<p>Calvary Marriage Conference<br />
June 14&ndash;15</p>
Calvary Marriage Conference
June 14–15

Calvary Marriage Conference

“Tending the Garden of Your Marriage”


Friday, June 14, 6:00–8:30 PM

Saturday, June 15, 8:30 AM–3:00 PM

Calvary Crown Room, 3rd Floor


  • Online registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Pearce.


Marriages are like gardens. Initially, there is much fanfare, work, and attention to detail during the planting season, with great anticipation for beautiful flowers and a bountiful harvest. Soon, however, weeds can begin to challenge and choke the new growth if left unattended.

Join us at Calvary Church for “Tending the Garden of Your Marriage,” a marriage conference hosted by our Family Ministry.
Learn ways to tend the garden of your marriage season after season, nurturing it into beautiful blooms for Christ’s glory and your pleasure. Whether you’re engaged, newlyweds, married with kids, or empty-nesters, you’ll find biblical insights and encouragement to help your marriage thrive.


The conference includes a panel discussion and two plenary sessions. Plus, there will be three Saturday breakout sessions for you to choose from the topics below when you register:


  • Tending Your Adventures in Romance — Pastor Nathaniel Pearce // Room 238
    Physical intimacy was designed by God and given as a gift to be enjoyed within the confines of marriage. This breakout session explores God’s design in a married couple’s sexual relationship, the imperatives of caring for and serving one’s spouse, and how they can strengthen their union through intentional adventures in romance and intimacy.
  • Tending the First Five Years of Your Marriage — Pastor Micah Burdett // Room 240
    The first five years of a marriage are often the most difficult. Couples are away from their parents, getting to know a spouse, managing a home and personal finances, balancing responsibilities, and solving problems. This breakout gives guidance on navigating this period biblically and practically. It’s especially for prospective couples, newlyweds, and those ministering to this demographic.
  • Tending Your Expectations and Responsibilities — Pastor Sibu Rajappan // Room 222
    Everyone enters marriage with expectations of their spouse. Yet, if there is little premarital discussion about expectations and responsibilities, frustration and conflict may arise. This session focuses on biblical expectations and responsibilities in marriage.
  • Tending Your Differences — Elder Bill Bailey // Room 232
    God created men and women equal but uniquely different. Understanding your spouse’s abilities is essential to oneness in marriage. This breakout discusses the differences between men and women, encourages us to recognize and celebrate these differences as God’s design, and calls spouses to consider how these differences can be used to fulfill God’s purposes.
  • Tending for Holiness or Happiness — Elder Shadon McAuley // Room 233
    Some venture into marriage focusing on personal happiness through fulfilling their desires. But did God intend marriage to make us more happy or holy? This breakout session explores God’s desire to use marriage to grow us in holiness, which results in true happiness.
  • Tending the Seasons of Marriage — Pastor Jim Pile // Room 231
    Maturing through life brings changes and cycles of joy, fear, accomplishments, legacy concerns, empty nesting, memory challenges, and finishing the race. This session helps couples explore and celebrate the seasons in life and marriage and consider how to walk together for God’s glory in all seasons.
  • Tending the Stresses in Marriage — Pastor Rob Reece // Room 226
    No marriage is perfect because it is comprised of flawed humans. As such, stresses are present in every marriage and affect each home differently. This breakout is designed to help couples understand the symptoms of stress and how to resolve problems biblically and practically.

Cost: $60 per couple

The conference includes dinner on Friday, plus breakfast and lunch on Saturday for adults.


Childcare is available for infants through age 10 with pre-registration. Register for childcare when you register for the conference; see details below.

Childcare Details

  • Friday Evening — Sign in at kiosks between 5:30–5:50 PM
    The drop-off room/location will be printed on your child’s security tag.
  • Friday Pick-up at assigned locations before 8:45 PM
  • Saturday Morning — Sign in at kiosks between 8:10–8:30 AM
    The drop-off room/location will be printed on your child’s security tag.
  • Saturday Pick-up at assigned locations before 3:15 PM

Please have your child eat dinner before they arrive on Friday and breakfast before they arrive on Saturday. We will provide a snack on Friday evening, plus lunch and a snack on Saturday.  If your child has food allergies, please pack their food and bring it to the event. For infants/toddlers, please bring a labeled diaper bag containing all the food and supplies your child will need.

We will provide age-appropriate activities and playtime under the supervision of our volunteer team.

Want to volunteer at the conference? We need greeters and childcare workers to serve! Find out more and sign up HERE.

Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com