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Creating a Budget for your Marriage Event

No matter the size of your church, you can invest in marriages through a marriage event. Here are some things to consider as you begin to build a budget for your event.

How to Take Your Marriage Event to the Next Level

Perhaps your marriage events have hit a stale patch on road. You feel like the events look identical to the one before it. You’re ready to change things up and take these events to the next level.

#OC19 Breakout Notes: Get the Most Out of the Married People Strategy

Breakout notes from the 2019 Orange Conference breakout: Get the Most Out of the Married People Strategy with Ted Lowe.

#OC19 Breakout Notes: Reaching Marriages Today

Breakout notes from the 2019 Orange Conference breakout: Reaching marriages today with Matt Engle.

#OC19 Breakout Notes: Build a Great Marriage Strategy

Orange Conference 2019 breakout notes from how to build a great marriage strategy with Ted Lowe and Dave Safstrom.

Why Valentine’s Day is a Big Deal in Marriage Ministry

The size of Valentine’s Day reveals that people care about their relationships, especially their marriage. They’re willing to spend time and money on it, but they aren’t always sure what the right solutions are. Why can’t we meet couples’ needs through the church?

5 Steps to Stick to Your Marriage Ministry Goals

If I were to ask you if marriage ministry is important, what would you say? Most people who work with and near families quickly answer this question with a resounding, yes! If I were to ask if marriage ministry is urgent, what would you say?

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?