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January 2018

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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March 2018

Road Scholar at Montreat

March 22 - December 14
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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June 2018

Montreat Youth Conferences

June 3 - August 4
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

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. MYC 2018 will strive to be a place where authenticity, community, connection, and God’s truth thrive. It will seek to be an inclusive…

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Summer Worship Series

June 3 - August 5
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center Summer Worship Series

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 4 - August 3
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center's Clubs Program

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 2018

Youth Conference IV

July 15 - July 21
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

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. Montreat Youth Conference 2018 will strive to be a place where authenticity, community, connection, and God’s truth thrive. It will seek to be an inclusive place where each voice can be heard and where each heart can be molded; where change is invited, challenge…

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Middle School Conference

July 18 - July 22
Montreat Conference Center 2018 Middle School Conference

"Living Mosaics" The 2018 Montreat Middle School Conference will create a living mosaic where the children of God are supported and challenged to grow in their knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of God’s love for them and their uniqueness. It will promote an environment in which each piece of God’s living mosaic is free to express their youthful spirit through laughter, energizers, play, music, art, worship, and conversation. It will create a safe and encouraging environment which acknowledges the uniqueness of…

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Youth Conference V

July 22 - July 28
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

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. Montreat Youth Conference 2018 will strive to be a place where authenticity, community, connection, and God’s truth thrive. It will seek to be an inclusive place where each voice can be heard and where each heart can be molded; where change is invited, challenge…

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Youth Conference VI

July 29 - August 4
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

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. Montreat Youth Conference 2018 will strive to be a place where authenticity, community, connection, and God’s truth thrive. It will seek to be an inclusive place where each voice can be heard and where each heart can be molded; where change is invited, challenge…

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August 2018

Presbyterian Chaplains

August 6 - August 10
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 10 - August 12
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States

The 2018 Women’s Connection theme draws from Psalm 23, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.” As a conference we will visit that place together, we will journey through the valleys, reflecting on the times when we have sensed God’s presence in our lives. We will also discover ways to cultivate God’s presence in our daily lives as we walk through the valleys (and…

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Growing into Tomorrow… Today

August 16 - August 17
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Clouds and Mountains at Montreat Conference Center

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 17 - August 19
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map

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. Download a Flyer! Space is limited, and scholarship funds are available. This introductory training by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and…

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Well-Being Retreat 2018

August 20 - August 22
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Experience wholeness: spiritual, health, financial, and vocational. The Board of Pensions' Well-Being Retreat offers active Benefits Plan members a unique opportunity to explore wholeness through the spiritual, physical and emotional, financial, and vocational aspects of their lives. Participants will be able to customize their retreat experience by selecting the educational workshops and guided activities that best support their journey to well-being. Don’t miss out! Registration To register AND reserve your housing for this event, please visit the Board of Pensions…

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The Art of Transitional Ministry

August 26 - August 31
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Lake Susan at Montreat Conference Center

Leading a congregation and faith community through transition is challenging and rewarding. It is recognized both in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and in other denominations as a specialized ministry. 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 offers education in the skills and understanding necessary for leading a congregation and…

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September 2018

Fall Craft Week

September 30 - October 5
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Leslie McCarthy's Fabric Workshop during the Fall Craft Week at Montreat Conference Center

Come create with your hands, gain proficiency in an art form, and enjoy the community of other artists during a fall week in the mountains. Years ago M. C. Richards, renowned potter, came to Black Mountain College to teach poetry but ended up with her hands in clay. In her book Centering she defines the word craft as “…Craft, as you may know, comes from the German word Kraft, meaning power or strength. We can’t fake craft. It lies in…

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