"It's a unique opportunity to hit the pause button in ministry for a time of rest, renewal, refreshment, reflection, worship, teaching and fellowship with other worship leaders."
"Awesome times of worship with wonderful people in a safe, supportive, creative environment. We laugh...we cry...we meet God...it's like group therapy for worship leaders!!!"
"I love the fact that such a diverse group of people from so many states and church backgrounds can come together and discover they are not alone and that there is so much common ground with the joys and challenges of worship leading."
"Spending time with like-minded people who--although from very different backgrounds--are involved in the same type of ministry, is a really uplifting experience."
"I received the encouragement I needed to go on and press toward the goal... My heart overflows with praise and my eyes overflow with tears because of how He revealed Himself to me. The Summit provided such a sweet time of being with the Lord. I've walked away a changed person, and it was perhaps one of the most encouraging events I've ever attended."
"The relationships that have developed from the Summit are wonderful. There's always someone I can call and ask for prayer or advice. It's great!"
"God chose to speak to me in a way I never expected. I came away from the Summit re-created and with a passion rekindled."
Now, don't you think you should be part of the next Worship Leader Summit?
Over the years, folks from 32 states and numerous different denominational backgrounds have attended. Some have been full-time in worship ministry, as well as part-timers and volunteers.
If you're the primary worship leader at your church, you don't want to miss this event! Make plans now to attend an upcoming Worship Leader Summit.
For twenty years we have been offering Worship Leader Summits: two powerful days (Monday afternoon until lunch on Wednesday) of worship, prayer, interaction, encouragement and fellowship. Worship leaders from across the nation will be there, but only about 20. We limit this event to the first worship leaders who sign up. This makes for a very intimate atmosphere.
One first-timer from a very large church that regularly hosts conferences said it was the single, most significant event he had attended all year. There is no minute-by-minute agenda, so don't ask for a schedule of exactly what's going to happen. There will be some times of teaching but much of the time is spent in interacting with one another, personal reflection and worshiping God.
Some have suggested that the name, Summit, is misleading. It's not a think-tank pow-wow for making futuristic decisions on an international scale. Rather, it's more like a retreat (some have suggested a two-day therapy session) for worship leaders. The teaching will encourage and challenge you. Worship will renew your first-love. Prayer will give new strength and vision. Come fellowship with like-minded new friends from across North America. Two full days away from your daily responsibilities and drawing close to the Lord. You will be refreshed and renewed!
We don't know of any other event like this anywhere else. Many worship leaders have said it was the high point of their year. Some of them even make the Worship Leader Summits an annual part of their life.
Full-time, part-time or volunteer, it makes no difference. If you're the primary worship leader for your church, you're invited. (We do offer a limited number of spots to apprentice worship leaders attending with the primary worship leader.) You don't want to miss the powerful times of worship, the meals, and the fellowship with like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ. It's an event that will leave a lasting impression on your life and ministry. Don't miss it!
Although teaching is not the main focus for these Worship Leader Summits, they will feature the teaching of Tom Kraeuter and at least one other hand-picked speaker.
Twenty worship leaders are going to have the opportunity to be refreshed and renewed in powerful ways. You should be one of them!
For the last several years our Worship Leader Summits have been held in the St. Louis, Missouri area at Sojourn Retreat Center in Dittmer, Missouri.
The next Worship Leader Summit will be April 28-30, 2014.
The Summit is full. There are no more spaces available for 2014. If you're still interested, you may contact our office to be put on a waiting list in case anyone cancels.
The Summit begins at 2:00pm on Monday and ends with lunch on Wednesday. Realistically, flights should arrive no later than 11:45am on Monday and depart no earlier than 3:30 on Wednesday.
The cost for the 2014 Summit is just $425.00*. A $75.00 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot (balance due February 20, 2013). The cost for the Summit includes everything except your travel. Included are two nights lodging (private room), all 6 meals (even the evening out at a restaurant), teaching and interaction and other great activities.
*Worship Leader Summit alumni will receive a $70 discount. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event. Prior to 30 days, only the amount over the deposit can be refunded.
If you need a shuttle from the St. Louis airport, there will be an additional charge of $20 each way.
Register online (link below) or call our office (636-789-4522) to register. You can register by phone using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, or you may send in a check.