NCS Weekend Intensive

Coaching • Teaching • Connecting

  • April 25-27
  • July 18 - 20
  • October 17 - 19


The NCS Weekend Intensive is like no other songwriting conference you’ve attended or even heard of.  While others only talk about songwriting, we bring you world class teaching with highly skilled clinicians, offer three hands-on personal song coaching sessions, and you get to hang out with some of the top music industry influencers in Nashville! 

John Chisum – Veteran songwriter and former VP of Publishing for Star Song Media and Integrity Media and currently Managing Partner for Nashville Christian Songwriters. CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019!

Kenna Turner West – Multi-Dove Award winner and writer of over 30 #1 hits, Kenna is a professional songwriter for Curb/Word Entertainment  and a powerful communicator of the Gospel in word and song. CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019!

Tom Jackson – World renowned Live Music Producer for hundreds of artists including Lecrae, Phillips, Craig, and Dean, Shawn Mendes, Francesca Battistelli, Taylor Swift and dozens more CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019!

Cindy Morgan – Multi-Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee, Cindy Morgan is one of the most-loved songwriters in the Nashville creative community. Known as “a writer’s writer,” Cindy’s music and artistry is poignant and deep. CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019!

John Mays – Director of A&R for Centricity Music (Lauren Daigle, Johnny Diaz, Andrew Peterson, Jason Gray, and all the great Centricity artists you know and love) CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019!

Ginny Owens – Signed to Michael W. Smith’s Rockettown Records just out of Belmont College, Ginny Owens’ distinctive voice, pop style, and songwriting made her an instant hit. A multi-Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee, Ginny has been an adjunct songwriting instructor at her Alma Mater and is still releasing great music today.

Jason Gray – Popular Centricity Music Artist, Jason Gray, is known for his radio-friendly songs coupled with depth and humility.

Krissy Nordhoff – Award-winning songwriter and worship leader, Krissy Nordhoff has a huge heart for training and mentoring female songwriters through her organization Brave Worship. Always a hit at the NCS Weekend Intensive, Krissy brings a tender and worshipful approach to her sessions.

Robert Till – Robert is a long-time music industry professional in publishing and conference development. He will co-host the Intensive and serve as a clinician and coach. CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019!

Mike Harland – Prolific songwriter, blogger, clinician, and Director of LifeWay Worship, Mike Harland is one of the treasures in global music publishing. His songs have impacted worshipers and listeners the world over and his sessions are always amazing!

Craig Adams – Currently slated to be with us in April, Craig is a multi-talented songwriter and arranger and a long-time Creative Director at LifeWay Worship. CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019! 

David Baroni – Pioneer CCM Artist and songwriter, David Baroni is an author, teacher, encourager, and one of the most gifted songwriting coaches around. CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019! 

Rob Frazier  – With over 200 recorded songs in his catalog, the former Petra band member and solo artist has had songs recorded by many CCM Artists and used in shows on Netflix and the Starz Networks. Rob is a pastor, college professor, and Associate Staff Development Director for A.C.T. International. CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 2019!


A chance to be HEARD for the songwriter you are!

The highest quality instruction available on Christian songwriting.

Fresh motivation and inspiration to encourage you in fulfilling your calling.

Interaction with successful songwriters, artists, and industry personnel—rub shoulders with some of the best in the business to learn how they’ve succeeded and how you can, too.

Thousands have already benefited from our groups, ebooks, articles, podcasts, blogs, mentoring boot camps, and powerful content.

Now YOU get immediate access to the NCS Team and have the opportunity to hang out with Christian music industry influencers!

SPECIAL GUEST instructors with many years of success in songwriting and publishing.

Resources and valuable songwriting tools to take home and experience immediate growth and benefits in your songwriting.

Valuable sessions on lyric writing, crafting great melodies, developing a platform as an artist, music production, and worship song writing!


One of the highlights of the NCS Weekend Intensive is a private BBQ Dinner hosted by Centricity Music, home of Christian Artists such as platinum-selling artist Lauren Daigle, Johnny Diaz, Jason Gray, Andrew Petersen.

Founder and Director of A&R, John Mays is one of the most-loved and longest standing industry professionals in Christian Music and his talks are always inspiring, encouraging, and insightful. Check out his excellent episode on The Song Revolution Podcast called “Making It in the Christian Music Industry.”


After an amazing two days of teaching, coaching, and networking Friday night is the night to kick back and enjoy a writers’ round with artists like Cindy Morgan, Ginny Owens, some of our own NCS songwriters and a surprise guest or two.

In January we hosted “John Chisum & Friends” on world-famous Music Row at the historic Koinonia Bookstore where artists such as Amy Grant and Michale W. Smith began their careers.



Register by April 15th to SAVE $100!

You now have three opportunities in 2019 to immerse yourself in all things songwriting and experience the Nashville music scene AND save money at the same time!

Click REGISTER NOW, choose the event you want to attend and pre-register to save $100 today!

Upcoming Dates

  • April 25 - 27
  • July 18 - 20
  • October 17 - 19


Child Care:

Child care is not available. Families are important to us, but because this is a training event, children and infants are not permitted in any of the sessions.


When a registration is made for our conference, we begin to prepare a spot for each guest. All cancellation requests must be made in writing via email to [email protected] and submitted no later than 10 days prior to the conference.

No refunds are offered after ten days prior without proof of  illness or hardships preventing the attendance of the registrant.

A $50 processing fee (per person) will apply to all cancellations.

Registrations may be transferred to the next scheduled NCS Songwriters Intensive no later than 10 days before a conference starts; transferred registrations are good for one year from the date of the original conference.

For Additional Questions Please Email: [email protected]

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