Fall Offerings at Montreat


Road Scholar programs at Montreat, offered September 9-14 and September 30-October 5, include programs on

Reaching for the Stars: Earth, Sky, and Into Space; America’s Foreign Policy/America’s Global Competitiveness/Inspirations from Our Past; Travel Back In Time: The History Of Trains and Customs of the Southern Appalachians; US Policy in the Middle East/Human Rights in Our Time/This Land is Your Land; and The Biltmore Estate and Beyond: Discover the Wonders of Western North Carolina. Learn more.

Healthy Congregations Facilitator Training, September 24-26, will help participants lead a congregation toward a healthy and faithful life together. Learn more.

The Montreat Artists’ Series, September 30-October 5, will offer two courses: Pottery and Stained Glass. Both courses are open to any skill level. Learn more.



Are you ready to challenge the ordinary with something all-together extraordinary? Montreat’s Institute for Church Leadership, “Leading with Bold Imagination,” takes place October 15-18, and is designed for church professionals and “possibility thinkers” in the church. See what can happen when, with God’s help, we boldly and faithfully step forward.  Learn more.


Wee Kirk Conference, October 22-24, is specially geared to address the unique and wonderful nuances of the small membership congregation (thus the name “wee kirk”).This gathering is for those wishing to be “biblically faithful and missionally minded” leaders of small membership congregations. Pastors, lay leaders, CLP’s and spouses are encouraged to attend. Learn more.


Exploring Wisdom’s Wonder, offered October 25-28, is part of Columbia Theological Seminary’s Spiritual Formation Program. Come and explore the mysterious power and relevance of Wisdom’s Wonder found throughout Scripture. Learn more.



The third annual Presbyterian Multicultural Institute, November 5-9, offers courses to enable and inspire clergy and laity in cultivating God’s biblical vision to gather people of diverse identities into inclusive communities of faith. Offerings include Spanish Immersion, Cultural Proficiency, Biblical Foundations, and more. Learn more.


Road Scholar programs continue in November with a visit to the breathtaking Biltmore Estate. Offered November 25-30, The Biltmore Estate at Christmas: The Vanderbilts and Others Who Dreamed Big will give an insider’s look at the famous Vanderbilt family and their awe-inspiring home here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn more.


Looking for other Montreat conferences and programs? The latest information is always available on the website.