Our generation has witnessed an explosion of perversion and immorality that has defaced everything it touches. God’s sacred institution of marriage has been the victim of more carnage than almost any other reality. But no sinful culture can ultimately destroy the beauty of the union between one man and one woman that was established by God himself. As Christians wade through the ashes of moral destruction brought on by the secular revolutionaries, God’s glorious institution of marriage still stands and still shines. It is the task of the people of God in this generation to point to the beauty and glory of marriage as God intended.
I want to invite you to Jacksonville, Florida in February 2023, where we will work together to recover what our society has lost and unite to reclaim the beauty of marriage.
-Dr. Heath Lambert
Married couples can sign up for the retreat that takes place alongside the conference for concentrated application and time together.
Guided couple discussions
Concentrated times together
Mentors, counselors, and pastors can register for the marriage discipleship training that takes place before and during the conference.
High-quality, vetted training
Premarital, conflict resolution, sexual issues, parenting, finances, and more!
Qualifies for ACBC Marriage Specialization Course
After deciding which track would best fit your needs, simply select that track and click REGISTER.
First Baptist Church
125 West Ashley Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
We offer 2 parking garages with fully covered crosswalks that lead to our Auditorium where all of the main sessions, break out sessions and child care will be offered.
Parking is available in our West Parking Garage located at 520 North Laura Street. There is a fully covered crosswalk on the 4th floor of this garage that will take you to conference check in.
Limited childcare is available for an additional fee. You can add this option when registering for the conference.
Friday • 6:00PM-8:30PM
Saturday • 9:00AM-5:00PM
Nursing mothers are allowed to bring their children into the sessions and can use the nursing mother’s rooms throughout the conference. Childcare is available for ages birth through 5th grade.
Light refreshments will be provided. Meals for the conference will be on your own and off site. A list of local restaurants will be available in the conference booklet.
A full refund will be offered for those that need to cancel through January 1, 2023.
This conference is all about reclaiming the beauty of marriage as God intended. Marriage is a wonderful gift from God and is to be enjoyed to the fullest for his glory. We want to declare to the world that Jesus is Lord of everything – including the most personal parts of our lives. His good design is a blessing, and we want to celebrate it.
All the plenary sessions will be experienced together regardless of the specific tracks chosen. This is intentional so that church groups or couples traveling to the conference together can enjoy the central part of the entire conference experience.
The general conference is available for anyone and provides the most flexibility.
The retreat track is for married couples who want to spend time away from the chaos of life and enjoy a nice get-a-way trip that focuses on their relationship. The retreat portion is for any married couple regardless of the stage or state of marriage. It is for those who have vibrant mature marriages, for difficult marriages that need help, or any status in between.
The advanced training is for anyone who is interesting in discipling or mentoring others. This includes those who are interested in counseling couples or those who are simply desiring to encourage friends who are married. The advanced training will be a deep dive into biblical teaching that is practical and comprehensive.
No. The marriage training track is for anyone who is interested in discipling others. There will be people taking this track who are interested in mentoring other couples, investing in a friend’s marriage, or exploring the possibility of being a more formal counselor. It is an advanced discipleship course for those who want to make an investment in others.
This conference is unique in the various options it offers couples. Regardless of where a couple is in their Christian walk or discipleship maturity, this conference will be beneficial.
This conference is also ideal for friends or church groups to attend because everyone will be attending the plenary sessions regardless of the track they select. The plenary sessions are crafted to be relevant for each track and are incorporated into each attendee’s experience.
People who are taking the advance track will be able to sit together in the plenary sessions with other couples who attend with them even though they might be taking the retreat or conference track.
Anyone who is interested in glorifying God through marriage should attend. Singles and engaged couples are strongly encouraged to attend to get a better picture of how God designed marriage. One goal of the conference is to help engaged couples be better equipped to enter marriage.
The glory of God and the gospel of Jesus will be on display during the conference. The content is designed for both mature Christians with thriving marriages and those who have troubled and broken marriages.
