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

2022 Road Scholar Programs

Adventures in Lifelong Learning
March 20–November 11, 2022 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

2022 NEXT Church National Gathering

Rest, Restore, Explore: Where the Mountains Meet the Water
May 16–19, 2022 AdultSpecial EventsWorship

The 2022 NEXT Church National Gathering is an invitation to rest, restore, and explore stories that need to be told – about why we rest, why we resist rest, and why some [of us] cannot rest.

Arts, Music, and Theology – Summer Series

2022 Summer Lecture Series
May 31–August 2, 2022 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

Worship & Music 2022 – Week 1

In the Stranger's Guise
June 19–25, 2022 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 2022 – Week 2

In the Stranger's Guise
June 26–July 2, 2022 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 8–12, 2022 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.

Hosted by Montreat Conference Center

Women’s Connection 2022

Claimed for More: Wholehearted Living When We Are All Out of Sorts
August 12–14, 2022 AdultSummer

Come join us as we explore together what it means to be Claimed for More: more joy, more beauty, more community, more peace.

A Montreat Conference Center event

An Evening with Sarah Bessey

August 13, 2022 Adult

Join us as we welcome Sarah Bessey 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

The Art of Transitional Ministry

August 28–September 2, 2022 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.

From Shakespeare to the Inklings

The Bible's Impact on Creative Imagination
September 7–9, 2022 AdultSpecial Events

This unique Inklings (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, etc.) conference highlights the Bible’s impact on Western Civilization, affecting authors, musicians and artists from the 15th century through today.

This event is hosted by the Presbyterian Heritage Center.

(Virtual) The Art of Transitional Ministry

September 12–October 10, 2022 AdultContinuing EducationVirtual

Education for leading a congregation and faith community in transition

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

2022 Fall Craft Week

September 25–30, 2022 AdultContinuing EducationSabbath

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

Fraught & Flummoxed

October 10–13, 2022 AdultContinuing Education

Explore the challenges of leadership in this time and place as a way to critically reflect as well explore tangible practices aimed at building capacity and endurance.

This event is hosted by Montreat Conference Center

Exploring Wisdom’s Wonder

Certificate in Spiritual Formation
October 13–16, 2022 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 2022

Bearing Much Fruit
October 17–19, 2022 AdultContinuing EducationWorship

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.

An Evening with John Philip Newell

October 24, 2022 AdultSpecial Events

Spend an evening with Celtic teacher, author, and creator of the School of Earth and Soul.

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

NC School of Earth and Soul

School of Earth & Soul: Celtic Wisdom 1
October 25–27, 2022 Adult

John Philip Newell will offer The School of Earth & Soul (formerly known as the School of Celtic Consciousness) at Montreat Conference Center this fall.

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

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

Meister Eckhard 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