Young Adult Initiators


Calling movers, shakers, and community-makers!

Montreat Conference Center is piloting an experience for young adults that will nurture community, explore meaning, and encourage young adults to ask questions that will influence their lives of faith for years to come.

Montreat will support ten to fifteen small groups of young adults for a year, each group led by an initiator. The heart of each group will be the experience of exploring lives of meaning in community, but the ways they interact are limited only by the imaginations of the initiators – one group might gather around dinners; another group might gather around public service or community organizing; another group might cycle, run or hike.

We are looking for the initiators of these groups: enthusiastic self-starters who want to create  for young adults in the place where they are. These initiators will attend two retreat meetings in Montreat at no cost and will receive ongoing support throughout the year. The second class of initiators will be 10-15 people who are passionate about creating communities of people for mutual support, exploration, and faith talk. We are hoping that the groups created will show a great amount of variety in context, interests, activities, and ways of being community.

We are now accepting applications for the next group of initiators, who will meet in Montreat February 11-14, 2020. The submission deadline is Monday, October 28.

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Contact Carol Steele at or Evelyn Coleman at