As church leaders, we can often rush to the rescue of couples in crisis—and we should. But what if we could get to married couples before they hit crisis? What if we could keep them from ever getting into crisis in the first place? I believe now more than ever, that we can. We simply have to help them with small things for their marriage—because small things that can make a huge difference.
Every year, MarriedPeople releases an annual strategy pack that provides your church with a ton of great resources to impact marriages. This year, the theme of our strategy pack is Game Changers—because small things can make a big difference.
Every month, we want to profile a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Laura Wright. Laura has been the Family Ministries Director at First Baptist Church of Gray in Gray, Ga., for the last 10 years.
The 2018 Orange Conference is right around the corner! This year’s theme is ONE VOICE: We Can Do More Together. Sounds like a pretty good slogan for both ministry AND marriage. As always, there will be plenty of marriage breakouts happening at the conference. We hope that you’ll join us for as many of these as possible.
As of March 2018, we’re introducing a new online shopping experience. Previously, our partners purchased resources and downloaded content on two separate websites with two separate accounts. Now, we’re rolling those two separate platforms into one place.
Have you ever been so flustered, so angry that you could feel your face heating? That’s exactly what I experienced in the moment. We could have remedied the problem anytime in the last seven days. There was nontoxic ant spray beneath the sink in that very room. How did we find ourselves in this situation?
Every month, we want to profile a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Heather Matarazzo. Heather has been the Director of Family Ministries at Rolling Plains UMC in Zanesville, Ohio for the last six years.
You may already be aware that MarriedPeople has a private Facebook group for church leaders who work in marriage ministry. You may even be one of the more than 1,400 members in the group. But just in case you didn’t know about the group, or aren’t already a member, here’s a few reasons why you should consider joining.
Every month, we want to profile a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Josh Forney. Josh has been the Pastor of Marriage and Family at Pathway Church in Burleson, Texas for the last three years. You can follow him @joshfortney on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
One of the biggest challenges for a family engaged in ministry is learning to balance church activities, marriage, kids, extended family, finances and all the needy people who seem to come along with the job. Leading a church, or just a ministry area can be a 24/7 endeavor.
Over the past twelve years, I’ve served on staff at three different churches. More times than I can count, I have said the words, “If I only had more ____________, I would be able to make a greater impact in my area of ministry.” Every time I made that statement I really believed that was the answer to my struggles.
Valentine’s Day happens on February 14 every year. In 2018, that day also happens to be Ash Wednesday. These are two pretty different holidays. Valentine’s Day mostly involves excess—cheesy love songs, over-the-top romance and elaborate gifts. Conversely, Ash Wednesday is primarily about moderation. It marks the start of Lent, when most people give up something for 40 days.
We really care about what our church partners think and use your feedback to make our resources even better. But we can’t do this if we don’t hear from you. If you’re a current annual partner, please take 10 minutes to fill out our annual survey below. All partners who complete the survey by 2018 will be entered to win one of five $25 Amazon gift cards.
Each month, we’re profiling a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Stephanie Porter. Stephanie has been the Director of Next Generations and Family Ministries at Eagle Rock Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Calif., for the last three years.
The end of the year provides us with the opportunity to evaluate our year and our marriages. While we should certainly seek to grow all year long, the end of the year provides that good reminder to take stock on the last year. What can you do to not coast in your marriage in 2018? How can you make 2018 a year of growth and not a year where you plateau or even decline?