Orange Conference 2017- Breakout Notes
MarriedPeople INTERACTIVE
Wednesday, April 26th 3:00-4:15pm
Speakers: Todd Graham (@Toddgraham83)  & Ted Lowe (@tedlowe)

INDIVIDUAL COUPLES

DATE NIGHTS

Why Date Nights?

  • Date nights are what couples have asked for and understand
  • Date nights help couples laugh
  • Date nights help couples affirm each other
  • Date nights help couples know each other
  • Date nights give couples relational wins

How To’s

  • On-Site pick up
    Pros
    Cons
    Childcare
  • Online download
    Pros
    Cons
    Childcare
  • On-Site pick up And Online download combo
    Pros
    Cons
  • Childcare

5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Individual Couple Experiences

  1. Promotion
  2. Male and Female friendly: promo and presentation
  3. Step-by-Step Instructions
  4. Childcare
  5. Follow Up: email reminders, posters, promote the rest of the strategy.

MarriedPeople Monthly

  • Monthly Email

SMALL GROUPS

Why Small Groups?

  • Small Groups create community
  • Small Groups promote accountability
  • Small Groups stimulate faith

How To’s

  • Start One
  • Be Flexible
  • Highlight One

6 Things That Will Make or Break Your Small Group Experiences

  1. Promotion
  2. Reluctant but willing leaders.
  3. The time factor
  4. The guy factor
  5. Easy Application
    Show an example of an exercise
  6. Follow-Up

LARGER GROUP EXPERIENCES

Whys?

  • Larger Group Experiences help to elevate marriage
  • Larger Group Experiences help normalize struggle and hope
  • Larger Group Experiences an opportunity to promote laugher and fun
  • Larger Group Experiences make it easier to be male (and female) friendly
  • Larger Group Experiences create a platform for a relevant message
  • Larger Group Experiences give you opportunities to promote next steps
  • Larger Group Experiences are great for outreach

How To’s

  • One-night events
  • Weekend retreats (away from church)
  • Weekend retreats (at church)
  • Sunday services

6 Things That Will Make or Break Your Large Group Experiences

  1. Promotion
  2. Look and Feel
  3. Transitions
  4. Hosts
  5. Choosing live or video teaching
  6. Follow-Up

Check out the MarriedPeople Annual Strategy Pack at http://marriedpeople.org/strategypack

MarriedPeople exists to help your church help marriages. With a number of resources, our aim is to make marriages real, fun, and simple. MarriedPeople is the marriage division of Orange.

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