Our other Confirmation Retreat Weekend dates are:
In the United Methodist Church, Confirmation refers to the intentional commitment that a person makes to respond to God's grace, publicly reaffirming their baptismal vows before the congregation. The focus of our weekend is to provide tools to youth that will help them keep their promise of Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, and Witness.
The focus of the retreat weekend will be enhanced with mini-workshops to address the importance of:
Learning the spiritual disciplines, like Prayer, in developing a converstaional relationship with God. Being Present in the life of the church. What the Bible says about Gifts, and why it's important to tithe as a joyful expression of faith.
Figuring out what talents God has given you, what you are passionate about, and how you can put them into the Service of others. Which also follows with Witness as you reflect the spirit of Jesus through your life.
The World Methodist Museum is a place where youth willl discover more about John Wesley, and the roots of United Methodism.
The SEJ Heritage Archives Center is a valuable opportunity for youth to get a better understanding of the polity of the United Methodist Church with an emphasis on the southeast.
TeamBuilding is a returning favorite activiity for youth to discover how working together to problem solve and meet challenges as a group translates to working together to bring about God's kingdom here on Earth. Plus, it's really fun!
Guest Speaker Rev. Duffy Robbins
Rev. Duffy Robbins is Professor of Youth Ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. A thirty-five year veteran of youth ministry, he’s the bestselling author and co-author of Enjoy the Silence, Speaking to Teenagers, Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts and many more. Duffy speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about teenagers.
$70.00 for youth $60.00 for adults
The program fee includes all mini-workshop materials, museum tours, TeamBuilding activities, stole and t-shirt. $1 of the program fee goes toward our UMCOR Service Project!
Costs are per person and includes 2 nights lodging and 4 meals; Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast. Housing reservations are made through the Conference Center at 800-222-4930.
-West-End Option: Junaluska Apts., Lakeside Lodge, Mountainview, or Sunnyside with meals at the Terrace: $93.00/person. Limited space is available at this lower rate. Reserve early!
-Upgrade Option: Terrace Hotel: $99.00/person.
A housing deposit of $35 per person is required to secure housing. A $150 refundable damage deposit will be collected for each group. LJA Housing deposit is refundable less $15 processing fee per person up to 30 days prior to the event. Housing fees are subject to a $35 forfeiture fee when cancelation is made within 30 days.
Other Options: Cottage Rentals - privately owned homes, apartments and cottages managed by the Lake Junaluska Conference Center. Call 800-222-4930 ext. 2 for rates.
Providence Lodge: A privately owned lodge available for groups. Call Pat at 888-631-3400 for rates and availability.
Lower Housing Cost Option:
Stay at the Atkins House (Home of IGC)! Groups of 16 or less are welcome. Contact Bobbie Ammons, Hostess, at 800-482-1442 for cost and availability.
Providing Your Own Housing? Groups of 10 or more wishing to eat on campus are asked to purchase meal tickets in advance by calling Reservations at 800-222-4930.