2022 College Conference

What's Next?

January 2–5, 2022Young Adults
This event is hosted by Montreat Conference Center

What’s Next?

It is a phrase that we hear and, in these days, say often. In times like this it is easy to feel no one knows what is next. It is a phrase of young adults as they graduate high schools or college. It demands direction. It asks for something concrete. It demands assurance. But seldom does anything have this clarity. During the College Conference we will explore what is next and how we are not alone in the uncertainty that the future brings.

The disciples were left, in so many ways, asking what was next after the ascension of Jesus and anxiously waiting before Pentecost. They had to find a way to keep moving forward. God was faithful to them in their changing world and God is faithful to us. Join us and explore “What’s Next” as we discover and discuss what God might be revealing to us during these times of great change and transition, and how we can keep moving forward as the disciples did.


Registration & Housing

Registration Rates

Dec. 5
Dec. 5
All-inclusive Rate (limited availability)

  • Conference Registration
  • Conference Center housing
  • Galax Dining Room meals
$263 $278
Conference Registration Only
$155 $175

Conference Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Hope Barker at hopeb@montreat.org for an application.

Additional Housing

Click this link to go to a list of other housing in the area. The list includes rental houses in Montreat, area camp and retreat center housing, and hotels located in Black Mountain. Be aware that not all properties listed are available year round.

Meals for Commuters

Please check out the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce as well as our Business Patrons for a list of restaurants in Black Mountain.

Before You Register

Again this year, we will offer online registration to request your conference spaces and housing. (No more faxing!) Housing requests will be processed in the order that we receive them until our facilities are full. After registering online, participants can either mail a check within 10 days of registering or provide credit card information when contacted by the conference registrar.

Attention Group Leaders: Here are a few things you will need to know before you register online...

  • Basic contact information for your church, campus ministry, etc.
  • A head count. How many students and chaperones do you have? (Please note that the special comprehensive rate is available to all college students and the first two adults in your group. Additional adults will be charged an extra $100.)
  • If possible, the number of female students, male students, female chaperones, male chaperones, and/or couple chaperones. This is helpful to us when placing you in our housing.
  • Any special needs your group may have.

Need to Make Changes?

If your group is already registered and you need to make changes, please select "Group Additions/Cancelations" on the registration form.

Refund Policy

Before December 5, 2021, your fee(s) will be refunded less the $50 per person non-refundable deposit. After December 5, 2021, no refunds will be issued.

Contact the Registrar

Questions about registration? Please contact the registrar, Hope Barker, at hopeb@montreat.org.

Tentative Schedule

January 2
3:00 – 7:00 - Registration in Upper Anderson
6:00 - Dinner
7:30 - Opening Worship, Anderson Auditorium
Additional Activities Following Worship

January 3
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Morning Gathering and Keynote, Anderson Auditorium
10:30 - Critical Conversation Groups
12:30 - Lunch
2:00 – 3:15 - Workshop I
3:30 - Afternoon Options
6:00 - Dinner
7:30 - Worship with Offering, Anderson Auditorium
Additional Activities Following Worship

January 4
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast
Sabbath Morning – enjoy!
10:00 - Scheduled Options
12:30 - Lunch
2:00 - Worship, Anderson Auditorium
3:30 – Workshop II
5:00 – Communion Servers & Processional Rehearsal
6:00 - Dinner
7:30 - Evening Gathering and Keynote, Anderson Auditorium
9:00 – Critical Conversation Groups

January 5
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast
9:30 - Closing Worship with Communion, Anderson Auditorium


If you would like to teach a workshop at the 2022 College Conference, please complete the form below before November 1, 2021. We will be considering applications in November and will notify you if you are selected. Thank you!

Sign Up to Be a Workshop Leader

Critical Conversations
In 2022, conferees will be placed in one of three Critical Conversation Groups for discussion and processing of material presented in keynote presentations. These Critical Conversation groups will be led by three paid professionals who are experienced in group leadership and cross-racial dialogue.

Phone Number


Physical Address

401 Assembly Drive
Montreat, NC 28757

Mailing Address

Montreat Conference Center
PO 969
Montreat, NC 28757

Business Office

Montreat Conference Center
318 Georgia Terrace
Montreat, NC 28757

The Montreat Store

Moore Center, Second Floor
303 Lookout Road
Montreat, NC 28757

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