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 explore the ways God has led in unexpected ways and what that may mean for us as we live our lives not only as men but as human beings.
Connect your personal journey to that of many others through stories and activities. There will be time for community and time to be alone. The Mantreat will also offer optional hands-on activities to learn new skills. Participants can stay in Assembly Inn, the Montreat campground, or commute from private housing.
To register and/or reserve accommodations for this conference online, please click on the RATES & REGISTRATION tab above.
There are four half sheets in these PDFs. To print a single page, specify which page to print.
- For the Mantreat@Montreat GIG POSTER print out, click here.
- For the Mantreat@Montreat BULLETIN INSERT and HALF SHEET print out, click here.
Read more about last year’s conference from a participant’s perspective and from the keynote leader.
Register online for conference, room, and meals
Comprehensive rates below include conference fee, room in Assembly Inn, meals in the Galax Dining Room (Friday supper through Sunday breakfast), plus a $2 community services fee per person. Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to extend your stay, please email the registrar, Susan Akduman, at SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.
- Double Occupancy, Private Bath: $257.50 per person
- Single Occupancy, Private Bath: $337.50 per person
Register online for conference only
Commuter rate below includes conference fee plus a $2 community services fee per person.
In addition to the commuter rate, optional meal packages for the Galax Dining Room may be requested when you register online.
- $50.50 per person for Friday supper through Sunday breakfast
- $9.50 per person for Saturday lunch only
Book a Campsite
Reserve a campsite
The Montreat family campground, nestled among the hardwoods, laurels, and rhododendrons that run alongside Graybeard Stream, consists of 28 tent and small pop-up camper sites. Each camp site has a picnic table, fire pit, and grill. Electrical or water hookups are not available; however, water spigots are close to each campsite and two bathhouses provide campers with hot water, showers, toilets, and electrical outlets. Download a campground map.
Campground reservations do not include conference fee or meals. Please register separately for the conference (see commuter rate above). If you would like to add meals, you may request them when you register for the conference.
Cancellations must be received by March 10 in order to receive a full refund less a $25 service charge. Cancellations received after March 10, but on or before April 14 will receive a 50% refund of the conference fee and payments made toward room and meal charges (if applicable), less $40. No refunds will be issued after April 14. All requests must be made in writing and received via email, fax, or US mail.
Contact the Registrar
If you have any questions about the registration process, please email the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.
Dwight Christenbury is associate pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Union Presbyterian Seminary, Dwight has served in numerous leadership positions in camp and conference ministry in Virginia and North Carolina. He enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and writing, and he always roots for the underdog. Dwight’s family includes his wife, Carol Steele, and their sons, Olin and Dean.