A Marriage Conference About Much More than Marriage
You probably have been to a marriage conference before. Or you may be the type that avoids them altogether! While this conference will address many of the obvious issues (communication, conflict and intimacy just to name a few), the goal of this conference is intended to be so much more.
We want you to leave with a much bigger vision of marriage both for your own marriage and the marriages of those to whom God has called you to minister.
You see, marriage is a big thing in the Bible. But it's a big thing because it is about things bigger than marriage itself. There is something about biblical marriage that is wrapped up with the very heart of the relationship between God and his people. Nowhere is that more clear than in Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
That is why during this year's general sessions we will walk through this entire epistle. So often, we want to jump right to the section on husbands and wives in chapter 5. But if we do that, we miss the bigger context in which these verses find their life and meaning. We will discover together that marriage is a call unto God and unto one another. We'll learn to love as one and even fight as one. And we'll explore the calling to be husband and wife in unionwith Christ within the body of Christ.
Whether you're a pastor, counselor, small group leader, teacher...whether you're married or unmarried...our 2010 Conference will, in the words of Ephesians, "equip [you] for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ."