Year-round programming for adults at every stage of their faith journey is a foundational part of our mission and ministry. Whether you’re seeking personal Sabbath or tools and training to support you in your calling, we strive to offer impactful, timely programs to serve you.


Adult Events

2024 Road Scholar Programs

Adventures in Lifelong Learning
February 25–December 13, 2024 AdultContinuing Education

Road Scholar participants come to Montreat from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas, and to explore the world.

A Montreat Conference Center event

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Luncheon

May 26, 2024 AdultSpecial EventsWorship

This is an event sponsored by the Montreat Scottish Society

This event is sponsored by the Montreat Scottish Society

Worship & Music 2024 – Week 1

Lead Us Homeward
June 16–21, 2024 AdultContinuing EducationSummerWorshipYoung AdultsYouth

Explore opportunities for vital worship experiences and enriching the liturgical life of the local church.

Event hosted by Presbyterian Association of Musicians in partnership with Montreat Conference Center

Worship & Music 2024 – Week 2

Lead Us Homeward
June 23–28, 2024 AdultContinuing EducationSummerWorshipYoung AdultsYouth

Explore opportunities for vital worship experiences and enriching the liturgical life of the local church.

Event hosted by Presbyterian Association of Musicians in partnership with Montreat Conference Center

Arts, Music, and Theology

2024 Summer Lecture Series
July 2–30, 2024 AdultSpecial Events

Arts, Music, and Theology is a mission and ministry of Montreat Conference Center. It’s purpose is for to provide the community with educational nourishment via various lectures and lecturers during our summer season. Themes of the lectures span disciplines.

This series is presented by Montreat’s Arts, Music & Theology Cohort.

This event is hosted by Montreat Conference Center

Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies

Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies Training and Credentialing Course
August 5–9, 2024 Adult

This training and credentialing course brings military and government chaplains and their families together for a time of learning, daily worship, connection, and refreshment.

Event presented by Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies and hosted by Montreat Conference Center

Women’s Connection 2024

In the Arms of God
August 9–11, 2024 AdultSummer

Come join us as we experience powerful and authentic worship led by women, make space for honest and faithful conversations, and allow time for discernment and renewing rest.

A Montreat Conference Center event

An Evening with Becca Stevens

August 10, 2024 Adult

Join us as we welcome Becca Stevens in Montreat. Come for the evening and listen to a special talk from her. Learn more about Women’s Connection Conference on the Women’s Connection page on our website.

This event is hosted by Montreat Conference Center

(Virtual) The Art of Transitional Ministry

August 11–16, 2024 AdultContinuing EducationVirtual

Education for leading a congregation and faith community in transition

Sponsored by Montreat Conference Center, in cooperation with the Transitional Ministry Consortium.

The Art of Transitional Ministry

August 11–16, 2024 AdultContinuing Education

Education for leading a congregation and faith community in transition

Sponsored by Montreat Conference Center, in cooperation with the Transitional Ministry Education Consortium.

2024 Fall Craft Week

September 22–27, 2024 AdultContinuing Education

Work with your hands, your voice, and your craft to create beautiful handmade works of art as you make time for renewal in a community of artists.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

The Spiritual Wisdom of Trees: Lessons from our Elders

Certificate in Spiritual Formation
October 10–13, 2024 AdultContinuing Education

For church professionals and lay people, Columbia’s Center for Lifelong Learning provides non-degree courses and events—opportunities to learn with and from others for faithful discipleship.

This event is hosted by Columbia Theological Seminary

Wee Kirk Conference 2024

Emmanuel Living!
October 21–23, 2024 AdultContinuing EducationWorship

The Wee Kirk conference aspires to provide Christ-centered opportunities for inspiration, encouragement, and community among leaders of small membership churches.

A Montreat Conference Center event

Earth & Soul Retreat at Montreat in North Carolina

Sacred Earth Sacred Soul - Celtic Wisdom 3
October 23–25, 2024 Adult

The third of a three-part series of annual retreats led by the Celtic teacher John Philip Newell and his colleague Cami Twilling in which we explore the sacredness of the imagination, the sacredness of compassion, and the sacredness of reshaping the world.

Sponsored by the School of Earth & Soul in cooperation with Montreat Conference Center

The Manna Retreat

A weekend for young adults
January 24–26, 2025 AdultYoung Adults

The Manna Retreat is three days, 100 young adults, one old hotel, and ten small groups dedicated to creating deeper faith and deeper relationships. If your faith could use a deep laugh, if your heart could use some new friendships, or if your body could use a place to belong, then this is for you.

Hosted by Montreat Conference Center

2025 Discovering Renewal

April 22–25, 2025 Adult

Discovering Renewal will focus on seeking respite in everyday experiences.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

Arts, Recreation, and Worship Conference

Intertwined: The Tangle of Community
May 5–10, 2025 AdultContinuing Education

ARW is a week long experiential opportunity to participate in recreation, worship, community, creativity and the arts.

This event is planned and sponsored by re:create and Montreat Conference Center