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Marriage Conference 2016

Pursuing Peace in Marriage

In this crazy age, we are all striving for peace. Peace in our martial relationship is a fundamental longing. Come join us as we explore how we might better understand and pursue peace in marriage. 

Dr. James Newheiser, Jr. 

October 14-15, 2016

Registration Information


Early registration by Monday, September 12: $60.00/couple
After September 12: ?$70.00/couple

Registration deadline is September 30, 2016.
Partial scholarships are available.? Contact Rev. Josh Squires at 803-799-9062 or  by email at
No nursery is provided for this event.

Register and Pay Online

Step 1 - Complete the online registration form 

Step 2 - Pay online. Payments to First Presbyterian Church may be made in one of two ways, either by debit card or by Drafts/Electronic Check. eCheck authorizes the church to automatically draft your checking account.

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If you are not able to register online or make the online payment, please contact Lisa Eargle at 803-799-9062, Ext. 248 or by email at

 Conference Schedule

We welcome you to a celebratory dinner and lecture where we will mix business and pleasure by offering a marital discourse by Dr. Jim Newheiser combined with a lively dinner and raffle. The event will be MC-ed by our own Mr. Clarke McNair. Business and semi-formal attire, please.

On Saturday morning, please join us for a continuation of the festivities at a casual weekend brunch. Dr. Newheiser will continue to share his insight and tips on a peaceful marriage, and we will wrap up with an honest and thoughtful Q&A panel comprised of some of our own church members. These members will represent all stages of life and marriage and will share their thoughts and lessons on a marriage well lived.

Friday, October 14
Session 1

6:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres atrium Jackson Hall
6:30 p.m. Seated dinner Jackson Hall
7:30 p.m. Dr. Jim Newheiser

Saturday, October 15
Session 2

9:00 a.m. Dr. Newheiser ?
10:30 a.m. Brunch? Enjoy a full brunch, including made-to-order omelets.

Session 3

11:00 a.m. Panel Q&A
?12:15 p.m. Conference Wrap-Up

Speaker Bio

Dr. Jim Newhesier joins us to unfold the biblical principles that bring peace to marriage.

Dr. James Newheiser, Jr.

Associate Professor of Christian Counseling and Practical Theology 
Director of the Christian Counseling Program and Associate Professor of Christian Counseling and Practical Theology at RTS Charlotte

For 25 years, Dr. Newheiser served as the Preaching Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California. He is also the Director of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (formerly CCEF West) and an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s College. Furthermore, Dr. Newheiser serves as a board member at both the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC) and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

Jim has been married to his wife Caroline for 36 years and they have 3 adult children.

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This page last updated September 9, 2016.