Some time ago at Amazing Grace Worship Center, God shared His heart with Pastor Keven and me.
It all began when a young adult I had worked with expressed difficulty in their marriage.
We spoke a couple times regarding it, and I thought everything was on the mend.
I mentioned to my husband, Pastor Keven, that we should consider having a marriage conference at AGWC, but truthfully, he was concerned of the attendance. We certainly did not want to invite speakers only to have a few people attend.
Several months later this couple that had experienced difficulty divorced.
I wondered if we had hosted the marriage conference if that marriage could have been repaired. That was enough.
Keven and I booked the only two people we knew that did marriage conferences, Jeremiah & Jean Castille of Stille Married Ministries.
We had a fantastic turnout!
And after surveying those who attended, it was clear couples (and singles who attended) wanted to learn more about investing in the person they intend to spend the rest of their life with.
Meanwhile, Keven and I continued to pray and fast about what God’s heart was for AGWC.
Where did He want us to focus?
What did He want us to put our energy into?
I began to have a strong sense to invest in families, but I explained to Keven that I didn’t even have a clue where to begin.
After speaking with people who were struggling in new marriages, in second marriages blending families, and even people who had been married 30+ years, we realized the marriage was the place to concentrate.
If the enemy can find a way in under the spiritual covering of the husband and wife, then the rest of the family will suffer.
And so we put our focus into building strong families.
A wonderful couple who attended AGWC nearly 16 years ago began attending and
explained God had sent them back to AGWC to invest the talents they had learned.
Catching up, we found they had been in marriage coaching the last 10 years, and they expressed a desire to bring their expertise to AGWC.
God was already sending us the tools we needed to help build strong families.
And so, we are very excited to announce the new ministry at AGWC
Let me tell you how it works:
- Couples visit the church website at www.amazinggracewc.org and click the Connect tab, then Amazing Marriages Marriage Coaching to learn more about the program.
- Should you decide to participate, you may click this link now: http://www.amazinggracewc.org/amazing-marriages-coaching/ to submit your application.
- The application is received by our Marriage Ministry Directors, David & Michelle McKinley who will contact the couple concerning coaching.
It’s very private and very simple.
Ministries such as Amazing Marriages tend to fill up quickly and we expect a waiting list to form very soon.
If you or someone you know could benefit from this ministry, please feel free to apply or share the information.
They may also contact email@example.com for more information.
We are so excited that God has shared what is on His heart for His people, and we are working diligently to build stronger families.
Other steps we are taking is to hold a Fall Family Intersection Series on Wednesdays at 7 pm during October of this year. Some of the topics include:
- Being a Spiritual Covering as a Husband and Wife
- How to Pray for Your Spouse
- The Single Life
- Leading Generationally, the Grandparent’s Perspective
- The 5 Love Languages based on the best-seller by Gary Chapman
Families are so worth the invest. After all, God invented them.
In the very beginning of the Bible, after God’s beautiful creation, it was not complete until Adam and Eve became the first family.
God’s original design for families is reflected in Genesis 1:28:
“Then God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it’.”
God’s plans for families is still the same. We are to be strong families that enlarge and spread God’s presence all over the earth.
Since the beginning the enemy has been attempting to divert families from God’s plan for them.
At AGWC, we are getting busy to keep God’s plan on track for families as we bring hope, healing and restoration to marriages with our new Amazing Marriage Coaching Ministry.