#OC19 Marriage Breakouts Preview

The 2019 Orange Conference is fast approaching! The theme for this year is IT’S PERSONAL: It Matters More When It’s Someone You Know. Which is appropriate for both a marriage and a marriage ministry.

Your Church Can Help Couples Get Closer

Everything we do in marriage either brings us closer or further apart. It’s as if we’re constantly on a sliding scale, moving back and forth, further apart or closer together with our spouse.

The Statistic About Millennials Every Church Leader Should Know

Unlike the previous generation, millennials long for experiences instead of stuff. And what’s their biggest experience? Their family. They want to have a great family. They want to be great parents and have a great marriage.

Taking MP Monthly to the Next Level

This month on the blog, we’re talking all about email marketing in your marriage ministry. That means featuring our email resource—MP Monthly. This is a tool we’ve used to help churches build marriage ministries for the past few years.

4 Ways to Grow Your Marriage Ministry Email List

Maybe you’ve already got a huge email list from your church’s married couples. But that’s probably not true for most churches. Many of you may struggle to collect emails.

Setting Goals For Your Marriage Ministry in the New Year

Is your church viewed as a place where people can receive the practical help they need for their marriages and families? Whether you have a thriving marriage ministry or it’s just at the visualizing stage, setting realistic goals for the coming year will help you help others.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

We publish a new post for church leaders working with marriages every week—Thursday mornings to be exact. That more than 50 blog posts every year. Here are the top 10 articles we shared in 2018.

3 Ways to Prioritize God in Your Marriage

I’m married and I love Jesus. It’s not something I’ve always understood or something I’ve done perfectly in 16 years of marriage. It is something I’ve come to see as completely and fully true.

How to Move from Managing to Leading Your Church

It’s been said many times by many different people that everything rises or falls on leadership. I don’t think that’s ever truer than in ministry. Charles McKay, a former professor at California Baptist College, used to say, “If you want to know the temperature of your church, put the thermometer in your mouth.” You can’t ever take people further than you are yourself, spiritually or any other way.

[SURVEY] 3 Reasons Why You Should Take our Annual Survey

We need your help. By your help, we mean take our survey. We want your feedback. And we’re not alone. You probably have lots of people asking you to take surveys. And your time is limited. You can take them all. Here’s three simple reasons why you should take ours.

5 Ways to Lead While You’re Limping

This is an encouragement to those who are limping in leadership. I entered ministry after a long career in the business world. I had significant life and leadership experience, but honestly, some of it was learned through tremendously painful experiences. Not only did I not have the pedigree of most pastors, it was actually following a sizable business loss—where we were forced to sell our business and basically start over financially—when God called me into ministry.

10 Examples of Great Marriage Ministry Websites

Most churches have websites—some of them are even good. Plenty of churches also operate a marriage ministry. There is an overlap between those two categories that have web pages dedicated to their marriage ministry. But what does a good marriage ministry web page look like?

Humility and The Problem with All-Stars

Humility is contagious. When we spend time with others who embody humility, it rubs off on us. This makes everything and everyone around us better. What would it be like if you and I practiced a humility that celebrated others over ourselves?

How Does My Time with God Impact My Marriage?

Spending time with God is the most significant contributor to the intimacy we share in our marriage. Here are three ways that your personal time with God impacts the quality of your marriage.

We Want to Hear Your Story

We want to hear from you. What does marriage ministry mean to you? What stories can you tell about the impact that marriage ministry has made in your church?


Every month, we’re profiling a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Archie Rish. Archie has been the Discipleship Pastor at GracePointe Church in Douglas, GA, for the last four and a half years.