Lake Junaluska cross in fall

Spiritual Renewal

Lake Junaluska offers places for meditation and prayer, programs, retreats, devotions and worship services in connection with our mission: to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body.

From the prayer labyrinth to Inspiration Point, Lake Junaluska’s gardens and places of meditation celebrate the beauty of God’s creation and are open to all. In addition, Memorial Chapel opens daily for private prayer and meditation, and inside Lambuth Inn is the Denman International Prayer Room.

Lake Junaluska ministry events include not only include an outdoor Easter sunrise service and candlelight Christmas service, but also Summer Worship Series services, community prayer events and devotions. Programs range from summer and winter youth retreats to Journey to Joy Women’s Retreats, the Festival of Wisdom and Grace, Choir Music Weekend and more. Lake Junaluska also partners with Waynesville Yoga Center to offer yoga retreats, and welcomes groups year-round who plan their own retreats and events.

Winter Youth Retreat in Shackford Hall

Youth Ministry

Summer and winter youth retreats at Lake Junaluska bring youth groups together for meaningful worship, spiritual growth, fellowship and fun, plus opportunities for mission work and adventures from skiing to whitewater rafting.

View of Lake Junaluska at worship service

Adult & Family Ministry

Lake Junaluska offers spiritual enrichment opportunities that will challenge your heart and mind and renew your soul. Events range from worship services, retreats and conferences to summer activities for the whole family.

View along the Rose Walk in fall

Gardens & Places of Meditation

Lake Junaluska offers uniquely beautiful venues and gardens to visitors who seek peaceful settings for quiet contemplation.