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

2023 Road Scholar Programs

Adventures in Lifelong Learning
February 26–November 10, 2023 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

2023 Discovering Renewal

April 10–13, 2023 Adult

Discovering Renewal will focus on seeking respite in everyday experiences.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

Meister Eckhart as Guide for the Perplexed in Our Times

Certificate in Spiritual Formation
April 13–16, 2023 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

Arts, Recreation, and Worship Conference 2023

On the Way: The Road to Community
May 8–13, 2023 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

Worship & Music 2023 – Week 1

Thirst No More
June 18–23, 2023 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 2023 – Week 2

Thirst No More
June 25–30, 2023 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

Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies

Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies Training and Credentialing Course
August 7–11, 2023 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 2023

August 11–13, 2023 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

2023 Fall Craft Week

September 24–29, 2023 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

Holy Shift

Navigating Seismic Changes in the Church We Know
October 9–12, 2023 AdultContinuing Education

The church we know is at a critical crossroads. How can we begin to make a holy shift?

This event is hosted by Montreat Conference Center