Our Values and Vision

Marriage RetreatsValues  

  1. Relational Discipleship – make disciples for Jesus Christ through loving relationships using relevant resources. (I Thessalonians 2:7-8)
  2. Equipped Church – train and resource a growing army of leaders to mentor others… starting at home.   (Ephesians 4:11-13, 2 Timothy 2:2)
  3. Sustained Support – provide intentional and continuous support for participants and leaders.  (Matthew 28:20)
  4. Applied Truth – help people understand and embrace their identity, freedom, and value in Christ.  (Galatians 2:20, Galatians 5:1)
  5. Shared Experience – leverage our past for the future of others. (Titus 2:1-7)
  6. Faith-filled Freedom – trust God to supply all personal and ministry needs in ways He chooses and wisely invest our time, labor, and resources. (Philippians 4:19, Acts 17:25)
  7. Balanced Strength – advocate “Belong, Believe, and Become” as essential ingredients for true spiritual formation (Matthew 4:19, 6:9, 16:16)
  8. Walk in Light/Avoid the Darkness – incorporate fresh, frequent encounters with Jesus, experiences with God’s Word, and times of fellowship for continued growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ…starting at home. (John 8:12, 12:35; Psalm 119:105; Matthew 5:14)


We see a day when…

Staff and volunteer leaders in the churches are vibrant examples of Christ’s transformational love in all relationships…starting at home.

Churches and ministries intentionally, consistently train people of all ages in establishing lasting, loving relationships and healing unresolved pain and guilt.

Divorce is not considered an option because couples know how to give and receive God’s love in their marriage and when to ask for and receive effective assistance.

Couples lovingly connect to the heart of each one of their children and childless couples find joyful fulfillment in their marriage and other friendships.  Through Christ-honoring marriages couples will provide an example of love to children they may be able to influence for the cause of Christ

Singles don’t have to find a partner to find significance but are living loved and giving love freely … starting with those nearest to them.

Loving involvement by the Church leads divorced or divorcing couples back together, where appropriate, to re-establish the home on a lasting foundation.

God’s churches overflow with grateful, effective leaders involved in Holy Spirit-empowered ministries yielding loving, faith-filled disciples of Jesus Christ.

Seminaries and colleges train men and women for lasting, loving relationships.

School teachers equip students to recognize, desire, and prepare for loving, intimate relationships with God and others.

Neighborhoods and communities have effective marriage ministry alternatives for help with family relationships within and outside the local church.