Heart of Worship Ministries

find a family. join a movement. feed your soul.

HOSTED BY: New Life Fellowship / Pastor Jeffrey Harpole
7849 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47803


 The HOW conference offers 5 distinct tracks to meet the needs of leaders, worshipers, technical crew, musicians, and the NOW Generation.  Attendees may move between tracks as they wish.


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

  • Gospel Choir Past & Present | A historical perspective and it’s current relevance.

  • The Preparation Process | Strategies for preparing for worship and building worship sets intentionally.

  • Managing Vital Musical Moments | Spiritually responding to the altar, flow moments and background music.

  • For Worship Leaders | Relational leadership, making spirit-led decisions and exercising the prophetic.

  • Crafting Environments | The art of setting an atmosphere that supports the message and promotes worship.

  • Developing and Empowering an Effective Creative Team

  • Next Steps in Ministry for Music Leaders | Understanding and embracing new ministry growth challenges

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

  • Confronting Insecurity | Identifying strengths, strategies for dealing with weaknesses.

  • Expressing Authentic Kingdom Worship | What does the 21st Century Apostolic Kingdom Look Like?

  • The Empowered Team Member | Great team members understand their personal strengths and contribute their gifts in a way that makes the whole team stronger.

  • Healthy Team Interaction | Learning to connect authentically and spiritually with the people on your ministry team.

  • Growing Your Musicianship As A Team | Covering topics such as: Nuance, Blend, Dynamics, Interpretation.

  • The Impact of Ministry on Your Marriage | Effective strategies for protecting your marriage through the busyness of ministry.

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

  • Developing Your Vocal Instrument | Principles and practical concepts for maximizing your unique voice and gifting.

  • Band Class | Hang with the HOW Band, Bring your questions and glean their insight and expertise.

  • Playing in the Pocket Like a Pro! | The rhythmic component of the band is crucial to developing a pro sound. Come explore performance techniques that are relevant to all band members!

  • Professional Concepts for the Church Studio | In this day of webcasting, podcasting, backing tracks and other production needs, the church studio serves as a vital link to a professional presentation of our message.

  • Apps: It's in Your Hand | A fun look at music technology resources and apps for smartphones and tablets!

  • Ending the Dysfunctional Band Syndrome | Tools for healthy communication, respect and creating musical synergy

  • Worship Resources | An information-packed session that gives you current and relevant resources for new music, charts, teaching tools and more.

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.     

  • Lyric & Messaging | Craft your message in a captivating format. Learn to be lyrically sound and creative!

  • Writing Fundamentals | Strengthen the fundamentals that make your song memorable to the listener!

  • Arranging For The Choir | Learn to develop choir material from a variety of song genres and styles. This class gives practical arranging tools.

  • Arranging for the Band | Tips to elevate songs or making them attainable

  • Memorable Melody | If it’s not singable is it memorable?

  • Spoken Word: Innovative Communication | Effectively incorporating poetry and prose in a worship setting.

  • Writing Groups: The Collaborative Process | Come to this interactive class and experience the collaborative writing process in action!

NOW GEN  |  A dynamic track geared towards young adults, youth workers and youth team members.  These sessions are designed to influence, inspire, and address unique NOW Generation ministry opportunities and challenges.

  • Worship Challenges in a Student Ministry Culture

  • Responding to the God Call

  • "Bench Time" ... the practicalities of growing as a musician | The personal responsibility and musical disciplines that grow an excellent band member.

  • Effectively Mentoring the NOW Generation | Great mentors impart both heart-concepts and musical skill. Come explore concepts for effectively transferring both.

  • Becoming the NOW Generation | How do young people step into the responsibility of leading with poise, anointing and ownership?

  • You're Not Too Young for this | Building a dynamic student band

  • Must-Learn Classics | 'Classic' repertoire young musicians should be listening to and learning.

REGISTRATION link & fees

Early Bird Single (1-2 People)   $159
Early Bird Group (3+ People)   $129
(available for the first 50 registrants)

Standard Registration  (1-2 People)   $179
Standard Group Registration (3+ People)   $149

HOW2019 Bonus Pack (Loops & Vocal Parts)   $30
HOW2019 T-Shirts   S-XL   $15
HOW2019 T-Shirts  2XL-3XL   $20

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday - June 5th
5PM | Registration Booth Opens
7PM | Evening Retreat (Meal Included)

Thursday - June 6th
10AM - Noon | General Session - ENGAGE
Noon - 1:00PM | Lunch (On your own)
1:00PM - 3:20PM | Break Out Sessions
7:00PM | Evening Worship Experience
(Open to All)

Friday - June 7th
9:30AM - 12:20PM | Break Out Sessions
12:20PM - 1:30PM |  Round Table Lunch (Meal Included)
1:30PM - 3:20PM | Break Out Sessions
7:00 | Evening Worship Experience
(Open to All)

Saturday - June 8th
10:00AM | HOW Family Photo
10:15 - Noon | General Session - IMPART