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August 2018

Crossroads Antiracism Training

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

Download a flyer! 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 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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October 2018

Growing into Tomorrow… Today

October 3 - October 4
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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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

NEW DATE! 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…

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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. Special note: Please use the comments section of the online reservation system to alert us to the…

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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

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 Montreat will respond to God’s call for compassion in…

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