Due to the precautions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our inability to gather in large groups. Along with no reasonable way to predict when we will be able to gather in large groups. It has unfortunately, been decided that the 2020 M&F Conference scheduled to take place April 24-25, be canceled. The dates for the 2021 conference are April 23-24. We look forward to working hard to ensure that the 2021 conference is worth the wait.
Marriage & Family Conference
April 23rd - 24th, 2021 Cole Camp, MO
This conference is for everyone: For husbands, wives, parents, children, widows, and all 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.
Rev. Jeffrey Hemmer
Author of Man Up!
Rev. Jeffrey Hemmer is a husband to Laura, the father of six children, pastor of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois, a PhD candidate at Concordia Seminary, the author of Man Up: The Quest for Masculinity (CPH, 2017) and Behold the Man sermon series and devotions for Lent and Easter (CPH, 2019), a wannabe
farmer, maker of some things, fixer of some other things, grower of beards, and general curmudgeon.
This conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to attend Evening Prayer, Matins, and Vespers. These worship settings tie in with the theme each year and are also provided by local pastors and the featured speaker.
Each year we have several breakout sessions that cover different aspects of marriage and family life. These sessions are led by pastors from the surrounding areas and help in navigating through topics such as:
The Sanctified Use of Internet and Social Media
The Spiritually Blended Family
Children In Divine Service
The Cross of Barrenness
How to Face the Night Alone
These are only a handful of the topics that may be covered at next years conference.
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 led by dedicated volunteers from the sponsoringcongregations.
During times of worship and meals, children will return to their parents.
Join us for Gemütlichkeit! Food, drinks, and fellowship.