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January 2017

Road Scholar at Montreat

January 1 - December 31
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and enriches lives. Road Scholar participants come to Montreat from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas, and to explore the world. Accommodations in the beautiful Assembly Inn, overlooking Lake Susan, are double occupancy (limited singles with an extra charge) with private baths. The Inn includes spacious lounges, classrooms, and dining facilities. Comprehensive fees include program, housing (double occupancy), and meals in the Galax Dining Room in the Assembly…

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Spiritual Formation Retreats

January 1 - December 31
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center Spiritual Formation Retreat

For church professionals and lay people, Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning provides non-degree courses and events—opportunities to learn with and from others for faithful discipleship. The Certificate in Spiritual Formation program offers an exploration of community-grounded Christian spirituality that is rooted in scripture and theology; a history of the tradition; reading in the spiritual classics; prayer and meditation; and skills for assisting others on a spiritual journey. Participants in the certificate program will gain a broad understanding of the…

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June 2017

Montreat Youth Conferences

June 4 - August 5
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Youth Conferences

Montreat Youth Conference (MYC) is a unique gathering of young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation. Activities include morning energizers, music, keynote, small group meetings, afternoon recreation activities, and evening worship. MYC is designed for high school students, entering freshmen through graduated seniors, and for their group leaders. We offer six conferences each summer. Daily Schedule There are four main parts of every day at MYC: Keynote - The keynote session gathers everyone together for movement and group building (fondly…

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Summer Worship Series

June 4 - August 6
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Summer Worship in Anderson Auditorium at Montreat Conference Center

Gathered around Font, Table, and Word Listen to Podcasts During the summer months, it is the privilege of Montreat Conference Center to host the community gathered to worship the Triune God. In services for the Lord’s Day, Montreat welcomes summer visitors, conferees, cottagers, vacationers, and conference leadership to worship. All of the summer Sunday services in the series are at 10:30 am in Anderson Auditorium, just off Assembly Drive in Montreat. As the community is gathered around Font, Table, and Word…

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Clubs and Childcare

June 5 - August 4
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

Clubs Program The Clubs program is a recreation and fellowship experience for the children of conferees, local residents, vacationers, and visitors. It groups children and youth according to age and school level. Collegiate counselors supervise each group. They are trained to help the young people feel comfortable as they create new interpersonal relationships and develop social and outdoor living skills. The program also makes effective use of Montreat’s recreational facilities set in beautiful outdoor surroundings. Montreat’s Environmental Education program includes hands-on…

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July 2017

Middle School Conference

July 19 - July 23
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Hope is happening-real

At the Montreat Middle School Conference in 2017, we hope to give realization that everyone belongs to God and we all have value as children of God. Thus we should all be understanding and respectful of God’s creation. We hope to create an environment that promotes independent thinking and choice-making that reflects values that are both personalized and in conversation with our tradition. We hope to give our youth the tools to discern healthy peer relationships. We hope to build up…

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Youth Conference V

July 23 - July 29
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Youth Conferences

This conference is a unique gathering of young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation. Activities include morning energizers, music, keynote, small group meetings, afternoon recreation activities, and evening worship. Attending a Montreat Youth Conference may be the single best thing your youth take part in over the summer. Watch our video and start making plans today! Registration for 2017 is now open! The 2017 Montreat Youth Conference will provide: a safe space for…

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Youth Conference VI

July 30 - August 5
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Youth Conferences

This conference is a unique gathering of young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation. Activities include morning energizers, music, keynote, small group meetings, afternoon recreation activities, and evening worship. Attending a Montreat Youth Conference may be the single best thing your youth take part in over the summer. Watch our video and start making plans today! Registration for 2017 is now open! The 2017 Montreat Youth Conference will provide: a safe space for…

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August 2017

Presbyterian Chaplains

August 7 - August 11
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

Chaplain Credentialing & Training Course The Chaplain Credentialing and Training Course will be held at Montreat Conference Center this year. It is nestled in between the mountains just 20 minutes east of Asheville, North Carolina. Of the 4,000 acres that make up Montreat, 2,500 acres are dedicated to wilderness. There are also 21 hiking trails of almost 30 miles. Accommodations will be in the historic Assembly Inn with meals in the Galax Dining Room. Child care and a youth program are available during the day. Registration Information…

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Women’s Connection

August 11 - August 13
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

We, as women, are made in the image of God, created as physical, emotional/relational, and spiritual beings. Women’s Connection 2017 is a holy time for women to honor who God has created us to be. We hope to provide space for opportunities to nurture mind and body, to connect with community of old friends and new, and to recenter our communal lives and our individual selves in God’s good news. Come as you are. This year's conference, featuring Rachel Held…

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An Evening with Rachel Held Evans

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Montreat Conference Center is pleased to host An Evening with Rachel Held Evans on August 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Anderson Auditorium. Doors will open at 7:00 pm. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 on-site. Advance Ticket Sales Register online now! Tickets are $50 in advance. Will Call is open to the public from 6:00-7:30 pm on Saturday, August 12 in the lobby of Anderson Auditorium. On-Site Ticket Sales Tickets will be available on-site for $55. On-site ticket sales will be…

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Growing into Tomorrow… Today

August 15 - August 16
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center Lake Susan bridge

Be informed, educated, and inspired for a journey toward wholeness in retirement living! Planning for retirement can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Our two-day seminar helps clergy and lay members and their guests explore steps they can take now to plan for their best retirement tomorrow. The seminar is designed for members planning to retire within the next 15 years. Seminar attendees will identify key questions for discernment in planning for retirement; assess their finances, options…

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Crossroads Antiracism Training

August 18 - August 20
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
The DisGrace Conference at Montreat Conference Center

Download the conference flier now! In January of 2017, Montreat Conference Center staff engaged in a day-long training session with a team from Crossroads, and found it to be useful for inspiring long-term and site-specific conversations about the journey to overcome the dehumanizing effects of racism. We want to make a similar, more in depth opportunity available to congregations, pastors, Christian educators, session leaders, church staff, and volunteers. Space is limited, and scholarship funds are available. This introductory training by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing…

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August Getaway in Assembly Inn

August 21 - August 25
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Montreat is pleased to offer a special rate for individuals and families seeking respite from their busy lives and hectic schedules. Often described as a “thin place,” Montreat offers a peaceful and beautiful setting for guests to commune with their Creator and rest their souls. Your visit to Montreat can provide time and space for prayer, study, and Sabbath rest, while also providing opportunities outside the gate to take part in all that Western North Carolina has to offer. Room Rates in Assembly…

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The Art of Transitional Ministry

August 27 - September 1
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Leading a congregation and faith community through transition is challenging and rewarding and it is recognized both in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as well as other denominations as a specialized ministry. Whether it is a change in leadership or a changing neighborhood, it takes knowledge, skill, resilience, and spiritual strength to navigate the waters of transition in a way that allows a congregation and its leaders to be open to possibilities, go deeper, and thrive. The Art of Transitional Ministry…

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September 2017

Causey-Snyder Wedding

September 8 - September 10
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Emily Causey and Jason Snyder

Reserve a “Room and Breakfast” Package in Assembly Inn For wedding of Emily Causey and Jason Snyder Nightly rate below includes one night’s stay in Assembly Inn with breakfast the next morning. Private rooms have either one king bed, one queen bed, or two twin beds. One Room with Private Bath Package - $100 per night* *Rate is subject to N.C. sales tax and a community services fee for public services provided by the Town and the fire district. Make Your Reservation Now! When you…

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