Marriage Retreat 2023

Did you ever feel like you and your spouse just need a little time away? Growing as a couple through emotional patterns, communication opportunities, and intimacy within marriage can be exciting yet challenging. ACCFS will be hosting its first-ever Marriage Retreat on October 27-29, 2023 in beautiful Prescott, AZ! Enjoy time away with your spouse while growing your marriage with teaching sessions, discussion breakouts, activities, and more geared toward encouragement, learning, fellowship, and growth!
Registration is now closed.

This retreat is intended for members of the Apostolic Christian Church of America as an opportunity to enhance and strengthen their marriages within the context of our fellowship.


#1: Learning & Navigating Emotional Patterns-  PPT Handout
This session focuses on understanding the territory of emotions. Our emotional climate creates patterns and cycles in our marriages. These patterns can either strengthen us or lead us to areas of disconnect and hurt. In this session and its subsequent discussion, learn how to identify these patterns in your marriage and how to shift them into areas of strength. (This session has a suggested pre-work activity.)
#2: Growing Spiritual Union as a Couple-  PPT Handout
Our spiritual union as a couple serves as the foundation of our marriage. In this morning session, we will review activities designed to create focus and intimacy in several areas of our spiritual life. Couples will be given time to work on these activities in downtown Prescott.
#3: Learning Reparative Communication-  PPT Handout
Conflict is inevitable in marriage. But healthy dialogue through differences can actually help deepen a marriage relationship. This session and its subsequent workshop focus on applying simple yet profound communication principles to your marriage and will give participants an opportunity to learn and practice skills which help navigate difficult conversations.
#4: Emotional & Physical Intimacy-  PPT Handout
God’s design for marital sexuality includes both emotional connection and physical responsiveness. However, busy lives, stress, and skewed messages from the world can get in the way of experiencing the full blessing He desires for us in this area. This presentation and discussion focus on four practical ways couples can deepen their emotional intimacy while enhancing sexual fulfillment. (Couples will be encouraged to preview some content ahead for this session.)
#5: Nurturing Lasting Joy in Your Marriage-  PPT Handout
Joy in marriage is a powerful bonding agent. This Sunday morning session will walk through several simple, practical, and yet profound ways in which joy can be nurtured in your marriage each day. These simple, nurturing ways can become a powerful legacy for marriage relationships as well as an example for those around us.


Friday, October 27th Prescott Church
5:30 - 6:00pm Registration Open
6:00 – 7:00pm Meal Together
7:00 – 7:45pm Session #1- Learning & Navigating Emotional Patterns
7:45 - 8:15pm Discussion Groups
8:15 - 8:30pm Share Out Time
8:30pm Dismissal

Saturday, October 28th Hassayampa Inn
8:15 – 8:30am Arrival
8:30 - 9:00am Session #2- Growing Spiritual Union as a Couple
9:00 - 10:00am Couples Time
10:00 - 10:15am Share Out Time
10:30 – 11:45am Session #3- Learning Reparative Communication
12:00pm –1:15pm Lunch & Fellowship
1:15 - 1:45pm Session #4- Emotional & Physical Intimacy
1:45 - 2:15pm Gender Groups
2:15 - 2:45pm Share Out Time
2:45pm Dismissal

Sunday, October 29th Prescott Church
10:00 am Arrival
10:15 - 11:00 am Session #5- Nurturing Lasting Joy in Your Marriage
11:00am -12:00 pm Lunch and Fellowship
12:30 –1:30 pm Worship Together & 2nd Service
1:30pm Farewells

All times are MST.

Click here for PDF of schedule.


Hassayampa Inn
Located in downtown Prescott, AZ. This hotel is where Saturday sessions will be held. You can receive a special rate for rooms if you mention you are part of the Apostolic Christian Church. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel at, or by calling (928) 778-9434 and mentioning the group name.

Other Downtown Prescott Lodging:

Springfield Suites by Mariott (phone: 928-776-0998) - There is a block of rooms on hold at this hotel under the Apostolic Christian Church group name.

Hilton Garden Inn (phone: 928-515-3422) - There is a block of rooms on hold at this hotel under the Apostolic Christian Church group name.

Church Family's Casitas

If you are interested in a more cost-friendly accommodation option, several of the Prescott church families have casitas in which they would be willing to host guests. If interested, please contact Autumn Rokey at [email protected]. Casitas will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.


If you do not wish to rent a vehicle, there are also several regular shuttles between the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport and the Prescott area. You can find information on this shuttle service here. Contact Autumn Rokey at [email protected] if you have questions in this area.


ACCFS relies upon donations to cover costs associated with this event. A suggested donation of $200 per couple is recommended to help cover these costs. This donation does not include your personal transportation and lodging costs.

If you feel moved to give, please select 'Marriage Retreat' from the drop down menu. We deeply appreciate your support!

A big thank you to the Prescott Church for hosting and partnering with ACCFS!