Pastor's Retreat

Rivers of Life will be hosting our first pastor's retreat October 7th-9th. The Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton will be joining us from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary to lead us in conversations and study around the topic of pastoral leadership. We will worship together, pray together, rest together, study together, and fellowship together. We hope you will join us for this special event!


Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton

Rev. Dr. Jim. M. Singleton, Jr., is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Jim has extensive pastoral and academic experience. Since 1991, he has served in Presbyterian churches in Texas, Washington and Colorado. He served as the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, CO, a downtown church of 4,200 members. Since 1986, he has taught at various colleges and theological schools, nationally and internationally, including Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jim has a heart for missions, having participated in missions work in 11 nations, and he has a passion for helping equip congregations to better fulfill their global mission. His great passion is to invest in the next generation of pastors and leaders in the ever changing context of the American Reformed Church. His writings include the essay “The Great Commission or Omission” in A Passion for the Gospel: Confessing Jesus Christ for the 21st Century. Dr. Singleton holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary and a Th.D. from Boston University School of Theology.

He is one of the founding voices in our denomination and has been influential in our continued growth and theology. 

Retreat Information

Where: Camp Crestfield

195 Taggert Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Who: Pastors and CLP's

Date and Time: 7 PM October 7th - Noon October 9th

Cost: $115 per person, covers the cost of lodging and food

*Scholarships are available for those who this cost presents a hardship. Please contact the presbytery if you are in need.