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Spring Sabbath Getaways

Get away to Montreat this spring
March 11–May 31, 2021 SabbathSpecial Events

Stay at the historic Assembly Inn and get a special discount with light programming on campus.

This event is hosted by Montreat Conference Center

The Spirituality of Aging

Spirituality in the Second Half of Life
April 12–May 24, 2021 Adult

In this six sessions series, we will explore the questions, losses, and wonder of our aging. This interactive class will be grounded and poetry, music, images, and shared reflections.

A conference by Jeannie DuBose in partnership with Montreat Conference Center

Spring Healthy Congregations

Facilitator Training
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

“Deep calls to Deep”: The Psalms in Transformative Dialogue
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

A Weary World Rejoices
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

Yearning for Home: The Cry of the Earth

Episode 2 in John Philip Newell’s Series ‘Spiritual Exile & Seeds of Promise’
May 8, 2021 AdultContinuing EducationSpecial EventsVirtualWorship

In February 2021 John Philip offered a livestream presentation attended by hundreds of women and men throughout the world on the subject of spiritual exile and promise today. The response was so great that he is planning a series to explore, one at a time, the yearnings that have led countless numbers of people into an experience of exile from the religious tradition of their inheritance, whether in literally leaving church or in looking well beyond its bounds for vision and nourishment. Episode 2 will explore the longing for a spirituality that deeply reconnects us to the sacredness of the …

2021 Montreat Youth Conference

June 6–August 7, 2021 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.

MYC Montreat@Home 2021

June 6–August 7, 2021 VirtualYouth

Last summer we offered an at-home curriculum year and have found that as recently as last week, some Back Home Leaders and other leaders of youth are still using this great resource. This year’s version is all new and will be even better. For those who can’t get to Montreat for whatever reason, you can still do Montreat@Home! Here’s what you will get: The Small Group Leaders’ Manual – 9 sessions – 60 min each The Recreation Leaders’ Manual – NEW! – 9 sessions – 60 min each; PLUS at least 3 special Back Home events for evenings 5 Keynote …

Summer Worship Series 2021

Sundays at 10:30 am
June 6–August 8, 2021 SummerWorship

During the summer months, it is our privilege to host the community gathered to worship the Triune God.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

Clubs and Child Care

Summer Day Camp Program
June 7–August 6, 2021 Youth

The Clubs program is a recreation and fellowship experience for the children of conferees, local residents, vacationers, and visitors.

A Montreat Conference Center Program

Worship & Music 2021 – Week 1

Gathered In My Name
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

Gathered In My Name
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.

Fourth of July Celebration 2021

July 3, 2021 Special Events

Stay tuned for updates on plans for 2021!

A Montreat Conference Center Event

PASSPORTkids

Exploring a world without borders.
July 6–9, 2021 SummerYouth

PASSPORTkids is a 4-day, 3-night children’s camp filled with fun faith-building programming and hands-on missions education. It is for students who have completed 3rd – 6th grade.

This event is presented by Passport Inc.

2021 Middle School Conference

July 13–17, 2021 SummerYouth

Each summer, hundreds of middle-school aged youth gather to grow, sing, and worship God.

Event hosted by Montreat Conference Center

2021 Road Scholar Programs

Adventures in Lifelong Learning
August 8–November 12, 2021 Adult

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

Presbyterian Chaplain Training & Credentialing Course

Chaplain Credentialing & Training 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

Word Wise: Encountering the Word that Draws Us In and Sends Us Out.
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

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.
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

An Evening with John Philip Newell

October 18, 2021 AdultSpecial Events

More information about this program coming soon. Registration opening soon. About John Philip Newell John Philip Newell is a Celtic teacher and author of spirituality who calls the modern world to reawaken to the sacredness of the earth and every human being. Canadian by birth, and a citizen also of Scotland, he resides with his family in Edinburgh and works on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2016 he began the School of Earth and Soul (originally called the School of Celtic Consciousness) and teaches regularly in the United States and Canada as well as leading international pilgrimage weeks on …

Wee Kirk Conference 2021

The Nearness of the Kingdom of God
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

NC School of Earth and Soul at Montreat

Earth & Soul: Year 1
October 19–21, 2021 AdultContinuing EducationWorship

Join us for a time of learning, chant, and spiritual practice rooted in the Celtic vision of John Philip Newell.

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

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

Thanksgiving at Montreat

Thanksgiving Buffet and Room Reservations in Assembly Inn
November 23–28, 2021 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

Discovering Renewal

April 18–21, 2022 Adult

Discovering Renewal will focus on seeking respite in everyday experiences.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

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