Marriage and Parenting

We are here to equip all families with biblical support, training, and resources resulting in transformed families and Gospel-impacted communities.

In both marriage enrichment and parental support, we are Bible-based, Gospel-centered, and grace-fueled.

  • Our care is inclusive and diverse, providing support for single, divorced, widowed, blended and traditional families.
  • Our reach extends within and beyond Grace Church, engaging and impacting our communities.
  • Our approach is to pursue wisdom with simple and practical life-stage resources and support.

Marriage Preparation

Merge (Premarital Ministry)

Merge is a premarital discipleship ministry designed for seriously dating couples and those who are engaged. It's a chance to seek wisdom and receive counsel about marriage in a safe, fun, and authentic environment. Merge is offered as a weekly class and an occasional weekend conference.

Merge addresses common questions and challenges from a biblical perspective. Class dynamics include large group teaching, small group discussion with mentors, and weekly homework.

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Pre-Marriage Counseling

Considering marriage or engaged to be married? Attend pre-marriage counseling offered by several pastors at Grace. For more information, email .

Getting Married at Grace

Learn more about getting married at Grace Church.

Pre-Marriage Conferences

Our Merge (premarital) class is also offered occasionally as a weekend conference for engaged couples or couples who are seriously dating. Merge is a premarital discipleship ministry and the weekend is a chance to seek wisdom and receive counsel about marriage in a safe, fun, and authentic environment. The Weekend Conference addresses common questions and challenges from a biblical perspective and includes large group teaching, small group discussion with mentors, and a workbook filled with great material to go over and bring home.

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Marriage Enrichment

We desire to deepen and strengthen marriages, by focusing on Gospel-driven principles, resulting in long-term stability and health of the marriage. 

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

Blended Families

This eight-session study is for dating, engaged, and married couples with blended families. It will cover topics on circumstances that are unique to couples in blended families.

Upcoming Blended Family Classes

Marriage Coaching

Consider marriage coaching to strengthen your relationship. Our coaching practice includes the importance of prayer, dependence on God, a thorough knowledge of God's Word, and an understanding of ministering to people. For more information, contact .

 

re|engage

Whether your marriage needs to be reignited, or be completely resurrected, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. This ministry offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups. Re|engage is a marriage enrichment ministry; whether couples are struggling to get along, have broken relationships, or simply want to grow closer together, marriages in any condition can benefit.

Please contact our team if you have any questions:

Here are the weekly testimonies from our most recent class:

Marriage Repair

Biblical Care and Counseling

If your marriage is in need of healing, consider biblical counseling to repair and strengthen your relationship. Our counseling practice includes the importance of prayer, dependence on God, a thorough knowledge of the Word of God, and an understanding of ministering to people. For more information, visit our Care page or call 952-224-3023.

DivorceCare

During this 13-week care and support group, you will join others who are also experiencing the painful and stressful time of a separation or divorce. Individuals will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. This group does not meet during the summer.

Upcoming DivorceCare Support Group Dates

 

Parenting

Single & Parenting Class

We are excited to offer a place for Single Parents to grow in their faith, build community, and dig into what the Bible has to say about them, their families, and what parenting with a Gospel focus looks like.

Upcoming Single & Parenting Classes

DivorceCare For Kids

DivorceCare 4 Kids (DC4K) provides kids ages 5-12 with a safe, neutral place to gain an age-appropriate understanding of separation and divorce. For 13 weeks, your children will become involved in a fun, caring group with weekly topics to help your children learn that God's love strengthens them and turn their sadness to hope and their anger into joy.

Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities such as games, crafts, role-playing, discussion times, journaling, video, and Bible teaching. DC4K offers help and encouragement to children and their families (not counseling). This group does not meet during the summer.

Upcoming DC4K Support Group Dates

 

Marriage and Parenting Staff

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