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January 2017

Spiritual Formation Retreats

January 1 - December 31
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center Spiritual Formation Retreat

For church professionals and lay people, Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning provides non-degree courses and events—opportunities to learn with and from others for faithful discipleship. The Certificate in Spiritual Formation program offers an exploration of community-grounded Christian spirituality that is rooted in scripture and theology; a history of the tradition; reading in the spiritual classics; prayer and meditation; and skills for assisting others on a spiritual journey. Participants in the certificate program will gain a broad understanding of the…

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September 2017

Road Scholar at Montreat

September 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and enriches lives. Road Scholar participants come to Montreat from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas, and to explore the world. Accommodations in the beautiful Assembly Inn, overlooking Lake Susan, are double occupancy (limited singles with an extra charge) with private baths. The Inn includes spacious lounges, classrooms, and dining facilities. Comprehensive fees include program, housing (double occupancy), and meals in the Galax Dining Room in the Assembly…

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Worship and the Arts: Advent

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

Do you believe beauty could be a resource for creating change in communities? A source of healing for hurting souls? A way of engaging in a more productive conversation? We do. Radical Beauty is for people who believe there’s a better way to engage in dialogue across all sorts of differences, who believe that art can build community and cross divides. Radical Beauty will use a cyclical model of engagement to explore how we can use art to create and cultivate…

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Abraham Jam Concert

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Purchase Tickets Online Montreat Conference Center is pleased to host Abraham Jam on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Anderson Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. This event is open to the public. Concert tickets are $20 in advance; $25 on-site. Abraham Jam is appearing in Montreat as part of the Radical Beauty conference. If you are interested in building community through art, we invite you to register for the entire Radical Beauty conference on October 9-12, 2017 to…

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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

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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Holy Wells and Thin Places: Exploring Celtic Spirituality

October 19 - October 22
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

Shrouded in legend and imbued with romance, the Celtic lands such as Ireland, Scotland, and Wales have produced a surprising number of saints and spiritual guides, both ancient and contemporary. In our day, as Christians seek ways to celebrate stewardship of God’s good creation, a healthy and balanced relationship between men and women, and a spirituality that links the quest for holiness and a profound sense of the nearness of the love of God—again and again the Celts emerge as…

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Union Family Reunion

October 23 - October 25
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center's Lake Susan in Autumn

You’re invited to join alumni and friends of Union Presbyterian Seminary for a time of reunion, worship, study, fellowship, and dreaming! Please join us for a Union family reunion! Anyone who has connections to the Assembly’s Training School, Union Theological Seminary, the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Union-PSCE, or Union Presbyterian Seminary is part of the Union family. The three day event is a celebration of Union’s rich past, thriving present, and exciting future preparing God’s people to do God’s work. We will honor all the branches of the Union family tree…

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November 2017

Thanksgiving at Montreat

November 20 - November 26
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. Tickets are $30.00 for adults, $15.00 for children ages 5-11, and no charge for children under 5. For overnight accommodations, be sure to check out our special packages below. All reservations must be paid in full at the time of…

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January 2018

2018 College Conference at Montreat

January 2, 2018 - January 5, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
2018 College Conference at Montreat - Home

The word “Home” has many meanings to people of faith. As young people go to college, study abroad, begin jobs, engage in mission work, and leave their home towns and families of origin, “Home” begins to have new meanings. What makes a place home? What does it mean to leave home? What does it mean to feel like you don’t have a home? As we wrestle with these questions, we look to the past and to Holy Scriptures; as people…

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February 2018

Ski Weekend for Youth

February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Skiing at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort as part of the Montreat Conference Center's Ski Weekend for Youth

The Ski Weekend for Youth at Montreat Conference Center offers grades 6-12 the perfect combination of adventure on the slopes, worship, and great fellowship. Your young people play…and we make all the arrangements. No hassles! No worries! Check out the video below. Who comes to Youth Ski Weekend? groups with new leaders who haven’t made ski arrangements before; groups with experienced leaders who know how much time and energy Montreat can save them; groups who want to play and worship with…

