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Spiritual Enrichment

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.

Experiencing the World of the Bible with Dr. James Fleming

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

Experiencing Intimacy

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.

Lake Junaluska Signature Series featuring Nadia Bolz-Weber

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....

Fall Fling

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

The SHIFTS Process: A New Network Experience

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. 

Coaching Skills for Ministry

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

Next Step Ministry

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.


June 30 - July 2, 2017

John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar from Edinburgh who has written over 15 books and is a leading expert on Celtic Spirituality. The weekend will include 4 sessions with John Philip, Taize Worship, and creative workshops. Read more