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March 2017

Progressive Youth Ministry

March 8 - March 10
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

It can be difficult for a youth worker who identifies as “progressive” or “liberal” to find resources and support. Most events, conferences, camps, and curricula cater to evangelicals. But as progressive theology gains more of a foothold in the church, we need a place to gather as well — a tribe to meet with, and new ideas to stoke our imaginations. In 2012, John Vest and Tony Jones, both veteran youth workers, began talking about a conference that would allow progressive…

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April 2017

Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

April 2 - April 5
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

Discover the key ideas and foundational practices for the grand adventure of life in the Spirit! During this course, you will explore the origins of the Christian spiritual tradition while learning the formative elements of Biblical, monastic, and Christian spirituality from the Reformation onward. The schedule includes time for personal reflection through guided journaling, an exercise for exploring your own unique journey with the living God. You will also get to know fellow participants in small group and one-on-one settings,…

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Bridwell-Blevins Wedding

April 7 - April 9
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Reserve a “Room and Breakfast” Package in Assembly Inn 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. Reservations may be made for either one or two nights. 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…

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Spring Sabbath in Montreat

April 17 - April 21
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Spring Sabbath at Montreat Conference Center

Looking for a place for your family to land during spring break? Montreat Conference Center is offering a unique experience in the spring of 2017. Come by yourself, with your family, or as a group of friends to enjoy a springtime sabbath in Montreat. Stay the whole week or just a night or two. Choose from a myriad of activities designed to relax your body, mind, and spirit. All classes are free to those staying in Assembly Inn. Optional activities…

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Sabbath with the St. John’s Bible

April 17 - April 21
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

Experience the Bible Montreat Conference Center is hosting the heritage edition of the Gospel/Acts volume of The St. John’s Bible and guests will have the opportunity to see, touch, and engage with the Bible. Spend time with Tim Ternes, director of The St. John’s Bible Project, as he shares some of what makes this particular Bible so beautiful. Evening lectures will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as a limited enrollment interactive workshop on Wednesday afternoon. (For more information about Tim Ternes,…

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Mantreat at Montreat

April 21 - April 23
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

God has always done the unexpected, for example, choosing David rather than his bigger, stronger, older brothers to be king. Over and over, the Bible gives examples of God confounding the expectations of God’s people, which raises some questions, such as, "Why do God’s people never learn? And how is our track record today? How is our track record as Christian men when it comes to hearing what God is saying and following where God is leading?" This retreat will…

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May 2017

Reformation 500

May 5 - May 6
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center's Reformation 500 Conference

An exciting look at the Reformation and its lasting impact on today’s Protestant churches will be the focus of the Reformation 500: A National Conference in Montreat, organized and sponsored by the Presbyterian Heritage Center. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this event offers outstanding speakers and panelists in both plenary sessions and breakout workshops covering such topics as: Pre-Reformation: The Beginning (The 150 Years before 1517), from Wycliffe, Lollards, Hus to Luther The Reformation: First 50 Years (1517 -…

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Arts, Recreation and Worship

May 8 - May 13
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

"Back to Our Future" The Arts, Recreation and Worship Conference is an experiential 5-day event focused on recreation, worship, community, creativity, and the arts. It is designed for those who want to deepen their creativity, broaden their leadership skills, and experience personal spiritual renewal. In addition to whole group worship and recreation events, participants select from a wide range of unique courses. ARW is connected to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and welcomes pastors, educators, youth workers, church volunteers, camp and…

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Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Luncheon

May 28
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

Buy your tickets now for the Kirkin' o' the Tartan Luncheon! Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. All prices include N.C. sales tax. Please stop by or call the front desk at Assembly Inn at 828.419.9844 or toll free at 800.572.2257, ext. 300 to purchase tickets. Questions? Email the front desk. For special seating needs, please email the dining room or call 828-419-9850. Kirkin' Lunch Menu Smoked Salmon Platter Slow Braised Beef Brisket with Whiskey Sauce Herb Crusted Cod Loins with Tartar…

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June 2017

Youth Conference I

June 4 - June 10
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 II

June 11 - June 17
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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Worship & Music I

June 18 - June 24
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

For everyone committed to the work of worship in the church— pastors, musicians, choir members, worship committee members, children and youth. In this time of high anxiety in everyday life we sometimes feel like the world is changing so rapidly and nothing is sure. We seek in worship and in our rehearsals and seminars to be reminded that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ: not a divisive political scene, not conflicts in the church,…

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Worship & Music II

June 25 - July 1
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map

For everyone committed to the work of worship in the church— pastors, musicians, choir members, worship committee members, children and youth. In this time of high anxiety in everyday life we sometimes feel like the world is changing so rapidly and nothing is sure. We seek in worship and in our rehearsals and seminars to be reminded that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ: not a divisive political scene, not conflicts in the church,…

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July 2017

4th of July Celebration

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

Montreat Conference Center welcomes you to our annual July 4th Celebration! Traditionally a homecoming holiday that brings extended Montreat families together from all over the country, the Fourth of July celebration at Montreat truly captures the essence of American life and has become a popular celebration for everyone in the area. Check out our video! Be sure to pick up or download the July 4th issue of This Week in Montreat for more details and a final schedule! Montreat 4th of…

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C. E. Certification Course

July 5 - July 9
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States + Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Introduction and Course Description When one looks within the life and ministry of the church, the role of religious education becomes prominent. It is the area of ministry that embraces the spiritual, educational, and developmental growth of all persons in the community. Education is called upon to enable people to develop into whole persons, and meets them at different ages, needs, family structures, and life experience. Because of its unique role in the life of the church, it is imperative that we understand the theological, and…

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Youth Conference III

July 9 - July 15
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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