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Focus on Marriage Seminar - May 30, 2009

Designed to show you what your relationship looks like through the eyes of God. This landmark event will help you understand the bigger picture – the higher purpose – of your marriage while providing practical insights for everyday issues.

$7.00 per person

Child care will be provided with prior notification


To register: call the church office at 345-7788 or email to


Focus on Marriage will help you experience marriage as God intended.  Learn how to… 

- Love your spouse as Christ loves the church

- Connect to God as a couple

- Balance happiness and holiness

- Understand the unity of the trinity and how it relates to your marriage

- Improve your relationship one small change at a time.


With powerful worship, biblical truths and inspirational messages from today’s top experts, Focus on Marriage will change the way you view your relationship.  Come see your marriage from a higher perspective. God-centered marriages also mean healthier families, more effective churches and stronger communities, so don't wait—come see your marriage through the eyes of God!

Seminar Schedule

9:00 a.m. – Worship
9:20 a.m. – Gary Thomas
10:15 a.m. – Break
10:35 a.m. – Beth Moore
11:35 p.m. – Dr. Del Tackett
12:25 p.m. – Lunch (on your own)
1:45 p.m. – Dr. Gary Smalley
2:35 p.m. – Couple Reflection/Break
2:55 p.m. – Dr. John Trent
4:00 p.m. – Wrap up and Close  



Beth Moore founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God's Word. She has written numerous books and Bible studies, including Breaking Free, Believing God, and When Godly People Do Ungodly Things. Beth's Living Proof Live® conferences have taken her to 39 states and have been attended by more than 421,000 women. Beth and her husband, Keith, praise God for 28 years of marriage. They are proud parents and grandparents.


Gary Thomas is changing the way Christians look at their faith and family life. The author of several books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Parenting, Sacred Pathways, and the Gold Medallion award winning Authentic Faith, he is an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, OR. Gary's speaking ministry has led him to speak across the United States, in six different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including "Focus on the Family®" and "FamilyLife Today™." He lives with his wife and children in Bellingham, WA.


Dr. Gary Smalley is president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center and has become one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships. He is the author and co-author of 28 best-selling, award-winning books including The DNA of Relationships, along with several popular films and videos. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 39 years and live in Branson, MO. They have three married children and seven grandchildren.


Dr. Del Tackett is president of the Focus on the Family Institute® and Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family. He is also the chief spokesperson for Focus on the Family's The Truth Project® —a nationwide initiative designed to bring the Christian worldview to the body of Christ. Dr. Tackett has published a variety of written works including articles in Focus on the Family magazine that address worldview and cultural issues. A sought-after conference speaker, Dr. Tackett addresses topics such as American Christian heritage, Christian worldview, technical subjects and management.


Dr. John Trent is President of Encouraging Words (Strong Families), a ministry committed to strengthening marriage and family relationships worldwide. Over the past few years, he has spoken to over 100,000 people in over 65 major cities at his seminars, as well as speaking to over 450,000 men at Promise Keepers® conferences. In addition to speaking, John Trent has authored and co-authored more than a dozen award-winning and best-selling books, including The Blessing (Gold Medallion winner for excellence in Christian publishing) and The Gift of Honor. John and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 21 years and have two daughters.


Jeremy Camp - Dove Award-winning artist and worship leader  has touched millions with his soulful music and powerful testimony. From his very first album, Stay (I Still Believe, I Will Walk By Faith) to his latest release, Beyond Measure, his life is a living example of God's grace and faithfulness through the joys and challenges of marriage. He and his wife, Adie—also a vocal artist—have two daughters and have committed their lives to sharing Christ's hope through music.


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