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March 2018

Progressive Youth Ministry

March 6, 2018 - March 9, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

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 2018

Trent@Montreat

April 16, 2018 - April 19, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

“Life changing, ministry changing. Renewed my passion for serving and getting more involved in my community.” Trent@Montreat is back and ready for you in 2018. Come to be inspired and learn helpful ways to deal with some of the most challenging aspects of any ministry. Leave with a network of support, resources, and ideas. Hear more from the planning team about why Trent is important! Download the printable flier for Trent@Montreat 2018. To see a list of the tracks offered this year,…

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“I have a room for a second life”: Journeying by Heart with the Poet Rainer Maria Rilke

April 19, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center

You’re the miracle that happened in the desert for those who’d passed through. Such a claim as this alerts us to the vital embers that glow within the language and imagery of Rilke’s “prayers.” They often draw, as we see in these lines, from ancient stories and traditions—in this case, the account of the exodus from the Hebrew Scriptures. Or is his reference to something closer to us, an experience we know in our own lives? Image, gesture, memory: these…

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May 2018

Arts, Recreation and Worship (ARW)

May 7, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Arts, Recreation, and Worship at Montreat Conference Center

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 conference professionals, recreation workers…

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June 2018

Montreat Youth Conferences

June 3, 2018 - August 4, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Youth Conferences

Montreat Youth Conference (MYC) 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. MYC is designed for high school students, entering freshmen through graduated seniors, and for their group leaders. We offer six conferences each summer. Daily Schedule There are four main parts of every day at MYC: Keynote - The keynote session gathers everyone together for movement and group building (fondly…

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Summer Worship Series

June 3, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
Montreat Conference Center Summer Worship Series

Gathered around Font, Table, and Word Listen to Podcasts During the summer months, it is the privilege of Montreat Conference Center to host the community gathered to worship the Triune God. In services for the Lord’s Day, Montreat welcomes summer visitors, conferees, cottagers, vacationers, and conference leadership to worship. All of the summer Sunday services in the series are at 10:30 am in Anderson Auditorium, just off Assembly Drive in Montreat. As the community is gathered around Font, Table, and Word…

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Youth Conference I

June 3, 2018 - June 9, 2018
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 Registration for 2018 is now open! Click on the RATES AND REGISTRATION tab above for conference, housing, and meal…

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Youth Conference II

June 10, 2018 - June 16, 2018
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 Registration for 2018 is now open! Click on the RATES AND REGISTRATION tab above for conference, housing, and meal…

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July 2018

Youth Conference III

July 8, 2018 - July 14, 2018
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 Registration for 2018 is now open! Click on the RATES AND REGISTRATION tab above for conference, housing, and meal…

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Youth Conference IV

July 15, 2018 - July 21, 2018
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 Registration for 2018 is now open! Click on the RATES AND REGISTRATION tab above for conference, housing, and meal…

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Middle School Conference

July 18, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map

The Middle School Conference is designed for youth who have completed fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade by summer 2018, and for their group leaders. All groups must include at least one adult for every six young people. Adults must be fully registered and housed with their youth in campus housing. Child care is not provided during this conference. The daily schedule includes keynote, worship, recreation, singing, small groups, and many other activities. Check out resources from past middle school conferences. https://youtu.be/zL9MxlBbuO4…

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Youth Conference V

July 22, 2018 - July 28, 2018
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 Registration for 2018 is now open! Click on the RATES AND REGISTRATION tab above for conference, housing, and meal…

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Youth Conference VI

July 29, 2018 - August 4, 2018
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 Registration for 2018 is now open! Click on the RATES AND REGISTRATION tab above for conference, housing, and meal…

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August 2018

Women’s Connection

August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018
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 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. Check out the resources page for information…

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Crossroads Antiracism Training

August 17, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Montreat Conference Center, 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States+ Google Map
The DisGrace Conference at Montreat Conference Center

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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