Laity Lodge Worship Leaders’ Retreat

May 9-12 (Monday-Thursday)

Laity Lodge
Partnership: Worship Team Training

Standard: $250

Black Bluff: $300

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If you would like to attend the retreat, but have financial limitations, click here to apply for a scholarship. 




This retreat is for worship leaders and those involved in music ministry. The retreat is partnered by Worship Team Training —a ministry of Branon Dempsey.

Worship leading is a high calling and privilege. But it’s also one of the most demanding ministries…emotional, relational, and spiritual. Many worship leaders and pastors struggle with depression, temptation, and isolation. Burnout is a common ailment, even among leaders with thriving ministries.

The Laity Lodge Worship Leaders’ Retreat is a chance for all worship leaders, worship pastors, and worship-leading teams to rest, relax, and be replenished. Spouses are welcome at this retreat as well. Our speakers will base their messages on Psalm 73, Asaph’s story. To understand Asaph’s story is to realize that our primary calling, as followers of Jesus, is to have the heart of a lead worshipper and not simply to do the work of a worship leader.

Speaker(s)

Scotty Smith: Main Speaker
Scotty Smith is Pastor for Preaching, Teaching, and Worship at Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He is an outstanding Bible teacher and has written several books, including books co-written with Michael Card and Steven Curtis Chapman.

Mark Roberts: Laity Lodge Host, Speaker
Mark Roberts is Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence at Laity Lodge. He was the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church for sixteen years and has led worship and taught courses for worship leaders. Mark is a frequent contributor to Worship Leader magazine, where he writes a regular column, “Lyrical Poetry.”

Worship Leaders

Andy Park: Worship Leader, Concert Musician
Andy Park is worship leader, pastor, songwriter, and mentor to dozens of worship leaders. He is most widely known for his beloved worship songs, including “Blessed Be the Name” and “In the Secret.”

Branon Dempsey: Worship Team Training Host, Worship Leader
Branon Dempsey is the CEO and Founder of Worship Team Training: a ministry providing workshops and online resources for thousands of worship ministries worldwide. Branon is an 18-year-experienced worship leader, teacher, author, speaker, and songwriter. He has degrees in Worship and Music Composition and has studied with Maranatha! Music. He is passionate about leading worship teams to deepen their relationship in following Jesus Christ (Eph. 4:12).

In Partnership With

Worship Team Training