Christian Formation Conference

June 10, 2013 - June 14, 2013
Hendersonville NC 28793-0250




June 10, 2013 – June 14, 2013


Only have time for a little bit of Kanuga? Attend June 10-12 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!

The largest event of its kind in the Episcopal Church, Kanuga’s Christian Formation Conference is four days of learning, fellowship, refreshment and renewal with some of the Church’s top educators.


  • 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 a wide variety of topics
  • 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 10.

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 keynoters

Shane ClaiborneShane Claiborne is a bestselling author, Christian activist and founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world. His ministry experience is varied, from a 10-week stint working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to a year spent serving a wealthy mega-congregation at Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago. He is the author of the several books including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers. He writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice and Jesus, and his work has been featured in Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, CNN and National Public Radio.

Matthew MoretzThe Rev. Matthew Moretz is the creator of the hit YouTube web series “Father Matthew Presents.” Since 2006, the series has presented the life and teachings of the Episcopal Church in a fun and engaging format, garnering more than 2,100 subscribers and more than 609,000 views. He currently serves as the associate rector at St. Bart’s in New York. Previously he was the curate of Christ’s Church in Rye, N.Y. Before attending General Theological Seminary, he was the Christian education director and youth minister at Christ Church, Frederica, in St. Simon’s Island, Ga.

About the staff

Emily Given

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 $375 per person (June 10-12 segment)
$510 per person (full week)
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Single Occupancy $435 per person (June 10-12 segment)
$630 per person (full week)
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities. (Based on availability)
Commuter $255 per person (June 10-12 segment)
$415 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 4-9) $74 per person (June 10-12 segment)
$148 per person (full week)
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Youth (age 10-18) $114 per person (June 10-12 segment)
$235 per person (full week)
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.
Optional Networking Day: June 9 $70 per adult
$57 per youth
$37 per child


Deposit $100 per person
Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due May 9
(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 9 (Optional Networking Day)
Noon-2 p.m. Monday, June 10 (Christian Formation Conference)
Check-out After lunch Wednesday, June 12 (June 10-12 segment)
After lunch Friday, June 14 (full week participants)


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



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