January 20-21, 2017

Children's Worship University offers practical classes for children's worship and children's choir leadership of contemporary, blended and traditional, large, medium and small churches. Classes are led by expert clinicians and are creative, challenging and inspiring. It is also a time to network with leadership from other churches throughout the state.


First Baptist Church Lewisville
1251 W. Valley Ridge Blvd.
Lewisville, TX 75077
(Located at the intersection of Valley Ridge Blvd. and Old Orchard/McGee Lane)

Find directions here.

Featured Speaker

Kathleen Chapman, author of Teaching Kids Authentic Worship

Kathleen Chapman is an author, playwright, songwriter, wife, mother, and Mimi. She is admittedly crazy about kids, and also Miss Piggy. Kathleen produces kids musical theatre through her organization, Star P.A.K. (Performing Arts Kids) Christian Theatre, in south Orange County, California. A frequent speaker at conferences, churches and schools, she travels internationally bringing her message of help and hope for teachers and parents striving to raise Godly children in a godless society.

She lives in San Clemente with her husband Duane and never misses a chance to brag on her 10 grandchildren!


David Talaguit - Early Bird Class
Karen Gosselin - Weekday Music Education
Paula Farrar - Grades 1-3
Darla Meek - Grades 4-6
Heather Olson & Kimberly Ingram - Children's Choir Coordinators and Children's Choir Leadership, Combined Grades 1-6
Glen & Susan Eernnissee - Finale with Children's Music
Mark Burrows - Children's Fine Arts
David Talaguit - Instrumental
Diane Lane - Children and Worship
Debbie Stevens - Preschool

Class Descriptions and Clinician Bios


Download 2017 CWU Schedule

Friday, January 20

12:30 pm – Registration & Exhibits Open
1:00-2:00 – Early Bird Session - David Talaguit
2:00 – Welcome/General Session
2:30-3:30 – Session 1
3:35 – Exhibits Break/Snack Break
4:05-5:05 – Session 2
5:10-6:10 – Session 3
6:15 – Dinner/Exhibits
7:00 – Keynote - Kathleen Chapman
8:00 – Dismiss

Saturday, January 21

8:30 am – Devotional - Kathleen Chapman
9:10-10:10 – Session 4
10:15 – Exhibit Break
10:40-11:40 – Session 5
11:45 – Lunch/Exhibits
12:30 pm – Keynote
1:30-2:30 – Session 6/Exhibits Clos
2:30 – Dismiss


Each church is responsible for making and paying for their reservation from the room block. Each church is also responsible for providing Tax Exempt Certificates from their church. Complimentary Breakfast for 2 people in the room is included in the room rate. Rooms with more than 2 to a room will be charged for breakfast.

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville
785 SH 121
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Phone (972) 459-4600

$105 + tax for King or Double Room

Reservations can be made online or by phone. If reserving a room over the phone remember to ask for the "Texas Baptists Children's Worship" room block. Deadline for reservations is December 19, 2016, or when the block is filled.


Registration includes Friday snack (bundtinis, water, tea and coffee), dinner (pasta bar, salad, dessert, water, tea and coffee) and Saturday lunch(sandwiches, chicken salad, chips, cookies, water, tea and coffee). A cancellation fee of $35 will be charge for all cancellations after January 6, 2017. No refunds will be given after January 16, 2017.

Early Registration - $99.00 per person through December 14, 2016
Registration - $125.00 per person beginning December 15, 2016

Register Online
Download Registration Form


Karen Witcher

(214) 828-5246