Lake Junaluska offers spiritual enrichment opportunities that will challenge your heart and mind. Attend stimulating lectures, worship services, and seminars to learn and grow stronger in your faith. Many of our workshops and retreats allow time for personal and spiritual reflection in addition to opportunities to connect with others and learn from their spiritual journeys.
July 25-27, 2016
Don't miss the opportunity to attend vitally important workshops! This double workshop event will equip you to lead Membership to Discipleship and Connect! in your own church, district or conference through Excellence in Ministry Coaching's Train the Trainer program.
Learn how to help your congregation connect with people outside the church walls and nurture them to become mature disciples while building an intentional process for growth from initial committment to authentic discipleship. Read more.
August 1-4, 2016
Featuring Dr. Tony Campolo and Dr. Mickey Efird, the 2016 Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference's theme is "Come to the Water." The week will be full of worship, workshops, professional training, and fellowship designed for individuals, couples, small groups, or church leaders relating to the second half of life. Read More
September 12-16, 2016
Join Dr. James Fleming as he explores "The Meaning of Life in the Prophets" (September 12-14) and "Biblical Imagery and the Teachings of Jesus" (September 14-16). Dr. Fleming discusses these topics while integrating the historical and archaeological roots of the Bible. Don't miss this opportunity to grow your biblical knowledge and strengthen your faith! Read More
September 23-25, 2016
There is a God-embedded yearning in each of us for connectedness with everyone and everything, yet this longing for intimacy is often not recognized. This retreat will focus on helping you create a deeper connection with your environment and discover levels of your spirituality never explored before. After completing this retreat, you will know how to position yourself so that the Grace of Intimacy can happen. Read More.
October 7-9, 2016
Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is also a New York Times Bestselling author, comedian, and sought after speaker. Joined by The Roots Revival Band, Nadia will share in an inspiring weekend you won't want to miss! Read more....
October 18-21, 2016
Come and Fling into Fall with us at Lake Junaluska! Meditate in the beauty of an inspiring mountain setting while we grow and share in devotions, storytelling by certified professional life coach Rebecca Lile, and entertainment. Be sure to bring your Bible, your comfortable shoes, and a ready smile! Read More
October 28-30, 1016
Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall foliage at Lake Junaluska this October during Choir Music Weekend. Along with others from small and medium sized church choirs, experience a worship-filled weekend as participants learn and perform eight anthems that may then be performed at participants' home churches. Read More
November 10-13, 2016
The Climate Crisis and Peace
The Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation. Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace. Read More
Introducing the new SHIFTS Process! Based on "SHIFTS: Guiding the Congregation Toward Effectiveness," the new SHIFTS network is designed to help groups of churches connect with each other and their communities, while discovering the practices that will best promote growth and create disciples along with the guidance of a certified professional coach. Read More.
Virtual Seminar Offered via Zoom Video Conferencing
Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm EST from Sept. 6, 20; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 22, 29; Dec. 13, 2016
Coaching is a proven, effective technique that you can use to empower individuals and teams within your ministry. In Coaching Skills for Ministry, you will learn valuable coaching skills in an interactive virtual workshop led by experienced coach, Dr. Larry Ousley. Read More.
Using the Gospel to reach new people for Jesus Christ by taking Next Steps in missional ministry. Through a 14-month process, congregation leadership teams will work with certified coaches to help connect with their communities and become empowered. Through these connections, congregations can take Next Steps to build relationships with others outside the church walls and to bring new people to the Kingdom of God. Read More.