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. 

View Upcoming Pre-Marriage Conferences

 

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 .

 

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

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 Huddle Sundays

Join us for a 10-week study through Parenting: The 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp starting Sunday, September 13, 2020, during the 9a service. We’re excited to dig into the book as well as hear teaching or a testimony from a parent each week. We'll be highlighting 10 of the 14 principles the book includes, and we do ask each family to get their own copy of the book.

UPCOMING FAMILY HUDDLE CLASSES

Family Huddle: Single Parenting Classes

Join us for a 10-week study through Parenting: The 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp. We’re excited to dig into the book as well as hear teaching or a testimony from a parent each week. We'll be highlighting 10 of the 14 principles the book includes, and we do ask each family to get their own copy of the book.

Sundays and Wednesdays

Upcoming Single Parent 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 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). This group does not meet during the summer.

Upcoming DC4K Support Group Dates

 

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