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One of the most inspirational and informative gatherings of worship leaders, the National Worship Leader Conference (NWLC) is a unique event that brings together musicians and songwriters, movers and shakers, theologians and scholars across the worldwide worship community.

Note on Classes: As we finalize the schedule, some classes need to shift so be sure to double check before you arrive.  Also, when you sign up for a class, it does not guarantee your seat. This schedule is available early so you can plan your day! Thanks for your patience and understanding!
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Wednesday, May 9 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Cultivating Beauty: Imagination & Artistic Expression In Worship

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Teachers and Artists
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Meredith Andrews

guest artist (Wednesday)
Word Worship recording artist Meredith Andrews is passionate about writing and leading songs that keep people’s hearts and minds set on Jesus. Over the course of her four Word Worship albums, including her most recent, Deeper, the Dove Award-winning artist has been using her musical... Read More →
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Mallary Hope

With a powerful voice and a big dream, a hopeful 17-year-old Mallary Hope left Cohutta, Georgia for Nashville to pursue a career in music. After countless hours of hard work and knocking on doors up and down music row, she established herself as a notable songwriter, with songs cut... Read More →
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Keith Everette Smith

Keith Everette Smith (keitheverettesmith.com) is a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and teacher.  If there’s one thread that comes through everything he does, it’s that he’s good at seeing potential, envisioning where to go and helping lead people there. He is an activator. Smith is a lifelong trumpet player... Read More →
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Ryan Stevenson

Night of Worship guest artist (Monday)
Following a seven-year stint as a paramedic, Pacific Northwest native Ryan Stevenson signed an exclusive agreement with Gotee Records in 2013 after capturing TobyMac’s attention by co-writing the No. 1 and Grammy® nominated single “Speak Life," His first recording for the label... Read More →
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President of YMI, Yancy Ministries, Inc.
As a worship leader and songwriter for kids, Yancy travels the globe leading worship and training leaders. She has produced the “Kidmin Worship” resource series for elementary & preteen ministries and the “Little Praise Party” resource series for preschoolers. Living in Nashville... Read More →