Marriage Matters Event
April 14th 6:30 – 8:30 pm at our Pond Campus
Childcare will be provided, $5 per child, $10 max per family
Married and engaged couples are invited to dessert and discussion with special guests, Kristen and Richard Johnson.* Let's talk about communication and forgiveness in marriage . . what goes right and what goes wrong. Please register by Sunday, April 8th.
* Kristen and Richard Johnson are involved with several marriage mentoring ministries, hold weekend marriage enrichment seminars and host marriage intensive weekends for couples who want to improve their relationships. Both have spoken on marriage related issues for church and para-church ministries and are members of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
PREPARATION - ENRICHMENT - RESTORATION
PreparationWe strive to prepare couples for lifelong marriages that honor and glorify God. As part of preparation for marriage at Crossway we require the following:
1. Meet with a Crossway Pastor, and2. Complete at least one of the following (class and assessment may be combined):
Premarital Class: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts or Saving Your Second Marriage Before It StartsThese small groups for first or additional marriages are taught by one of our marriage ministry couples during our regular small group semesters. Chapters include discussions about myths, love styles, the habit of happiness, communication, gender gap, conflict and spiritual intimacy. Visit Small Groups for the next available class and cost.
Premarital Assessment: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Assessment is designed to obtain a clear picture of your personal and relational momentum for marriage, gain new insights into your personalities and how they work together and learn new skills to strengthen your relationship for life long love. Each person will individually take a 30 minute online survey. This survey generates a combined report that is sent to and reviewed by a trained SYMBIS facilitator couple. The engaged couple will then meet with the facilitator couple to unpack their report together over a 2-3 two-hour session. Cost is $35 per couple. To sign up for the assessment, please email John and Jancy Sweeney.
Enrichment We strive to encourage and strengthen couples towards a vibrant and growing marriage that shines the light of Jesus to those in their circle of influence. Available enrichment opportunities include the following:
Events: Throughout the year, we offer Marriage Matters events, a time of teaching and fellowship, to enrich you marriage. Childcare is provided, and registration is necessary. Stay tuned for the next marriage matters event! For more information, contact Riani Martin.
Mentoring: Prayerfully selected and trained mentor couples are available to come alongside an engaged or married couple over a period of time to assist them with opportunities for growth as individuals and as a couple. Whether you are yet to be married or have been married for 60 years, marriage mentors are ready to facilitate, encourage and guide other couples by sharing personal experience and a biblical perspective on marriage. Learn more by contacting John & Jancy Sweeney.
Small Groups: Do you want to learn more about marriage or grow skills in an area pertaining to marriage in a small group setting? Check out Small Groups for the upcoming semester.
RestorationWe strive to bring the hope and healing of Jesus to hurting and broken couples.
Counseling: CLICK HERE for more information on pastoral and Christian counseling at Crossway
Mentoring: Prayerfully selected and trained mentor couples are available to come alongside an engaged or married couple over a period of time to assist them with opportunities for growth as individuals and as a couple. Whether you are yet to be married or have been married for 60 years, marriage mentors are ready to facilitate, encourage and guide other couples by sharing personal experience and a biblical perspective on marriage. Learn more by emailing John and Jancy Sweeney.