Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM EDT

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Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Harrell Center Auditorium
North Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

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Leslie Butters
Intentional Growth Center

Can't make it? Check out our other Confirmation Retreat Weekend here.

The typical schedule is:

Friday 8:00 PM Worship & 1st session
8:30 PM Leader's Orientation during       worship




8:00 AM: Morning worship & 2nd session

9:00 AM  Mini-workshops
12:00 PM - Lunch 
1:30 PM Museum Tour, Workshops
5:30 - Dinner
7:30 ZOE Celebration*, worship and 3rd session


8:45 AM Morning worship & 4th session, commissioning and communion 

10:30 Sending Forth



ZOE is a United Methodist-affiliated nonprofit breaking the cycle of extreme poverty around the world by empowering orphans and vulnerable children to become entrepreneurs who are socially, economically, and spiritually strong —transforming entire communities in the process! Youth will experience serving by coordinating their own fundraising campaign for ZOE before coming to Lake Junaluska. Kids will then get to celebrate their fundraising efforts as they come to understand how Christians, regardless of age or circumstance, can unite to make a real, lasting difference in the World.

Learn more at intentionalgrowthcenter.org/zoe.


IGC Confirmation Retreat Weekend #2

March 15 - 17, 2019 with Rev. Carolyn Poling

About the Weekends:

The mission of the Intentional Growth Center’s Confirmation weekends is to serve youth and those who work with youth by preparing young people to understand the decision they will make on Confirmation Sunday. We focus on helping young people to understand God’s desire to have a relationship with them and what it means to be a meaningful part of the Church for the transformation of the world.

Youth worship together and hear messages from our star lineup of speakers throughout the weekends. These messages will help young people see God’s grace in their own lives and understand the decision they will make before the church. The Saturday workshops will prepare youth to understand what it means to live out their faith in Christ in the context of their own lives and communities. New in 2019, "Discover Your Call" will help youth to connect their God-given gifts with opportunities to serve in their own communities. Youth will leave the weekend with a Service Action Plan to help them design their own service project when they return home.

Guest Speaker Rev. Carolyn Poling is a deacon in the North Georgia Conference who is currently teaching in the Morgan County School System. She loves hanging out in her ENO, walking her English bull terrier, Zion, and is an avid Georgia “Bulldawg” fan.  

Program Costs

$80.00/youth, $70.00/adults, $60.00/clergy and paid church staff

A discount of 10% pff the program fee is available to groups with Conference Center lodging (West End or Upgrade Options).  Use Promo Code LODGING at check-out.

The program fee includes all mini-workshop materials, museum tours, TeamBuilding activities, stole and t-shirt. 

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Housing Options

Lodging reservations are made separately through the Conference Center at 800-222-4930. Costs are per person and includes 2 nights lodging and 4 meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast.) Reservation requests received thirty days or less prior to the event date may be subject to prevailing rate and availability. A $50.00/person deposit is required at time of booking. Cancellations will result in automatic forfeiture of $15/person up to 15 days prior to arrival. Less than 15 days prior to arrival date, no re-funds will be given.

West End Per Person Option: Junaluska Apartments, Lakeside Lodge, Mountainview, or Sunnyside with meals at the Jones Cafeteria: $166.00/single, $116.00/double, $98.00/triple, $98.00/quad occupancies. (Applicable NC Sales and Occupancy taxes will be added to the rates above.)

Upgrade Option: Terrace Hotel and Lambuth Inn: Best Available Rate at time of booking. The Front Desk will ask for a credit card upon check-in to be held as a Guarantee of Payment in case of damage to any furnishings, walls, carpets, etc. including tobacco use in any indoor space.

Other Options: The Providence Lodge is a privately owned lodge available for groups. Call Anne at 828-550-9729 for rates and availability. Cottage Rentals: privately owned homes, apartments and cottages managed by the Lake Junaluska Conference Center. Call 800-222-4930 ext. 2 for rates and availability. 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.