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The Intentional Growth Center

at Lake Junaluska

An agency of the SEJUMC

"Increasing Pastoral and Congregational Effectiveness"

Now in its 39th year, the Intentional Growth Center (IGC) serves as a continuing education and renewal center for both clergy and laity. Located in The Atkins House, IGC designs and offers courses and growth experiences at picturesque Lake Junaluska in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and in other locations throughout the country. Approximately 50 seminars and workshops are offered each year and more than 2,500 participants profit from sessions dealing with Bible studies, ministry skills, spiritual retreats, personal growth, and spiritual/ life coaching.

The Atkins House is the historic second home of Bishop James Atkins, the first Superintendent of Lake Junaluska Assembly. Located at 959 North Lakeshore Drive, this three story house retains the charm of the early 1900’s while being in the heart of the Assembly’s missional activity. Along with housing the offices of IGC, the Atkins House also provides bed and breakfast facilities and a meeting room for individuals, families, or small groups.

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Also, we are partnering with a powerful new platform for doing dynamic, telephone conferencing for meetings and learning events called Maestro Conference. To learn more about this easy-to-use and inexpensive technology, click here.

The Intentional Growth Center Staff:

Larry Ousley, Executive Director, extension 721

Leslie Butters, Office Administrator, extension 720

Dianne Dantzler, Road Scholar Program Coordinator, extension 384

Bailey Butters, Marketing and Communications, extension 385

Bobbie Ammons, Atkins House Hostess, 828-361-4572

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Contact us!

959 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Mail to: PO Box 546, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Phone Toll Free: 1-800-482-1442
Local: 828-454-6720
Fax: 828-452-4225