What is Through the Years?
Making memories together is a wedding gift that continues to give over time. Wherever you’re at in your marriage journey, there are still so many memories yet to be made. At Southland, we want to help fill those moments with the kind of things that bring joy and peace.

Whatever stage of marriage you’re living in, we can learn from the pages that have already been turned and the memories that can’t be changed. We can also look ahead, knowing there are many blank pages yet to be filled with new memories that overflow with the kind of unity, peace, and joy only God can bring into your marriage.
When is Through the Years?
Join us Saturday, September 25 for Southland’s Marriage Conference: Through the Years. We will learn together from Bob Russell, founding pastor of Southeast Christian Church, as he shares valuable advice and experience from 54 years of marriage to his wife, Judy.

Marriage Conference: Through the Years is a one-day conference on September 25 from 10:00am to 4:30pm. You can look forward to sessions in the morning and afternoon, along with a lunch break with your spouse where you take some extended free time to be together or even dive in with the optional trivia fun we provide. (You provide lunch; we’ll provide the ideas!) It’s going to be an amazing time together! We’re super excited to invest in marriages at Southland!
Schedule
  • 1 Day Event, Saturday, Sept 25, 10am (doors open at 9am, check in)
  • 10–11:30am…………………………..Session 1
  • 11:30am–2:30pm……………………. Date Time!
  • 1:30pm–2:30pm (Optional)...............Trivia Fun!
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm……………………Session 2
Speaker Bob Russell
  • God has blessed Bob Russell with a life much different than one he could have ever imagined. As a young man growing up in northern Pennsylvania, Bob had intended on becoming a high school basketball coach in his hometown. During his senior year of high school, however, Bob realized a desire in his heart to enter the ministry. Soon thereafter, he enrolled in Cincinnati Bible Seminary where he graduated in 1965.
  • At just twenty-two years of age, Bob became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the three worship services every weekend in 2006 when Bob retired. Now through Bob Russell Ministries, Bob continues to preach at churches and conferences throughout the United States, provide guidance for church leadership, mentor other ministers and author Bible study videos for use in small groups. An accomplished author, Bob has written over one-dozen books. His latest book, “After 50 Years of Ministry: 7 Things I Would Do the Same and 7 Things I Would Do Differently,” was released summer 2016 from Moody Publishers.
  • Bob and his wife Judy of 54 years have two married sons, Rusty and Phil. Rusty Russell is the Lead Pastor of the New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte, Florida after serving at Southeast for many years. Phil Russell is a lieutenant with the Louisville Metro Police Department as well as a film actor with the Screen Actors Guild. Bob and Judy have seven grandchildren with whom they enjoy spending their time.
  • Bob also enjoys playing golf and is an avid University of Louisville football and basketball fan.

Marriage Conference FAQ

Where is the conference?

This event will be hosted at our Lexington Campus located at 2349 Richmond Road in Lexington, Kentucky.

What time should I arrive?

Doors open at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 25 and the first session begins at 10:00 am.

Where do I enter and park for the event?

You can access our campus from New Circle Road or Richmond Road and find any available parking spot in the front lot or the side lot nearest to Home Depot. All check in stations will be on the lower level, so you should enter the church through any door on the front side of the building.

Are single tickets available?

We have one ticket price which covers the cost for you as a couple to attend. Our marriage conference is designed to be experienced as a couple. We would encourage you to make it a priority to attend this event together so you can get the most out of the conference.

How will I check-in for the event?

Bring a copy of your mobile pass code (printed or digital) to show at any of our check in stations.

Is there reserved seating?

No, all seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

What if we don’t have our ticket to show at check in?

Visit the Help Desk when you arrive and we can get you checked in.

When does registration close?

Registration will remain open until tickets are sold out.

Is childcare provided?

Childcare will not be provided during the conference. Our hope is that this will be a time for you to “get away” so you can receive all God has for you. In order to keep your weekend free of distractions and as a courtesy to other guests, we do not allow children in our sessions, including nursing infants.

Will there be food available at the conference?

A light breakfast will be available from 9:00am until 10:00am. Other snacks will be available throughout the conference. Please note, we cannot guarantee food will be peanut/tree nut free. But we will have plenty of coffee! Lunch will be on your own so feel free to plan ahead by checking out these nearby restaurants.

What if we can’t make it to the conference?

Keep in mind all fees are non-refundable, but you can simply let us know by email if you find you cannot attend.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If these FAQs do not address a specific question you’d like to ask, please email events@southland.church to learn more.

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