Whether you are newlyweds or have been married for over 50 years, marriage still takes time, effort, and a teachable heart. Marriage is the most sacred unit in society, and it needs to be nourished and protected. Marriage was created and designed by God to show a picture of the gospel. It is a valuable and divine union that can show Jesus to others. So, it makes sense to take the time to invest in your marriage. Their goal is to teach you and your spouse many practical steps. Through the Word of God, personal transparent stories, and much laughter, Bryan and Kari will help your marriage go from surviving to thriving.
These conferences can be multiple days with multiple sessions. A typical marriage conference would be 1 Friday evening session, 2 Saturday morning sessions with one that allows the men and women to meet separately. If you chose not to travel away from your hometown then Bryan and Kari are usually available to stay over until Sunday. Bryan is available to share a word of testimony or preach while Kari is more than happy to sing during worship.
Date Nights are like mini-marriage conferences. Packed with lots of fun with a big dose of encouragement, your couples are sure to walk away renewed and refreshed.
On site childcare is highly recommended. Dinner and desserts are always crowd-pleasers too.
Bryan and Kari have also hosted mini-marriage gatherings on a Sunday morning during the small group hour. Your church members may be busy; so trying to make any gathering work is for everyone's benefit.
Kari has been traveling and speaking to women’s groups since she was 18 years old. After experiencing a lumpectomy at the age of 18, she already knew that God had called her to share whatever was going on in her life with other women. What began as sharing her testimony and health advice soon transitioned into sharing her story in order to comfort and encourage others.
Kari has spoken to thousands of women over the years sharing her story of finding security and worth in Christ alone, fostering and adoption, being the wife of a pastor and mom to many, and more.
Whether Kari is on a platform sharing what God has done in her life or sitting one on one with a lady comforting and encouraging her, Kari is grateful for every opportunity to share about God’s faithfulness that has been ever present.
There are so many men who do not have a godly, role model or mentor to help them follow God, make godly decisions, and be a godly husband and father. Bryan learned the value of this early on in his ministry. Bryan began speaking and serving others when he was in college as a summer missionary. He has learned the importance of godly male role models through his years as a student pastor and a coach. He taught young men how to begin accountability groups that would not only hold them accountable but help them to grow and sharpen each other. As a minister, Bryan has spoken to thousands of men motivating and encouraging them to be bold and stand for the Word of God. Bryan not only travels and speaks but has been a Men’s Ministry Pastor for years. Bryan’s dynamic, passionate style of teaching along with his witty humor will inspire your men.
There are many ways to make these events successful teamed with sportsmanship ideas (hunting & sports).
From the moment you get pregnant or adopt, you are confronted with the thought of how to raise your child. There are so many decisions you have to make, and you obviously want to make the right ones. Bryan and Kari have 4 children from ages 7-23. They have also fostered 11 children. Bryan and Kari hold nothing back in sharing Scripture and practical advice on parenting. They have raised compliant children, strong-willed children, and all in between. They’ve laughed, cried, cheered, and struggled but can testify to God’s direction and faithfulness through all the journeys of parenting. The voices from culture, family, and friends can be a little distracting at times. God's Word does reveal a plan and a vision for your family. Bryan and Kari will shine a light on this plan and help you enjoy your children instead of enduring your children.
These events can be held during a weekend conference, a one-night event, or a Sunday morning small group hour.
Our students are extremely vulnerable in this day and age. They are constantly searching for a group to belong to and someone or something to accept them. With over a decade of student ministry under their belts and raising teenagers themselves, Bryan and Kari have a heart to see teens cling to the Word of God and His plan for their lives.
These events can be co-ed or split. Kari has led many sessions on modesty and finding your value in Christ. Bryan has not only been a student pastor but has spoken to countless young men about accountability, guarding your eyes, and fixing your eyes on Christ.