PURPOSE: Marriage is a gift from God. Marriage is important to God. Marriage is a picture of God’s love for his people—Christ as the groom and the Church as his bride. Marriage matters to God. In the first marriage, Adam and Eve “were both naked, and they felt no shame.” (Genesis 2:25) Being naked was not merely about the absence of clothing. Rather it pointed to the depth of emotional intimacy Adam and Eve shared with each other and God. In their “nakedness,” they experienced no shame. There was freedom from all fears, acceptance, safety, trust, joy and delight – qualities many couples desire but few enjoy.
This conference is grounded in the biblical foundation for marriage as the framework for growing intimacy. Furthermore, speakers Alice Kim and Pastor Sam Kim will apply practical principles and implications to your current relationship. Discover what God’s will for marriages and rediscover the true purpose of what it means when we say, “I do,” until death due us part.
When: October 5th (7:00-9:00pm) and October 6th (9:00am-4:00pm)
Marriage Matter Sessions:
- Session #1: Unveiling the Mystery of Marriage.
- Session #2: Putting Shame in Its Place.
- Session #3: Foundations of Healthy Sexuality.
- Session #4: Building a Culture of Nakedness and Grace.
Cost: Single: $25 | Couples: $50
Payment: Two ways to make payment:
- Check/Cash: You can submit payment before or after service on Sunday at the Information Center OR you can send payment to 9737 NE 120th PL #S-TH17, Kirkland, WA 98034 with organization name at All Nations Community Church.
- PushPay: If you’re an active member and have a Pushpay account. You can pay online using PushPay. Please make sure to write Marriage Matters Conference on the memo line. Don’t have Pushpay? Download our APP @anccbellevue or CLICK HERE to find out how to give online.
GUEST SPEAKER: Pastor Sam Kim & Dr. Alice Kim
Pastor Sam Kim serves as the Executive Pastor at Christ Central Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia. Since 1993, he’s had the privilege of serving in the local church and globally as a missionary. Alice Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. In 2008, she started Emmaus Counseling and Consulting Services (emmausccs.com) to offer gospel-centered therapy in the DC Metro area. She finds deep fulfillment in engaging people’s stories and bearing witness to the good work of God to redeem and restore.
Sam and Alice have over 40 years of combined clinical, pastoral and personal experience working with relationships, couples and families and are passionate about helping people grow in relational, emotional and spiritual health and maturity. They have been married 17 years and enjoy building a home with two daughters.
- 7:00PM – 9:00PM Session #1: Unveiling the Mystery of Marriage
- 9:00AM – 10:30AM Session #2: Putting Shame in its place
- 11:00AM – 12:30PM Session #3: Foundations of healthy sexuality
- 12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch
- 1:30PM – 3:00PM Session #4: Building a culture of Nakedness and Grace
- 3:15PM – 4:00PM Q&A
THINGS YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW
Snacks/Meals: You’ll have plenty of spiritual and real food to eat throughout the conference. Yummy snacks and water will be available. Lunch will also be provided on Saturday.
Childcare: We know how much of a challenge it is to attend a conference when you have young children. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare due to the lack of space and not having adequate onsite accommodations to care for our children. Infants up to 12 months are more than welcome to join.
Parking: Parking is available onsite. If the onsite parking is limited, there are ample street parking right in front of the venue.
Seating: Seating will be assigned at a table with 6-8 other people.
I’m sure you have lots of question! We got you covered! Here are a few questions we thought of before you did.
The simple answer to this question is a no. We highly encourage singles, dating, and engaged couples alike to attend. In fact, to learn the biblical framework of what marriage should look like would be an invaluable gift for anyone pursuing marriage.
We understand that it might be difficult to set aside time on a Friday evening and all day Saturday to attend a conference. To get the most out of the conference we highly encourage all participants to be fully present from start to finish, but we do understand that there are extenuating circumstances.
We hope that you can join us for the entirety of the conference, but if you cannot, the cost will be the same for all participants.
We understand that finances can be tight and events like a church conference are an investment and can be costly for a family. We have tried to make the pricing affordable.
Yes! We believe that there is a wealth of knowledge and experience from others. There will be books on marriage that will be available for purchase at the conference.
We will provide great teaching, notes, pens, snacks, water, and yummy food. All you need to do is bring yourself.
Yes and No? Because of the limited space at our venue, we are only able to have up to 100 people. We will give first priority to the people that consider ANCC their primary local church for until the first week of September. For those who do not attend ANCC, they are more than welcome to register, but will be put on a waiting list until further notice.
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