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.


Featured Speaker

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.

Breakout Sessions

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. 

Children's Track

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.

A Conference

for the Whole Family.

Save the Date April 23rd-24th 2021

This event is made possible by the congregations of the Cole Camp Regional Ministry & Sedalia Circuit of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod