Family Ministry CCMAdmin
Striving for healthy families
The bible is full of places which proclaim the importance of family. In the book of Ephesians, Paul encourages the church to stay united and one of the areas of the church he specifically applies this to is family (Ephesians 5). It is important that we keep our families united and we that help those whose families are already broken.
If we consider ourselves to be a redeemed family, it’s only natural that we do what we can to build up the families in our church. We offer pastoral counselling, marriage courses, parenting courses and constant opportunities to meet up with other couples who are walking the Christian road.
Being engaged can be an exciting time. It’s planning for the ‘big day’, it’s bachelor parties, kitchen teas and the realisation of knowing that the love of your life is going to be yours forever. During this time, it’s wise to seek godly wisdom so that when the ‘big day’ is over, you don’t start off on the wrong foot.
We offer a pre-marital course where for 6 weeks, you and your fiancé meet with an experienced couple, to work through what the bible has to say about marriage. You’ll have a chance to learn from their marriage, see the struggles that others face and as you work through your own issues, you’ll be illuminated by God’s word.
Like a great vehicle, every good marriage needs a pit stop. Whether our marriage is going great, or could use a bit of work, we need to take a bit of time to check the tires and what’s really going on under the hood. Some may know where the faults are, others may be oblivious to problems that will later appear.
Our Lord of the Rings course helps you to look at your marriage under a magnified glass. Through discussion and experienced guidance, you will learn how to ground your marriage in the Gospel. Another course we run is the 5 Love Languages Course, where we analyse the different types of love in relationships. Lastly, we have pastoral counselling where anyone may meet up with one of our trained counsellors.
Are you a parent who knows exactly what you are doing? Do you get it right 100% of the time? The answer is “No, we all need help.” Through this course, we get some professionals to help you with being a parent. This is a place where you can safely share your struggles, hear from others and open up God’s word to find out his plan for parenting.
This course is not just for those who are struggling as parents, it’s for all parents who want to make sure they are doing their best to raise their kids in the way God intended. Please check our diary or listen out at church on Sunday to see when our next Parenting Course will be.
“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28 – 30
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis
If you’re not part of a life group, you should be. Christians are not saved to live alone, we’re saved into a family (Ephesians 1:1 – 14). Why not sign up to a life group?