More and more people are finding God beyond the walls of traditional religious institutions, but these seekers often miss the church community itself, including its shared spiritual practices such as gratitude.
During this 2 night event in the mountains of western North Carolina, author and leading trend spotter in contemporary Christianity, Diana Butler Bass will explore why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, offer practical suggestions for reclaiming it, and illuminate how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection with God, our world, and our own souls.
Diana Butler Bass is an award-winning author and internationally known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, CBS, and FOX, has been interviewed on numerous radio programs, including shows on NPR, CBC, and Sirius XM, and has work featured in numerous print and online newspapers and magazines including Time, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. From 1995-2000, she wrote a weekly column for the New York Times Syndicate. She was a founding blogger for both Beliefnet and Huffington Post religion. Her bylines include the Washington Post and Atlantic.com. She has preached and taught in hundreds of church, college, and conference venues in North America and beyond. She holds a PhD from Duke University.
About the Event: The event will include 4 sessions with Diana Butler-Bass, worship, and optional workshops on Friday afternoon. First session will begin at 7:00 pm on Thursday evening and will be finished by 11:00 am on Saturday.
Program Registration: Includes all program sessions and worship. To register, click on Registration or mail check payable to: Jennifer Martin, 205 Calico Lane, Clyde, NC 28721.
Registration Fee: $225/person (1 CEU Credit available.)
Lodging and Meal Packages: Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, include 2 nights lodging and breakfast on Friday through breakfast on Saturday. Call 800.222.4930 to make lodging reservations. (Ask for the First Light Production room block.)
Terrace Single: $296/person; Terrace Double: $171/person
Lambuth Single: $242/person; Lambuth Double: $144/person