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Marriage Ministry

Marriage ministry at Following Jesus includes counseling support for couples that may be struggling in their relationship, as well as ‘preventative’ work via periodic day seminars and/or marriage courses. The seminars and courses are announced way ahead of time and all take place at Vineyard Community Center.

In particular, we do “The Marriage Course”, developed by leaders at Holy Trinity Brompton, in London. It runs for seven weeks, one night a week. Each evening starts with a private candle-lit dinner for each couple, followed by a DVD teaching on all the basics that are important to explore in a marriage, then each person has time to reflect and share with their spouse. This is the basic pattern for each evening. In case you’re wondering, couples are not required to share their experiences with the group as the course facilitates them working on their own relationship. The aim of the course is simply to strengthen and deepen the quality of the marriage relationship.

Tim and Sheila Shanks co-ordinate this ministry. You can contact Sheila at the church office on 010-222-0586, or email her