Friday, September 6

2:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Saturday, September 7

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Inspiring, encouraging and leading local church creatives to write new and compelling songs that reflect their unique experiences and circumstances, with a sensitivity toward those seeking to nurture multi-ethnic and multi-cultural congregations.

Keynote Sessions

Panel Discussion

Open Mic Time

Hands-on Instruction

Breakout Sessions



Early Registration (through 9/2/19) - $40

Regular Admission - $50

Call (916) 483-0451 for Group Registration

Keynote leaders

  • David M. Bailey

    Founder of Arrabon, a ministry that equips churches and nonprofits with tools and resources to shepherd their community from aspirational values regarding diversity and reconciliation along racial, ethnic and class divisions toward an embodied practice.  David is producer of the cutting edge series of worship recordings and videos, Urban Doxology.

  • dr. pete sanchez, jr.

    Pastor, professor and composer who has served churches for over forty years as Senior, Associate, Youth and Worship Pastor.  Pete is the composer of the worship classic, I Exalt Thee.  He currently serves as Executive Pastor for Worship at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

workshop leaders

  • Manuel Luz serves as Creative Arts Pastor at Oak Hills Church in Folsom.  Manuel has been a working theologian, musician and worship songwriter for more than 25 years.  Manuel is author of Honest Worship: From False Self to True Praise, and Imagine That: Discovering Your Unique Role as a Christian Artist.
  • Jessica Crouter's mission is to lead people into a deeper awareness of the Kingdom of God while facilitating a culture of worship and service wherever she leads.  In more than a dozen years of ministry, Jessica has served as both youth ministry and worship leader, in five different denominations.
  • Chris Long is Worship Director at Good Shepherd Church in Sacramento.  Chris has served in diverse worship settings around the globe, managed the world's largest catalog of worship songs, and produced/executive produced hundreds of worship and pop albums, including Grammy and Dove award winners.


You will choose three


Explores the elements of musical composition (melody, harmony and rhythm) necessary for developing effective congregational songs.


Considers the process of choosing the right words to communicate compelling ideas.


A group co-writing experience that walks you through the entire process of writing a song to be presented at end of the workshop.  Advanced writers will have the option of working on songs under the guidance of a coach.


A relaxed time of guided worship and meditation designed to restore and uplift your spirit and prepare you to write worship songs.


Early Registration (through 9/2/19) - $40

Regular Admission - $50

Call (916) 483-0451 for Group Registration