Whether you are single and considering marriage, newly married, married with kids and just trying to survive, married with wounds you are struggling to see healed, or multi-decade marriage veterans, we invite you to this two-day summit to reconnect you to the author and sustainer of your marriage. Through Him, we can learn to live our marriages through the lens of the gospel, giving us the grace to rediscover not just the contentment but the joy of marriage, to live selflessly, and to love unconditionally, as Christ loved the church.
This two-day conference will begin with a meal on Friday evening, afford opportunities for worship and fun camaraderie, two teaching sessions with nationally-acclaimed speakers, and a Q&A session before wrapping up. The conference begins Saturday morning with a breakfast, more worship and fellowship, teaching sessions, men's/women's breakout sessions, and discussion panel. In addition to live teaching, we will also operate a bookstore stocked with great resources aimed at equipping you to navigate through various stages of marriage and parenting, aids for developing spiritual disciplines, and resources providing remedial counsel for various hang-ups. The conference provides the perfect avenue to devote your resources on Valentine’s Day weekend. We hope you will join us for this special time and see it as an investment in your life, your marriage, your home, and your community.
That marriages in mid-Missouri would be strengthened by a two-day summit devoted to teaching, worship, prayer, and camaraderie, thereby impressing upon attendees the vitality of grounding their marriages in the gospel, and to impart conviction to consciously utilize our marriages – daily – as instruments that conform us to the image of Christ.
For men and women of Mid Missouri to be compelled of the need for a gospel-centered marriage, to repent where needed, to recommit to gospel principles where needed, to alter priorities that need to be altered, and to rediscover the love of Christ through their marriages thereby strengthening the marriage, family, and community as a whole.
Marriage as Means of Sanctification
Dr. Ray Ortlund Jr. and Mrs. Jani Ortlund
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Check-in for the conference is in the main foyer between 5:30-6:45 pm on Friday night. Please bring your registeration confirmation to check-in to receive your lanyard. You may be asked to show an ID if no one in your party has their registration documents. There is no age limit to attend this event, however, this is an adult conference and will entails some adult themes that would not be age-appropriate for children.
Will childcare be provided?
Free childcare is available for the first 40 children registered. Childcare will be provided off campus on Friday evening at Cornerstone Baptist Church, located about two miles from the event at 4930 Old Lohman Rd, Jefferson City, MO. Childcare will be held onsite at Concord Baptist Church on Saturday. While childcare is free, donations to cover the cost of pizza dinner on Friday night will be accepted at drop-off. To register for childcare, please email email@example.com. There will be no childcare provided beyond the first 40 children registered, so don't delay.
What are the times of the event?
Friday night, dinner is from 5:30 - 6:30 in the gym (rear of the church campus). Registration will be in the church foyer from 5:00-7:00, where you can pick up your lanyard and program. The conference will begin in the sanctuary at 6:30 and run until 9:00.
Breakfast will be served the next morning from 7:30-8:30. The conference will then resume at 8:30 and run until 12:15. The bookstore will be open from 6:00 - 9:15 Friday night, and 8:00 - 12:00 on Saturday.
Will there be any additional resources available at the conference?
The conference will offer a bookstore with around fifty different books and resources on topics related to marriage. Bookstore items will include topics such as marriage studies, parenting, dating, family discipleship and devotions, women's studies, men's studies, aids for those dealing with issues such as anger, pornography, etc., apolgetics, Christian living, books by our speakers, and many more.
What are my transport/parking/lodging options getting to the event?
We will have a parking team assembled to greet you and help usher you to the main entrance.
We have also reserved a block of rooms at a nearby Hampton Inn (4800 Country Club Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109), which have been reserved at a group rate. To reserve a room at the conference rate, please call (573) 634-7440 and ask for the Concord Marriage Conference rate of $94 plus tax for a standard king ($104 plus tax for a double bed).
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We ask that you bring your ticket with you to check in and receive your lanyard and program. Check-in will be held in the church foyer, beginning at 5:30 pm on February 10th. Ticket prices are listed as the price per person.
What is the refund policy?
We will only refund tickets in the case the entire event must be cancelled due to inclement weather.