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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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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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October 2018

Better Angels

October 8 - October 11
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center's Better Angels Conference

When we look at the intersection of today's headlines and God's concern we see topics like racism, #metoo, immigration, and violence. In each of these discussions, the common thread is power. It's the same when we look at the topics of spirited discussion in our churches, like the budget, mission, stewardship, and recruitment of leaders. And yet power is something we rarely talk about, analyze, or organize around, even though we're dealing with it, using it, or finding ourselves without it, all…

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Healthy Congregations

October 10 - October 12
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center Healthy Congregations

Healthy Congregations facilitator training offers the opportunity for participants to: prepare to lead a congregation through Healthy Congregations workshops; learn Family Systems Theory; understand the nature and scope of the workshop materials; discover a variety of creative ways to present material to a congregation; gain insight into ways of moving members of a congregation toward a healthy and faithful life together. Facilitator training workshops will include: Creating a Healthy Congregation Response to Anxiety and Change Leadership in a Healthy Congregation…

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Wee Kirk Conference

October 15 - October 17
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. --John 14:23  The Wee Kirk conference aspires to provide Christ-centered opportunities for inspiration, encouragement, and community among leaders of small membership churches so they can do the same in their congregations and regions. The conference will offer the following tracks for conferees to choose: Barnabas Track Missional Track Spiritual Formation Track Retreat Track See…

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A Dwelling Place for God: Renewing an Earthly Spirituality

October 18 - October 21
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

This course is especially for those who wish to rediscover a Christian spirituality that is rooted in and integrates creation, worship, justice, and hope. Early Judaism and Christianity both understood the temple as a symbol of the whole creation, an image of heaven and earth as they were meant to be, and as the place where God’s presence was to be found. The early Christians shaped their corporate practices and self-understanding as the “body of Christ” in light of the…

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South Carolina Presbyteries

October 22 - October 24
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Gazebo by Lake Susan in Fall at Montreat Conference Center

"When the Bible Raises Your Blood Pressure: Faithful Wrestling with Challenging Texts" The Bible is full of embarrassing, offensive, problematic texts that present serious interpretive challenges for contemporary Christian faith and practice.  Should they be repudiated?  Discarded?  Silenced?  Or are there perhaps more effective and faithful ways of handling them?  This retreat will tackle the importance of engaging difficult texts directly, with the expectation that we may encounter the living God in our conversation with them. It will provide the…

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Evolving Faith

October 25 - October 27
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Lodging Options Montreat Conference Center's facilities are now filled to capacity! Please see below for additional lodging options in the area. MONTREAT: Check out Greybeard Realty and AirBnB for reasonable and creative housing in the Montreat area. Campsites in the Montreat Family Campground are also available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. BLACK MOUNTAIN (easy five to ten minute drive): There is additional lodging available in nearby Black Mountain. Please visit the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce for a variety of accommodations in the surrounding area. ASHEVILLE (25 to 30…

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November 2018

Thanksgiving at Montreat

November 19 - November 25
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Lake Susan in Fall at Montreat Conference Center

This Thanksgiving, gather up the whole family and come to Assembly Inn’s historic Galax Dining Room for a traditional Thanksgiving feast (that you didn’t have to prepare…or clean up). This scrumptious buffet lunch is served at 12:00 noon on Thanksgiving Day. For overnight accommodations, be sure to check out our special packages below. All reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking. Please note that the only meals served in the Galax Dining Room during Thanksgiving week will…

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January 2019

2019 College Conference at Montreat

January 2, 2019 - January 5, 2019
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
College Conference at Montreat in Anderson Auditorium

Registration will open Monday, October 8th at 10:00 am! In Luke we read, “Be compassionate just as God is compassionate” (Luke 6:36) and 2 Corinthians proclaims “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). The 2019 College Conference at…

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Youth Ministry Academy 2019

January 24, 2019 - January 26, 2019
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Room & Meal Package Rooms may be booked for either one or two nights. Rates quoted below include a two-night stay in Winsborough or Assembly Inn, as well as supper on arrival date through breakfast on departure date (served in the Galax Dining Room in Assembly Inn), plus N.C. sales tax (currently 7%) and a community services fee of $1 per adult per night for public services provided by the Town and the fire district. Winsborough Rates One Bedroom with Supper to Breakfast…

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