2022 ONWARD Worship Conference

Lexington Baptist Church

ONWARD is a One-Day Worship Leader Conference aimed at embracing the past and present while looking forward to the future. Worship leaders from all different styles and backgrounds will converge for main teaching sessions and times of corporate worship aimed at rediscovering our call to biblical worship in the church.  Breakouts throughout the day will be taught by local, regional, and national experts in a wide arrangement of fields from songwriting and team building to the pastor/worship leader relationship and training up the next generation. Join us for a day of encouragement and equipping!

MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION: Because of a fire at Trinity Baptist, Cayce, and renovations continuing in their sanctuary, this event will now be held at Lexington Baptist Church, Lexington SC.


$39 by August 1
$49 extended through October 24
$69 after October 24
Buy 4 registrations, get 1 Free

No refund after November 1, 2022


For full descriptions of the breakouts, go to: www.scbaptist.org/worship/onward-breakouts/


  1. Songwriting and Creativity by Aaron Williams, The Worship Initiative
  2. How to Get the Most Our of Your Team and Worship Sets by Jon Marc Kohl, The Worship Initiative
  3. A Week in the Life of Worship by Kenny Lamm, Baptist Convention of North Carolina
  4. Leading Change in Worship by Kenny Lamm, Baptist Convention of North Carolina
  5. Developing Future Leaders by Megan Hollifield, North Greenville University, Tigerville SC
  6. Building Worship That Makes a Difference by Bobby Huguley
  7. Intergenerational Worship: Bridging a Gap by Kevin Uhrich, Concord Baptist, Anderson SC
  8. Music Ministry and Working with What Ya Got! by Joshua Gilmore, North Greenville University, Tigerville SC
  9. Modern Arranging in Worship by Tim Bottoms and Dacey Bell, Lexington Baptist, Lexington SC
  10. God’s Call in Lifetime Ministry by Mike Blackwood
  11. Emotional Healthy Leadership by Heath Williams, Boiling Springs First Baptist
  12. Lessons on Leadership by Mike Turner, Lexington Baptist, Lexington SC
  13. Special Needs Worship Ministry by Joe Wehunt, Anderson University, Anderson SC


  1. Strings in Worship by Aimee Norris, The Worship Initiative
  2. Vocals by Addi Panter, The Worship Initiative
  3. Guitar by Adam Westlake, The Worship Initiative
  4. Drums by Nathan Fox, The Worship Initiative
  5. Keys by Daniel Bell, The Worship Initiative
  6. Worship Choir by Jeremy Hansard, Sumter First Baptist
  7. Engaging the Next Generation of Worshippers and Worship Leaders by by Kevin Batson, Diane Greer, Cameron Burroughs, Scott Norman, & Mason Freitas
    Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylors SC


  1. Sound by Jake Powers, Lexington Baptist, Lexington SC
  2. ProPresenter by Steve Dirks, Twelve:Thirty Media
  3. Ministry Timesavers and How to Revise your Work without Losing your Soul  by Carl Barnhill, Twelve:Thirty Media
  4. Basics of Video Lighting by Adriana Melendez, SC Baptist Convention, Columbia SC
  5. Photo and Video by Wes Howard, SC Baptist Convention, Columbia SC
  6. Church Communications by Alex Lyons, SC Baptist Convention, Columbia SC
  7. Ableton by Jordan Arceneaux, Charleston Southern University, SC
For full descriptions of the breakouts, go to: www.scbaptist.org/worship/onward-breakouts/

  1. Best Western Plus
    601 Columbia Avenue, Lexington SC 29072
    (803) 356-8300
    Group Name: ONWARD 2022
    Deadline: Book by Sunday, October 13, 2022
    Room Rates:  Standard (1 King or 2 Queens) – $89.99 + taxes
    [Extra $10.00 per person for more than two people per room. Children under age 14 are free.]
    Online Reservation link: BestWesternONWARD2022
  2. Comfort Suites, Lexington
    325 West Main St, Lexington SC 29072
    (803) 996-2000
    Group Name: ONWARD Worship
    Deadline: Book by October 13, 2022
    Room Rates:  1 King – $109.00 + taxes; 2 Queens – $119.00 + taxes
    Online Reservation link: ComfortSuitesONWARD2022


    Monday, Nov 14th

  • 8:00 AM - Registration / Check-in (with refreshments)
  • 9:00 AM - Main Session 1 – Worship & Keynote
  • 10:15 AM - Q&A Session
  • 10:45 AM - Break
  • 11:00 AM - Breakout 1 / Lunch
  • 12:00 PM - Breakout 2 / Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Breakout 3 / Lunch
  • 2:00 PM - Main Session 2 – Worship & Keynote
  • 3:30 PM - Adjourn