PARTNERING WITH LOCAL CHURCHES
It is 2=1 Marriage Ministries' desire to partner with local churches to strengthen marriages and families in their congregations. Our ministry approach and curriculum resources have been built up and tested for over 20 years since 1983. By partnering with us, local churches can minimize start-up time and resources. They can quickly focus on building strong families and strong congregations.
MENTORING COUPLES TO FLOW AS ONE
Ours is a unique ministry whereby leaders are called to serve as one-flesh couples.
They, in turn, mentor other student couples to blend and flow together, according to the blue-print that God has given us. Couples then find fulfilment in their marriage, the way God intended.
MENTORING COUPLES INTO ONE-FLESH LEADERSHIP
One of our major assignments in the Body of Christ is to train up powerful one-flesh leadership. All over the world, couples are discovering that God desires to use them, united as one, to minister mightily in their own families, churches and communities. Couples learn what it means to be "Two walking as one. A three-fold cord is not easily broken."
COVERING AND SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHURCHES
We recognize the role that the local churches play in the lives of couples that we minister to. Therefore, we urge all group members to become stronger participants in their own church. We also require all potential leaders to be members of a local church and to come recommended by their pastors.
PRE-REQUISITES OF 2=1 LEADERSHIP
In general, all group leaders must be born-again and Spirit-filled. They have to model what they teach in order to truly make an impact on other marriages. They must come under the covering and support of local churches.
ENDORSEMENTS FROM CHURCHES
"2=1 has blessed and enriched many couples in my church. The Biblically sound and practical teachings have raised up a group of strong and fervent marriage ministers who are zealously reaching out to other couples. This is a proven disciple-making process that involves both husbands and wives."
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
2=1 offers leadership training to equip couples to teach MARRIED FOR LIFE, ONE FOR LIFE and PARENTS FOR LIFE groups in their homes for couples in their churches and communities. The lessons are covered in-depth by experienced leaders who also instruct on principles of leadership.
If you would like to speak with someone further about 2=1 Marriage Ministries, please don't hesitate to call the contact person located nearest you. You can locate them through our Contact Us page.
Our group leaders are ordinary couples who face the same challenges, disappointments and tender moments in their marriages. They have to undergo the 14-week Married For Life course as student couples in order to first receive ministry for their own marriages. Subsequently, a more experienced lead couple would then be assigned to mentor and equip them to lead their own small groups.
Our leaders do not have all the answers to today's marital challenges. But we know where to find them. God created marriage and He created men and women. He has provided the blueprint for couples to follow. 2=1 leaders around Asia are helping couples read and understand that blueprint.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW CAN WE TRAIN OUR CHURCH MEMBERS TO LEAD A MARRIED FOR LIFE GROUP?
There are two ways: they may be trained during an intensive training weekend or they can be trained as a Leaders-in-Training during a 14-week class.