Hampton Inn Downtown
1.3 miles from Church
Marriott Downtown Jacksonville
.5 miles from church
Hilton Garden Inn
1.3 miles from Church
DoubleTree by Hilton
.9 miles from Church
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
.5 miles from Church
Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk
1 mile from Church
-I-95 AND BUTLER BLVD-
Best Western Hotel
8.1 miles from Church
Courtyard by Marriott
6.7 miles from Church
Fairfield Inn and Suites
6.7 miles from church
Free breakfast and parking
Hampton Inn I-95 South
6.7 miles from church
Free breakfast and Parking
7.1 miles from church
Quality Inn and Suites
I-95 and BAYMEADOWS RD
Embassy Suites Hotel
Free breakfast and parking
Tid Bits – 1076 Hendrix Ave.; 904-396-0528; Friday only: 11 – 2:30 pm (not open Saturday)
Al’s Pizza – 1620 Margaret St., 904-388-8384, Fri & Sat: 11am-10pm
Firehouse Subs – 1949 San Marco Blvd, 904-396-0001, Fri – Sat 10:30 am – 10 pm
La Nopalera – 1434 Hendricks Ave, 904-399-1768, Fri – Sat 11 am – 11 pm
Hightide Burrito – 1538 Hendricks Ave, 904-683-7396, Fri – Sat – 11 am – 9 pm
BurgerFi – 108 Riverside Ave,904-355-3066, Fri – Sat – 11 am – 10 pm
Chipotle – 50 Riverside Ave, Unit 705, 904-660-2526, Fri-Sat – 10:45 am – 10 pm
Hawkers – 1001 Park St, 904-508-0342, Fri-Sat – 11 am – 11 pm
Sushi Café – 2025 Riverside Ave, Unit 201, 904-384-2888, Fri-Sat – 11 am – 11 pm
Burrito Gallery – 21 E Adams St, 904-598-2922, Fri – Sat – 11 am – 10 pm
Jumpin’ Jax – 20 W Adams St, 904-441-1180, Mon-Fri – 8-3; Sat. 9-2
Bread & Board – 100 W Bay St, 904-862-6992, Fri – Sat 10:30 am – 10 pm
Estrella Cocina – 100 W Bay St, Unit 701, 904-862-6994 , Fri – Sat – 11:00-12 am
Indochine – 21 E. Adams St., 904-598-5303, Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 5pm-10 pm
Zoe’s Kitchen – 90 Riverside Ave, 904-355-9637, Fri-Sat – 11 am – 9 pm
First Watch – 192 Riverside Ave, 904-862-2551, Daily 7 am – 2:30 pm
Southern Grounds – 1671 Atlantic Blvd, 904-619-1503, Fri & Sat: 6:30 am – 9 pm
The Loop –2014 San Marco Blvd. , 904-399-5667, Fri & Sat: 11 am – 9 pm
Panera – 1440 Hendricks Ave, 904-396-4833, Daily 6 am – 9 pm
Jimmy John’s – 201 N. Laura St., 904-400-7171, Fri – 10 am – 7 pm , Sat – 10 am – 3 pm
River & Post – 1000 Riverside Ave., 904-575-2366, Fri – 11 am – 10 pm
Mossfire Grill – 1537 Margaret St., 904-355-4434, Fri-Sat – 11am-10pm
Blacksheep – 1534 Oak Street, 904-380-3091, Fri – 5 pm – 12 am ,Sat – 11-3 (3-5 bar menu only) 5pm – 12 am
European Street – 2753 Park Street, 904-384-9999, 10 am – 9 pm
Lola’s Burrito and Burger Joint – 1522 King St, 904-738-7181, 11 am – 10 pm
Carolina Jax – 2548 Oak St., 904-240-1980, open until 7 pm
Tijuana Flats in Riverside-2025 Riverside Ave. #4, 904-389-5630, 11 am – 9:30 pm
125 West AshleyStreet
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Sponsorships and Exhibiting opportunities will release soon. Stay tuned!