We're excited to welcome you to Mount Hermon and have implemented enhanced safety and cleaning measures in alignment with expert guidance provided by the CDC, government and health professionals. Learn More Here
|Program & Meals Only||$275|
|Weekend 1: May 14-16, 2021||Weekend 1||May 14-16, 2021||
Speakers: René & Laurie Schlaepfer
Worship Leader: TBA
|Weekend 2: May 21-23, 2021||Weekend 2||May 21-23, 2021||
Speakers: Brad and Heidi Mitchell
Worship Leader: TBA
Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen have been involved in Family Ministries for over 40 years through family camps, staff positions, speaking, consulting, and writing. In 2003 they founded Home Improvement Ministries (www.HIMweb.org) a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping individuals and churches to better encourage marriages and families in living out God’s design for healthy relationships. They both have doctorates in Marriage and Family Therapy from, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The Friesens have authored over ten books and curriculums on parenting and marriage.
Shane & Phyllis Womack regularly teach marriage and couples workshops and will address difficult issues like: How to eliminate sexual refusal; How to develop sexual intimacy; How to avoid emotional affairs, and much more. The title of this popular conference taught all over the country is “Solomon, Sex, & Marriage,” a frank, honest, and biblical walk through the Song of Solomon and how it relates to marriage, including life behind the bedroom door.
Shane is a teaching pastor at La Mirada Christian Church in La Mirada, CA. Phyllis is co-founder of Living Alternatives, a pro-life pregnancy center in Fullerton. Their presentation is skillful, engaging and full of practical teaching.
Jim Burns is the President of HomeWord and the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 30 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books include: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, and Closer. Jim and his wife Cathy will be sharing the teaching this weekend!
Brad and Heidi founded Build Your Marriage out of a passion to help couples build a Christ-centered marriage. They lead marriage retreats and conferences across the country and resource couples through their writing and social media. They have authored a small group study for couples titled Build Your Marriage with Couples of the Bible. Their articles and additional information can be found at BuildYourMarriage.org
René and Laurie have been married for over 30 years and have three adult children and a grandson they adore. René and Laurie enjoy working together as a team, ministering to the over 3,000 people that attend Twin Lakes Church near Santa Cruz, where René is senior pastor. Laurie teaches World Religion courses at the collegiate and graduate level. René is a gifted speaker and writer with a background in broadcasting. Their speaking, writing, and missions ministries have taken Rene and Laurie to South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
Chris Chanco Harrell has been a friend of Mount Hermon for over a decade leading worship at Family Camps and retreats. She is currently the Worship Arts Director at La Jolla Christian Fellowship in La Jolla, California. LJCF is a mulit-generational, multi-ethnic church that has been around for over 90 years, making it one of the oldest churches in the area. Chris and her sons Isaac (15) and Joshua (10) live in Oceanside.
Worship pastor, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Trent Smith. His musical talent and depth matched with an honest, heartfelt style helps people of all ages engage in worship together. Trent serves on staff at Twin Lakes Church, Aptos.
Share intentional time with your spouse to both learn and play.
|7:00 PM||Outdoor Dinner|
|8:30 PM||Session 1|
|8:30 AM||Outdoor Breakfast|
|9:30 AM||Session 2|
|10:45 AM||Coffe Break|
|11:00 AM||Q&A with Speakers|
|11:45 AM – 1:00 PM||Couples Photos|
|12:15 PM||Outdoor Lunch|
|1:30 – 6:00 PM||Leisure Time|
|2:00 – 4:00 PM||Guided Hike|
|6:00 PM||Outdoor Dinner|
|7:00 PM||Session 3|
|8:00 – 8:30 AM||Outdoor Breakfast|
|9:30 – 11:00 AM||Session 4|
We're excited to welcome you back to Mount Hermon and your safety is our number one priority. To mitigate possible exposure each guest will complete a health screening upon arrival, be asked to wear face coverings when in public spaces, and as much of the program as possible will be held outdoors including meals and teaching times. Specific details on our modified operations will be emailed to you four weeks before your event. We are grateful that you would consider visiting Mount Hermon!
Keep these in mind when you're packing.
If your work-life schedule allows, we recommend staying home for three days prior to the conference to limit your possible exposure. Please also self-screen prior to departure by checking your temperature to ensure it's below 100.4 and that you have no signs or symptoms of illness.
Please plan to arrive at the Conference Center on Friday between 4:30–7:00pm. We will be conducting a health screening upon your arrival where we will ask you a series of health related questions and check your temperature. Please observe social distancing during the check-in process.