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Steve Bryant will lead a workshop at the Festival of Wisdom and Grace at Lake Junaluska

Discipleship 101

Dr. Stephen Bryant, Associate General Secretary, Upper Room

This four-part workshop series for those wanting to go deeper into discipleship will address the way of transforming discipleship in terms of Knowing Christ, Growing in Christ, Serving Christ and Sharing Christ.

Missy Buchanan will lead a workshop at the Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

From Wildfires to Floods

Missy Buchanan, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Advocate for Older Adults

Aging is easy! Everyone gets older with each breath. But aging faithfully with grace and purpose requires intentional focus and an ability to adapt to life transitions. Learn tips for finding joy and meaning while embracing the realities of aging.

R Jack Hansen will lead a workshop at the Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

Shaping a Life of Significance For Retirement

R. Jack Hansen, Researcher and Author of Shaping a Life of Significance For Retirement

What personal and spiritual transitions need to be navigated as you enter or continue in retirement? Drawing on conversations with retired professionals around the country, Jack discusses the unique opportunities and very real challenges you will face as you retire. 

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Remembering Your Story – Sharing Your Legacy

Hess “Doc” Hall, Director of Older Adult Spiritual Formation Programs, Upper Room

How do our children, grandchildren and others hear us talking about our life stories, and especially our faith stories? Learn to speak from the heart to those you love about how you came to your beliefs and faith in Jesus Christ.

Dr. Fred Allen will lead a workshop during the Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

Strengthening the Black Church in the 21st Century

Dr. Fred Allen, Executive Director, Strengthening the Black Church in the 21st Century, Discipleship Ministries 

Learn about SBC21 and its work developing Christian leaders, building new relationships, reaching those on the margins of society, connecting those seeking a deeper relationship with Christ and transforming the world. SBC21, although a minority population, has the unique experience of surviving despite the odds and excelling because of grace. We are grateful that Jesus is a liberator and savior of all people. 

Angela Schaffner will lead a workshop during the Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself

Angela Schaffner, Ph. D., Author, Licensed Counseling Psychologist

Looking at a familiar cast of Bible characters, come learn how to navigate emotional pain, look and listen for truth, experience healing in relationships and take active steps toward a meaningful future while making space for fun and enjoyment.

James Howell will lead a workshop during the Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

Yours are the Hands of Christ

Rev. Dr. James Howell, Author, Theologian and UMC Pastor

Jesus didn't "become flesh" so we could feel different. He came to this world so we will be different. In this workshop, you will learn to be a “Doer of the Word,” examining what we do as Jesus’ body as well as how and why we do what we do or don’t do.

Dr. Richard Gentzler will lead a workshop during the Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

Intentional Ministry By, With and for Older Adults

Dr. Richard Gentzler, Jr, Director of ENCORE Ministries in the UMC Tennessee Conference

Dr. Gentzler's latest book is titled An Age of Opportunity. The workshop will highlight key information from the book and will provide helpful guidance and valuable resource information for new and ongoing ministries by, with and for older adults.

REGISTRATION, LODGING AND MEAL QUESTIONS: 
reservations@lakejunaluska.com
800-222-4930

PROGRAM QUESTIONS:
Mitzi Johnson, Director of Programming
mjohnson@lakejunaluska.com
828-454-6716