling, Creative Process

  • People over Process: Choosing Effectiveness over Efficiency

    Workshop Description: There’s a growing demand to make things faster, cheaper and more efficient. Often “efficient” may not be the most effective. We’ll look at a few ways that the North coast team has increased the effectiveness of creating ministry models that may not seem so efficient on the surface. Why? Because people are our priority over organizational efficiency. Furthermore, this will help leaders develop teams that are effective for communication, production, creative, and administrative teams.

    Location: Treehouse 3
    Speaker: Dennis Choy
    Key Topics: Communications, Philosophy, Leadership

  • The Technology and Process Behind the Teaching Plasma

    Workshop Description: Countless people from Andy Stanley to Chris Hodges, are beginning to adopt the “teaching plasma” as a way to interact with key teaching points and scripture so it looks great on camera and the teacher can interact with the content. Come learn the technology and process of setting this up in church from a guy who runs it for Church of the Highlands every week!

    Location: Treehouse 4
    Speaker: Adam Hobson
    Key Topics: Projection/Media

*Titles & Descriptions are subject to change

“The first workshop I attended at SALT was mind-blowingly good. It was refreshing to walk away from a conference with practical tools to do my job better.”

-CHELSEA P. (ATTENDEE)

“The first workshop I attended at SALT was mind-blowingly good. It was refreshing to walk away from a conference with practical tools to do my job better.”

-CHELSEA P. (ATTENDEE)

WORKSHOP SESSION D

Friday • 10:45am

  • Tough Stuff: Tips for Critiquing, Challenging & Canning Team Members

    Workshop Description: Raising the bar, offering critique, and terminating or transitioning team members away are some of the most difficult interactions leaders face. They’re also some of the most important. Leadership expert and author of Fired Up Kindling & Keeping the Fire in Creative Teams, Dr. Andrew Johnston equips and encourages you to do the tough stuff in this workshop. He’ll share tips, tactics, and answer your questions in this practical session.

    Location: Chapel
    Speaker: Dr. Andrew Johnston
    Key Topics: Leadership

  • Getting a Great Mix Without Expensive Tools

    Workshop Description: How do you get a great mix without a great budget? There’s absolutely a way. In this class we’ll use the Behringer X32 as a way to teach you and your volunteers how to get a great mix regardless of your gear. From pre-amps to bussing, compression to auto mix, and everything in between, you’ll leave this class with practical tasks to improve your mix, no matter what sound equipment you own.

    Location: Student Center 1
    Speaker: Timmy Wagoner
    Key Topics: Audio/Sound

  • Sharing Sunday: Building a Team and Avoiding Bad Content

    Workshop Description: Want your church to have influence on social media? The problem often lies in lack of resources, volunteers or equipment to pull off high quality content you would be proud of every week. So, let’s fix that. Join Clark as he walks through his 5 practical steps to improve your Sunday morning social media with his process that he’s used with Saddleback Church, North Point Ministries, Catalyst Conference, Global Leadership Network and more. Quit spinning your wheels on Sunday and start being proud of your social media!

    Location: Student Center 2
    Speaker: Clark Campbell
    Key Topics: Creative Process, Communications, Leadership

  • Worship Publishing

    Workshop Description: What does it take to get your church’s original worship songs out there in the world? How do you upload music to Spotify or iTunes? What about Amazon or other online platforms? Wisdom Moon will walk you through the core pieces in the world of music publishing and help you understand the CCLI process, royalties for your musicians, and getting music out there on the leading platforms.

    Location: Student Center 3
    Speaker: Wisdom Moon + Adrian Thompson
    Key Topics: Worship

  • Wayfinding & Signage in the Church

    Workshop Description: Signage is an art; an underappreciated art. But great wayfinding is necessary for a first-time visitor to find their way around your building. Sometimes we forget the best practices of great signage and wayfinding because we’re so familiar with our building. But in this class, we’ll explore new strategies and ideas to increase your wayfinding presence by diving into best practices for church signage.

    Location: Treehouse 1
    Speaker: Shayla Kenworthy & Meredith Erwin
    Key Topics: Leadership, Communications

  • Advanced Projection Techniques

    Workshop Description: There’s a lot that goes into video projection technology. We’re going to walk through why projection still matters, and then jump into the key concepts of projection alignment, edge blending, and projection mapping.

    Location: Treehouse 2
    Speaker: Nicholas Rivero
    Key Topics: Projection/Media

  • Communications Playbook

    Workshop Description: The church doesn’t have a message problem; the church has a message delivery problem. It’s time to rethink communication in the church because the old playbook no longer works. In this class, we’ll walk through the new reality for communication in today’s culture. Then, we’ll walk through the practical solutions you’ll need to bring clarity to the chaos of church communication.

    Location: Treehouse 3
    Speaker: Phil Bowdle
    Key Topics: Communications, Leadership

  • Lighting for Film

    Workshop Description: Understanding the relationship between visual structure and story structure is the first step to creating compelling film content. In this class, we’ll explore how to manipulate lighting and why. Whether you’re shooting a simple interview or a Hollywood motion picture, we’ll discuss conventional rules of lighting and why you should follow them, or not. Join us as we aim to elevate visual impact in our communities.

