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Diakonia Retreat Center
What is our Diakonia Retreat Center?
Situated on 210 acres in Salem, South Carolina, the Diakonia Retreat Center is the ministry tool of our Metropolis to change lives.
The mission of our DRC is to offer our faithful the opportunity to share in worship, culture, education, and fellowship, all in the beauty of God's creation. The DRC is a place for spiritual refreshment, for communion with God and His creation, a place for community, and a sanctuary where our youth can learn about our shared identity and faith. Most importantly, the DRC is your place... come and see!
What does our Diakonia Retreat Center have to offer?
- Comfortable lodging for groups of all sizes
- Delicious meals
- Athletic fields and equipment
- A ropes course for team building and adventure activities
- An elegant dining hall with fireplaces
- A 12-acre private lake, complete with a beautiful beach area and a dock for swimmers
- Hiking trails (and maps!) for both the experienced and the novice hiker
- A lakefront covered pavilion for outdoor activities or picnics
- An indoor chapel for worship
- Garden and pastures for horticulturists
- A stocked infirmary
- Multi-purpose meeting rooms
- A library
- Fishing and canoeing
- An arts & crafts barn
- A brand-new aviary
To schedule your own retreat at the DRC, please e-mail or call us!
How can I support the mission and ministries of our DRC?
- If you are interested in giving your time, talents, or treasure to support the mission of the Diakonia Retreat Center, or if you would simply like more information, please contact the Metropolis Development Coordinator, Eliana Marianes.
News and Updates
- Diakonia Center newsletter - March 2012 (PDF)