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Care Conference

 

Marriage For the Long Run_Care Conference 2024 (1)

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April 12-13, 2024

In 2023 we launched the first "Care Conference". Our heart was to help equip our church to see themselves as a frontline of spiritual care in one another's lives. We continue to pray for God's work to that end. 

This year, our focus is caring for our marriages. "Marriage for the Long Run" will feature Dr. John Street, our conference speaker. He has a passion to see marriages thrive, and to help support and equip churches to encouarge healthy marriages. 

This conference is for those not married (but who think they might be one day!), those newly married, or married for a long time - and anyone else who loves families, the church, and the gospel - of which marriage is a glorious picture. Marriage is a training ground for glory - what God teaches us in our momentary marriages, is preparing us for eternal fellowship with the Triune God. Full of sweetness, joy, and fellowship; marriage is also two sinners coming together to imperfectly serve and care for one another. We want to learn how to do that better, for the glory of God, our testimony in our world, and everlasting joy in Christ. We hope you'll join us!

Bio of Dr. John Street

Dr. John D. Street is the Chair of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling and Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University & Seminary in California. He is also a Fellow and the President of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

His education includes a B.A. from Cedarville University, a M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude, Hebrew honors), and a D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He joined the staff of The Master’s University & Seminary in 1999.

Dr. Street is a second-generation pastor, giving more than 40 years to pastoral ministry. He has served as an assistant professor at both Cedarville and Cornerstone Universities and has taught Hebrew classes. He also served as the Acting Director of Admissions at Cedarville University. He was the founding pastor of Clearcreek Chapel in Springboro, Ohio, where there was developed a strong preaching and counseling ministry as well as a training center with a special emphasis in equipping church leaders and pastors.

He frequently travels doing training conferences throughout the United States and in countries of Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia and Switzerland. Dr. Street has published three books, Men Counseling Men (editor, Harvest House), The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women (Harvest House), and Passions of the Heart: Biblical Counsel for Stubborn Sexual Sins (Presbyterian & Reformed Academic Publishers). Along with these ministries, he is also an elder at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California where John MacArthur is the teaching pastor and is a shepherd of the Joint Heirs Adult Fellowship group.

Dr. Street is married to Janie, his wife of over 41 years, and they have four children: Krista Breedveld (husband, Sean), Melissa Arnds (husband, Jess), John III (wife, Julianne), and James. He is a grandfather to six beautiful grandchildren and loves spoiling them!