Special Packages

The Riley Center offers a variety of special packages to refresh the mind and soul and to strengthen relationships.


Pastor/Missionary Retreat

Enjoy a respite in quiet, luxury accommodations. Be refreshed in one of the prayer gardens, take a walk through a 207-acre campus adorned with more than 1,000 trees, and attend chapel service (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week). The retreat package includes:

  • 10% off hotel rates.
  • Full accommodation amenities, including the Recreational Aerobics Center.
  • Complimentary access to the libraries on campus to enhance your study and sermon preparations.
  • Assistance in scheduling a meeting or meal with some of the top theologians and ministry practitioners in the world.
  • Assistance in scheduling a campus tour.
  • Signed copy of a faculty-authored book.

Mommy Get-Away

Sometimes Mommy just needs to get away to relax and refresh. Enjoy a respite in quiet, luxury accommodations. Be refreshed in one of the prayer gardens, take a walk through a 207-acre campus adorned with more than 1,000 trees, and attend chapel service (T-Th each week). The package includes:

  • 10% off hotel rates.
  • Full accommodation amenities, including the Recreational Aerobics Center.
  • Assistance in scheduling a tour of the Horner Homemaking House (a must see – especially the teaching kitchen!).
  • Assistance in scheduling a meeting or meal with one of the female faculty on campus. Learn what they do and let them encourage you. Twelve percent of the faculty are female and Southwestern Seminary possesses a vibrant Women’s Program.
  • Signed copy of a book authored by Mrs. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, the first lady of Southwestern Seminary. Although we affectionately call her “Mrs. Patterson,” she is a tour de force in her own right with two earned doctorates and serves as professor of theology in women’s studies.

Mommy and Daughter Day

Need a mommy-daughter date?  Come enjoy one another at our 207-acre campus. The package includes:

  • 10% off hotel rates.
  • Shop together in the Outfitters store with a 10% off coupon.
  • Full accommodation amenities, including the Recreational Aerobics Center.
  • Assistance in scheduling a tour of the Horner Homemaking House (a must see – especially the teaching kitchen!). Be sure to ask for a cookie.
  • Assistance in scheduling a fun excursion in Fort Worth.
  • For older daughters, assistance in scheduling a tour of the campus and the College at Southwestern. Yes, we have an undergraduate program too!
  • Signed copy of a book authored by Mrs. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, the first lady of Southwestern Seminary. Although we affectionately call her “Mrs. Patterson,” she is a tour de force in her own right with two earned doctorates and serves as professor of theology in women’s studies.