February 16 - February 18, 2018

Come and join us for a great weekend at the annual Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Valentine's retreat. We will have great fellowship and delicious food. Come away and relax at the beautiful conference center in Murrieta. Grow together in the Lord as a couple at our 2018 Couples Retreat.

Registration Options

Retreat + Lodging + Meals

Retreat + Meals

Saturday Day Pass



Hot Springs Conference Center

39405 Murrieta Hot Springs Road
Murrieta, CA 92563

Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center, located in the heart of Southern California, was founded for the sole purpose of exalting the Lord by offering a place for His people to be refreshed and grow in their relationship with Him. It is our desire that you will leave our retreat center knowing God in a greater capacity than when you arrived.

Featured Speakers

Pastor Brian and Cheryl Brodersen

Pastor Brian and Cheryl serve at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and have been happily married for over 35 years. Brian is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Cheryl hosts a program on calvarychapel.com called Living Grace and teaches a weekly women's Bible study. Together, they have established churches, ministered to congregations, and raised four children. The Brodersens have five grandchildren. They are eager to encourage couples to embrace God's leading in their lives. Together, they have written a wonderful book on marriage called Growing Together as a Couple.

Pastor Jeff and Connie Gill

Pastor Jeff Gill has been the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay in Gardena, California, since early 2015. Pastor Jeff and his bride, Connie, met and became followers of Jesus in the late 1960s. They have been married for more than 40 years, have two amazing sons who have both graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College, as well as a daughter-in law, and all serve in full-time ministry. Jeff and Connie's journey together in ministry began in 1987 at Calvary Chapel Vista, then continued alongside Pastor Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa for 23 years in various capacities. Jeff's delight is teaching and preaching the Word of God. You can find him online at www.ccsouthbay.org.

Pastor Jeff and Lori Dorman

Jeff Dorman was on staff at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa from 1995 until 2006. He was the founding director of the Murrieta Hot Springs Conference Center and Bible College as well as a senior administrator for the church and acted as the church's legal counsel. After he left CCCM, he returned to a business he helped to found, which sold three years ago, causing him to head to retirement … until Jeff Gill extracted him to be an administrative pastor at Calvary Chapel South Bay. Jeff has been married for 37 years to his wife, Lori, who certainly has, as will soon be evident to all, a bottomless supply of God-given grace and patience. They have two children, both of whom are married. Jeff and Lori presently live in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Pastor Baron and Trina Harris

Natives of South Orange County, Baron and Trina were involved in their first youth ministry together over 25 years ago. The ministry has moved them to Chicago, Boston, and then back to California. Together, they received ministry training and their undergraduate degrees at the Moody Bible Institute. Today, they both serve at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Baron as the pastor of Community Life and Trina as a first grade teaching assistant at Maranatha Christian Academy. They are the proud parents of Caleb, Micah, and Rachel, and are blessed to see them involved in the school and youth ministries of Calvary Chapel.

Pastor Will and Pamela Lynn

Will and Pamela have been married for 39 years by the grace of God! Will is an administrative pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Pastor Will's main objective is to promote unity in the body of Christ, as well as operating the church in a spiritual and efficient manner, encouraging the staff and congregation to walk in the Spirit and to prefer one another. Will and Pamela happily serve the Couples Fellowship by encouraging those who are married, engaged, or seriously dating by teaching them the Word of God. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Retreat Itinerary

Friday, February 16th

Registration - 4:00 PM

Dinner - 7:00 PM

Main Session 1 - 8:30 PM
Pastor Jeff & Connie Gill
Worship: Heights

Saturday, February 17th

Breakfast - 8:00 AM

Main Session 2 - 9:00 AM
Pastor Brian and Cheryl Brodersen
Worship: CC South Bay Band

Break - 10:30 AM

Saturday ... Continued

Panel Sessions - 10:40 AM
Men: Theater (Brian Brodersen, Jeff Gill, Will Lynn, Jeff Dorman, Baron Harris)
Women: Sanctuary (Cheryl Brodersen, Connie Gill, Pamela Lynn, Lori Dorman, Trina Harris)

Lunch - 12:00 PM

Main Session 3 - 1:30 PM
Pastor Baron & Trina Harris
Marriage and Parenting Workshop

Main Session 4 - 5:00 PM
Pastor Jeff & Lori Dorman

Saturday ... Continued

Dinner - 6:00 PM

Main Session 5 - 7:00 PM
Pastor Jeff & Connie Gill
Worship: CC South Bay Band

Sunday, February 18th

Breakfast - 9:00 AM

Main Session 6 - 9:00 AM
Pastor Will & Pamela Lynn
Worship: CCBC Students

Testimonies/Communion - 11:00 AM

Recommended Resources

Books to Read

Growing Together as a Couple by Pastor Brian and Cheryl Brodersen
Kingdom Marriage by Tony Evans
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
One Year Bible NLT by Tyndale (Devotional)
The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick (Devotional)
The Language of Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
The One Year Love Language Devotion by Gary Chapman (Devotional)

Movies to Watch Together

Extraordinary The amazing story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton.
Same Kind of Different as Me A slave, an art dealer, and the woman who bound them together.
Steve McQueen: An American Icon His incredible life story and journey to faith in Jesus Christ.
Case for Christ A journalists personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus.