Christian Formation Conference — Faith Stories: A Life in the Spirit

June 11, 2012 - June 15, 2012

CHRISTIAN FORMATION CONFERENCE — Faith Stories: A Life in the Spirit

June 11, 2012 – June 15, 2012


Only have time for a little bit of Kanuga? Attend June 11-13 for a great mix of adult, children and youth workshops.

Stay the week to get the full benefit of Kanuga’s Christian Formation Conference, plus a rate incentive!

Story is at the heart of our faith and religious teachings. We seek ways to share our faith experience and explore images of God that will lead people to a life in the spirit and toward who they might become.

So how do we give children, youth and adults the tools and experiences to navigate theology and spirituality? How do we as adults reclaim our story, which leads us toward a spirit-filled life?


•Practical, take-home resources for leading faith formation programs for all ages
•Tools for building a unique curriculum that truly fits your parish
•More than 30 workshops on topics including time management, art as a holy craft, games for children and tweens, biblical storytelling, Godly play, technology as a ministry tool and planning a mission trip
•Networking, support and encouragement from some of the Church’s best Christian educators
•Time to nourish your own spiritual development with respite, renewal and play

As with all Kanuga summer conferences, you can make this week a mountain vacation for the whole family. While parents attend sessions, young people participate in their own programs directed by our carefully selected staff in a safe and fun Christian environment. Programs for young people will begin at 3 p.m. Monday, June 11.

Spouses can fish, hike, play tennis or nearby golf, relax on the porch or by the lake and visit area attractions. The whole family can spend time together in the afternoons and evenings.

About the keynoter

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is senior rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis where she has served since 1977. She is an internationally known children’s author who has published 11 children’s books and one book for adults, God’s Echo – Exploring Scripture with Midrash. There are over 400,000 copies of her books in print.

Two of her children’s book were selected by Publisher’s Weekly as Best Books of the Year. She also was the winner of the 2005 Sugarman Family Book Award, the 2006 Best Book of Indiana Award and the 2004 Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature. She continues to be a sought after speaker in both Jewish and Christian settings, addressing major religious conferences.

About the staff

COORDINATOR: Teacher and trainer Jenny Beaumont has worked with children and adults in Christian formation for more than 14 years. She was the director of children’s ministries at Christ Church in Charlotte, N.C., for 10 years. After an 18-month sabbatical, she was called back to serve as the director for adult spiritual formation. She currently chairs the Province IV Christian Formation Steering Committee and is a member of the Episcopalian Committee for Christian Education.

COORDINATOR: Emily Given has been a Christian formation minister in the Episcopal Church for over 15 years. She blends her background in social work, education and professional organizing into a unique ministry style as a parish educator as well as a ministry organizational consultant. She has worked on both the diocesan and parish levels and serves as a board member of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Education Directors. She currently serves as the director of children and family ministry at Saint Michael and All Angels in Dallas.


Double Occupancy $320 per person (June 11-13 segment)
$510 per person (full week)
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Single Occupancy $435 per person (June 11-13 segment)
$630 per person (full week)
Includes same as above. (Based on availability)

Commuter $315 per person (June 11-13 segment)
$405 per person (full week)
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities. (For residents of Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, Buncombe, Haywood or Greenville counties only)

Child (age 4-18) $165 per person (June 11-13 segment)
$310 per person (full week)
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Optional Networking Day: June 10 $62 per adult
$32 per child


Deposit $100 per person
Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.

Balance Due May 10
(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)

Check-in 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 10 (Optional Networking Day)
Noon-2 p.m. Monday, June 11 (Christian Formation Conference)
Check-out After lunch Wednesday, June 13 (June 11-13 segment)
After lunch Friday, June 15 (full week participants)


Register Online Coming soon!
Register by Mail/Fax Download a printable registration form – PDF
Financial Aid Download a printable application – PDF
Team Rebate Printable Team Rebate Form – PDF
To qualify, groups must attend the same segment or the entire week.

For more information please visit the website.

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