Local churches are once again partnering with Bethel College to offer “ReFuel,” a one-day conference for church worship teams and leaders. The event is Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.
The conference, now in its fourth year, is a joint effort coordinated by staff from Nappanee Missionary Church, First Baptist Church of Elkhart, Grace Community Church, New Life Fellowship, St. Mark Missionary Church, Harvest Chapel, Trinity E-Free, Maple City Chapel and Calvary Assembly of Elkhart.
David Cummings, conference director and worship ministries pastor at Nappanee Missionary Church, says the goal of the event is to energize and refresh worship leaders who spend so much time ministering to others.
“Our ultimate goal is to create a day where worship teams and leaders can come and be poured into in the same way that they pour out to their local church on a weekly basis,” he says. “We desire to simply create a day for worship teams to be together, be encouraged, and be equipped to continue to lead their local church in worship.”
This year’s primary general session and breakout speakers are:
Andi Rozier is the worship pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. He is also a songwriter and leader in the Vertical Church Band. Day to day, he builds the local church and pours into other worship leaders.
Jon Egan has become a staple songwriter and worship leader at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is best known for the songs, “I Am Free,” “Overcome,” “Strong God,” “Make A Way,” and “On The Throne.” He has collaborated with top Christian writers, producers and artists including Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Mia Fieldes, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe and Paul Baloche. As a co-founder and leader of Desperation Band, Jon has led worship throughout America and in more than 10 countries around the world.
Todd Fields is the director of worship leader development at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga.. He has led worship for more than 20 years, and coaches senior pastors and worship leaders on how to create engaging worship services, how to build unified teams and how to become better leaders on stage and off. Along with mentoring worship leaders at North Point, Fields travels both in the United States and internationally, coaching worship leaders and their senior pastors on how to be better leaders. He has led worship for such communicators as Charles Stanley and Andy Stanley, Billy Graham, Louie Giglio and more.
Kathryn Scott is an internationally recognized songwriter and worship leader, having penned songs such as “Hungry,” ”At the Foot of the Cross,” ”We still Believe” and many more. She spent the last 19 years living in Northern Ireland, serving as the lead pastor of Causeway Coast Vineyard alongside her husband Alan. In June 2017, they began a brand new adventure, following the call of Jesus to move to Orange County, Calif.. As a family, they are very excited to see what He leads them into next.
Registration is available at $35 per person. For more information and to register, visit ReFuelConference.com.