MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – “How do we create vital and passionate worship consistently without getting burned out while still caring for all the other duties of the ministry?”

Dr. Marcia McFee, a national worship leader and educator will address this common question at a retreat for worship teams at Christ the King Retreat Center at Lake Buffalo, April 14-17, 2013.

“What if you had three days in a beautiful setting with a guide to take you through the whole liturgical year, helping you get a year ahead in worship planning?” McFee asks.

“That’s what we’ll do in this retreat. This is the sixth year I’ve done this retreat and the first time taking it on the road away from my usual Lake Tahoe location. Participants leave so relieved and excited to be proactively planning their congregation’s spiritual journey through worship.

“My goal is for worship teams to leave my retreats feeling like they not only learned something, but they grew closer through deeper understanding of each other and their tasks, and actually experienced worship and spiritual renewal as a result of their attendance.”

McFee has been teaching workshops across the country for two decades. She is a renowned leader and designer of worship for regional and national gatherings, including the UMC General Conference and UCC General Synod appearances and the Indiana Annual Conference Session.

Participants will have access before and during the retreat to McFee’s groundbreaking new online resource that includes four years of worship themes and a design application for interactive teamwork (www.worshipdesignstudio.com).

For more information and to register, visit www.worshipdesignstudioblog.com/calendar.

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Worship leader Marcia McFee