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.

Quick Guide to Our 2020 Conference and Events for Adults


Adult Events

Art of Transitional Ministry

February 28–March 5, 2021 AdultContinuing Education

Education for leading a congregation and faith community in transition

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

Discovering Renewal

April 5–8, 2021 Adult

Discovering Renewal will focus on seeking respite in everyday experiences.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

Spring Healthy Congregations

April 13–15, 2021 AdultContinuing Education

Gain insight into ways of moving members of a congregation toward a healthy and faithful life together.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

CTS Spiritual Formation

April 15–18, 2021 AdultContinuing Education

Important Update: This course has been moved online. Please visit the course page for new dates and information. The Psalms is the longest, most diverse book of the Bible, so much so that Martin Luther referred to the Psalter as “the little Bible.” In exploring the spiritual depths of the Psalms, we will learn to listen attentively to the ancient, diverse voices registered in the Psalms as they are gathered in worship, reflection, and transformative dialogue. This course is open to everyone. If you are attending for personal enrichment, we invite you to engage as fully as you can! For …

This event is hosted by Columbia Theological Seminary

Arts, Recreation, and Worship 2021

May 3–8, 2021 AdultContinuing EducationWorship

ARW is a week-long experiential opportunity amongst a community where all are welcome! The event focuses on recreation, worship, community, creativity and the arts.

This event is in partnership with re:create

Worship & Music 2021 – Week 1

June 20–25, 2021 AdultContinuing EducationSummerWorshipYoung AdultsYouth

This intergenerational conference is for children, youth, adults, pastors, directors, organists, singers, ringers, worship leaders, and church members. All are welcome!

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

Worship & Music 2021 – Week 2

June 27–July 2, 2021 AdultContinuing EducationSummerWorshipYoung AdultsYouth

This intergenerational conference is for children, youth, adults, pastors, directors, organists, singers, ringers, worship leaders, and church members. All are welcome!

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

Presbyterian Chaplain Training & Credentialing Course

August 9–13, 2021 AdultContinuing EducationSummer

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

This event is hosted by the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel

Women’s Connection 2021

August 13–15, 2021 AdultSummer

As people of faith who seek to be Jesus’ disciples, we are shaped by words and seek to understand them, hear them, and do them. The words of scripture will play a prominent role in this Women’s Connection as participants will engage in a dialogue with scripture.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

The Art of Transitional Ministry

August 29–September 3, 2021 AdultContinuing Education

Education for leading a congregation and faith community in transition

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

2021 Fall Craft Week

September 26–October 1, 2021 Adult

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

CTS Spiritual Formation

October 14–17, 2021 AdultContinuing Education

More information coming soon. For more information about the Columbia Theological Seminary’s Spiritual Formation programs, click the button below. CTS Spiritual Formation

This event is hosted by Columbia Theological Seminary

Wee Kirk Conference 2021

October 18–20, 2021 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

Fall Healthy Congregations

October 20–22, 2021 AdultContinuing Education

Gain insight into ways of moving members of a congregation toward a healthy and faithful life together.

A Montreat Conference Center Program

Discovering Renewal

April 18–21, 2022 Adult

Discovering Renewal will focus on seeking respite in everyday experiences.

A Montreat Conference Center Event