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

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

We offer occasional weekend conferences for engaged couples or couples contemplating becoming engaged. Do you want to pursue an extraordinary, visionary marriage? Facilitated through a video series by Dr. Rob Rienow, President of Visionary Family Ministries, this Friday and Saturday conference will encourage and equip you to build a great marriage on Christian principles. 

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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)

Marriage Huddles

This 8-week series provides biblical teaching around marriage while fostering community and friendships by plugging couples into small groups. The first four weeks we meet in a classroom setting, and the last four weeks we will meet in a small group community.

Marriage Huddles will begin in the Winter/Spring of 2020

Couples' Nights

Young Marrieds Connection Night is Sunday, October 13 from 6:30p-8p. This is an evening for those married 5 years or less and 35 years of age or younger. There will be snacks, games, and an opportunity for you to hear about Grace's heart for our young married couples and a chance to get connected with a Small Group.

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Join us in January 2020 for an evening with Scott Schwefel and his wife. This Couples Night is designed to strengthen your marriage and create a great night out for husbands and wives.

Financial Peace University

This nine-week class teaches God’s ways of handling money from get rid of debt, to managing your money, spending and saving wisely, and much more!

Upcoming FPU Classes

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 .

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.

Separation and 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.
Learn more about this group.

Parenting

We want to equip parents in raising children holistically and intentionally from a biblical perspective while adjusting their parenting role as children grow older.

Family Huddles

Join us for a four-week series based on Visionary Parenting. The class will feature live teaching and small group discussion. After the four weeks, our goal is to wrap up the Visionary Parenting study in small groups based on what age/stage of parenting you're in. The categories we’re using for this class are:

  • Caregiver - Ages 0-5
  • Cop - Ages 5-12
  • Coach - Ages 12-17
  • Consultant - Ages 18+

Upcoming Family Huddles

Single & Parenting Support Group

This 13-week support group provides single parents with tips and parenting wisdom to find rest, hope, and encouragement.

Upcoming Single & Parenting Support Group Dates

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 to joy.

Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities such as games, crafts, role-playing, discuss times, journaling, video, and Bible teaching. DC4K offers help and encouragement to children and their families (not counseling).

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