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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…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.

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

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.

Fraught & Flummoxed

Courage and Creativity for the Elevation of the Gospel
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

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

Thanksgiving at Montreat

Thanksgiving Buffet and Room Reservations in Assembly Inn
November 22–26, 2022 Special Events

Enjoy a stay in the inn with a Thanksgiving Buffet or enjoy with your family in your private residence!

A Montreat Conference Center Event

2023 College Conference

Keep Going!
January 2–5, 2023 Young Adults

Workshop Applications Now Open! Keep Going! What do YOU need to keep going, to keep moving forward? When it’s hard to get motivated? When it’s all piled up? When you’d rather just go play? When life is crazy? Psalm 121 reminds us where our help to keep going comes from. Our help comes from the Lord. No matter what obstacles or twists or turns present themselves, God is always with us – by our side – to help us KEEP GOING!

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

2023 Montreat Youth Conferences

June 4–August 5, 2023 SummerYouth

Montreat Youth Conference is a unique gathering of young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation.

A Montreat Conference Center program

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