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Singles Retreat – May 23-25, 2014

CC image courtesy of Lake Juanaluska via Flickr
CC image courtesy of Lake Juanaluska via Flickr

When it comes to retreats for singles, there aren’t many to be found. But we recently met with a group that has a huge heart for singles and is holding their first retreat in the beautiful hills of North Carolina. Although we have no affiliation with this organization, we wanted to share the opportunity with you.

Singles Impact Retreat – May 23-25, 2014

Singles Impact Retreat is a nondenominational retreat offering single adults, 30 + years of age, the opportunity to come together in an authentic Christian community environment to learn, share and fellowship with one another as we grow in our walk with Christ. The theme of this inaugural conference is Navigating the Journey: Transformed by Grace.

Come be encouraged and empowered through keynote speakers, workshops, activities and worship designed for adults who are “Always Single” or “Single Again.” Leave with your spiritual compass positioned at true north, ready to navigate your journey and be transformed by Grace. This event includes a community service project, reaching out to single parents and their children in need.

Register before March 31, 2014 to receive a free autographed copy of The Red Sea Rules by Robert Morgan. Pastor Morgan will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Singles Impact Retreat.

Leadership Symposium – May 22-23, 2014

“Launching and Sustaining a Successful Singles Ministry”

This is a Leaders/Pastors seminar for those leading or interested in developing and growing a singles ministry. Registration for this event includes the retreat & conference.

History of Singles Impact Retreat

In 2012, the singles ministry from Brentwood UMC near Nashville, Tennessee, held their annual singles retreat at Lake Junaluska for the first time. After this successful event, Brentwood UMC and Lake Junaluska reached out to singles leaders throughout the southeast in an effort to bring Christian single adults together for broader reaching singles event in 2013.  

A singles group from Riverchase UMC and an area Presbyterian Church near Birmingham, Alabama attended this event, as did a representative from Upper Room Ministries. The vision of an interdenominational singles event that would bring singles from across the southeastern U.S. together was born. 

Representatives from Brentwood, Riverchase, a Presbyterian Church, and Lake Junaluska met with Kris Swiatocho of The Singles Network Ministries, and thus, the vision of a southeastern U.S., single-adult, nondemoninational retreat began to take shape.

Through many prayers, God began to open doors, which led to connecting with the former SEJ Singles Adult Association, which inspired a vision beyond which we could ever have imagined. 

After consulting with the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) of the United Methodist Church, the need for such a singles event–including an educational component to allow churches to build vibrant singles ministries and to network with other like-minded churches–was confirmed.  

Cokesbury Church in Knoxville and a network of singles ministries joined the team of churches committed to creating an impactful Christian single-adult conference and retreat.  Singles Impact will be holding this inaugural event on Memorial Day weekend of 2014. For more information, visit

Lake Junaluska Conference Center in Western North Carolina

For more information contact: 
Debbie Knight

91 N. Lakeshore Drive, 
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745


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