Nadia Bolz-Weber to speak at Lake Junaluska
[caption id="attachment_7127" align="alignright" width="200"] Nadia Bolz-Weber Greenbelt 2014 by Alex Baker Photography[/caption] Lake Junaluska, N.C. – Celebrated author and speaker Nadia Bolz-Weber will visit Lake Junaluska for an unforgettable weekend conference Oct 7-9. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran pastor, former stand-up comedian and founding pastor of House for all Sinners and Saint in Denver, Colorado, a church with a mission to minister to “outsiders”. She is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Pastrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint and Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People. With trademark sleeve tattoos, close-cropped hair and standing at 6-foot-1, Bolz-Weber is likely not what one thinks of when they picture a Lutheran pastor. She’s a recovering alcoholic and drug abuser who felt the call to ministry in 2004 and was ordained in 2008 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She will speak three times over the weekend. The event will also include worship, communion and a book signing. “Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is one of the leading voices of Christianity today. She beckons her audience to encounter God's grace in the most unlikely of people,” said Jennifer Martin, who is organizing the event. “We are extremely fortunate to have Nadia share her insights from the Lake Junaluska stage.” Nadia Bolz-Weber will be joined by the Roots Revival Band— a singer-songwriter group from Winston-Salem, North Carolina whose lead singer, Martha Bassett, has opened for Lyle Lovett, Tony Bennett and the Avett Brothers. The event is part of the Lake Junaluska Signature Series, which brings leading Christian voices to Lake Junaluska for spiritual enrichment. The event is open to all. The program fee is $100/person. Lodging and meal packages are available at Lake Junaluska. For more information or to book tickets, visit lakejunaluska.com/signature-series or call 800-222-4930. Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center is a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through the renewal of soul, mind and body. To find out more about programs, conferences and other activities at Lake Junaluska, visit lakejunaluska.com or call 800-222-4930.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY: