Cultivating Connections 2018
Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29
Connecting. It’s what we do as a society. We connect on Instagram, Facebook, and around our churches and communities. But do we connect with our spouse? Do you not only know your spouse, but do you connect with your spouse emotionally, spiritually and physically? And as we intentionally connect with our spouse, how does that affect the Body of Christ? Come to Cultivating Connections to deepen your connection not only with your spouse, but also with the Body of Christ.
Where: West Lafayette Apostolic Christian Church
Date: Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29
Registration Required: To attend, please sign up here. Space is limited. Breakout options and descriptions listed below.
Cost: $100/couple. Pay through PayPal or mail a check payable to ACCFS at 515 E. Highland St, Morton, IL. 61550. Please put Marriage Conference in the memo line.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Hotels: Blocks of 30 rooms have been set up at each of two hotels. When reserving, please mention the name “Apostolic Christian Church” to receive the group rate.
Home 2 Suites by Hilton at $119/night. Breakfast included. Blocked rooms are available until filled or until August 28th.
Baymont Inn and Suites at $89.99/night. Breakfast included. Blocked rooms are available until filled or until September 1st.
6:30 – 7:00pm | Registration
7:00 – 7:45pm | Main Session
8:00 – 8:45pm | Breakout #1
9:00 – 9:45am | Main Session
9:45 – 10:15am | Couples Time
10:15 – 11:00am | Breakout #2
11:00 – 12:00pm | Lunch
12:00 – 12:45pm | Breakout #3
1:00 – 1:45pm | Main Session
1:45 – 2:00pm | Q&A
2pm | Dismiss
Gospel-Centered Marriage: Marriage is a living testimony of the Gospel. Learning to speak the Gospel to each other holds wonderful health and hope for our marriages.
Developing Spiritual Union: Enrich your Spiritual Union in this workshop. Engage with your spouse in activities designed to create focus and intimacy in the areas of: Scripture, Prayer, Worship, Fellowship and Service.
Attachment Styles in Marriage: Attachment styles are impacted by early childhood experiences and shape our behavior, beliefs, and expectations in marriage. This counselor’s session will help participants identify their own and their spouse’s attachment style, while also understanding how these styles impact how they relate as a couple.
Communication 101: Healthy dialogue through differences is critical to deepening the marriage relationship. This session will focus on applying simple yet profound communication principles to your marriage relationship. Participants will learn from a counselor practical skills to help navigate difficult conversations.
The Balancing Act of Marriage: Our spiritual walk, job demands, kids, in-laws, family and friends, homes, etc. can all demand a difficult juggling act. This husband-wife team of 30 years will examine the principles of boundaries for keeping that which is good in while keeping the harmful out.
Sexuality in Marriage: This counselor’s presentation focuses on five practical steps couples can take to enhance their sexual relationship. Couples of all ages can benefit from intentionally focusing on ways to strengthen and protect their sexual relationship and experience God’s design for sexuality in their marriage.
Staying Connected While Parenting: Parenting requires a great deal of our energy and focus. Often there are not enough hours in the day or enough energy left to connect with our spouses. Learn practical ways from a husband-wife team to purposefully carve out time and stay connected through different seasons of parenting.
Date Nights & Intentionality: Has your marriage become routine? Schedules dictating each event? Has the newness of engagement and first-love become ho-hum? Learn from this wife and from each other on how intentionality can put the fun back back in your marriage and the spark back in your relationship!
The Sanctification of Marriage: Why doesn’t she understand me? Why is he so frustrating to me? Marriage can bring us face-to-face with the uniqueness of how God has designed ourselves and our spouse. This husband-wife team will equip you to think about marriage as a key sanctifying agent in your life.
Building Up Marriages: God refines our marriages not just for ourselves but also so we can bless others. This session will look at practical ways to encourage, challenge, and mentor other marriages in your church family and community.