The River Ministries
Rutherfordton, NC United States
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Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina, overlooking the banks of the Green River, is a small rustic lodge with a huge spiritual foot print.  The River Ministries came out of an encounter with the Holy Spirit in 1990 that lead property owners, Bill and Beth Calton, to provide a place for ministry groups. 


At TRM, our goal is to make the facility very affordable and available to all seekers of the Lord Jesus Christ.  It’s a place where discipline, renewal and training is obtained by all who hunger for Him. 


The River Ministries is more than the lodge, the river, the hills, the woods and the serenity and beauty of North Carolina.  It is also a place of great learning and worship.  Dawn Jordan, who is the Executive Director, and all of the Calton family are deeply involved in seeing all who come to the property know Christ and draw closer to His creation and His plan for their life.  


At TRM  we lead small groups, like band of brothers and band of sisters, and special weekend retreats for men, women and children.  We also work with local civic groups and schools in outdoor education, agriculture development and livestock management.  


We also partner with other ministries like New Wilderness Adventures, Fellowship of the Sword and Women at the Well to bring events to our location.  



We welcome the opportunity to assist you in growing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ and we hope to become your second family and your home away from home!



Primary Contact: 
Dawn Jordan
Rutherfordton, NC United States
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Great Space
One of the greatest challenges of hosting retreats is creating the right environment. You can have great content but a poor venue, and the venue will be working against your content all the way. The River Ministries is one of my favorite places to host or attend a retreat. The grounds are beautiful, the facility feels like home with plenty of space to be alone or in a groups, and I always come away having head from God. The management is hospitable, encouraging and very easy to work with. Whether it is a group of five or twenty-five, TRM has what you need; great space, an affordable price, and plenty nearby to do and see. I look forward to hosting and attending many more events here knowing that the space will always be working to make our events a success.
Best Retreat Yet
Mystical and mighty. This is a holy sanctuary complete with a pregnant stillness of the presence of God. At every opportunity I want to slip under this covering, into the strength and wonder felt in this fortress. Steeped in the message. Dangerous in their obedience. This is a stronghold where powerful hope is delivered to those who come willing to receive.