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Presbyterian Chaplains

Chaplain Credentialing & Training Course

August 10–14, 2020Adult
Hosted by Montreat Conference Center

The Chaplain Credentialing and Training Course will be held at Montreat Conference Center this year. It is nestled in between the mountains just 20 minutes east of Asheville, North Carolina. Of the 4,000 acres that make up Montreat, 2,500 acres are dedicated to wilderness. There are also 21 hiking trails of almost 30 miles. Accommodations will be in the historic Assembly Inn with meals in the Galax Dining Room. Child care and a youth program are available during the day.

Rates and Accommodations

Rates and Accommodations

The Assembly Inn has 100 guest rooms and accommodates groups of up to 200 guests in single and double occupancy rooms, as well as one apartment and one deluxe suite. All rooms have either one king bed, one queen bed, or two twin beds. Other rooming options are available in the Glen Rock Inn, a few minutes walk from the Assembly Inn. The Glen Rock Inn is air-conditioned, but not handicap accessible. Find out more here. If your command is paying, the total cost for this option is $480 instead of $540, which I will adjust once I receive your reservation.
Room check-in AFTER 3:00 pm on Monday. Room check-out BEFORE 11:00 am on Friday.
 
Comprehensive Rates

If your commander is providing funds for you to attend in a TDY/TAD status, your credit card will be charged a registration fee, facilities fee, community services fee*, and room & meal charges for the service member totaling $540.00. All charges for your family will be billed to the council. You must provide credit card information when registering online, however, you may request that the military credit card be charged when the card is activated closer to the event date.

If your commander is NOT providing funds for you to attend in a TDY/TAD status, the registrar will MANUALLY adjust your charges after you register, and your credit card will ONLY be charged the registration fee of $100 instead of the full $540.00. All remaining charges for you and your family will be billed to the council.

*A community services fee of $1 per night per adult is charged for public services provided by the Town and the fire district.

Refund Policy

The $100 registration fee is non-refundable. All requests for cancellations must be in writing and received by Montreat via email, fax, or U.S. mail.

Child Care

Child Care

Child care and a youth program are available during the day. If you are bringing children who have NOT completed kindergarten yet, please note: Montreat Conference Center requires a copy of current immunization records and a medical form signed by the child’s doctor in order for your child to participate in our children’s program. These documents must be received prior to your child’s attendance. You may download the medical form now. (Children who have completed Kindergarten are not required to submit these forms.)

To register for childcare, on the registration form you must check the box marking that your children will be attending, and fill out the information boxes for your children.

Contact the Registrar

Contact Us

If you have questions about registration, accommodations, or child care, email Montreat’s registrar at susana@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

If you have questions about the course, please email Lyman Smith at lsmith@pccmp.org or call the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel at 202-603-6225.

Schedule

Monday, 10 August

1500 – Check in (Lobby of Assembly Inn)
1730 – Dinner (All our meals are in the Galaxy Dining Room in Assembly Inn)
1815 – Drop off Children for Worship Service (6 months through pre-K - Must be picked up NLT 15 minutes after Service).
1830 – Welcome – Directors
845 – Vespers (Upper Anderson)
1945 – Ice Cream Social (Outside Anderson Auditorium following Worship Service)

Tuesday, 11 August

0730 – 0830 Breakfast
0845 – Drop off Children (six months through high school)
0900 – Devotion – Chaplains Training (Upper Anderson) (family members welcome) Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Chaplaincy Program
1200 – Pick up Children
1200 – Lunch
1300 – Time for Spiritual Reflection, Prayer, Mentoring and Consultations
1300 - Seminar: “Retirement Planning” –Income Security Benefits Manager (location TBD)
1500 – Personal Fitness
1730 – Dinner 1815 – Drop off Children for Evening Time (six months through pre-K - Must be picked up NLT 15 minutes after Service)
1830 –2000 – Vespers

Wednesday, 12 August

0730 – 0830 Breakfast
0800 – 1130 – Interviews regarding service after the military, retirement, and the PC (U.S.A.) Board of Pensions (sign up with the Director)
0845 – Drop off Children
0900 – Devotion – Chaplains Training (Upper Anderson) (family members welcome) Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Chaplaincy Program
1200 – Pick up Children
1200 – Lunch
1300 – Time for Spiritual Reflection, Prayer
1500 – Personal Fitness
1600 – Seminar: Pursuing Graduate Education (location TBD)
1730 – Dinner
1815 – Drop off Children for Worship (Six months through Pre-K - Must be picked up NLT 15 minutes after event).
1830 – Fellowship Opportunity

Thursday, 13 August

0730 – 0830 Breakfast
0845 – Drop off children
0900 – Devotion – Chaplains Training (Upper Anderson) (family members welcome) Atlanta VA Empower Veterans Program
1200 – Pick up Children
1200 – Lunch
1300 – Time for Spiritual Reflection, Prayer, Mentoring and Consultations
1300 – Seminar: “The transition from Active Duty to VA Chaplaincy” – Chaplain David LeFavor (location tbd)
1430 – Direct the Directors – discussion on state and future direction of the PCCMP
1500 – Personal Fitness
1530 – Council Interviews as needed
1730 – Dinner
1815 – Drop off Children for Worship Service (Must be picked up NLT 15 minutes after Service)
1830 – Closing Worship Service and Communion (Upper Anderson)
2000 – Fireside Chats (Q&A with Subject Matter Experts)

Friday, 14 August

0730 – Breakfast
0900 – Departure

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