Texas Normal Singing School
2019 Worship Leader Conference: Gary Moyers
July 19-21 – Abilene, Texas
The teaching sessions of the 2019 WLC will be held in the Chapel of the University Church of Christ (733 E North 16th Street). No meals will be served at UCC; please check times and locations for each event.
To register, call (806) 777-8417
5:30 PM Supper Meet-up at Harvest Moon Chinese Buffet (1149 E North 10th Street)
For those who arrive early to the WLC and are looking to grab a bite to eat, come join us for an on-your-own meal near campus.
7:00 PM Worship in the Chapel – open to anyone
This open-invitation old-fashioned singing kicks off our 2019 Worship Leader Conference. Bring a friend, an open heart, a bottle of water, and be prepared to sing!
8:00 PM Hungry for You: The Presence of God – open to anyone
Gary will lead our minds and hearts through three texts – Exodus 19, 1 Chronicles 13-15, and Hebrews 12 – about standing in the very presence of an awesome, holy God.
9:00 AM Thirsty for You: Guarding the Worshipper’s Heart – conference registrants only
Gary will present Jesus at Jacob’s Well, examining John 4:23, and provide practical suggestions on how to grow as a true worshiper.
10:00 AM Thinking Outside of the Box – conference registrants only
Gary will present this session as an exercise in thinking “outside of the box” about what constitutes worship with the hope that participants may come up with new ideas to incorporate into corporate worship as well as rethink what worship actually is.
11:00 AM Investing in the Future: Mentoring – conference registrants only
Good leaders help people today; great leaders prepare leaders for tomorrow. In this session, Gary will talk us through coaching others as worshippers.
Noon BBQ Brisket Lunch with All the Trimmings (541 N 8th Street)
Abilene, Texas is a city with a reputation for BBQ and in Texas, BBQ means beef brisket (for the rest of y’all, we’ll also serve smoked chicken). This buffet lunch is catered by a local pitmaster and friend of the Singing School. We guarantee it’s the best meal you’ll have all week.
3:00 PM Worship Technology 1: Demystifying Audio – conference registrants only
What else does a worship leader do besides lead singing? The possibilities open wide when we get into a discussion of technology. Gary will present – and demystify – the sound board and what it does.
4:00 PM Worship Technology 2: Software is Your Friend – conference registrants only
Gary will present an overview of software packages that directly impact your work in worship ministry (e.g. ProPresenter, EasyWorship, Proclaim, Planning Center Online, etc.).
5:00 PM Open Forum – open to conference registrants only
Throughout the Worship Leader Conference, we’ll be collecting questions to ask of our panel members during an open forum (panel includes Gary Moyers and a mix of our faculty members). Your questions, their wisdom.
6:00 PM Dismissed to Supper at Rosa’s Café (1026 N Judge Ely Blvd)
This is an on-your-own chance to visit with your fellow Singing School students, the faculty, and folks who are in just for the Worship Leader Conference. Rosa’s serves Tex-Mex with fresh, hot flour tortillas.
10:00 AM Edification, Worship, and Fellowship– open to anyone
This is a very special time of building each other up as we pour out our hearts before the Father. All friends of the Singing School are welcome to hear a positive Bible message, share at the Lord’s Table, and – of course – sing, sing, sing!
I have a music degree from a 4-year college and thought I knew everything I needed to know about singing and writing music. Guess what!!! Didn’t know as much as I thought I did. Learned tons of new stuff. They attract some of the best teachers in their field!! Well worth your time!!Aneva P.
“I highly recommend the Singing School, as there is an urgent need for song leader training.”Keith Lancaster (4/4/16), Cullman, Alabama
“I always thought I was a fairly decent song leader before attending the school. But having gone thru the program, I learned from excellent instructors and have confidence to lead in ways that I would have never tried before. I was challenged to be better, not for me, but for Him.”Robin E., Madison, Alabama
“The fellowship and love we had together in song and spirituality is something I will cherish for the rest of my life … I would encourage anyone who has a passion for leading the church in worship to take the time even for one year to experience what the Singing School has to offer.”Alan D., London, England
“I had a WONDERFUL time with all of you this week! I will work hard this year!”Megan A., Missouri
“We had a good time singing with you all tonight. Thanks for letting us stop by.”Jason F., Abilene, Texas
“What a great, intense week the Singing School was! I want to shout my thanks to all of you who work so hard to make this happen. I can only imagine the time and effort that goes into it.”Kerri R., Grants Pass, Oregon
“I thank all of the teachers, coaches, and staff here at ACU Singing School for helping me get where I am today. I had a long way to go and I’m just barely getting started… thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”Robert H., Temple, Texas
“So stoked to be in our church’s regular song leading rotation. Lead today again and loved it! I love leading people in worship for God! Thank you all for all I learned with you guys!”Jeff R., Abilene, Texas
“So today I was able to song lead in Ladies’ Chapel! I am proud to say that I did the time signature and was on pitch! … I got a lot of compliments and it made me really happy! So glad that I was able to go to this school and learn what I did!”Alejandra G., Lubbock, Texas
“Some of the most talented, sincere, and spiritual people I’ve ever met was because of the Singing School.”Robin E., Madison, Alabama
“I never would have thought or dreamed of being able to even be in front of 2 or 3 people a few years ago. … never would have been possible without the love, support, and teaching of this singing school.”Robert H., Temple, Texas