What is included in HOW 2017 registration??  
ACCESS TO ALL DAY SESSIONS!
FREE FOOD!
Wednesday night dinner @ The Evening Retreat / Friday lunch @ Round Table Discussion
DROP CARD THAT INCLUDES:
 audio files of all class sessions (even the ones you didn't attend!) 
audio files of the songs you heard at HOW
charts to songs from HOW that are not available through other sources

 

WHAT IS HEART OF WORSHIP?

Heart of Worship (HOW) is more of a movement than an annual event. Heart of Worship is a year-round ministry designed to serve leaders and empower music teams.

HOW is a community of worshipers, UNITED by a common motive and passion for the presence of God.  Heart of Worship is a SAFE PLACE to gather, to share, to connect. That is why we call ourselves "family."

Heart of Worship is identifiably APOSTOLIC.  Our desire is that a profound demonstration of God's power will be present in the life of every worshiper.

OUR CORE VALUES

Each Heart of Worship conference places priority on creating moments of intimate worship. This spirit of close connection to God's presence is felt immediately; we launch each Heart of Worship conference with our Evening Retreat, a night of fellowship, food and intimate worship.  

Each Heart of Worship conference places priority on creating moments of intimate worship. This spirit of close connection to God's presence is felt immediately; we launch each Heart of Worship conference with our Evening Retreat, a night of fellowship, food and intimate worship.  

We are committed to Apostolic demonstration at each HOW event! We pray all year long for God to be in our midst. We actively seek for the lost to be restored, miracles to be manifest and the prophetic word to go forth among us!

We are committed to Apostolic demonstration at each HOW event! We pray all year long for God to be in our midst. We actively seek for the lost to be restored, miracles to be manifest and the prophetic word to go forth among us!

The Heart of Worship steering team strategically selects clinicians who support our vision for imparting powerful principles, not just giving cute licks or lists of top 10 songs you can do this year! We are not just a conference for leaders, although you'll hear amazing leadership principles. Our vision is to empower the entire worship team to serve their church more effectively.  God is allowing us to partner with incredible men and women who bring life-changing content to each HOW event.  

The Heart of Worship steering team strategically selects clinicians who support our vision for imparting powerful principles, not just giving cute licks or lists of top 10 songs you can do this year! We are not just a conference for leaders, although you'll hear amazing leadership principles. Our vision is to empower the entire worship team to serve their church more effectively.  God is allowing us to partner with incredible men and women who bring life-changing content to each HOW event.  

Heart of Worship is all about fellowship! We treasure the strength that we gain from one another, not just at HOW conferences but year-long as a connected body of worshipers. Our HOW staff stays in touch with our HOW family, and continues to mentor and speak wisdom into those they've met through Heart of Worship.

Heart of Worship is all about fellowship! We treasure the strength that we gain from one another, not just at HOW conferences but year-long as a connected body of worshipers. Our HOW staff stays in touch with our HOW family, and continues to mentor and speak wisdom into those they've met through Heart of Worship.

WHAT MAKES HOW UNIQUE?

HOW IS COLLABORATIVE and INTERACTIVE!  Unlike many events where the staff or speakers are held apart from attendees, at HOW our team takes personal interest in your story.  Our HOW staff are warm, friendly, and willing to engage your journey as a worshiper. The Round Table Discussion lunch and Evening Retreat are just a few ways we strategically plan for an atmosphere that is inclusive and interactive.

MUSICAL EXCELLENCE is a high priority for our HOW team. However, we do not place spotlight on individual artists. Instead, amazing musicians and singers, many whom are artists in their own right, come together to form a giant worship team that brings incredible worship and musicality to each evening service and daytime General Session.  Together, we yield our gifts to God's purpose and the result is . . . well . . . amazing!

2017 LOCATION

HOSTED BY: Dallas First Church / Pastor Tom Foster
5606 W. Illinois Ave. / Dallas TX 75211
just 20 minutes south of both Dallas Airports

REGISTRATION

$179 per individual / $149 per individual part of a group of 5 or more

Register at: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/heartofworship2017-2138884418

2017 SCHEDULE

     WED |    6:00 PM - Walk in Registration / Conference Check-in for Pre-Registrants
                        7:00 PM - EVENING RETREAT (full meal provided / fellowship / sacred time of worship together)

THURS |     9:00 AM - Walk in Registration & Conference Check-in continues
                        10:00 AM - MORNING GENERAL SESSION: ENGAGE
                        1:00 PM  - SESSION 1
                        2:00 PM - SESSION 2
                        3:30 PM - SESSION 3
                        7:30 PM - THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (dynamic worship with the HOW team / Speaker: Mickey Mangun)

       FRI |     9:30 AM - SPLIT SESSIONS for men and women
                        11:00 AM - SESSION 4
                        Noon - ROUND TABLE LUNCH (full lunch provided / enjoy fellowship and mentoring from HOW Staff) 
                         1:00 PM -  SESSION 5
                         2:00 PM - SESSION 6
                         3:00 PM - SESSION 7
                         7:30 PM - THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (dynamic worship with the HOW team / Speaker: Glenn Massey)
                           
       SAT |   10:00 AM - MORNING GENERAL SESSION: IMPART
                       Noon  - Conference end                    

TEACHING TRACKS

 The HOW conference offers 4 distinct tracks to meet the needs of leaders, worshipers, technical crew and musicians.  
Attendees may move between tracks as they wish.

