Pastor's Retreat

Every pastor and lay pastor in the Rivers of Life Presbytery is encouraged to attend this opportunity for enrichment, fellowship, refreshment, and worship. The format with keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, will be uniquely personal in this small gathering. Time is also built in for personal reflection and time to be still with God in this nature setting.



WHEN: Oct. 15th @ 7PM - Oct. 16th

              @ Noon

WHO: All pastors, assistants, and ministry staff

COST: Free

WHERE: Camp Chrestfield

               195 Taggert Rd

                Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton

Dr. Jim Singleton recently retired from Gordon-Conwell as Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism. Jim brings with him 30 years of church leadership experience. He directed a Lilly Grant at Gordon-Conwell, called Thriving in Ministry. The focus of this grant is to help pastors in New England “thrive” in the very difficult practice of ministry in this season. His academic and practical interests are in evangelism, discipleship, congregational leadership, and the mission of the local church. He has a passion for helping equip congregations to revitalize in their approach to ministry in the 21st century.

Dr. Singleton served as the senior pastor of churches in Texas, Washington, and Colorado. He has taught at several seminaries around the world, including ones in Virginia, Texas, Washington, Moscow, and Zambia. In addition to teaching and preaching, Dr. Singleton has participated in cross-cultural missions in places in Mongolia, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, and India. Jim is married to Sara and they have a son, James, and a daughter, Rachel, and three grandchildren.


· Accommodations: Rooms – double occupancy. Linens provided. Room assignments will be made prior to check-in at the request of the Camp.

· Beverages: Bottled water will be available during the gathering times and light snacks.

· What to bring: Personal belongings. Personal snacks and beverages for in between meals or nighttime. Personal reading or study material for free time if you wish.

· Dress: This is a camp, so attire is casual. There is outdoor space, so plan for that if you intend to be out on the grounds or wish to enjoy an evening campfire.