LAKE JUNALUSKA, NC – SEJANAM and Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center proudly present “A World in Need of Healing,” the 2010 Native American Summer Conference, June 25-27. This year’s conference will focus on prayer and healing, as well as provide a forum for vital education and training for Native American clergy and laity. The summer conference will also raise awareness about issues and concerns specific to Native Americans, and is a platform for spiritual growth and leadership development for Native Americans across the Southeastern Jurisdiction and the nation.
While past conferences have focused on health, social justice issues, sensitizing and understanding tribal and cultural differences and historical trauma, this year’s event is intended to build upon these principles by providing timely, relevant guidance, as well as spiritual broadening on the issues of health and healing. The main focus of the conference will be the power of prayer and how it affects each of these issues.
“We believe and hope that participants will depart the Native American conference with a tremendous feeling of encountering God in a way they never have before, and have a wonderful Junaluska experience,” said Darlene Jacobs, Director of SEJANAM.
Reverend Leonard John of Fairbanks, Alaska will be one of this year’s special keynote speakers. An enrolled member of the Tlingit Tribe who has served as a tribal council man with Tlingit and Haida Central Council in Juneau, Alaska for ten years, Rev. John travels as an evangelist and does cross-cultural training in churches throughout the country. He is also the founder and president of Leonard John Ministries, a non-profit Christian evangelistic organization. Other special speakers include Bishop Jimmy Jones and Dr. Evelyn Laycock. Special music will be provided by the Sing-Spirations from Broken Bow, Oklahoma and Youth in Christ from Maxton, North Carolina.
Please join us for this special opportunity to address Native American life and issues from a tribal, regional and spiritual perspective. Traditional Native American spirituality is rooted in a deep reverence for all life, a profound sense of the oneness of the human community and a sense of responsibility and connection with all things. You are invited to explore these traditions and enrich your prayer life as you deepen relationships with the risen Christ and with others.
More information on the conference, including lodging and registration information and directions, can be found at www.lakejunaluska.com/sejanam or by calling 828-454-6697.
Written by: Andie Robbins, Communications Intern