A World in Need of Prayer: Native American Ministers’ Retreat at Lake Junaluska
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – All are invited to join SEJANAM for its 9th Annual Ministers’ Retreat, “A World in Need of Prayer,” February 18-20, 2010 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, NC. Kicking the event off is retired Bishop William Morris. Other key leadership speakers include lecturer and author Dr. Evelyn Laycock and Rev. Dr. Garry Revels, Chaplain for Healthkeeperz, as well as Rev. Dr. J. Gordon Henry, with J. Gordon Henry Ministries of Lynchburg, Virginia.
“In Thessalonians, the Bible exhorts us to ‘Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,’” said Darlene Jacobs, Director of SEJANAM at Lake Junaluska. “We hope people will take advantage of this time to gather, worship, and grow together.”
The Native American Ministers’ Retreat will provide a unique opportunity and environment for education and guidance on deepening one’s understanding of what is the purpose of prayer. It will also offer participants tools to heighten awareness and understand the impact and belief in the power of prayer from a holistic perspective, and offer ways to better strengthen one’s prayer life for healing. The retreat will also help people understand how to pray in a manner which will accomplish God’s will and expand the leadership skills and abilities of our women, men and young adults as Christian leaders.
A special track for our youth has been designed that will focus on spiritual formation and personal exploration. Leading the native youth track is Akwiasdi Revels of the Western North Carolina Conference.
According to SEJANAM President Rev. Myles Pierson, “This is a wonderful and educational experience for all of us who are called to carry the Gospel. The task for us will be to implement the knowledge gained and experiences afforded by this retreat and apply it in our churches.”
SEJANAM is the advocate for twenty-three Native American congregations and three other ministries in the Southeast Jurisdiction.
For more information about the Native American Ministers’ Retreat, visit www.lakejunaluska.com/native-american-ministers.