Just a... SPARK!
February 10-11, 2024
A SPARK is a seemingly insignificant particle that has the potential to ignite something powerful. God can ignite something immeasurable and powerful in your relationship, no matter where you are in your marriage!
We want to partner with you and help you take a step towards the marriage that God intended for you from the very beginning! Join us for a gathering that will serve as the SPARK that you need to uplift, empower, and restore your relationship back to health!
Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village
1200 Lake Plaza Dr, Spring, TX 77389
2 Step registration
$159 per night
(taxes & parking not included)
$22 for overnight
if staying at the Marriott
$110 per couple
if NOT staying at the Marriott
$185 per couple
Javier & Kelly Amaya
Boston Church of Christ
Javier and Kelly Amaya became disciples 41 years ago while in college. Javier graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Kelly from Boston College with a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Spanish. Javier later obtained his master’s degree in Christian Ministries from Harding University. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for 37 years. They are parents of 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. The Amaya’s have served in the full-time ministry for 33 years. Their journey has taken them from Boston, to Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, and Los Angeles. They returned to Boston 12 years ago to lead the Boston Spanish-speaking Ministry. Their passion is to see lives transformed by the power of God and to be used by God to raise up leaders for service in his Kingdom.
The price is $110 per couple for those staying at the Houston CityPlace Marriott and $185 per couple for those NOT staying at the hotel.
Deadline to register extended
February 2, 2024
Book a hotel room at the Houston CityPlace Marriott at the group rate of $159 per night plus taxes and fees. Hotel rooms can be booked through January 28, 2024.
Deadline to book a room extended
February 2, 2024
Detailed Schedule for Marriage Retreat Weekend 2024
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th
7:30 PM – Spanish Speaking Devotional @ St. Christopher’s
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th
8:30 AM – Marriage Retreat Registration opens
10:00 AM – Class Session One (Springwood Village I-IV): “The Spark” – Class
We all need to be reminded that out of His glorious riches, God can easily strengthen us with power through His Spirit in our marriages. If the two are willing, God can do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine with a simple SPARK.
11:00 AM – Break
11:15 AM – Class Session Two: “The Flame” – Class
At different stages marriages need different things to keep the flame going. God’s Spirit never wants us to become stagnant or comfortable. In this class, we want to address the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of both partners. We plan to have break out classes for different seasons of marriage…
Married - (0-10 Years) – Antoine & Pam Lee (Springwoods Village III)
Married - (11-25 Years) – Rhett & Debbie Spivey (Springwoods Village I-II)
Married - (26 Plus Years) – Javier & Kelly Amaya (Springwoods Village IV-V)
12:15 PM – Break for lunch and dinner
8:00 PM – Dance & Dessert (Springwoods Village I-IV) – DJ Cinto (Atlanta, GA)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11th
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, so feel free to wear your favorite sports jersey to worship service
10:00 AM – Class Session Three (Springwoods Village IV-V): “The Fire” – Class
In the scripture, we see that fire is a powerful symbol, which represents God’s undeniable love and His righteous fury. It’s a symbol of the transformative power of the Holy Spirit, and is mentioned countless times throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. May we be reminded of the power of God’s presence in our personal lives and in our marriages, and how He can use that to ignite something powerful in our homes, and in our communities.
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