Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT

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The Terrace 
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
689 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

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Leslie Butters 
Intentional Growth Center 

Tentative Schedule

April 9, 2018

Check-In                                                               4:00pm

Opening Worship & Message w/ Mike Bonem     7:30pm

Meet & Greet Mixer                                              8:30pm

April 10, 2018

Plenary and Keynote Address w/ Mike Bonem    9:00am

Q&A with Mike Bonem                                         9:45am

Workshops (Choose your own!)                         10:00am

Workshops (Choose your own!)                         11:00am

Lunch                                                                 12:30pm

Keynote Address with Mike Bonem                     1:30pm

Q&A w/ Mike + Book Signing                              2:00pm

Free Time (optional activities scheduled)            3:30pm

April 11, 2018

Worship and Message with Mike Bonem             9:00am

Sending Forth                                                    10:30am


April 9-11, 2018

Lake Junaluska, NC



Inspired by the book of the same name, Thriving in the Second Chair is an event featuring church leadership expert and keynote speaker Mike Bonem. Second chair leaders carry important responsibilities but are ultimately not the ones in charge, making it easy to feel frustrated and burned out. Thriving in the Second Chair will equip you with the skills and tools necessary to play integral roles in your local church. Local church leaders will learn to focus on the ways they can think and act differently in order to cultivate a thriving ministry.

Get the experience YOU want. Choose your own workshops from the following options:

Leading From Your Giftedness: Finding Your Niche and Communicating Your Role to the Congregation OR Spirituality for Ministry


Setting Boundaries OR The Relationship with the Senior Pastor and Your Relationship with Staff


This three-day event will feature Mike Bonem, a consultant, coach, author, speaker, husband and father. He offers a unique mix of world-class consulting and executive leadership experience to help churches, ministries, and their leaders turn vision into results.

Mike is the author or co-author of four books on ministry leadership. His most recent book is Thriving in the Second Chair: Ten Practices for Robust Ministry (When You’re Not in Charge). Previous books are In Pursuit of Great and Godly Leadership, Leading from the Second Chair, and Leading Congregational Change.


Mini-workshops will be led by Patty Muse, Glenna Manning and Mary Henley. Visit intentionalgrowthcenter.org/thriving for more on these speakers. 

Cost: $179.00 per person, program only

Accomodations are additional and are reserved separately. Reserve your lodging at The Terrace Hotel. Save 35% on lodging if you register before March 10! Call 800-222-4930 to make reservations (mention that you are attending Thriving in the Second Chair). You can also reserve lodging by visiting lakejunaluska.com/accommodations/terrace/.