                        LEADERS        |  Dynamic leadership concepts for those who lead church ministries, bands or worship teams.

                        TEAM        |  Empowering principles that guide team members into high levels of ministry commitment and productivity.  

TECH         |   Spiritual and practical principles for those involved in technical production in the local church.

SONGWRITING        |    A track for those who want to further develop their songwriting skills or explore it for the first time.  
Focus will be on writing usable worship material that will minister effectively in the local church and God's kingdom at large.              

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Hotel Accommodations

 

Comfort Suites
4275 Dallas Ft. Worth Turnpike, Dallas TX 75211
(214) 267-0100
Group Name: "The Heart Of Worship"  (Rooms must be booked before August 3rd)
HOW Rate: $92 Per Night (Any Bed Configuration)
5 Miles from Dallas First Church

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/ Cockrell Hill I-30
1718 N. Cockrell Hill Rd. Dallas, TX 75211
(214) 634-1800
Heart Of Worship Conference Rate: $89 per night for any room
5 Miles from Dallas First Church

2017 HOW CLINICIANS


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Glenn Massey

Lead Pastor
Livingway Pentecostal Church
Lake Charles, LA

Andy Ferguson

Worship Pastor
Gate City UPC
Gate City, VA

Jared Wood

Music Pastor
Livingway Pentecostal Church
Lake Charles, LA

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Mickey Mangun

Speaker & Worship Leader
The Pentecostals
Alexandria, LA

Nanci Holston

Music Ministry Consultant
Hilmar, CA
 

Ron Rawls

Musician / Producer / Arranger
Nashville, TN
 

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Parris Bowens

Pianist
Alexander Hamilton
Philadelphia, PA

Gayla Foster

Pastor's Wife / Organist
Dallas First Church
Dallas, TX

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Shawn Bigby

Creative Arts Director
Right Direction Church Int.
Columbia, SC

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Betsy Ruvalcaba

Music Pastor
Centro Vida
Stockton, CA

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Joel Lollar

Staff Adminstrator
Spledora F. P. C.
Splendora, TX

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Kevin Howard

Music Pastor & Consultant
Capital Community Church
Ashburn, VA

Laura Payne

Heart Of Worship Founder
Music Program Director
Urshan College: St. Louis, MO

Karen Gillespie

Songwriter
Crossroads Music
Milford, DE

HOW STAFF

Special thanks to our HOW Administrative Staff. Look for these friendly faces at each HOW event. They are available to answer questions and assist you!

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Tevia Alfter

Worship Arts Pastor
Turning Point Church
Nashville, TN

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Carene Bracken

Music Pastor
Lodi Christian Life
Lodi, CA

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James Roberts

Music Pastor
Family Worship Center
American Canyon, CA

Contest:

We're excited to offer a Songwriting Contest this year
The Rules:

  • Must Be Registered for #HeartOfWorship2017 to qualify.
  • ONE Song per registrant.  Must be submitted as a digital file (mp3, m4a, etc)
  • Must submit lyric sheet as an attachment to your email.
  • All submissions must be emailed to admin@theheartofworship.net by August 15th with the subject "Contest" to be entered.

The Prizes:

  • 50% off registration for a future HOW conference.
  • #HeartOfWorship2017 T-Shirt
  • #HeartOfWorship2017 Drum Loop Drive

The Judges: 

  • Karen Gillespie - Award Winning Song Writer. (Bio below)
  • HOW Steering Team: Laura Payne, Kevin Howard, Nanci Holston, Betsy Ruvalcaba
  • HOWStaff: Tevia Alfter, Carene Bracken, James Roberts

The Process: 

  • Upon Submission of the song it will be forwarded to All Judges to listen and absorb the song.
  • Each Judge will rate the song on the following criteria from 1-5. (One being lowest, Five being highest)
     - Biblical Accuracy
     - Lyric Content/Consistency
     - Melody/Sing-ability
     - Originality  
     - Creativity
  • The total score will be tallied from all judges and the winner will be the one who scored the most points. 

 

Remember all songs must be submitted by August 15th to be entered.

Songwriting Sessions:

  •  Song Evaluation Class -  Submit songs (max 2) for review (guarantee to review 1, 2 if time permits)
    Song Review sessions are limited in size to only 12 Registrants.   Sign-up at Registration table for your preferred time slot.
    To take advantage of this unique opportunity please submit your original song as a digital file, Lyrics, AND your contact
    information to:  admin@theheartofworship.net no later than September 1st.
     
  • Co-write session - This class will break you into groups, and get you writing, right now!  - 90 minutes session.
  • How to break into the Music Industry
  • Copyright - How-To Copyright your work, The Do's and Don'ts of Song Copyright process.
  • Effective arrangements - Working beyond personal style

 

About the instructor:

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Karen Gillespie

Karen is a prolific songwriter with songs recorded by many artists including, Greater Vision, The Collingsworth family, The Old Paths, The Whisnants, Allison Speer, Beyond The Ashes, 11th Hour, The Hyssong's and more.   She has had 3 top 20 songs and a number 1 song "Jesus Is In The House'. Several songs have been singled to radio, with the current single being "Gotta Get To Jesus" by The Collingsworth Family.  This song was recently performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC.     She has been a member of Lighthouse Christian Center since 1972 and has been very blessed to have the same Pastor, Rev. Royce Andrus, all of those years.  She has served the church in many capacities over the years, playing the organ, directing the youth and children's choir and writing and directing many children's musicals.