Saylorville Marriage Conference 2020

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Saylorville Church Marriage Conference at the downtown Embassy Suites on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th. Join us as Ray and Jani Ortlund present practical Bible teaching and fun ways to strengthen your marriage.

Marriage is a glorious gift from God given in Genesis 2 that points to the greater marriage of Christ and His church! In Genesis 3 this changed. The institution of marriage remains glorious but it does not always feel that way from day to day. At times we see glimpses of the former glory but marriage takes work and needs refreshment and encouragement. At our Marriage Conference, we want to refresh and encourage your marriage by providing a getaway that encourages your marriage through the word of God and examples of a healthy marriage that is honest and based on Christ and His Gospel.

We are thrilled to have great Bible teachers and examples of an imperfect, but great marriage from Ray and Jani. Your marriage will be refreshed by their deep Biblical teaching, practical applications for your marriage and relatable stories from theirs. We will also be led in worship by Pastor and Singer/Songwriter – Matt Papa.

You can read more about our speaker and worship leader below. As a couple, you will not want to miss this! Mark your calendars and sign up today. How do I register? As a member or regular attender of Saylorville and the Engage Network, you will be receiving an email with a link to register for the conference. Registration closes Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.

Speakers: Ray and Jani Ortlund

What Ray and Jani Ortlund care about most is more and more people renewed within by the Gospel of Jesus. Only the Gospel helps sinners and sufferers. And it does, by the power of God. Nothing can resist the freeing power of Jesus.

Ray and Jani met at Wheaton College in 1968 and married in 1971. Today they serve Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee – an Acts 29 church. Ray also serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition and blogs at the Coalition website. Jani speaks to women’s groups around the world. Both are published authors including a commentary on Isaiah and Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. Ray tweets at @rayortlund and Jani at @janiortlund.

Together Ray and Jani have served in Gospel ministry for over 40 years. They have four outstanding children and thirteen fabulous grandchildren. Ray loves to hunt. Jani loves to garden. They love each other most of all!

Worship Leader: Matt Papa

Matt Papa is a songwriter, worship leader and author whose heart longs to see people from every corner of the world set ablaze by the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. It is his passion to lead people into an encounter with the risen Lord. His latest project “Church Songs” offers five new hymns co-written with Matt Boswell and Aaron Keyes.

Matt has ministered all over the world alongside gifted communicators such as David Platt, John Piper, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Tim Keller and many more leading songs like “Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery,” “Christ The Sure and Steady Anchor,” and “His Mercy Is More.”


Who: For members and regular attenders of Saylorville Church and the Engage Network
When: Friday, February 7th through Saturday, February 8th
Times: Friday evening and ends Saturday at 12:30pm
Cost: $175 per couple – includes the cost of the conference, hotel, dessert on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.
Where: Downtown Embassy Suites – 101 E Locust St., Des Moines Click here for directions.

Hotel Details

Embassy Suites – 101 E Locust St, Downtown Des Moines
Phone – 244-1700
Fitness Center – Open 24 hours
Pool – Open 6:00am-midnight (10-midnight is adult only swim)

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