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Retreat Centers


The following retreats centers are recommended for pastors and missionaries who are overwhelmed with the demands of their ministry.

Fairhaven Ministries

Retreat and Counseling Center for Christian Workers
Roan Mountain, TN

Fairhaven Ministries is located in a 100 acre valley surrounded by National Forests.  It is the perfect place to hide away and heal your spiritual being.  Marvel at the natural beauty of God's creation.  There is no link to the outside world; no telephones, no television, no meetings, no schedules, etc.  Just take the time you need to heal your inner self.  Individuals, couples or families are welcome.  Enjoy hiking, sightseeing, shopping, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, swimming and boating.  Stay in one of the fifteen beautiful chalets or cottages.  Click on the following link for more information on Fairhaven Ministries.

Life Ministries

"The Castle"
Franklin, PA

Situated on a hill overlooking the Allegheny River between Franklin and Oil City, PA, "The Castle" provides a relaxed setting for groups and individuals looking to get away for quiet time with the Lord. A turn of the century stone mansion, this facility is unique in design giving it an attractive appeal to different types of groups year round. The lovely grounds around the facility provide opportunities for outdoor sessions with a breathtaking view of the valley below, one-on-one conversations on the beautiful shaded porch, or a quiet walk through the rich woods surrounding the castle. Click on the Link for more information on  "The Castle."

Sutton/Ulrich Cottage

Mahaffey Camp and Conference Center
Mahaffey, PA

The purpose of the cottage is to provide a safe haven for official workers and their families who reside in and are a part of the Western PA District of the C&MA and who may need a place apart for rest, study, prayer and in general for one’s personal pursuit of God. To find out more about Sutton/Ulrich Cottage, click on the link.

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