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Program & Event Calendar


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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–October 29, 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 even better. For those who can’t get to Montreat for whatever reason, you can still do Montreat@Home!

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

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 Chaplains

Chaplain Credentialing & Training Course
August 9–13, 2021 Adult

This credentialing and training 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 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

An Evening with Jen Hatmaker

August 14, 2021 Adult

Join us as we welcome Jen Hatmaker 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

Unblocking the Wells: Looking for the Sacred in All Things

Episode 4 in John Philip Newell’s Series ‘Spiritual Exile & Seeds of Promise’
August 28, 2021 AdultContinuing EducationSpecial EventsVirtualWorship

In his widely acclaimed series ‘Spiritual Exile & Seeds of Promise’, John Philip Newell explores the yearnings that have led countless numbers of people into an experience of exile from the religious traditions of their inheritance, whether in literally leaving church or in looking well beyond its bounds for vision and nourishment. ‘Unblocking the Wells’, the fourth episode in the series, will explore our longing to find the source of the sacred everywhere in our lives and world. Religion has no monopoly over sacredness. The wellsprings of the divine can be sought in everyone we meet, in every encounter of …

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

Ensouling Our Lives: The Gospel of Love According to Julian of Norwich
October 14–17, 2021 AdultContinuing Education

G. K. Chesterton once suggested that “each generation seeks its saint by instinct; and [she] is not what the people want, but rather what the people need.” Julian of Norwich seems such a saint, for our times. An “anchoress” living at the turn of the 15th century, in a simple cell adjoining the small parish church of St. Julian’s in Norwich, England, she received sixteen “showings”—or “revelations of divine love”—in midlife, devoting the remainder of her life to interpreting them. Her musings produced a book of Showings that is as startling and comforting, and as profound as it is accessible. …

This event is hosted by Columbia Theological Seminary

An Evening with John Philip Newell

October 18, 2021 AdultSpecial Events

The Three Graces: An introduction to the vision of John Philip Newell’s new book Sacred Earth Sacred Soul. When: Monday Evening, October 18th, 2021 Where: Montreat Conference Center Registration Cost: $20 John Philip Newell will be introducing the main themes of his new book, Sacred Earth Sacred Soul, focusing especially on the three graces of Celtic wisdom for today. The Grace of Nature The Grace of the Human Soul The Grace of Awakening Following the presentation (including Q&A) there will be a reception and book signing. About John Philip Newell John Philip Newell is a Celtic teacher and author of …

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

REvangelism

8 Habits of Evangelism
November 1–3, 2021 AdultContinuing EducationVirtualWorship

The REvangelism Conference is designed to take you on a deeper journey into faith.

Program in partnership with Theology, Formation & Evangelism ministries in the Presbyterian Mission Agency

Shaping Our Story

Discovering the Next Chapter in Outdoor and Youth Ministry
November 8–12, 2021 Adult

This conference will seek to address how we as ministry professionals and volunteers tell our stories of grief and joy, fear and hope, discomfort and resilience, AND hold all of these feelings as we work together to rebuild community and a sense of belonging.

This event is a collaboration between the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association, the Presbyterian Youth Workers' Association, and the PMA Office of Christian Formation.

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

2022 College Conference

What's Next?
January 2–5, 2022 Young Adults

Registration opens in October

This event is hosted by Montreat Conference Center

From Shakespeare to the Inklings

The Bible's Impact on Creative Imagination
March 16–18, 2022 Adult

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. It will change your world view – from the medieval society lit only by fire to the incandescent musings and works of the Oxford-based Inklings of the 20th century. Come learn from world-renowned scholars, who will reveal the Bible’s influence on the: * the greatest English Playwright (William Shakespeare); * the greatest English Epic Poet (John Milton); * the greatest English Novelist & Allegorical work of the 17th – 19th centuries (John Bunyan); * …

This event is hosted by the Presbyterian Heritage Center.

Discovering Renewal

April 18–21, 2022 Adult

Discovering Renewal will focus on seeking respite in everyday experiences.

A Montreat Conference Center Event

2022 Montreat Youth Conferences

June 5–August 6, 2022 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

Summer Worship Series 2022

Sundays at 10:30am
June 5–August 7, 2022 SummerWorship

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

A Montreat Conference Center event

Worship & Music – Week 1

June 19–25, 2022 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 – Week 2

June 26–July 2, 2022 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

Middle School Conference

July 20–24, 2022 SummerYouth

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

Hosted by Montreat Conference Center

Women’s Connection

August 12–14, 2022 AdultSummer

Women’s Connection 2022 will be a time to connect with old and new friends. It will be a time to care for yourself; a time for space and Sabbath. Our hope is you will experience spiritual nourishment, inspiration, and discernment. Our prayer is you will feel God’s loving presence.

A Montreat Conference Center event