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 – 1567) from Luther to Calvin to Knox to the Counter-Reformation
- The Reformation: Conflict & Chaos (1568 – 1685)
- The Reformation Comes To America (1620 – 1760)
- Music of the Reformation
- How to Bring the Reformation Alive in your Church’s Bible Study, Sunday School Classes, and Youth Groups
- The Reformation’s Impact on Families
The conference will cover the heritage of the Reformation, but most importantly, will provide music directors and choir members, Christian educators and Sunday School attendees, preachers and congregants with a deeper insight into the most significant event in the past millennium. We will also provide practical ideas, resources, lesson plans and much more!
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This Reformation 500 National Conference is co-sponsored by the Presbyterian Heritage Center in Montreat, the Montreat Conference Center, the R.C. and S.G. Anderson Foundation and others.
For more information about rates and accommodations, please click on the RATES & REGISTRATION tab above.
Conference Registration Fee
Registration fee includes the conference program, Friday lunch, and Friday evening banquet.
- Discount Fee – $85 per person if you register between Jan 1 and Mar 15
- Regular Fee – $100 per person if you register after Mar 16
Lodging in Assembly Inn
Rooms for the nights of Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6 are available in the newly renovated Assembly Inn for an additional charge. All rates subject to N.C. sales tax and a community services fee for public services provided by the Town and the fire district. Guest room check-in is at 3:00 pm. Early check-in is not available. Normal check-out is 11:00 am, however late check-out has been arranged for 1:00 pm on Saturday only. Breakfast is served on Saturday morning only. If you need to extend your stay, please contact the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.
- $89.00 per room per night
- $8.00 per person for Saturday breakfast
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Cancellations must be received by March 24 in order to receive a full refund less a $25 service charge. Cancellations received after March 24 but on or before April 28 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 28. All requests must be in writing and received via email, fax, or U.S. mail.
Contact the Registrar
Questions about registration, housing, and/or meals? Email the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.
Dr. Stephen Crocco, director of the Yale Divinity Library, Yale University, and author.
Dr. John D. Woodbridge, author of the recent Church History: Pre-Reformation to the Present Day and professor of Church History & History of Christian Thought, Trinity International University.
Dr. Elsie Anne McKee, professor of Reformation Studies & the History of Worship, Princeton Theological Seminary, and author.
Dr. John Akers, church historian, PHC board member and former assistant to Rev. Billy Graham.
Dr. Martin Dotterweich, chair, Department of History & Political Science, King University.
Dr. Michael Morgan, Reformation music scholar and musician, Columbia Theological Seminary.