- “It was my first year attending and I’m confident in saying that SALT Conference has changed my life. I left feeling renewed and energized. This is the best conference I have ever attended.“
- “It was awesome to see how SALT knit our team together and fortified us more as a unit. I feel we are able to more openly and freely communicate where we are at, what we’re feeling and dreaming about.”
- “I truly felt like these were ‘my people’ as Luke said from the stage. SALT helped me see my passion to use my gifts to further God’s Kingdom.”
Trusted By Experts.
The following churches and brands have trusted SALT as a worship conference for their teams:
Why SALT is the best worship conference for you and your team:
- 40+ sessions to make you better at what you do! Even the sound guy 🙂
- Sessions to help you learn how to develop your most difficult volunteers.
- Classes that provide a playbook on changing the status quo in your ministry.
- Main sessions that help you eliminate burnout and increase purpose for your team.
- Worship environment from world-class worship leaders so you can worship without working.
- We creatives are a special breed, feel understood and find community at SALT19.
SALT19 Conference Speakers & Leaders
The Belonging Co
Singer, Songwriter &
Church on the Move
GRAMMY Nominated Worship Leader
Creative Dir & Pastor,
North Point Community
Pastor, Songwriter, Author
& Enneagram Expert
Worship & Production,
Church of the City
Songwriter & Worship Leader,
Creative Arts Pastor,
West Ridge Community Church
Executive Director of Ministries,
& North Point Community Church
VP of Artist & Song Development,
General Overseer of Marketing/Media,
Mount Zion Church
Pastor, Filmmaker & Author,
Pursing Christ, Creating Art
Pastor, Songwriter, & Worship Leader
Refreshing the Refreshers
Featured Workshops & Sessions for Worship Leaders
- 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.
Time & Place: Workshop Session A – Student Center 1
Speaker: Jacob Sooter
Key Topics: Worship
- The Way of Worship (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 those unspokens. 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!
Time & Place: Workshop Session B – 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
- 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 those who want to go deeper on microphone technology.
Time & Place: Workshop Session B – Treehouse 2
Speaker: Doug Gould
Key Topics: Audio/Sound, Foundations
- 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 and jump 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.
Time & Place: Workshop Session C – Treehouse 1
Speaker: Aaron West
Key Topics: Projection/Media, Worship
- 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 own journey as a worship leader and a few of the things she has learned over the years and how to stay faithful to the small things and keep worship at the forefront of your focus.
Time & Place: Workshop Session C – Chapel
Speaker: Meredith Andrews
Key Topics: Worship, Philosophy
- 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.
Time & Place: Workshop Session D – Student Center 3
Speaker: Wisdom Moon + Adrian Thompson
Key Topics: Worship
- 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 automix, and everything in between, you’ll leave this class with practical tasks to improve your mix, no matter what sound equipment you own.
Time & Place: Workshop Session D – Student Center 1
Speaker: Timmy Wagoner
Key Topics: Audio/Sound
- Worship, Work & Idols
Workshop Description: It’s an odd thing to work in the church, because our work and worship are often confused as one and 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 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.
Time & Place: Workshop Session E – Student Center 2
Speaker: Joel Muddamalle
Key Topics: Philosophy, Worship
- 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 them, and even make new tracks.
Time & Place: Workshop Session E – Treehouse 4
Speaker: Jesse Phillips
Key Topics: Worship, Sound/Audio
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