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RelationShift: The Great Gathering

  • 10 Nov 2019
  • (EST)
  • 14 Nov 2019
  • (EST)
  • Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

This once-in-a-lifetime ecumenical event will be held at beautiful Lake Junaluska in Western North Carolina. It is a collaborative project of the Outdoor Ministries Connection, an "association of associations" of mainline North American Christian camp/retreat/outdoor ministry leaders, including the UMCRM Association.

The goals of RelationSHIFT are:

  • Recognizing the Holy Spirit will be present.
  • Affirming the various gifts we bring.
  • Finding common ground.
  • Navigating a changing landscape.
  • Figuring out how to journey together.


  • Workshops for every type of staff position in outdoor ministry
  • Engaging, brilliant keynote speakers (Shane Claiborne, Joan Garry)
  • Relevant, inspiring preachers (Barbara Brown Taylor, Rev. Luke Powery)
  • Worship music by Ken Medema
  • Community-building with Jim Cain
  • Intentional small group communities
  • Great exhibit hall (60+ exhibitors/sponsors)
  • Time to enjoy the local culture
  • Toolkit with practical take-aways

Questions?  Please contact our Association Registrar

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