Pastors and Wives Retreat - October 22-24th, 2018

Join us and Dr. James Ford, Jr., affectionately known as the “Love Doctor” because of his pragmatic, do-able advice on relationships and marriage.  He is an international conference speaker, seminar leader, and author of When a Man Loves a Woman, When a Woman Loves a Man, and 7 Reasons God Created Marriage.  He also has 3 other books out as well.

Pastor Ford, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago and president of Impact Ministries.  He is the voice for the Treasured Truth broadcast heard on WMBI 90.1 FM and is also twice a week on Chicago Gospel Radio 1390 AM – Tuesdays on “Real Talk Tuesdays” and Thursdays on “Relation-Tips For Your Relationship”. 

Pastor Ford and his wife Leslie have been married 46 years and have three sons (one of whom is in heaven)and nine grandchildren.  They have served 36 years in ministry at Christ Bible Church.

This retreat is for all Converge MidAmerica pastors, including senior, associate, worship and youth pastors and their wives.  Space is limited and reservations will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.  Register below to guarantee enrollment and hotel reservation.

The cost of the retreat is $250.00 per couple for CMA pastors.  For Non-Converge MidAmerica pastors and spouses it is $350.00 per couple.  This fee covers hotel for two nights (22nd and 23rd), activities and all meals planned by Converge MidAmerica.

Accommodations will be made at The Harbor Grand and Marina Grand Resort in New Buffalo, MI.  Hotel reservations for all participants will be made by Converge MidAmerica ONLY.  If  you need a hotel reservation for an additional night, please contact Alison Von Ehr, Executive Assistant Group Sales/Toast Hotel Group at (269) 469-2027, ext. 407 or email her at

Registration deadline is Monday, September 17, 2018. 


Host Church:  Converge Community Church, 601W Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI  49117

For further information, email Wanda Manning or call at 847-692-4125.










Event Details
Oct 22 3:00pm