MARRIAGE SUMMIT

sponsored by first baptist church of ellijay

free community event

AUGUST 17

9:30 - 4:00

Join us for an amazing day focused on God's design & heart for marriage and establishing rhythms and tools to grow and develop your marital relationship! Married and engaged couples are welcome to attend. You may attend with your spouse / fiancé, or if only one of you is able to attend, that is more than welcome too!


This event is free of charge, and will have the option to purchase a catered meal to eat on site, or you can choose to provide / get your own meal during the lunch break.


Please look below to meet the speakers for the event, see a schedule for the day, and to register!


Contact the church office at 706-635-5611 if you have any questions!


There is no childcare available for this event.



  • RANDY AND KAY GUNTER

    Randy joined the MeadowBrook staff as Senior Pastor in January 2001. He and his wife, Kay, were married in June 1986 and together have been blessed with three sons, Hayden, Evan, and Graham, all of whom are faithful followers of Jesus Christ.


    Randy is passionate about his family, being an under-shepherd of MeadowBrook, communicating the gospel, discipling believers to become disciplers, and engaging global kingdom multipliers. Randy earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and a minor in human development and family studies from Samford University. He has earned a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is a facilitator for SYMBIS.

  • RYAN GAINES


    Ryan has been in pastoral ministry over the last 15 years. He most recently served at Hunter Street Baptist Church as Minister to College Students and Young Adults. Ryan holds a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL and has completed training in biblical counseling from Faith Ministries in Lafayette, IN. He is a facilitator with Prepare&Enrich and is currently in progress for a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. Areas of focus include but are not limited to premarital/marriage counseling, high school and college student issues, young adult life/career transitions, and mild to moderate struggles with anxiety and depression.


    Ryan and his wife Holly have two boys Haddon (5) and Keller (18months). Can you guess what two famous preachers who have passed away were the inspiration for their names?


  • Bill jessup

    Bill Jessup has been in pastoral ministry and counseling for over 30 years. He served churches in Georgia and Virginia as well as spending 3 years in Iceland. He served as Chaplain and counselor for the Gwinnett County, Georgia Fire and Rescue and The Stafford County, Virginia Fire, Rescue, and Police. He was a court appointed counselor for the Family Court of Stafford, Virginia and served in a liaison position with military and DOD personnel to provide counsel and support to troops returning from combat. Areas of focus include but are not limited to Student struggles age 12 to 22, Family and Marriage, Anxiety and Addiction as well as Trauma related behavioral patterns.


    Bill is married to Marlie and together they enjoy 5 amazing kids and two very cool dogs. 

BREAKOUT SESSION OPTIONS (YOU WILL ATTEND 2)

SILVER SCREEN ROMANCE

LED BY BILL JESSUP


Discovering why and how your brain impacts physical and emotional intimacy.

THE FOUR HORSEMAN OF MARITAL CONFLICT

LED BY RYAN GAINES

Learning how to overcome communication challenges like criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.

LITTLE FOXES

LED BY RANDY AND KAY GUNTER


Recognizing priorities with regard to finances, time management, and intentional dating. 

SCHEDULE

9:00 Doors Open

9:30 AM - Group Session, "God's Fundamental Design for Marriage"

10:30 AM- Break

10:45 AM - Breakout Session 1

12:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Breakout Session 2

2:45 PM Break

3:00 PM Group Session, "Learning to Love"

4:00 PM - Dismissal

REGISTRATION

We are so excited that you are interested in registering for this event! Please click the button below to complete the registration form. We can't wait to see you there!


MARRIAGE SUMMIT REGISTRATION FORM