ReFuel Conference

IS AN EXPERIENCE FOR WORSHIP AND CREATIVE TEAMS AND THOSE WHO LEAD THEM.

The goal of ReFuel is to create time and space for teams to be together, be encouraged, and be equipped to continue leading the local church in worship. We desire to see God’s spirit inspire and strengthen the hearts and hands of those who serve the local church through the creative arts.

Through the last few decades, Rita has carried a powerful mantle and anointing to create atmospheres of worship through her music. Rita has recorded numerous albums, such as, Love Covers, Created to Worship, All I Have, I Have to Believe, and her latest project Battles featuring the well known worship song “Defender”. She is the author of the book, Finding Eve and just released her newest album, Light.
Jon Egan is a worship leader and songwriter serving New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, who is best known for the songs “I Am Free,” “Overcome,” “Strong God,” “Make A Way” and “On The Throne.” In addition to serving on the New Life Worship team and recording numerous audio and video projects for the church, Jon is a co-founder and former leader of the student-focused Desperation Band with whom he has toured throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Andi Rozier serves at the Pastor of Worship for New Life East and Director of 24/7 Prayer in Colorado Springs. A native of the UK, he has lived in the US for 20+yrs, serving at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago and Vertical Worship, which Andi also leads with. He is married to Joanna, and as a father to 4 boys, Andi’s heart is to invest into the growing worship leadership community across local churches.
Tim and Rachel Hughes are the Lead Pastors of Gas Street Church in Birmingham, which has a vision to be ‘Light for the City’. Tim is an internationally renowned worship leader and songwriter and founder of ‘Worship Central’. Rachel has recently pioneered a national ministry alongside her sister to encourage and empower women called ‘The Orchard’. Their greatest joy comes from leading Gas Street together, creating space for people to encounter, communicating God’s truth, and seeing God’s Kingdom come across the cit by raising up the next generation of Kingdom-leaders. They have five wonderful children; Phoebe, Simeon, Lois, Judah, and Summer.

“I’ve been to other similar worship seminars and have attended ReFuel the last two years. ReFuel is done so well and always has amazing speakers and classes…”

Because our goal is to equip the hearts and hands of those that serve the local church, we offer practical breakout sessions for you and your worship, tech, and creative teams.

2023 BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 

Marketo Michel | Worship Pastor | That Church Downtown

  • Work With What You’ve Got: Building a Thriving Worship Team Culture with a Small Team
  • Vocal Blend Matters: Easy Techniques to Help Team Vocalists Sing Well Together 

Brian Tabor & Jen Smale | Worship Leaders and Founders of the WorshipLeaderProbs Podcast

  • Recording a LIVE WorshipLeaderProbs Podcast!
  • Longevity in Worship Ministry

Calvin Whetstone, Dr. Jay Shetler, and Ryan Graham | Pastoral Staff | Maple City Chapel

  • How to Lead through Change in Your Church (From a Staff and Congregation’s Perspective)

Becki Graves | Director of Worship Arts | Bethel University

  • Learning to Speak as Well as You Sing: Communication and Stage Presence
  • Modeling the Heart of a Worshipper from the Platform 

Del Fehsenfeld | Marriage & Family Therapist and Pastoral Services Director | Life Action Ministries

  • Personal and Preventative Soul Care: Learning to Build Healthy Rhythms and Care Well for Your Own Soul 

Brent Thomas | Pastor of Worship & Gathering | Gospel City Church 

  • This is the Way: Choosing Songs That Take People Where They Need to Go
  • They See You Before They Hear You: How to Use Screens in Worship

Matt Cox | Worship Pastor | First Baptist Church of Elkhart

  • How to Cultivate Congregational Participation in Worship vs. Congregational Spectating
  • How to Effectively Shepherd a Worship Team (for Leaders of Leaders)

Jordan Pearson | Worship & Youth Ministry Pastor | New Life Fellowship

  • Electric Guitars in Worship: Shaping Your Heart, Your Tone & Finding Your Space in the Band 
  • Guitar Effects and the Worship Guitarist

Jeff Barnett, Andrew Scriven, and Kent Morris | Sweetwater Sound

  • Using Technology to Thrive in the Future
  • How to Maximize Your Livestream Experience

Nathan Murphy | Owner of Zamar Guitars

  • The Basics of Guitar Maintenance and Setup

Doug Gould | Founder and Director of WorshipMD

  • How to Encourage Congregational Participation in Worship
  • Techniques for Determining, Integrating, and Mixing In-Ear Monitors

Sheri Gould | Worship Leader and Vocal Coach

  • The 3-Part Magic Bullet for Your Voice: Techniques for Vocal Power, Tone, and Range
  • Building Blocks for Developing Great Harmony and Blend

ReFuel Staff

  • Keyboards in Worship: The Extra Sauce in the Mix

Derek Kerr | Loop Community 

  • Using Tracks in Worship the Easy Way 

Josh Freddy | Worship Director and Drummer | The Chapel

  • The Heart and Rhythm of Drums and Bass in Worship: Learning to Lead and Follow
  • Learning to Navigate Coaching and Criticism

Josh Holowicki | E2i Design

  • Developing Effective Lighting for Your Livestream, Video and Worship Environments
  • Building a Healthy Team Culture: Growing and Empowering Leaders and Volunteers

*Breakout sessions are subject to change*

Time
FRIDAY

7:30 PM – GENERAL SESSION 1

SATURDAY

8:30 AM – CHECK IN & DOORS OPEN

9:00 AM – GENERAL SESSION 2

10:30 AM – REFRESHMENTS

10:45 AM – BREAKOUT SESSIONS WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

12:15 PM – LUNCH BREAK

1:15 PM – BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:30 PM – BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:30 PM – REFRESHMENTS

4:00 PM – GENERAL SESSION 3

5:30 PM – DISMISSAL

2023 Deadlines

The Friday evening general session is open to the public and is a separate and additional $10 ticket ($15 day of).
For groups of 10 or more, email refuel@nmc.church for special pricing codes.
All tickets are non-refundable but transferable.

Conference Tickets


September 20, 2022

$35



October 20, 2022

$40



November 20, 2022

$45



December 20, 2022

$50



January 20, 2022

$55



Day-of price

$60


ReFuel Opening Session


January 19, 2023

$10



Day-of Price

$15


“My team left very encouraged and excited for Sunday morning!”

“The whole day was full of practical knowledge yet was so Spirit-driven – it’s rather unexplainable and wonderful. It changed the way I led worship the very next day!”

“I have attended many national conferences. Refuel is very well done, accessible and affordable. Looking forward to next year!”

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