    Location: Treehouse 4
    Speaker: Dakota Diel
    Key Topics: Storytelling, Lighting/Stage

*Titles & Descriptions are subject to change

WORKSHOP SESSION E

Friday • 1:30pm

  • Do You Hear What I Hear? Headset Mics and The Spoken Word in Worship

    Workshop Description: Feedback loops, poor speech intelligibility and bad tone are often the results of improper use of headsets and lavaliers, a type of microphone that is used in nearly every worship experience. This presentation will demonstrate several different headset microphones and will give the participant instructions on how to effectively incorporate them into their congregation’s worship.

    Location: Chapel
    Speaker: Frank Baird
    Key Topics: Audio/Sound

  • Project Management for Events & Special Projects

    Workshop Description: From time to time, your creative team may need to take on a big task from a building campaign to the fall family festival. So, we’ve asked an event industry expert and certified meeting manager to break down her team’s process to executing flawless events with ease. You’ll walk away with practical things to manage those event details and ways to save time and money in the process.

    Location: Student Center 1
    Speaker: Falon Scott
    Key Topics: Creative Process, Leadership

  • Worship, Work & Idols

    Workshop Description: It’s an odd thing to work in the church because our work and worship are often confused as the same. In this class, we’ll look to scripture to be the guide on how to keep a healthy balance between these things. Failure to do so can tragically cause our work to turn into a golden calf. Your work can (and should) be an act of worship, but it’s unhealthy when your work steals your ability to worship.

    Location: Student Center 2
    Speaker: Joel Muddamalle
    Key Topics: Philosophy, Worship

  • SketchUp 101: 3D Set & Environmental Design

    Workshop Description: Whether it’s a lobby renovation, pop-up volunteer display, or full-blown set design for your next service or camp, designing in a 3D software can make your life way easier to work out the details! However, often software like that is expensive and tough to learn. Nate Griffin has a solution for you! Sketchup. Come learn the basics of this class and the building blocks to making your first 3D design from a guy who’s been doing it for decades. 

    Location: Student Center 3
    Speaker: Nate Griffin
    Key Topics: Lighting/Stage, Foundations

  • Filmmaking PrePro: Concept & Storyboards

    Workshop Description: Great story starts in the planning phases. In this class we’ll look at the process of storyboarding and the creative process of filmmaking. From creating a mood board for your team, to laying out your stories’ scene by scene, this can increase clarity on set and help you avoid those problems and setbacks that seem inevitable.

    Location: Treehouse 1
    Speaker: Ezra Cohen
    Key Topics: Creative Process, Storytelling

  • Creating Identical Twins: Virtual Church vs Brick & Mortar

    Workshop Description: For those who serve in church communications, it’s a fine balance between leveraging our online presence to get people to a virtual environment we create, or the brick and mortar. If we’re not careful, we’ll find that our virtual experience has created an entirely new church. In this class we’ll discuss this balance, how to leverage our online technology well and why creating these in sync is so vital to effective ministry in a content-centric culture.

    Location: Treehouse 2
    Speaker: Johnny Stephens & Martrell Harris
    Key Topics: Communications

  • Remaking the Mark: Re-Branding for the Church

    Workshop Description: Sometimes, it’s good to give your church a visual facelift; but, there’s a way to do it right and a way to do it wrong. Come learn from expert Dex Alexander how to implement a rebrand in your church in a way that increases engagement and excitement about the season ahead. We’ll also talk about the power of a logo and why a brand is important for the local church.

    Location: Treehouse 3
    Speaker: Dex Alexander
    Key Topics: Communications, Design, Creative Process

  • Using Tracks in Worship

    Workshop Description: A great way to get a more consistent and full sound from your worship band is to use tracks or loops. In this class, we’ll see the impact of incorporating loops, as well as the process and technology behind how to play with them, rehearse with them, and even make new tracks.

    Location: Treehouse 4
    Speaker: Jesse Phillips
    Key Topics: Worship, Sound/Audio

*Titles & Descriptions are subject to change

Workshop FAQ’s

  • Will the same workshops be offered multiple times during SALT19?

    We’ll never rule anything out, however it’s not likely. Historically SALT has not offered the same workshop more than once, to increase the options available to our community. Space is limited, and we always want the greatest selection of classes possible.

  • Will workshops be recorded? If so, how do I access them?

    Yes we record all workshops and make them available on our SALTu platform. You will have the opportunity during registration and at the conference to purchase SALT University for a discounted conference rate.

    This is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on a class you wanted to go to, but couldn’t make. It’s also a great way to bring home some of the teaching that was at conference, so the rest of your team or volunteers can grow in a specific area.

  • Do I need to register for workshops?

    All workshops at SALT19 are included at no additional charge to SALT19 ticket holders. Which means once you’re registered you don’t need to sign up for specific classes. However, our workshops are all structured to be first come, first served so make sure to show up early for that class you don’t want to miss out on.

  • How are your workshops structured, will I be able to ask questions?

    Our workshops are taught by leading practitioners and are structured with 45 minutes of teaching time and 15 minute of question and answer. Our teachers will be glad to ask any questions you have! Further, most of our workshop leaders and teachers will be sticking around for a majority of the conference, so you’ll be able to hang with them during a meal or another session!

  • My question isn’t listed here. Whom should I contact?

    Please feel free to contact Victoria at 615-724-1502 or contact us.

#SALT19 is produced by SALT Conferences, a division of Orange Thread Media, LLC.
Nashville, TN – October 9-11, 2019

#SALT19 is produced by SALT Conferences,
a division of Orange Thread Media, LLC.
Nashville, TN – October 9-11, 2019