Move Montreat Forward with Your Support Today…
And Join the Campaign to Transform Lives Tomorrow
The ministry at Montreat Conference Center has existed for more than 100 years since its founding in 1897 on 4,300 acres. While Montreat is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has a strong supportive relationship with the General Assembly, the conference center is a separate non-profit responsible for its own financial welfare.
Montreat Conference Center annually serves more than 700 congregations and over 47,000 individuals experience Montreat each year through its extensive programs of Christian education, recreation and spiritual renewal. A wide variety of meeting, housing, dining, and recreational facilities comfortably accommodate individuals as well as gatherings ranging in size from large conferences to private retreats and reunions.
In November of 2010, the Mountain Retreat Association Board of Directors approved a comprehensive campaign that encompasses three objectives:
1. to grow annual support (Montreat Fund) to $1 million a year;
2. to renovate Assembly Inn and other facilities; and
3. to raise endowment for Assembly Inn maintenance and youth and adult programming.
The Montreat Fund is an integral part of this campaign. Gifts to the Montreat Fund will count toward the campaign goal.
Patrons make Montreat the special place it is!
We must raise $4 million for the Montreat Fund over the next five years. The Montreat fund accounts for 11.5% of the operating budget. To meet our campaign objectives, and this year’s goal of $775,000, we need your support! We believe you care about the significant ministry of Montreat Conference Center and its importance to the Presbyterian Church.
Over 1,500 churches send groups to the conference center every year for conferences and retreats. Our Church Communication and Outreach program keeps constituent churches and presbyteries in constant conversation with the conference center, allowing us to better serve their needs. If you love Montreat and want to share your enthusiasm with others, consider becoming a Montreat Bridge or hosting a Montreat Sunday at your church. Presbytery executives are also invited to participate in a retreat to learn more about the conference center and share the needs and concerns of their presbyteries.
In addition, during the busy summer season, over 300 volunteers help the Montreat staff and guests. Many of them continue to offer their valuable services year-round. Our volunteers are a vital part of the continued success of the conference center.
Thank you for your continued support. Together, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our shared vision for Montreat Conference Center gives us direction. Our belief in this vision gives us energy. And our support of this vision gives us the resources needed to continue to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.