Nonsummer Adult & Family Programs 2018-01-05T14:34:24+00:00


Adults and families need Christian community too. Our program directors are nationally known for the quality of programming that they provide and for the quality of study leaders and clinicians they bring in from nationally known musicians to bishops of the church. Adults are given time to just unwind, but also time to deepen friendships and focus on the things that are most important in their lives. Families grow in faith together and make memories that they will carry with them forever.

Adventures and growth in faith isn’t just for kids anymore. Adults are seeking adventure and the development of new skills. Adults also seek to grow in their relationships with one another while unwinding from the stress and demands of daily life.

Programs for those aged 50+ are receiving special attention as our churches are seeing growth in this demographic group.


Feb. 2-4, Feb. 9-11, Mar. 2-4, Mar. 9-11, & Mar. 16-18, 2018  •  $220

Adult women of all ages will gain fresh vision and strength in the beauty of the mountains. Bring a group to deepen fellowship with women you know, or come alone to find kindred spirits among women from across the southeast. We’ll Study SUPERWOMEN in the Bible – and explore expectations (others and our own), guilt, and the call/power of God to find/be ourselves. Bible study and creative worship – plus a grown up pajama party – make for a wonderful retreat. Become a Wild Women at Lutheridge!

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 16-18 & Feb. 23-25, 2018  • Onsite: $255; Commuter: $210

Two opportunities for individual ringers or entire choirs to gain skills for their home ministries. Renowned clinicians share skills and inspiration. Choirs will leave with pieces that can be used in their own congregation.

2018 Bios for Clinicians and music lists

Thursday-Sunday, April 5-8, 2018  •  Onsite: $308; Commuter: $210

Immerse yourself in the world of art and faith: music, paint, movement, fabric, drums, paper, clay, and more! Inspiring Bible study, led by Pastor Kevin Strickland, ELCA Director of Worship, will focus on Jesus’ hospitality. Learn from artists excited to share their skills with you. Try something new surrounded by supportive community.

Thursday-Sunday, April 26-29, 2018  •  $249

An adventure designed for those 50+. Includes 2 days of hiking on beautiful trails and 2 nights camping – plus 1 overnight at camp. Here’s a chance to enjoy nature at its finest with folks your own age. Beginners welcome. Some equipment required. (See 50forwardlife.com for packing list and description of the trail). Finish the expedition with a celebration meal. Plus a toast and a soak in natural hot springs.

October 19 -21, 2018  •  Onsite: $249;  Commuter: $175

Engaging speakers, informative workshops, optional outings, and activities will provide inspiration for LIVING WELL. The 2018 theme is Living Simply ~ How much is enough? How do we live more with less? On top of learning, enjoy creative worship, storytelling, great food – and fun! Keynote Bob Sitze wrote the Simple Living column for the Lutheran Magazine for five years. He will share wisdom and courage for making faithful lifestyle changes as we move into the next chapter.

50Forward is a faith-based learning community of active adults created through program offerings geared to the late career/early retirement stage of life. LIVING WELL is an annual conference for 50Forward, focusing on a topic of specific interest. See 50Forwardlife.com (create link please) for retreat details!

What a Deal!
Register with a group of five or more and pay only $200/person — this includes all workshops, keynote and devotional times; two nights’ lodging; three meals on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday and much more!

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