ReFOCUS Worship Retreat

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February 6-8, 2020 in Pigeon Forge, TN

Real, refreshing conversations with worship leaders

Early-bird is ONLY $199 per person.  Go HERE to register.

Spouses come FREE! Special pricing for college and seminary students!

Featuring Carrollton!

Dwayne Moore

Dwayne Moore
International speaker
and author

Dr. Vernon Whaley

Vernon Whaley

Author and dean at
Liberty University

Dr. Gary Mathena

International speaker
and author

Josh & Deanna Anders

Worship Leaders at The Pointe Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Panelists include…

Zeb Ballentine, Bryan College

Dr. Zeb Ballentine
Bryan College

Dr. John Johnson, Visible Music College

Dr. John Johnson
Visible Music College

Dr. Sam Green
Trevecca University

Dr. Jon Roller
Asbury University

Dr. Roger O’Neel
Cedarville University

NOTE: Personalities listed on this page are subject to change.

Small Group Leaders include…

Jordan Hutton

Dawn Kelley

Michelle Jenkins

Suzanne Provagna

Hear how ReFOCUS helped James form a vision for his ministry!

Hear how ReFOCUS helped Austin & Michelle pursue their calling and lead better!

Hear how ReFOCUS helped BJ meet some awesome fellow worship leaders!

Held at this amazing Hilton property!

Black Fox Lodge in Pigeon Forge, TN


Thursday 7:00-9:30pm

Theme: Worship in Church
>Worship Gathering with Dwayne Moore & Carrollton
>Small Groups Time
>Panel Discussion on effective worship practices in the church; features university professors and worship program directors

Friday 9:00-Noon

Theme: Worship in Missions
>Worship Gathering with Dr. Gary Mathena & Carrollton
>Small Groups Time

Friday Noon-7:00pm

FREE time to enjoy the Smokies!
Optional afternoon *retreats:

  1. Songwriting — a 3-hour seminar on writing effective and inspiring songs, taught by members of Carrollton
  2. Spiritual Nature Walk — a 3-hour meditational stroll through natural beauty in the Smokies, taught by Suzanne Provagna of Christ-centered Wellness
  3. Go-cartin’ — a fun get-to-know-you group activity, led by Jordan Hutton

*NOTE: Retreats are an additional $10 per person, payable when you arrive at the retreat. (Could be more for go-cart activity.)

Friday 7:00-9:30pm

Theme: Worship in Culture
>Worship Gathering with Dr. Vernon Whaley & Carrollton
>Small Groups Time
>Panel Discussion on how to engage people in worship both inside and outside the church; features university professors and worship program directors

Saturday 9:00-11:30am

Theme: Worship in Private
>Worship Gathering with Dwayne Moore & Carrollton
>Small Groups Time

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change.


How do I register and pay for my team and me?

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the green Register button.
  3. Enter promotional code (if applicable).
  4. Using the drop-down list, select which option describes you.
  5. Click the check-out button at the bottom of that same window.
  6. If you have any trouble or questions registering, please call us at 877-699-3226 or email us at office[at]

Does the conference price include lodging?

No, it does not include lodging. All attendees are responsible for their own lodging. We have a special rate arranged with our conference hotel, the Black Fox Lodge. Use this link to book your room at the Black Fox Lodge for a special retreat rate. You can also call the Black Fox Lodge directly at 865-774-4000. Be sure to ask for Helen Hurd. (You must book through one of these methods to receive the special discounted pricing at Black Fox Lodge.)

Will the retreat include a track for spouses, or is it just worship team members?

Spouses are welcome to attend the general sessions if they want. Much of what we will cover will have application for spouses and non-musicians too. At this time we do not have a special track planned for spouses. However, we could add a session or two for them if the Steering Team thinks we should. For sure we want spouses to feel encouraged and valued when they leave!

Would the retreat benefit tech people and non-worship leader team members?

Absolutely! All the sessions will have application for both musicians and technicians. We will talk about team building and being effective in whatever role they’re in. The small group meetings will also be good times to discuss ways to apply what they learn in the sessions to each individual’s role. There will be a strong emphasis on leadership training and on serving each other, so the retreat will be especially good for team members you’re targeting for leadership roles.

What is the schedule for the retreat?

Please see info above under “Retreat Schedule” for details. In short, the retreat will begin at 7:00pm on Thursday evening and conclude by 12:00 noon on Saturday. There are 4 sessions total: Thursday evening from 7-9:30pm, Friday morning 9-noon, Friday evening 7-9:30pm and Saturday morning from 9am-noon. Times listed are in Eastern (New York) time.

Will there be free-time opportunities during the retreat to see the sights of the Smokies?

Yes! We want to give plenty of free and personal time for you and for your spouse and/or your friends and team. You will have close to 7 hours free on Friday afternoon of the retreat to go hiking in the mountains, do some shopping in the outlet malls, or just lounge around and relax! There are also optional group retreats you can do. Please see details in the “Retreat Schedule” included on this page.

What’s the refund policy?

You can receive a 50% refund 60 days before the event (or December 8). You can receive a 25% refund 30 days before the event (or January 7). After January 7, no refunds will be issued, since we will have to lock in our totals with the hotel. Registrations can be transferred to another person at any time prior to the beginning of the conference. To claim your refund or make a transfer, you will need to email us: office[at]

Got more questions?

Call us! We’d love to chat with you! Call our office at 877-699-3226 Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm Central time. Or email us at office[at]