Who: Middle School, High School, and College students who desire to learn and grow in the areas of worship, music, leadership, and technical arts.

Where: The Chapel – Libertyville – 1200 American Way, Libertyville, IL

When: September 29th and 30th
Friday: Registration at 6 p.m., Event 7-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: Doors open at 7:30 a.m., Event 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $23



The Resound Student Worship Conference is open to junior high, high school, and college students who desire to grow in the areas of worship, leadership, music, and the tech arts. The event will feature special guests Rory Noland, director of Heart of the Artist Ministries; Holly Watson, former member of Hillsong United; and Aaron Watson, former teacher at Hillsong College.

Friday night will be a night of worship led by Holly and Aaron Watson with teaching by Rory Noland. Saturday will include all-group sessions and a wide variety of break-out session related to vocals, instruments, songwriting, worship leadership, lighting, sound, and much more!

Saturday lunch will be provided, and each registered attendee will receive a Resound t-shirt.


Worship led by Holly and Aaron Watson & Teaching by our Guest Speaker, Rory Noland

Rory is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. He leads retreats for artists, speaks at workshops and conferences, mentors worship leaders, and consults with churches in the areas of worship and the arts. Rory currently leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders. Rory is Head of the Worship Department at Nebraska Christian College where he teaches courses in worship and spiritual formation for artists. He is also a regular contributor to “Worship Leader” magazine and his “Daily Praise Offering” is posted every day at Rory is a published songwriter and has authored four books, all published by Zondervan:

  • The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You and Your Ministry Team
  • Thriving as an Artist in the Church: Hope and Help For You and Your Ministry Team
  • The Worshiping Artist: Equipping You and Your Ministry Team to Lead Others in Worship
  • Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven: Exploring Worship as a Spiritual Discipline

Rory earned a Bachelor’s Degree in music from the Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University as well as a Master’s Degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He is a trained spiritual director (through Christos) and has a certificate in spiritual formation from The Transforming Center. Rory served as the music director at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, for twenty years and most recently as Pastor of Worship for Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.


Session 1 – Breakout Sessions [ 9-9:50am ]

Lighting Basics &
Lighting for Worship
with Frank Schabell

Acoustic Guitar
with David Fleming

(also offered
during Session 3)
with Holy Watson

Leading The Band
with Aaron Watson

Song Writing for
You & Others
with Tim Caffee

with Brandon Downs

Session 2 – Breakout Sessions [ 10-10:50am ]

Bridging the Gap
Between the Sound
Booth & the Stage
with Caleb Loeppky

Electric Guitar
with Nate Bjorge

Using Clicks & Multitracks
in Worship
with LoopCommunity

Excellence in the
Art of Rhythm
with Sam Miranda

Planning a
with Trent Cowart

Intro to
Planning Center
with Thad Burkhalter

Session 3 – Breakout Sessions [ 11-11:50am ]

The Role of The
Keys Player
with Aaron Watson

(also offered
during Session 1)
with Holy Watson

Audio & Music
Recording 101
with James Derse

Following The Lord’s
Lead in Worship
with David Fleming &
Aaron Herman

Bass Foundation
for Worship
with Rich Pattison

Lunch [ 11:50-12:20pm ]

Final All-Group Session [ 12:20-1pm ]


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