Marriage & Family Conference
April 21 - 22, 2023 Cole Camp, MO
This conference is for everyone: For husbands, wives, parents, children, widows, and single people. Through the word of God, we will grow in our appreciation for God’s wonderful gift of marriage and the family and return to our homes encouraged and better equipped to lead faithful lives, regardless of the makeup of our family.
The congregations of the Cole Camp Regional Ministry & the Sedalia Circuit of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod invite you to join them for their annual Marriage and Family Conference.
The theme for 2023 is "Christian Spiritual Life in the Family and Congregation." This will be presented by Rev. Dr. Gifford Grobien.
Rev. Dr. Gifford Grobien
The speaker for our 2023 Marriage and Family Conference is Rev. Dr. Gifford Grobien. Rev. Dr. Gifford Grobien is Assistant Provost, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at CTSFW, and has served on the faculty since 2012. His research interests include sanctification, spirituality, natural law, virtue, and some topics in sacramental and liturgical studies. He typically teaches courses in theological ethics, the Lutheran Confessions, and dogmatics. To learn more about this years keynote speaker, please click here.
This conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to attend Evening Prayer and Matins. These worship settings tie in with the theme each year and are also provided by local pastors and the featured speaker.
This year we will again host breakout sessions led by pastors. These sessions will have different areas of focus that may appeal to personally or spiritually. They will take place on Saturday between the plenary and times of worship. For a detailed list of topics and the pastors leading them please
This service will be offered for potty trained children through 6th grade. All Children in 7th grade and higher are encouraged to participate in the
conference. Children's Track will include activities such as: Bible lessons, crafts, and games. During times of worship children will return to their parents.
Gemütlickeit is a time of food, drinks, & fellowship. This event will take place at The German Table in Cole Camp. There will be no child care available for this event. Please keep this in mind when you fill out your registration form if you are planning to attend. This years Gemütlickeit is sponsored by Citizens Farmers Bank of Cole Camp, MO.