The theme for the 2019 Orange Conference is IT’S PERSONAL: It Matters More When It’s Someone You Know. Which is appropriate for both a marriage and a marriage ministry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve found that there’s one simple, but effective thing every church can do to impact every couple—send them bite-sized tips and reminders through email.
What does our new membership resource mean for your marriage ministry? Even though we’ve created this for couples, we still want your church to succeed when it comes to helping couples.
Juggling lots of responsibilities—either in marriage or in ministry—takes planning ahead. It takes having a proactive approach to issues, rather than just reacting as they happen. It takes creating a plan and sticking to that plan.
Years ago in our pre-married class, I started to use the image of a traffic light to help couples discern next steps in their relationship. While in our class, the lights have nothing to do with automobile traffic, they do provide a helpful guide for ministry leaders and mentor couples.
Most marriage ministries are wise to build up excitement about a marriage event for Valentine’s Day. The foolishness comes when we forget to plan for marriage ministry wins beyond Valentine’s.
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?
What do you do when you realize that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but your church hasn’t done anything to prepare? Here’s a few last-minute ideas to help you out!
We know that a mission statement defines the purpose of the ministry, builds unity with all those who served in the ministry, and provides clarity, and give us laser focus for all our ministry activities.
Keeping couples married is paramount for a healthy home. And a marriage ministry has the privilege of providing a place for couples to invest in their marriage, so families are less likely to implode.
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?