Free State Church

Love God. Love People. Change the world.

Free State Church is a non-denominational church based in Lawrence, Kansas with associated groups in Topeka and the Manhattan/Junction City/Ft. Riley area. Free State Church is also the home of the Simple Truth Campus Ministry at the University of Kansas and Washburn University. The church was established in 1997, incorporated in 2003, and was registered as a 501(c)-3 non-profit in 2013.

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Marriage Retreat

  • Drury Plaza Hotel 400 W Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67202 (map)

Great Expectations" - with guest speakers Jay & Carol Kelly

Jay and Carol Kelly became christians in Boston in the early 80's as college students at Boston University and Tufts University. After graduation they moved to Denver to begin what would become a 28 year career in the full-time ministry in Denver, Boulder, Lincoln, Nebraska, Los Angeles and Seattle. They were married in 1989 and are about to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They have two grown daughters, Paige and Chandler. Helping couples through the many transitions of love relation- ships has been an important part of their careers. Receiving certification as facilitators of Prepare-Enrich relationship counseling has provided helpful tools along the way. They are excited to share their life experiences and insights with us at this marriage retreat.

Registration ($45 per couple):

Call Drury Hotel to reserve your room, and mention "Heartland Marriage Retreat": (316) 262-5000



  • 10:30—11:30am Registration check in

  • 11:30am Session One

  • 1-2:30pm Break

  • 2:30pm Session Two - Men/women split

  • 3:30pm Session Three


  • 10am Worship Service

Earlier Event: January 19
Heartland Youth Rally