At MarriedPeople, we’re all about providing couples less content, more often. Rather than dumping a year’s worth of marriage content on them during an annual retreat or sermon series, we’d prefer to share practical advice for their marriage on a consistent basis.
When we live for God we are ministers of His gospel. You don’t have to be a vocational pastor or licensed priest. We are all lay-ministers of Christ. Ministry is a byproduct of knowing God intimately and allowing Him to pour out through us.
I thought I’d write a different kind of post. I’d like to sketch out what I think a church with a strong marriage ministry would look like, and then I’d invite you to share your thoughts, in the hope that this could be a resource page or a springboard for discussion for churches that want to be more intentional about supporting the marriages.
Marriages are important to every church—but not every church takes the time to establish a marriage ministry. Here are six reasons why your church should do just that.
Back during the 2018 Orange Conference, I hosted a breakout with Sherry Surratt on the benefits of syncing up your church’s efforts to help parents and marriages. Of all the breakouts I hosted during the conference, that one had by far the biggest audience.
Every month, we’re profiling a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Dave Safstrom. Dave has been on a Groups Team Leader at LCBC in Lancaster, PA, for the last five years.
As a church leader, you’re constantly trying to find new ways to connect with the couples at your church. You’re probably using email, text messages, phone calls and smoke signals to reach these married people. But they’re busy people and these methods don’t always work. So you’re likely also thinking about social media.
Ask others you work with if they think youre in the right spot. Ask your boss for his or her thoughts on your ministry sweet spot. Ask how you can grow, and when they respond, be teachable, humble and dont be defensive. If you’re married, ask your spouse the same questions you asked your boss.
Here at MarriedPeople, we like to say that we’re a partnership, not just a product. But why? What does that really mean? What’s the difference? Glad you asked. This is still a new concept for us. So we thought we’d put together a blog post explaining what that means and why you should care.
Every month, we’re profiling a church leader just like you. This month, we’re featuring Rev. Monica Humpal. Monica has been the Associate Pastor of Grow Ministries at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist in Mooresville, NC for the last six years.
Studies show that people think of marriage ministry as preachy, outdated, and overly feminine. We’ve lost our relevance in people’s lives. But there are some shifts happening in some ministries that are changing how they approach marriage ministry.
In case you didn’t already know, we have a podcast exclusively for married couples. Every week, we publish a new post focused on a relevant marriage topic. Our goal is to explore a question that real couples have, expose the truth behind the issue, and give everyone one simple thing to do to improve their marriage.
Through the years, I’ve learned that if you teach people less, they will actually learn more. This principle may seem counter-intuitive. It’s a principle that’s rarely applied, especially within ministry to married couples. When it comes to helping marriages, the church is content heavy and application light.
Every month, we want to profile a church leader just like you. This month, we're featuring Everett & Kim Kvamme. Everett and Kim have been serving together at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Seattle, Wash., for the last 14 years. What's your favorite part of the...
When I first got hired at my church to help married couples, I was a little overwhelmed. There are a lot smarter people than me, a lot more skilled individuals who could be occupying my office right now. The thing is, God brought me here. That means I’m responsible to do the best I can with the resources I have.