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July 2017

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 am - 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 Online registration will open at a later date (see below to sign up for updates). 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…

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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 Anti-Racism 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

This introductory workshop by Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training Event will provide participants with a shared analysis of systemic racism in the United States. Using an action-reflection model, the workshop will seek to answer three questions: What is the current reality of racism in the US? Why is this still our current reality? How can we intervene strategically to disrupt and dismantle racism? The workshop will include definitions of key concepts such as racism, prejudice, power, and dominant culture. Participants…

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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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Smoky Mountain Foto Fest 2017

September 13 - September 17
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Accommodations at Assembly Inn Rooms are available the nights of September 13, 14, 15, and 16.  Meals are available beginning with supper on Wednesday, September 13 and ending with breakfast on Sunday, September 17. When making your reservation online, you may adjust the number of people and/or the arrival and departure dates (September 13-17), then click on “Check Availability” to calculate adjusted rates. You may choose from the following three options: OPTION 1: "Room and Meal" Package OPTION 2: "Room Only"…

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Worship and the Arts

September 25 - September 29
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

The focus will be on Advent Year B. Our theme will be based on Psalm 80, with its cry "Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved." Advent is a time for waiting, for yearning, for deliverance and restoration, but what is it we are waiting for? What is the expectation that defines our hope? Advent calls us to new/different/unexpected responses. Rather than just endorsing the patterns that are there, we are called to use…

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October 2017

Fall Craft Week

October 1 - October 6
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

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”: “…Craft, as you may know, comes from the German word Kraft, meaning power or strength. We can’t fake craft. It lies in the…

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A Day with Nick Joerling

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Sally Jones Pottery, Montreat Conference Center Join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Sally Jones Pottery at Montreat Conference Center. The $50 fee includes a homemade soup and salad luncheon at the pottery! Our day will be a mix of making, looking, talking, laughing. Beginning with round pots coming from the wheel, I’ll push, cut, coax, and stretch those forms. Why alter pots? Tom Spleth nicely observed, “As work departs from thrown forms that typically refer to…

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Radical Beauty

October 9 - October 12
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center - Radical Beauty

This conference seeks to witness and create together through performance and study. Come; be nourished, find healing, and leave equipped to integrate this Radical Beauty into your life and worship. Registration To register and/or reserve accommodations for this conference online, please click on the RATES & REGISTRATION tab above. Receive a free copy of The Porch Magazine Gareth Higgins, founder of the Wild Goose Festival and The Porch magazine will be the creative director for Radical Beauty and is offering you…

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Texts of Terror

October 15 - October 18
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Not all texts in the Bible are easy to read. There are passages in our Scriptures about conquest and holy war, divine vengeance and ethnic bias, domestic violence and gendered hierarchy. For many contemporary readers, these so-called “texts of terror” raise a number of ethical and theological problems. In what sense can such texts be considered holy or sacred? How can they be preached on, taught, or studied in a manner that is both intellectually honest and theologically responsible? Do…

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Wee Kirk Conference

October 16 - October 18
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

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 Clustering Track Spiritual Formation Track Global Engagement Track Retreat Track See the WORKSHOPS tab above for track descriptions. You will be asked to select a track when you register. Once selected, that track will be your focus throughout the conference. We will all be together…

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Healthy Congregations

October 18 - October 20
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Healthy Congregations Conference at Montreat Conference Center

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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