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

(Virtual) The Art of Transitional Ministry…Week One Only

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 Transitional Ministry Consortium.

Thriving Congregations

October 3–7, 2022 AdultContinuing Education

One thing is clear: congregations need tools for unlocking their power to make a difference in their communities. In a polarized, pandemic-ridden, war-worried culture, a sharp focus borne out of deep community listening can shift a congregation into thriving.

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.

Healthy Congregations

October 19–21, 2022 AdultContinuing Education

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

A Montreat Conference Center Program

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

2022 Evangelism Conference

Addressing Harm, Embracing Hope
October 30–November 1, 2022 Adult

Evangelism is all about releasing people to go where Jesus goes and to do what Jesus does. There is no better time in the context of our world for us to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus.

sponsored by Montreat Conference Center in partnership with Theology, Formation & Evangelism in the Presbyterian Mission Agency

The Manna Retreat

A weekend for young adults
January 27–29, 2023 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

Fraught & Flummoxed

Courage and Creativity for the Elevation of the Gospel
January 30–February 2, 2023 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

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

Discovering Renewal

April 10–13, 2023 Adult

Discovering Renewal will focus on seeking respite in everyday experiences.

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

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